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good morning. it's thursday, december 24th, 2011. welcome to "cbs this morning." tornadoes rip homes from the ground as deadly storms sweep across the country. >> and wild weather causes thousands of airport delays with more headaches today for holiday travelers. plus, the christmas gift from the beatles. why you now can add songs from the fab four to your screaming playlist. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. tornado! >> i lived here all my life and seen nothing like this in december. >> deadly storms sweep across the south. >> we are watching more stormy weather. threat is lower but still quite a few thunderstorms. >> it's packed. it's really busy out there.
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head out for the holidays. airports have been packed. >> hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled. >> people just hoping to get home in time. >> the flight is cancelled and we no other flight. >> donald trump is heading to the holiday with a commanding lead. a new poll has his 39% of support among republican voters. >> a somber ceremony in delaware as six u.s. members killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan arrived home. >> an emergency landing for a southwest airlines flight in california. pilots reporting landing gear problems shortly after takeoff. >> activists from the black lives matter movement, four protesters were arrested. [ screaming ] >> odell beckham jr. preparing for sunday's game on a couch. he lost his appeal for a string of violent penalties. >> on board, the people on board escaped with only minor injuries. >> all that. >> songs have been made for
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first time for the beatles. >> yesterday was a faestestive for the rest of us. >> expecting you for your ability to channel the populous. >> i may be wrong. i made a big deal there is no way he is going to win. >> you weren't the only one. >> on "cbs this morning." >> vacationers in hawaii got the surprise of their lives. >> good workout? >> yes, sir! >> how are you doing? >> good to see you. merry christmas. >> the president of the united states! announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. that is a holiday photo op. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm anthony mason with vinita nair.
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at least eight people are dead after violent storms ripped through the south and midwest. nearly 50 million americans could face more severe storms today. tornadoes, yesterday, ripped through at least five states. >> at least 20 twisters have been reported. the storms left at least 40 people hurt and two others are still unaccounted for. weather channel meteorologist mike sidell is in mississippi. >> reporter: more than a dozen twisters touched down on wednesday and one a long track tornado on the ground for more than 150 miles for three hours cutting a path across mississippi and parts of tennessee and through holly springs, damaging at least ten homes. this a total loss and windows blown out and trees up and down highway 7 and huge stands of trees knocked down. get this. this is the foundation and the front wall blown forward toward the home. just imagine the intensity of the wind. survey crews will be out here
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figure out how strong this twister was. fortunately, nobody on these highways and homes were killed but at least five were from this twister here in mississippi. >> there is a tornado in front of us! >> reporter: those are the panicked pleas for help from a woman in mississippi. to move. we pulled over. >> that thing is big! >> reporter: she and her husband survived a day of deadly spring-lime storms in the south. rumbling through the northern part of the state this massive tornado damaged dozens of homes just outside the town of clarksdale. in holly springs, a 7-year-old boy was killed when the car he was riding in was tossed into the air. roads across the midwest and south were a nightmare. you can see debris flying into the air as one tornado tears through traffic near the tennessee border, flipping this truck on its side. this driver captured it on her cell phone. in arkansas, the severe weather
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3,500 people. and 18-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell into this home. rescuers pulled a 1-year-old baby who was with her to safety. >> the wind was moving and it was -- it moved through very quick. >> reporter: the storms pounded drivers in missouri with hail. fueled lightning strikes in indiana and tennessee. and left significant damage in at least a half a dozen states. >> i'm just thankful that our lives were saved. >> the roof came off. i had my dog and holding my dog. i'm lucky to be live and see my kids. >> reporter: even in the midst of the destruction, survivors were reminded that possessions can be replaced. >> i could just hear my windows breaking out of the car. you can buy the things, the toys, you can buy those over, but i can't replace my kid. >> reporter: two people are still unaccounted for in nearby benton county, mississippi. the governor of mississippi,
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asking for prayers for those impacted by these storms. vinita? >> mike, thank you. the storms are on the move and will deliver heavy rain to areas along the east coast. danielle niles of our boston station wbz is tracking the christmas eve weather threat. >> reporter: lots going on. good morning. a tornado watch up for portions of southeastern alabama stretching into southwest georgia. no tornado warnings currently but we have to be on guard. the threat isn't as great as yesterday there will be a risk of tornadoes all the way across the southeast and damaging wind gusts that cluster throughout the evening and flash flooding a risk up to the carolinas through the day today. the other story, remarkable warmth. temperatures 30 plus degrees above where we should be and we have already broken records from hawaii stretching back down to the southeast. 70s and 80s today from charlotte, north carolina, all the way back down to southern florida. even the midnight forecast,
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60s, even some 70s. anthony, i hope santa packed a pair of shorts in the back of his sleigh. >> i hope so too. thanks. the dangerous and unusual weather is making holiday travel harder. thousands of airline passengers were stranded and more than 200 u.s. flights are delayed already and 70 are cancelled. it's happening as, for the first time, more than 100 million americans are traveling for christmas and new year's. mark strassmann is at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport where the get-away rush is definitely under way. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this airport, the world's bis, will process 750,000 travelers this holiday season through january 3rd but america's roads will see the biggest surge. wet weather caused delays and cancellations to heavily booked flights and making it hard for
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>> reporter: "usa today" travel correspondent charisse jones said passengers could also see heightened security. they should plan ahead for longer wait times. >> tsa is not saying that explicitly but given what happened in paris and san bernardino, there might be a little more scrutiny at the screen points this year. >> i don't think i've ever seen a loin like this in all of my years coming to o'hare airport. very, very crowded today! >> reporter: nearly one-third of americans are expected to travel through christmas and new year's. a new record for the u.s. the reason? >> gas, gas, gas. >> reporter: with the average price of gasoline just over $2 a gallon, more than 91 million travelers will drive. robert sinclair jr. is with aaa. >> this is the cheapest gas that we have seen in 81 months! ruffle, six and a half years. people are taking advantage of it.
