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♪ dangerously low temperatures ahead with minus 12 in chicago and all the way to austin, texas at just 25 degrees and over a dozen deaths blamed on the weather so far. electoral college monday. will the united nations step in to monitor things in aleppo. before the kardashians there was zsa zsa gabor. "star wars" rogue one. >> and an oval office prank goes l.
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>>i iuamericans all across the country poor conditions on icy roads led to over a dozen deaths, but first responders were able to make several dramatic rescues and save multiple lives and mccoy has all the details. >> reporter: a fresh blast of cold air made travel treacherous. in chicago this united airlines pla plane. >> baggage claim. >> reporter: icy roads being blamed over over a dozen deaths. this driver spent 12 hours stranded at freezing temperatures.
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battle the elements in st. louis rescuing two homeless people from a warehouse fire. lightning suspected of sparking a barn fire that claimed the lives of 24 horses. the arctic chill could not keep fans away from soldier field. >> this is football weather at its finest. >> reporter: the seventh coldest ever. 11 degrees at kick off against the packers. >> that was nbc's blake mccoy. today electoral college members in 50 states voted to finalize the 2017 election. that as they call for a bipartisan select committee to investigate reports that russia tried to interfere with the u.s. presidential election. >> we want to find out what the russians are doing to our political system, what other foreign governments might do to our political system. >> we need a select committee. we need to get to the bottom of
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exactly what was done. >> but president elect donald trump said russia's involved would not have changed the outcome. >> let's assume it's true. there's no evidence that shows that outcome was changed because of a couple dozen john pedesta emails that were out there. >> and kelly ann conway says until she sees prove she remains skeptical. >> if fbi and others at the top are serious about turning over evidence to we, the american people, they should do that and do that when house intelligence committee invites to brief them. >> he expects an official report and proof be completed before inauguration day. >> we will provide evidence that we can safely
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methods. >> and this morning we have new nbc wall street journal polls that look at how americans were reacting to the hacking scandal and trump's transition. 50% of those polled approve off the way he's handling his transition. 41% disapprove. but trump trails how both were judged as president elect. still 55% say they are bothered by russia's influence on the election and that falls sharply on party lines for democrats. but all eyes will be on the 538 members of the electoral college that will meet in state capitals to vote is the meeting has long been just a formality but that all changed with the uproar over trump's victory and because he won the popular vote by well over 2 million ballots. here look t
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to change their votes. one elector says he will oppose his state's tally and vote against trump despite that but others still vow to formalize the vote. and it's gained so much attention that individual electors have been sought after to vote against donald trump. even snl went after them bringing back kate mckinnen's hillary clinton while she appeals to an electoral college voter. ♪ ♪
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reprise the role. makes you want to watch "love actually." michelle obama is giving her final interview as first lady and she commented on what she said is a lack of hope across the country following the eleksz. >> your husband's administration, the election was all about hope. do you think that this administration achieved that? >> yes. i do. because we feel the difference now. see, now we're feeling what not having hope feels like, you know. hope is necessary. >> and speaking that last stop of the thank you tour, trump responded to the first lady's remark booing her. >> i assume she was talking about the past and not the future because i'm telling you we have tremendous hope and we have tremendous promise and
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potential. >> this morning the united nations security counsel will vote on a resolution to allow workers into the syrian city of aleppo. the aim is to insure safe evacuation of civilians and prevent mass atrocities as thousands look to escape the war torn area. lucy. >> reporter: good morning. that u.n. security counsel vote is expected in a few hours. as you say this is a resolution to the fact that we deploy monitors to aleppo in order to prevent what france has warned could be mass atrauocities in et aleppo. the ceasefire, for now at least, appears to be holding. it fell apart when a convoy were attacked that left desperate people over the weekend trapped in freezing temperatures. very little food, no water.
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those had been destroyed throughout this war. they had been targeted by the syrian government. this morning buses resumed evacuating those trapped in eastern aleppo. according to one u.n. official there were 50 buses and two ambulances able to leave the rebel zone. this is a fragile deal sque it could easily be overturned. >> thank you for that. the manhunt continues this morning as arkansas police search for the man who fatally shot a 3-year-old during a road rage incident. a grandmother was driving her grandson to a department store while at a stop sign, a man shot that grandmother missing her but hitting and killing the 3-year-old. the shooter was apparently upset at
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they announce a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the shooter's arrest. did you get a chance to see the new star wars rogue one" movie? i tried friday and saturday. it was impossible. a lot of people did. the "star wars" debuted in hyperspace mode taking in a whopping 2 050$250 million. and also brought in $290 million world wide. not bad when you considerer it took an estimated $2 million. >> take a tip from our executive producer who had had his tickets -- >> like months ago. probably weeks ago. >> a little tip for you. before
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there was zsa zsa gabor. but first china is on day three of a five day national red alert for smog and fog here. the pollution is so thick it's caused flight cancellations, school closures and factory shut downs. cities are limiting the number of cars on roads as visibility is expected to worsen in the coming days. it's all about the deep freeze. bill karins is here. i know we were struggling with this last week. we got a little bit of a break. >> didn't feel like a break over the weekend, bill. >> we've already turned the corner. this is about as cold as the weather. map has had in a while. 22 in houston, 23 atlanta everybody's included but the worst is near chicago, negative 21. but we warm up a little bit and there's sunshine back to 46 in san antonio. the cold air's in the
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we have a rather quiet week coming and the chances for snow over the next seven days in the rockies and the northern plains. that's a look at the big weather story of the day, now a closer look at the day ahead. so those temperatures are rebounding. denver at 42 will feel nice today. this is mild pacific air moving across the country and all the cold air continues from the great lakes to the northeast. and you will warm up in the days ahead. that's a look at your forecast. "early today" will be right back. ressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're liquid gels. and you're coming with me... wait, what?! you realize i have gold status? do i still get the miles? mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. also try fast-max multi-symptom for a powerful rush of cold symptom relief.
