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. surrounding president-elect donald trump's transition team and potential cabinet members. that's making more than a few people very nervous. president obama opens up about his successor as he tries to settle nerves ahead of his final european trip. but will enough jobs return to the u.s. to satisfy those who elected trump in the first place. and what happens when politics turn ugly over accusations of a kremlin correction. trail blazing journalist of the highest quality. good morning, everyone. >> great being with you. this morning the fury continues to grow over flekt trump's choice of steve bannon, a
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national media mogul as his senior strategist. democrats are carrying out a coordinated attack on his appointment. republicans work to ease concerns over bannon's past. >> that's not the steve bannon that i know and i've spent a lot of time with him and here is a guy who is a harvard business school, london school of economics, ten year naval officer advising admirals. >> i find him to be a very, very decent, very good, extremely smart man and a very loyal, patriotic american and sometimes in politics you get labeled a certain way or another way, but i think people are going to find in him a real asset to the country. >> despite democrats efforts to bash bannon president obama in his first press conference since the election is reduce to go attack trump for the hiring decision. >> it would not be appropriate for me to comment on every appointment that the president elect starts making. the people have spoken.
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donald trump will be the next president. the 45th president of the united states. and it will be up to him to set up a team that he thinks will serve him well and reflect his policies. >> president obama even went so far as to vouch for trump's own foreign policy positions saying that while trump campaigned hard against nato, the relationship with the organization would continue. the president's olive branch comes as intense jockeying inside trump's transition team has former new york city mayor rudy guiliani as the top cont d contender for secretary of state. >> john bolton is the leading contender to become the country's top diplomate, however, whispers coupled with guiliani's refusal of a department of justice position put him squarely in the lead for the job. while speaking at a "wall street journal" conference guiliani continued to veer the conversation back to foreign policy. guiliani also called for a reset
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in diplomatic relation its with russia and that effort may have gotten a kick start after president-elect trump spoke with russian president vladimir putin. putin telling trump he is ready for a dialogue and hopes for a nonintervention into each country's internal affairs, all of that as we learn the trump transition team is openly inquiring into getting top secret security clearances for the older trump children as well as son-in-law jared curb ner. according toí0÷ñ nbc news no fo request has been made, however, come inaugural day president-elect trump would be at his leisure to grant the clearance to however he chooses. >> it is president obama who is trying to bring the country together. trump a chance while implicitly hitting hillary clinton for her failed presidential campaign. andrea mitchell has more. >> reporter: president obama opening up about his successor and that first meeting in the oval office. >> we had a very cordial
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conversation. that didn't surprise me. >> reporter: with protests nationwide revealing his advice to the president elect. >> i did say to him, and it's really important to try to send some signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women. >> reporter: when asked if he still thinks donald trump is unqualified he dodged. >> he successfully mobilized a big chunk of the country to vote for him and he's going to win. he has won. i don't think he is ideological. i think ultimately he's pragmatic in that way and that can serve him well as long as he's got good people around him. >> reporter: and with trump hitting 133 battle ground stops in the last 100 days versus hillary clinton's 87, many democrats nbc news has learned including bill clinton say hillary clinton did not reach out enough to white working class voters.
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president obama implicitly agrees. >> we have to compete everywhere. we have to show up everywhere. we have to work at a grassroots level, something that's been a running thread in my career. you know, i won iowa not because the demographics dictated that i would win iowa. it was because i spent 87 days going to every small town and fair and fish fry. >> other democrats are also agreeing with president obama. in a mad scramble to take over the democratic national committee is coming into full swing with keith ellison the first muslim congressman formally announcing his bid. here is what he told chris hayes about his run. >> i believe we have to return that focus right back to the working men and women of this country, affirm the idea of better wages, affirm the idea of the right to bargain collectively on the job, affirm
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the idea of having a clean environment. you know, these are the things that are our core values and that's where i want to take the democratic party. >> this morning we're getting new reaction from bernie sanders. he says democrats need to change. >> the democrats cannot continue to be run -- the democratic party -- by what i call the liberal elite. the party has got to transform itself to be a party which, first of all, opens the door, that is a party that feels the pain of working class people, of the middle class, of low in k people, of young people. brings people into the party on virtually every issue. >> now, wildfires are raging across the countries southern states with more than 70 still burning overnight. air quality alerts are in place from charlotte, north carolina, to atlanta, georgia and even nashville, tennessee. a view from nasa revealed the extent of the smoke. firefighters are coming in from as far away from alaska and
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california to combat growing blazes fueled by extreme drought conditions. >> this is one of the conditions for wildfires north carolina has ever seen. >> authorities suspect arson is the cause of some of these fires several arrests have been made. justin ross harris has been convicted of murder and other felonies relating to the death of his 13 month old son. cooper died when he was left in his father's suv for seven hours while his son was waiting. those charges are kd ba up by sexually explicit texts and photos harris sent to an underaged girl. the defense said while harris may have been about husband, his son's death was an accident and his actions weren't criminal. his ex-wife testified on his behalf saying harris loved their son. sentencing is scheduled for december 5th. harris faces life in prison without parole. a fascinating survey of 86
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burring letters, thieves and inmates serving time. they offer six pieces of key advice to keep your house from being ripped off. >> first bill karins. i asked you when is it going to rain and you were like right now. >> we're watching one band of rain along the jersey shore. lighter rains heading to the north. let's help you with the timing of this. this is at 8:00 a.m., rain over much of long island beginning to move along connecticut. as we go throughout the morning the heavier rain will move up almost over the top of connecticut to western mass. by the time we get to the evening rush hour that's when the steadier rains will be over central new england. now here is a closer look at your day ahead. >> so for today obviously with the rain the temperatures will be kept down, the winds will be up a little bit, too, airport delays are possibility a possibility around laguardia, jfk and possibly around hartford and boston later on this afternoon. still warm weather and dry conditions in the southeast.