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tracking sites flightaware.com has the latest numbers. 2,000 flights could be delayed and if you're traveling or picking somebody up, remember, call ahead. >> the news nobody wants to hear. mark, thank you so much. holiday travel off to a bumpy start for a dozen of delta passenger connections and the canada air regional jet made an emergency landing in corpus christi and heading for monterrey, mexico, to atlanta. a spokesman said six of the 41 passengers fell ill in mid flight. first responders rushed on board to help. >> we have ill passengers on the plane that we are possibly going to need to support for medical. >> reporter: the airline says crews fixed the problem and the plane continued on to atlanta. the obama administration is moving ahead this morning with a new crackdown on illegal immigration. cbs news has confirmed the department of homeland security
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hundreds of families who cross the border since last year. jeff pegues is in washington with new information on the raid. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the raids could begin as early as next month. they would be carried out by agents from the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement the agents would be targeting people who came to the u.s. illegally after fleeing guatemala. adults and children would be detained immediately and targets those who pose a threat to national, public, or border security. more than 100,000 families have come into the u.s. across the southwestern border since last year, according to "the washington post," which is a dramatic spike. jeh johnson has signaled publicly that central american families would face deportation if they were not granted asylum. in a statement, they say
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said our border is not open to illegal immigration and if individuals come here looeltedillegaled they will be sent back with our laws and our values. it remains a hot button issue within the obama administration and on the campaign trail for the 2016 presidential candidates. >> hillary clinton is taking aim at donald trump this morning using his own words to rally female support for her presidential campaign. referred to his sexism as he used a vulgar term to describe her 2008 primary loss. trump came back with a warning on twitter with clinton tweeting the following. he told her to, quote, be careful. julianna goldman is in washington with a look at the front-runner's fight. >> reporter: good morning. hillary clinton and her team don't really seem too concerned about trump's warnings unlike his republican rivals who struggled to confront him. hillary clinton is playing offense. they are urging their supporters
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real estate mogul's choice of language. >> i don't know that he has any boundaries at all. >> reporter: hillary clinton used a sit-down with "the des moines register to say donald trump should be held accountable for his language. >> i think he has to answer for what he says. it's not the first time he has demonstrated a pension for sexism, and so i'm not sure, again, anybody is surprised. >> reporter: trump fired back last night. >> i really haven't gone after hillary yet and there is a lot to go after. >> reporter: so did his political director michael glassner. >> i think it's ironic that hillary clinton is playing the sexism card considering her husband and his term in the white house and he was impeached by the house of representatives for his behavior. >> reporter: earlier this week clinton staff urged supporters to use the #i'm with her to combat trump's degrading languages and a recent survey
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have an unfavorable opinion of trump, including nearly 30% of republican women. >> we run in the general election against the bipartisan corruption of washington that hillary clinton embodies. that's how we win. >> reporter: ted cruz continued his attacks on clinton and his fund-raise stopped a widely condemned "the washington post" cartoon that depicted his young daughters as trained monkeys. >> all of us learned in kindergarten, don't hit little girls. >> reporter: a rare issue where cruz showed kindness to the democratic front-runner. >> don't mess with my kids, don't mess with marco's kids or hillary's kids. don't mess with anybody's kids. >> reporter: six weeks to go for the iowa caucuses and candidates are taking time off the trail for the holiday. it's unclear if that applies to social media so we will see if the fights make their way into our twitter feeds this holiday season. >> thanks.
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times" and she covers the hillary clinton campaign. amy, good morning. >> hi. >> reporter: in a she has never run against an trump. once you open that box and poke
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he's proven to go places that traditional candidates would not. he's already on twitter attacking here. i think they do have to be cautious about that. >> what do you make of trump's warning to hillary to be careful? >> i think he's saying he's going to go after her if she plays this card. who knows? it was a little cryptic. does she want the entire conversation to be trump trump trump? i mean, the other day she unveiled a policy to combat alzheimer's. and all we were talking about was what the word [ bleep ] meant. >> what do you feel like his legacy is? is it a good thing or a bad thing for her? >> it's an interesting shift. mention president clinton much in the early stages of her campaign but now her economic message is look how great the economy was under bill
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in and messed it up and what she wants to attach to the financial crisis to republicans and she wants to attach the economic boom here of her husband's administration to democrats. so she is going to be talking about him a lot more. i think in economic terms it is effective. >> amy, wonderful reporting. >> thanks for having me. the man accused of a deadly attack on a planned parenthood clinic wants to be his own lawyer at his trial. robert louis dear told a judge wednesday he wants to represent himself. he is accused of killing three people and wounding nine more. the colorado springs clinic. the judge ordered a mental competency evaluation to see if dear is fit to defend himself. a ninth suspect is in custody in belgium in connection with the paris terror attack. people in brussels released the man earlier this week but kept it quiet so they didn't alert possible accomplices. he is accused of being in touch with the ring leader's female cousin after the november attacks.