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>> reporter: that unforgettable accent, her string of husbands and jewels and a wit that would steal the show every time. >> you and the champagne. her film career began with lovely to look at in 1952. followed that same year by perhaps her most famous movie, moulin rouge. >> i see them as i want them to be, not as they really are. she appeared in more than 40 films and television shows in everything from horror movies to comedy. >> we have two cars, one limousine and one jeep. >> i take the limousine. >> her acting career was soon eclipsed by her glamorous image which she happily played off. >> i always said marriage should be 50/50 proposition. he should be 50 and worth $50 million.
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it's gas prices that have a lot of people's attention just a week before christmas. jeff is watching your money this morning. good morning, jeff. >> good morning to you. it's going to be more expensive to travel over the holiday season. gas prices up 6 cents according to the lindbergh survey a lot of that to do with the opec deal on supply of course. but feel some pity for the poor people of san diego. they have the highest prices to deal with at $2.86 while those in texas paying just $1.99 in el paso. so it looks like elon musk is going to take on the traffic problem. he tweeted out saturday that he is thinking about starting a company called the boring company. maybe he'll want to create tunnels to deal with that congestion. i think that's something we would all welcome.
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and you keep it there all year. >> here's another good one. white house staffers had fun with none other than president obama before he and the family headed off to had hawaii for the holidays. they moved snowman on display of the re garden outside the president's oval office windows. one peering over the president's shoulders as he works, peterer souza posted the pictures on instagram. he told people magazine that the snowman freaked him out, calling them a little creepy. >> he's really funny in those last few weeks. they're all having fun. >> letting loose. imagine one of the richest people in the world is your secret santa. we'll tell you about it when "early today." why am i so devastatingly handsome, i'm in a fragrance...
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right now on "news 4 today," another cold start to the week. temperatures in the 20s after yesterday's surge near the 60s. storm team 4 here to get you prepared for the holiday week ahead. plus making the election official. electoral college delegates cast their ballots today, but not all of them plan to pick the candidate their state voted for. and the deadlines you need to know before you try to ship out the last minute gifts. it is 4:26. good morning, everybody i'm aaron gilchrist. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> we're happy
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i'm eun yang. chuck bell and melissa mollett are here to help you get you ready for your mop. >> it's a rested face. cold start today. then warm, humid, rain, windy and now back down below freezing. didn't have much in the way of rain overnight, but any water that was reftd standing out there, be on the lookout, there could be black ice here early this morning. dry the nix couple of days. feels like it's in the teens and 20s, so you will need to layer up for sure here early this morning. not much of a recovery. we'll stay in the mid-30s all afternoon. let's go over to melissa mollett in first 4 traffic. good morning. so taking a look right now at the roads, overall no major issues. but a couple of things happening i do want to mention. inbound suitland parkway right now being pushed off on to sheridan road because of a police investigation and water street
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activity with lanes blocked. northbound 295 before benning, work zone blocking the right lane. and overall the beltway looking pretty good. we have breaking news in the district. that coming to us out of southeast d.c. check out this video that we got. you're looking at a building completely engulfed in heavy flames in the 1400 block of water street. melissa mentioned a little bit of this near the district yacht club. this is on the west side of the anacostia river. firefighters working through the night to knock out the flame. also with the help of fire boats we know. nobody was hurt, but molette green is on the way for the scene. we're hoping to get more information on how all started and whether or not it will continue to impact your drive around the area. aaron, back to you. today the
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election season will effectively come to an end with the electoral college vote sflp electors will gather in state capitols to officially choose donald trump as the next president. but some electors are facing pressure to vote for someone other than donald trump. donald trump criticized the pressure tactics in region, thel go to hillary clinton. she carried the district. >> some of the pressures to vote for someone other than donald trump have to do do with reports that russia interfered with the election and now there are calls for an investigation. top senators from both sides are pushing mitch mcconnell to form a special committee to investigate it. >> we want to find out what the russians are doing to our political system, what other foreign governments might do to our political system. >> senator mcconnell has
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the senate intelligence committee, but his spokesman said yesterday he would review the latest request. this just a few minutes tracie potts will have more on the chances of this committee being formed. several bus loads of civilians were finally evacuated from the city of allepo this morning ahead of a united nations vote today. the u.n. could send more than 100 people to syria to monitor those evacuations. thousands of people are effectively trapped in the city now that the syrian army is in control. the army agreed to a cease-fire with the rebels last week, but both sides repeatedly accused the other of breaking that cease fire. you're waking up to freezing temperatures. the weather roller coaster we've been riding for the last 72 hours. on saturday, what a ride it was. our storm team 4 meteorologist said it would be a mess and it certainly was. crashes were reported across our area. the virginia state police say they investigated 41

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