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we also just got all the data in about how warm we were this past october and we're still off the charts as far as, you know, every month we are warmer and warmer. >> what happened to that text to tell me to bring my umbrella, bill? >> you need that every morning? >> every morning. >> personalized weather forecast just for you. >> thanks a lot. just ahead, fists were flying along with offensive accusations. find out what set off these ukrainian leaders. plus donald trump promised jobs for american workers but can the president elect deliver? >> put your money where your mouth is. it's as simple as that. s simple as that. h is. it's as simple as that. the strength to outrun her brother. thanks for giving victor the energy to be the rowdiest fan. and joseph, the ability to see monsters. when you choose walgreens, you choose to make a difference... like how every vitamin and flu shot you get at walgreens helps give life-changing vitamins and vaccines... to children in need. so, really...
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the melee, but the radical party leader continued with his accusations and a second round of fisticuffs ensued. to give you a sense of how politics pay out with who is closer to the #q÷kremlin. the president elect promised jobs to voters but can he actually deliver. there is a fascinating report just ahead. first apple may have the next big thing up their sleeves. what's that all about? we check in with pete sedgwick with what's going on with apple. >> reporter: good morning. apple are going to take a look at what google did with google glass and hopefully come up with a more sustainable product. smart glass is what we're looking at, information conveyance, giving information from your smartphone, we have to wait until at least 2018 according to a report by bloomberg. facebook employees apparently formed an unofficial task force to question the role of the company in the run up to the
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donald trump victory. apparently there were accusations about fake and misleading news articles being promoted on the facebook sight. mr. zuckerberg does not think that is a problem. that's buzzfeed running that story. amazon is going to get rid of the wrapping paper, you will be offering velvet bags in three sizes, you will get offered those in red, silver and blue, it's more sustainable says the company. eamon, francis, back to you nice. >> it makes our life easier when we don't have to wrap presents it and it comes already wrapped. one of the corner stones of the trump campaign was a vow to bring back jobs to america, now it's time to put his money where his mouth is. kevin tibbles talked to voters who voted for donald trump just because of his jobs promise. >> when carrier air conditioning told it's 1,400 employees it was shutting down. >> to move production from our
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facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> it became a focal point for donald trump in the election. >> we're bringing jobs back to our country. we are not going to let carrier leave. >> many at carrier are counting on him to keep his promise. >> put your money where your mouth is. >> across from the plant sully's bar and grill where workers after their shift say they have high expectations for the president elect. >> we want you to do what you said you're going to do. >> in a statement carrier says it's trying to ease the workers' transition, providing three years advanced notice of the move and by funding education and retraining programs. some carrier workers see politics at play. >> they say whatever needs to be say to get people's vote, especially in a time like this when we are all losing our jobs. >> if he could come here and save these 1,400 jobs tomorrow i will gladly vote for him again. >> many of these american
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workers say they took a gamble on trump and are hoping the payoff means winning back their jobs. kevin tibbles, nbc news, indianapolis. >> a lot of focus on the president elect and also spotlight on his daughter. just ahead is ivanka trump's jewelry line trying to cash in on her 60 minutes appearance. you're watching early today. trying to cash in on her "60 minutes" appearance? you are watching "early today." " and great service. over seventy-five years. wait. seventy-five years? that is great. speaking of great, check out these hot riffs. you like smash mouth? uh, yeah i have an early day tomorrow so... wait. almost there. goodnight, bruce. gotta tune the "a." (humming) take a closer look at geico. great savings. and a whole lot more. and grease in just a minute on dirt and grime mr. clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in it floors, doors, walls, halls he's so tough, he cleans 'em all
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some 200 rallies protesting the north dakota access pipeline are expected across the country. those demonstraty9xáh(áátj as the army corps of engineers says it will delay its decision on the pipeline as it looks for more input from tribes before announcing its support. president obama assay riefd in athens greece for the apex summit, then he will head to germany an perú. it is the last foreign policy trip of his presidency. tomorrow hillary clinton will speak for the first time since conceding the presidential race. she will be giving remarks at the children's defense fund gala as they honor the former presidential nominee for her achievements. leading the news ivanka trump is under scrutiny after an attempt to what some would say make money over a recent interview she game. her company's vp of sales sent out an e-mail of journalists alerting them to the bracelet ivanka wore during his 60 minutes interview. the bracelet reportedly comes in