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later killed in a police raid outside paris. iraqi soldiers are battling house-to-house this morning to retake the city of ramadi from isis. iraq's army chief says security forces are just days from driving a terror group out of ramadi. the soldiers hope to retake a key government compound today in the center of the city. homemade bombs are slowing their advance. u.s. and other coalition jets are pounding targets meara maddie in support of iraqi troops. six u.s. service members killed in afghanistan have returned home. an air force honor guard carried the casket of staff sergeant chester mcbride off a transport plane at the national guard base in delaware. mcbride was one of six americans killed monday by a suicide bomber. bodies of the five others were carried off the plane in a private ceremony. the truckdriver who crashed into comedian tracy morgan faces
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kevin roper was indicted on wednesday. the 2014 crashed killed morgan's friend and badly injured the "saturday night live" and "30 rock" star. they say the driver didn't sleep for 28 hours before the accident. one of football's most popular players will miss his team's most important game of the year because he lost his cool on the field. the nfl rejected odell beckham jr.'s appeal of a suspension, so he will sit on sunday when the new york giants play minnesota. the all-pro receiver was cited for a series of scuffle with carolina's josh norman on sunday. referees gave beckham three unnecessary roughness penalties and did not eject him and they fined norman 26,000. beckham went on twitter after losing his appeal. he said, in part, i apologize to my teammates, the giants organization and to all fans of the nfl. tweet.
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respect in the game. >> he is trying to get out of this one. >> yeah. a music revolution this morning. the beatles on a new stage. ahead, we look a snow moves in today, though we're not talking a lot. highest amounts will be on the order of 2-3" on a line from omaha to waterloo. look for around an inch in the metro. snow will taper off through the afternoon with temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 30s. clouds linger throughout your christmas day with temperatures a bit warmer, in the low 40s, with a light mix possible late into the evening. a more significant announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by walgreens.
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we just got up here. >> oh, my lord! >> oh, my god, it's the president! woo! all right! >> did you have a good workout? >> yes, sir! >> how are you doing? >> good to see you. >> nice to see you. merry christmas. >> on a crater trail in chicago, people were shocked to see obama climbing up with family and friends and secret service agents. the hike is called the stairmaster from hell. the president tackled the challenge. he reached the top of the 1200-foot crater and then took in the view. there was heavy breathing there. >> they stay composed for all of that. welcome back to "cbs this morning." this half hour a story to make beatle fans twist and shout. the four lads from liverpool are now finally streaming online. we will look at the impact and why modern superstars are still cautious about streaming.
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to know more about what we eat. food companies say they are listening to customers and making changes but is it a way for them to improve their profits? that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "wall street journal" reports the obama administration was secretly in contact with members of syria's regime for several years. officials say the goal was to limit violence in syria and get president bashar al aside tosad to resign. the efforts never gained momentum. "the new york times" says hyundai and take kaata raised concerns. court documents reveal honda and take ka takeata executives met to discuss the defect. 19 million cars made by 12 companies have been recalled to fix the problem. business insider says hyatt is investigating a hack attack on its hotels. it is the fourth major company
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since october. hackers installed malware tha can steal customers' credit card information and not clear if they got any. the breach was discovered november 30th. the "chicago tribune" says the illinois attorney general calls fantasy sports sites illegal. she says online games offered by sites like fanduel and draftkings amount to gambling which means people in illinois cannot play them. the move follows similar rulings in new york and nevada. draftkings says it wants a judge to decide the issue. fanduel called on legislators to change illinois's law. >> an australia sydney morning herald has dramatic video of a helicopter that nearly crashed into a family on the ground. the chopper are almost landed on an island when a strong gust of wind sent it flying into two trees before crashing near a pool. a vacationing family was eating dinner 50 yards away from that
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the helicopter was hurt. news of a christmas gift from the beatles to you. at 12:01 this morning, streaming services like spotify and apple music began offering the fab four's catalog for the first time. the move comes just days after pandora signed major deals with music publishing giants. demarco morgan is here with the latest key change for the industry. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. even though the beatles broke up almost 50 years ago, they remain one of the most influential and valuable band in the music and their music generate millions of dollars year. and reintroduce them to young music lovers. >> an epidemic called beatle mania has seized the teenage population. >> reporter: their movie defined a decade.
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>> reporter: now, the beatles are again embraceing revolution. you say you want a revolution >> reporter: allowing millions of fans to stream their melodys and catchy hooks. she's got a ticket to ride >> reporter: and giving a whole new generation a ticket to one of the greatest music catalogs in history. >> it's important because it's the beatles. the beatles change everything about popular music. >> reporter: there was no announcement by surviving members paul mccartney and ring oweringo starr. from these songs. when i find myself in times of trouble
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all 13 original studio albums plus four compilations are available on nine major streaming services and 244 songs total and including the fab four's number one hit. >> paul mccartney, if you are listening, adrian from balloon loves you with all of her heart! >> reporter: and while millions of fans rolled in for this agreement, it's a huge validation for the streaming music industry where revenues are dumped from $1 billion in 2012. >> we are past the tipping point. it's not about music ownership any more and it's about music access and if you want to keep up with listeners who feel that way, and those listeners tend to be younger, you need to be on streaming services. take it off >> reporter: the decision comes as high profile artists like prince and taylor swift have resisted the streaming
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adele's new album "25" has sold at least 6 million copies, despite being barred from streaming platforms. >> reporter: still, the beatles initially slow to go digital, now seem ready to ride the wave. >> this decision for the beatles in some sense is about retaining relevancy. they don't want their m0 million albums and 2 million songs in the first week alone. fifty years later. >> you know it's a legitimate one, too. demarco, thanks so much. food labeling tries to catch
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the fda is asking for your thoughts on desk the term natural on food labels. the comment series after consumers demanded more honest about food additives. campbell's and hershey and kelloggs are part of the growing list. anna werner looks at what it means for your kitchen cub cupboard. >> reporter: experts warn there is still a long way to go in regulating exactly what goes
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when you eat your favorite cereal, if you knew it contained this, a product also used in jet fuel, reading food labels has become a habit for heather tomayousou. this mother of three thinks twice about feeding her family anything with artificial ingredients. >> truthfully what is in the product and not just using key words that sound good, but are, you know, hiding something. >> reporter: now some major food companies say they are taking artificial coloring and flavors out of their products. kraft has pledged to remove that bright yellow color, really a synthetic dye, from its classic mac and cheese by next year. general mills, maker of trix and other cereals say bright colors
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the companies say it's about listening to their customers. general mills telling us we are really doing this because we have heard from families who say this will make the products better. but it may also be about profit. a report here shows 80% of consumers are willing to pay more money for natural products. >> this is definitely a reaction to statistics. >> reporter: heather white directs the environmental working group, a nonprofit that monitors and rates over 80,000 food products based on the safety of their ingredients. >> the reason that companies are making this step is because they listen when we start to vote with our pocketbooks. >> reporter: artificial taboo. >> it could be a selling point. >> reporter: food historian nata says when food contamination was rampant consumes responded positively to the idea of
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>> it was a thing that was in consumers' minds that it was safe, that it was modern, that service scientific. >> reporter: ad campaigns help boost that image. marketers boasted wrigley's gum offering a fascinating artificial flavor and powdered tang became the drink of the future. >> good nutritious tang. >> reporter: food processing and mass production drove the need for additives even more. every item coming off the assembly line had to taste the same. >> and here is the real breakthrough. >> reporter: in the '40s and '50s new technology like freezers and microwaves gave rise to tv dinners and packed with artificial ingredients but widely popular. but these days, even with the company's new changes, there are too many unknowns about what exactly we are eating. >> there is 10,000 different chemicals that we are exposed to in food and there are about, at least 3,000, which we don't know anything about, so
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overhaul our system when we are thinking about chemicals in food. >> reporter: heather white was citing a study done by the pugh center and a defense council. she talked about labels like natural. natural can be really vague and even misleading. you think natural means one thing, but it doesn't necessarily mean the same thing every time. >> i always thought it meant derived from a plant. >> i think what a lot of people think. you want to believe there are no chemicals in this. >> natural flavoring oftentimes are create in laboratories. >> can we forget about this
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>> snow moves in today, though we're not talking a lot. highest amounts will be on the order of 2-3" on a line from omaha to waterloo. look for around an inch in the metro. snow will taper off through the afternoon with temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 30s. clouds linger throughout your christmas day with temperatures a bit warmer, in the low 40s, with a light mix possible late into the evening. a more significant announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota p let's go places. toyotathon is back with a season full of holiday treats. like 0% apr financing on the reliable camry. did you know, 90% of camrys sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today? but hurry, our biggest event of the year won't last long. right now at toyotathon, get 0% apr financing for 60 months on a 2016 camry. offer ends january 4th.
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and schools are closed. campbell's soups go great with a cold and a nice red. made for real, real life. you know, the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful no place to go let it snow let it snow let it know but do you recall the most famous of all >> who is he? >>. rudolph >> you better watch out. >> you better not cry. >> you better not pout.
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santa claus is coming to town >> well, they may be a little bit off key, but their hearts are in the right place. members of the pittsburgh steelers put on hats and scarves to sing christmas carols. they are perform ago little better on the field. the steelers have won five of their last six games. >> i always thought harmony made everyone sound better. i learned this morning not always the case! >> somebody has to be able to sing in that case. >> at least they are committed. i appreciate that. carole king's songs make up a tapestry of america but she said she never w wted to perform them herself. the kennedy center honoree talks about music and fame ahead on "cbs this morning." where you lead
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it's thursday, december 24th, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning" on christmas eve. more real news ahead including the health breakthroughs. the future for gene editing. super bugs and more. here is today's "eye opener." a dozen twisters touched down on wednesday. a long track tornado damaged ten homes. we have to be on guard. the threat is not as great as yesterday but there will be a risk of tornadoes across the southeast. the world's busiest will process 750,000 travellers. america's roads will see the biggest groups. the i.c.e. agents will target people for deportation. hillary clinton don't seem too concerned about trump's
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hillary clinton is playing offense. i do think that they don't know what to expect. does she want the entire conversation to be trump, trump, trump? she unveiled a policy to combat we'll reintroduce john, paul, george and ringo. the least you could do is help me out and say, oh, we heard there was a delay. >> i'm looking. that was on time. that was on time. that was on time. [ laughter ] >> on time. on time. [ laughter ] >> not a delay. oh, wait! wait, wait, wait. this one is coming in early. it's coming in early. [ laughter ] good morning. a 7-year-old boy is one of eight americans killed in deadly
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country. last night's severe weather left dozens injured. at least 20 tornadoes were midwest. storms created significant damage in half a dozen states. >> the storms blew several homes off their foundations. five the people killed were in mississippi. mike is in holly springs where two tornadoes touched down. >> reporter: good morning. first light in northwest mississippi. really now showing the damage from this long track twister yesterday. it was on the ground for more than 150 miles across parts of mississippi and tennessee, killing at least five. nobody was killed in these homes in the town of holly springs, 45 minutes south-southeast of memphis. but this home along with others on this highway, a total loss. look at this foundation. this is actually the front of the house. the whole wall was blown towards the home. the roof is gone. it's back somewhere in the woods in pieces. the windows blown out.