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at nearly $11,000 and it isn't the first time the first daughter elect has gotten into trouble with missing her business with politics. her company tweeted an emergency of her during the rnc urging to shop ivanka's look. while many experts don't believe trump would actually follow through on his comments about killing the family of terrorists there is speculation that he could easily rescind president obama's policy of limiting non-war zone drone strikes to situations where there is a near certainty that no civilian will be harmed. i know politics has been tough for a lot of peeks but this will make you smile. george w. bush and first lady laura bush adopted a new puppy. that's freddie a rescue dog. the president and mrs. bush sharing a picture of their new presidential pup on social media, the family cats are
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on pbs and nbc necessary correspondent has died after a long battle with cancer. she was 61 years old. president obama hailed her as an extraordinary journalist and for more on the life and legacy of gwen ifill here is nbc's pete williams. >> good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> reporter: she was one of the most successful african-american women in journalist, co-anchor of the pbs news hour and moderator of the network's washington week. >> their greater vulnerability was on things like the tax returns. >> reporter: she started as a newspaper reporter in boston where she faced racism on the job, she moved on to the baltimore evening sun, "washington post" and "new york times" before becoming a television correspondent joining nbc news in 1994 to cover congress and politics. >> involving the president, the first lady and their political supporters. >> reporter: then came the switch to pbs in 1999. >> washington week. >> reporter: for what became washington week with gwen ifill. >> as we welcome governor palin
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and senator biden. >> reporter: she moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. president obama one of the rising black figures she wrote out about in her best selling 2009 book praised had err. >> she was a strong role model for girls. >> her clear eyed reporting brought dozens of awards but she was proudest of the women and minorities she inspired. >> you heard president obama pay tribute to her saying she was an inspiration. as i can tell you somebody growing up and starting a journalism time she was an inspirational role model to me as well. u.s. j ahead burglars spill receipts on how they're breaking into your how. and how a drink a day can keep the doctor away. fo rs why a drink a day can keep the doctor away. . early today." you are watching "early today." rs .
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breaking right now on nbc 10 news today, amber alert, the search is on for a missing four-year-old girl from virginia, police are concerned she is in danger and could be headed to our area. back to school earlier, parents and students, get this, the school year in philadelphia could soon start before labor day. and lifesaving mission, today a philadelphia group is traveling to nigeria with first aid and other needed supplies. just about 4:30. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today, i'm traez davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. we're expecting rain today, let's get to bill henley with his neighborhood forecast. >> some rain you said and that is correct we will get some but it's not going to be an all day
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rainfall for us. the areas getting rain are mainly limited to new jersey, a few light showers in delaware but south jersey and especially the central jersey coast, atlantic city to the north, ship bottom getting steady rain and it is moving inland. showers this morning then they are out of here this afternoon. the temperatures down 40s and 50s right now, not as chilly as yesterday morning thankfully with the wet weather in the area. 50 degrees new jersey, lehigh valley and delaware in the 40s and just dropped to 49 degrees in philadelphia. a few showers this morning, in philadelphia just a chance of a shower, really most of the showers will miss the city as they will the suburbs, it will stay dry, lehigh valley isv( dr. this morning showers in new jersey they will be clearing out this afternoon, then we're heading into the low 60s later today. i will break these forecasts down hour by hour when i come back in less than ten minutes. first jessica boyington is here with a look at traffic. >> starting on the vine street expressway right around the broad street area, that construction back in business
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this morning. so the westbound and eastbound side is closed in between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. they are diverting all traffic off at the broad street exit because it's closed right before there. your best bet taking local vine as the alternative. the boulevard southbound between fox street and ridge avenue the right lane closed until 5:00 this morning. also a disabled week reported in chet news hill on germantown avenue and east hartwell lane. >> thank you, jessica. 4 po noik. now to breaking news. an amber alert is in effect for a four-year-old girl. >> she was last seen in virginia she could be in extreme danger police think she could be headed today's our area. >> reporter: that four-year-old girl was taken from charlotte county, virginia. if you aren't already take a moment to take a look at your screen. this is the little girl that police are looking for. her name is anabelle

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