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sheared off at the top, lopped off or blown down like on that car. the same twister hit earlier in the afternoon over in nearby clarksdale just outside of town. dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. here in holly springs, there was one fatality not in the homes but a 7-year-old boy was killed when the car was lifted by the twister. the twister tore through traffic in southern tennessee near the mississippi border. in arkansas, straight-line wind damage north of little rock knocked out power to about 3500 customers. storm damage, significant across parts of six states. the governor of mississippi yesterday issued a statement asking for prayers for all the folks and families impacted by these tornadoes. it was quite a day. more like a march afternoon instead of christmas week. bonita. >> mike seidel, thank you. it's christmas eve but in much of the country it's looking a lot like easter.
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show you how much hotter it is. dark blue first to colder than average conditions. new york expecting to be 33 degrees above the normal temperature for christmas eve. it will be 19 degrees above average in dallas, and chicago will be 11 degrees warmer than usual. >> a fight between the two frontrunners is dominating the presidential campaign. donald trump and hillary clinton traded attacks on wednesday to billionaire warn the former secretary of state, hillary, when you claim aboutomplain about a referring to. >> clinton told the "des moines register" it's not the first time he has demonstrated a penchant for sexism. i'm not sure anybody is surprised that he keeps pushing beyond the envelope. >> the national retail federation says 40% of holiday sales happen in the ten days before christmas. holiday spending is expected to
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sales are expected to top $630 billion. "new york times" deputy business editor peter latman is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> when i came out of the coffee shop this morning it was 65 degrees. this can't be good for retail. >> did you get an iced coffee? >> i did. i did! >> right. there are great deals on coats and gloves and scarves. typically the joke is that when retailers have bad sales they use warm weather as an excuse. they say it was too warm. sometimes they'll say it was too cold. this year the extraordinarily warm temperatures are having a material effect. >> are we buying more electronics because we're not buying coats? >> not quite. people are not going to the mall as much. you're seeing a shift to online shopping. they want more foot traffic in the mall because that increases sales. when there is warm weather it throws people off. there was a quote in our paper yesterday. my energy is off.
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>> did doesn't feel like christmas. >> that really affects retail sales. >> i felt to myself. i have shopping to do but you want to go to the park and walk around. talk about online and the impact. 90% of retailers offering free shipping and other incentives, largely in reaction to amazon, aren't they? >> that's right. amazon is the giant. it's really established a lead this year with $99 prime, you can get free shipping on amazon. so the other retailers have to compete. you are seeing most retailers now into the christmas holiday offering free shipping. that will hurt ultimately, right? they're trying to drive sales, but that's going to hurt their margins because shipping helps their profits. >> we've gotten so spoiled to amazon. now i look for free shipping and free returns. i want them both. you can imagine it adds up for the retailers. >> that's why more people go online. it becomes much easier to return things. you stick the sticker on the box and send it back. it's a pain to go to the mall, after all, to return stuff.
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shift to online shopping. >> 7.4% of total retail sales made online in the third quarter of this year. online sales just keep growing. if you're brick and mortar how do you fight this? >> you have to do both. it's like our business. we can't just be a print newspaper anymore. we have to focus on the online operations. it's not one or the other. they converge. you have to be both. bricks and mortar retailers have to focus on their online operations. >> especially with people offering things like one hour. it's interesting to think where the whole retail industry to be headed. thank you. 3d printouts that can replace bone and elephants fighting cancer. snow moves in today, though we're not talking a lot. highest amounts will be on the order of 2-3" on a line from omaha to waterloo. look for around an inch in the metro. snow will taper off through the afternoon
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the mid to upper 30s. clouds linger throughout your christmas day with temperatures a bit warmer, in the low 40s, with a light mix possible late into the evening. a more significant carole king wrote songs in the '60s a carole king wrote songs in the '60s and '70, she talks with
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in our morning rounds we look ahead to medical advances in the new year. the top health stories in 2015 include rising drug prices, the first genetically modified salmon, the first sex drug for women and processed meat declared a cause of cancer. our dr. david agus is in los angeles for predictions for 2016. first up wearable devices. what's the next wave? >> we hit the low-lying fruit with wearable devices. they look at how much you move, they look at many of those aspects. but now the new generation of devices are going to go deeper and give us deep information. so we heard last week that sudden heart attacks are not so sudden. they're actually warnings. new devices are going to pick up those warnings. steve jobs always lamented that they would prick his finger to measure his sugar all the time when he underwent his liver
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now we'll be able to measure glucose and insulin through the skin. the next generations of wearables are coming and will integrate to your doctor's visit. >> that's incredible and life-changing. we want to ask you about editing dna. we talked about a breakthrough technology called crisper throughout the year. how will this be used in the future? >> last week science magazine announced their molecule of the year which i'm sure you were waiting for. it was crisper. this is a molecule that can change one of the three billion letters of dna, allowing us to potentially make designer plants, designer animals, correct diseases. it can allow us potentially -- now they're actually making mosquitoes that are resistant to malaria. it will be a major change in our ability to transform genes. >> does that mean designer babies as well, david? >> in china this year they
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for years we debated it but couldn't do it. now we can do it. so obviously we need regulations. an international commission met several weeks ago, but it's not clear who is going to regulate it. it's a powerful area, and we need to have structure going forward so we don't prevent progress but we also put restraints. >> the next advance you speak about are elephants finding a cure for cancer. what's this about? >> elephants are 80 times bigger than you or i, yet they rarely get cancer. it was discovered several months ago that elephants have 20 copies of a gene called p-53, the guardian of a genome. it corrects errors. we have one. elephants have childbirth until their 70s and the males protect the herd until that age. so we don't need to do that. obviously in our 30s we stop having children and we stop contributing historically to society.
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but elephants designed a way not to get cancer so they can contribute until their 70s or 80s. we have to replicate that. so all of a sudden we have a clue to prevent cancer. we can figure out how to replicate it to benefit all of us. thank you for being with us this morning. it will be a very interesting year in medicine and science. jump plunkett's nfl career was almost over until one team took a chance and changed super bowl history. up next, plunkett goes back to the school that gave him a golden start. you're watching "cbs this morning." announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by robitussin. because it's never just a cough. new robitussin 12 hour delivers fast, powerful cough relief that lasts up to twelve hours.
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produced one super bowl mvp. and his rise to stardom is a lesson in pride and perseverance. >> came from a poor background. my parents were on welfare. they were both blind. but yet they provided me with all of the love and attention you could possibly imagine. >> this is kind of where i defined myself, who i wanted to be, where i wanted to go, what i wanted to do. >> at james lake high school jim plunkett discovered his calling. >> his very first start he was a tremendous quarterback. and it never ended. >> it's the 51-year anniversary of us becoming friends here at james lake high school. >> their bond was forged by football. on a team that won a title when the quarterback ignored his coach's play call. >> do you remember sneaking the ball in? >> i do not. >> the play call was it hand it off. you called it off and you went in right there. a pile of bodies. and that was our first championship.
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the school's most prized possessions. >> when i was here i got a lot of attention. i could have gone anywhere. because of my family situation i had to stay close to home so stanford was the perfect choice. >> as a senior he won the heisman trophy. as a patriot he was named nfl rookie of the year. >> chuck fairbanks came in, changed the offense, wanted to run the option. i am not an option quarterback, when my contract was up i asked to be traded. it did not work out in san francisco. i wanted it to work out. the harder i tried the further behind i got. eventually i got let go, which was probably the lowest point in my career. >> the raiders owner remembered him and he was a raiders starter. >> first wild card team to win the super bowl. we won 13 of our last 15 games. it was a big validation. >> plunkett steps up.
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>> was i surprised? >> no. >> almost like a dart. >> i had people once again believing in me that, you know, i am an nfl quarterback and i showed that. >> he is also the first latino to be named a super bowl mvp! [ cheers and applause ] >> please join me in welcoming our distinguished alumni and super bowl champion, mr. jim plunkett. [ cheers and applause ] >> i was proud to walk into the gym and it certainly made me feel good. >> the welfare child with two blind parents returned to the place where his journey began. >> i am proud to be a part of it. >> a champion. >> the golden football. [ cheers and applause ] >> now they have a connection to the trophy case. they'll look at the case and know the significance behind it.
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know, went above and beyond. >> he had great parents. both of them were blind. he had touch times in the nfl but he came back. he really came back. >> it reminds you nobody's path is easy. it seems sometimes some people have it easier. we just saw michael irvin and have a couple more left. >> i really love it. they're great stories. this evening on thursday night football, the san diego chargers visit the oakland raiders. that's on the nfl network. i really love this series. there are great stories. this evening on "thursday night football," the san diego chargers visit the oak raiders. >> i only wanted to be a songwriter and never wanted to be a singer and i never wanted to be famous. >> norah's conversation with carole king after your local
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welcome back, it's now 8:25! wednesday's wild weather had a big impact on holiday travelers! out-of-towners passing through de soto were greeted with heavy snow and strong winds! that wind was blowing the snow around, decreasing visibility. the snow didn't stick to the ground much, but wet roads did create some slick spots. one driver we spoke with saw several cars overturned in ditches on his way from colorado to dubuque. wintery weather could still affect your travel plans today.. we've been checking.. and there were some earlier delays and cancellations this morning.. but right now the only remaining affected flight.. was supposed to be leaving now--the 8:23 united flight to chicago o'hare... that is now delayed until 9:30. and if you're driving.. for the latest road conditions check on 511 ia dot org. it shows you may run into some icy conditions in far northeastern iowa. that
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, norah talks to grammy winner singer/songwriter carole king who created music gold for half a century. king reveals what she learned from james taylor and how her sounds shaped some of the other top entertainers. also a german shepherd learns to guide the way for a blind runner. see how their example could change the lives of thousands of people across the country. that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "fortune" says the faa is preparing for a holiday rush on its drone registration website. more than 45,000 drones have been registered since the site opened on monday. the site was taken offline for a while to prepare for high demand. americans are likely to buy up to 400,000 drones over the holidays.
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"the new york times" says when your baby is learning to traditional choice may be better than gadgets. a new city looked at electronic toys advertised as promoting language development. it found when parents and babies played with them, parents spoke less and fewer responsing to babbling babies. blocks and books encourage more talking by parents and it's also cheaper. >> it is but nothing cheaper than you just talking to your child and that is the best thing you can do. >> they may not like it initially. they will learn. later, they really don't like it! britain's "guardian" says justin bieber wants the competitor to beat him to number one on the british charts. when you're weary >> reporter: the amateur choir of britain's state-run health care system reported a bridge over you. their version of bridge over
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sales and proceeds go to help charity. bieber is asking his fans to buy it so the song can be number one overnight tonight. >> cbs brings you the kennedy center honors on tuesday. one of the honorees is carole king. through first love and first dances and broken hearts, we have always had her as a friend. norah o'donnell talked with carole king about how much she means to so many people. >> reporter: what is the highest compliment that people pay you? >> you're really a down-to-earth person is the highest compliment. >> reporter: really? >> yes. to be a down-to-earth person is a value that i have tried to keep throughout the years, through the whole trajectory of my life. i feel the earth move under my feet
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>> you got to get out there >> -- if not the most prolific song writer of an er. a career spanning over 50 years. now and forever and through more than 100 hit singles, she gave voices to generations. brother brother brother >> reporter: she was born carole klein in 1942. raised in brooklyn, carol's mother taught her to play the piano at just 4 years old. your dad was a firefighter and he would crowd the living room with people to listen to you. >> yep. it was my first experience of being uncomfortable before an audience. >> reporter: as a child, she was writing her own songs and, by 15, carole was relentlessly pitching them to some of new york's most famous executives and she didn't stop until abc paramount offered her a contract. at queens college in 1958, she
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writing partner. you're going to want me for your girl >> reporter: and then her husband. at just 18 years old, carole had her first number one hit. tonight you're mine completely >> we hoped to bring about some change in the music of the times. it went from strictly teeny bopper to was a little more meaning in the lyrics. but will you love me tomorrow >> reporter: was that purposeful? did you want to change it or did that just happen? >> i became a mom at 18, so that was more my focus but jerry had the vision. he was so visionary. >> reporter: america fell in
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in the 1960s, she co-wrote more than 24 hits, brought to life by names like little eva, the drifters, and the monkees. then one day in 1967 -- looking out on the morning rain >> reporter: carole turned on the radio and heard her words sung by the queen of soul. so inspired >> it was just the height of all of my dreams and expectations. when i knew i had to face another day >> aretha franklin could do things that i can't do, but i hear them singing it in my head, so when it's actualized, wow. because you make me feel you make me feel you make me feel like a natural woman
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she can do things that others can't. >> this is true. if i make you happy i don't need to do more you make me feel >> the one thing i can do that nobody else can do as a songwriter is deliver the songwriter's version of that song. you make me feel like a natural woman >> there is this authenticity is just as close to the source as you can get. and it's too late baby now it's too late >> reporter: with success came heartache. carole and jerry divorced. looking for a fresh start, she moved their two daughters to california where she met a long-haired guitarist named james taylor. oh, even your darkest night >> reporter: they formed a band and began a lifelong friendship. you just call out my name >> reporter: james recorded her
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and it was his first number one hit. i'll come running >> everybody understands friendshi, and friendship is different than love. friendship has more freedom, more latitude. you don't expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be. you expect your friend just to love you as a friend. you've got a friend >> he always says that i inspired him as a songwriter, but he completely mentored me as a performer. he showed me the confidence and he put me in a position where i needed to learn that, but the audience gave me the confidence. >> reporter: how so? >> i could go out there. i don't need to worry about whether i'm good or i'm not good, because it's not about me. i am the vehicle through which the audience is getting to hear their favorite songs. >> reporter: in 1971, it was carole's voice that affirmed her status as a pop icon.
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under my feet i feel the sky tumbling down >> reporter: her second solo album "tapestry" shot to number one on the charts and stayed there for 15 weeks and the album won four grammys and carole became the first woman to win "song of the year." >> i've had success as a songwriter and that is completely different. i never wanted to be a songwriter and i never wanted to be a singer and i never wanted to be famous. when you leave i will follow >> reporter: in the 1970s, carole would marry twice more, but she found her peace when she moved to idaho in 1978. you say it took you until your 60s to really knew who you were? >> yeah. my one area of vulnerability was i didn't know to have a healthy relationship with a man. >> reporter: did that fuel your creativity? did it distract from it? >> neither.
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it did its own thing, always. >> reporter: in concert. >> reporter: in covers. because you make me feel you make me feel >> reporter: on broadway. you make me feel like a natural woman >> reporter: you might say america is having a "carole moment." you make me feel >> reporter: or maybe it just never stopped having one. make me make me make me feel like a natural woman >> those songs just don't get old. there is a video of her performing with james taylor a couple of years ago and they sang "you got a friend together." it was just amazing! >> is that when you hear all of those songs back-to-back and
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get a sense of how each song is a story, a universal story that everyone connects with. >> absolutely. you can see carole king and all of the wingers at the kennedy center honors on cbs tuesday, 9:00/8:00 snow moves in today, though we're not talking a lot. highest amounts will be on the order of 2-3" on a line from omaha to waterloo. look for around an inch in the metro. snow will taper off through the afternoon with temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 30s. clouds linger throughout your christmas day with temperatures a bit warmer, in the low 40s, with a light mix possible late into the evening. a more significant system arrives early monday morning. stay safe and happy holidays! self. dad: no? culligan man: no. anncr: leave it to the experts. with a culligan whole-house water softening system, you get better water, and service you can actually count on.
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we all know it's important to stay active but for thousands of blint athletes across the country, just getting out of the door can be challenging. now one special dog, the first of its kind in the country, is helping its owner to not only walk but to run. barry petersen shares the extraordinary bond between two friends conquering the open road. >> running today? >> reporter: it's natural that a man would want to care for his canine companion. >> here we go. >> reporter: for centuries, dogs have been man's best friend. >> player is a real snuggly sort of cuddly dog. >> reporter: in this store a german shepherd named clinger to care for richard hunter. richard is blind and clinger is his guide dog. the only one in america trained specifically to lead a blind runner. >> steady.
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with me is no different than nis regular guide dog work. he is moving at a slightly faster pace. he has a lot of drive. he likes to work. he could be highly focused. >> reporter: sounds like you, maybe? >> i think clinger actually has a lot more drive than i do! >> reporter: richard started losing his sight in his 20s when he was a marine corps second lieutenant. now, 48 years old, he almost completely blind. >> did he get it? >> reporter: but despite that loss, richard started competeing in triathlons with the help of human guides. then, one day, during a bicycle training ride, richard and his guide collided with a car. he went through the windshield. his neck broken. >> that was a big wake-up call for me and my family. >> reporter: just three months later, he was back running races and nine months after the accident, he ran the boston marathon. there, he bumped into thomas panic, whose school trains guide
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>> richard shouted out, i'm really curious. have you ever trained a guide dog to run? and i said, i don't know. it hasn't been done. >> reporter: trainer collie and jeannine hollister devised a new training program and the key was finding the right dog. enter, clinger. >> he took every challenge we threw at him, accepted it and exceeded it and gave us the ability to ask for more. >> reporter: over the next six months, they taught clinger to navigate curbs and obstacles at a faster pace and, thus, think faster. then he was ready to meet richard. >> as rewarding as training clinger was, being able to work with clinger and richard together and watch the relationship develop with the two of them was a truly inspirational and amazing time for me. that i will never forget. >> reporter: the partnership
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new york park. >> good boy. >> reporter: and goes on today at their california home. clinger can run six miles at a time. he memorized each step of their path, always watching and warning of obstacles, and creating a new kind of independence for richard. you don't need to call a friend. you don't need to have somebody come over. you guys, you buddies can just go for a run. >> it gives me a lot of freedom. with clinger in my highwaysouse, now we have the flexibility, once he learns my routes, we are able to leave the house whenever we want to and it's just him and i. >> if richard can open his door in the morning and be able to get out there and have the freedom to know that he is safe, that, to me, is a definition of success. >> let's get up the hill. let's go. >> reporter: that means others may someday share what richard
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>> if this program is successfully successful, it's going to create the foundation for other people to follow in my foot steps. >> reporter: two athletes answering the call of the open road. >> good boy. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," barry petersen, in folsom, california. >> love that story. just love it. all the way around. love the dog, love the guy, love the trainers. great work. kids know the rules -- don't touch elf on a shelf. a little girl who did reaches out to save her christmas next on "cbs this morning."
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you make me live on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she gets the job done for us.
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this is the perfect story to end the morning. 7-year-old girl from new jersey
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she called 911 after she accidentally knocked over her family's elf on the shelf! she quickly realized she made >> hi. hi, isabella. why are you calling 911? >> don't come to my house! don't! 911? you you made a mistake? >> yes. >> if you don't know what elf on the shelf is, it is said to watch over children to make sure they are being good for santa but kids are not supposed to touch the elf on the shelf so she was concerned the elf would be injured. she was scared that santa would not visit because of her mistake! so that is why she was nervous. >> she was assured santa is coming. don't worry. santa will be there. this santa has to go out shopping after the show! that does it for us. have a safe and merry christmas eve.
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wa everyone, it's now 8:55... a family business is all boarded up this morning after flames gutted the building. auto parts on the east side of des moines caught fire wednesday morning. the reed family owns the shop.. it's been around for nearly two decades. now.. they are vowing to rebuild. in mahaska county. officials have now identified a body recently found by a hunter... as 34-year-old jeffery allen versteegh of oskaloosa. he had been missing since july. a hunter found his body december 16th ... along some railroad tracks north of town. the cause of death is still under investigation. a des moines man.. brutally beaten during a carjacking in des moines nearly 3 years ago.. is back in his home state just in time for the holidays. mike wasike has been cared for at a rehab facility in oklahoma for the past 2-and-a-half years. last week his wife moved him to
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mitchellville. wasike still can't walk.. talk.. or feed himself... and this move will make it much easier for his family .. including the couple's 2 children.. to visit. kcci 8 traffic! any accident locations are plotted on the map. your mobile speed unit locations are listed on the map.
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snow moves in today, though we're not talking a lot. highest amounts will be on the order of 2-3" on a line from omaha to waterloo. look for around an inch in the metro. snow will taper off through the afternoon with temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 30s. clouds linger throughout your christmas day with temperatures a bit warmer, in the low 40s, with a light mix possible late into the evening. a more significant system arrives early monday
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