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president-elect trump launching into an epic twitter rant slamming the recount in wisconsin while claiming he won the popular presidential election. a tale of two cities in the wake of fidel castro's death. the people of havana grieving and in little havana, they are dancing in the streets. and welcome to cyber monday. millions of americans hunting for the best deals online. where should you be searching? welcome to "early start." i'm miguel marquez in for john
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berman. >> i'm christine romans in for christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. migu miguel, nice to see you. let the recount begin. setting timeline for the recount of the votes from november 8th. that is setting off a trump twitter storm. the longest since he has been president-elect. he is calling the recount a scam and hillary clinton a hypocrite for getting around it. and in winning the electoral college in a land side, i won the popular vote if you count the people who voted illegally. he is claiming serious voter fraud in virginia, new hampshire. why is the media not reporting this? serious problem. trump offers zero evidence to support these claims. we get more from cnn's ryan nobles in palm beach, florida.
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>> reporter: donald trump has wrapped up his holiday at mar-a-lago in florida. we did not see or hear from the president-elect that much, but we did hear how he learn ed about the recount in wisconsin started by jill stein. trump tweeted about the topic 12 times. more than he tweeted about any topic since being elected. he suggested he may have won the popular vote if votes cast illegally were not included. the clinton campaign say they don't find any evidence that anything wrong happened with the vote, but they want to rule in or rule out that possibility. trump has a busy monday planned at trump tower. eight people will come to meet with him and the vice president-elect mike pence. among them milwaukee county sheriff david clarke. also on tap, kathleen harnett
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white. and trump still has a number of decisions to make, including his next secretary of state. christine and miguel. >> thank you. one of his top advisers claims the loyal supporters would feel betrayed if mitt romney is picked as secretary of state. kellyanne conway describes the anti-romney sentiment among trump backers as breath taking in scope and intensity. >> i know there are other candidates considered apart from the one s covered more commonly in the media. apart from that, governor romney in the last four years, has he been around the globe doing something on behalf of the united states which we are unaware? i'm all for party unity.
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i'm not sure we have to pay with that for the secretary of state position. let me repeat. what donald trump decides, kellyanne conway and everybody else will respect. i hear from people who say my parents died penniless, but i gave $216 to trump's campaign. i would feel betrayed. >> romney and giuliani are widely considered the frontrunners for the top job. a warning to president-elect trump from ted cruz. there will be a revolt if they do not deliver on the biggest campaign promises. listen to what we can expect if he flips on obamacare. >> if we were given the white house and both houses, there will be pitchforks and torches in the streets. people are so fed up with washington, this election was a mandate with change of the most
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catastrophic things republicans could do is go back to business as usual. >> cruz was asked if he stands by his previous claim of trump being a pathological liar. he declined to answer saying he wants to focus on the future. donald trump and president obama are speaking regularly by telephone according to kellyanne conway. the recent chat took place saturday. conway says her boss very much enjoys speaking to the president about global issues. they may disagree on many of them, she claims the two men get along nicely. to business now. cyber monday is here. online retailers expect 122 million people expected to shop for digital deals today. a quarter will shop on their phones. 39% will shop first thing in the morning. the retail federation says despite the online deals, people
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put money aside for cyber monday deals. consumers are smart about what they buy. miguel, online sales jumped 3.3 billion. black friday the first day in history to record $1 billion on mobile devices. the average amount is $290 per person. that is down $10 from last year. it shows consumers are looking for discounts. where are the best deals? we will have a preview late they are later this hour. the streets of havana somber. in miami? joyful celebrations. what is the u.s. and cuba relationship headed? that is next on "early start."
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fidel castro's funeral set for sunday. over the next six days, cubans will celebrate his life in a series of events. his ashes will begin a journey 700 miles across the island nation. more from patrick oppmann in havana. >> reporter: havana still is grieving the passing of fidel castro. no music played and no sale of alcohol. they want to give the picture of the world of a country in deep mourning. we have seen candlelight villgi. people who are grief-stricken by the former president's loss. others seem indifferent. i don't remember seeing less people on the streets.
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people seem to stay in the homes during the nine-day mourning period. there will be a 21-gun salute to honor his life. he was cremated and ashes expected to be on display in revolution square. we expect raul castro and other officials to attend and really speak to the nation about fidel castro. then from there, his ashes will be transported across the island. 700 miles in total. on that route they arecreating journey he took to power. they will salute the head of state who was so controversial. he will get to the second largest city in san antonio ati.
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miguel, christine. >> thank you, patrick. the scene is anything but somber in south florida. cuban exiles dancing in the streets. waving flags and banging pots and pans. cnn's boris sanchez tells us many have waited decades. >> reporter: christine and miguel, it is hard to believe the response from people in cuba and here in miami is the response to the death of the same person. there is a dee jay set up to play music and some holding up signs of loved ones who could not be here. many say they have been looking forward to this for a long time. no better story captures the divide with the passing of fidel castro than elian gonzalez.
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elian, for his response, called fidel a father figure. here is what he said to the death of fidel castro. >> translator: he is a father. who like my father, i wanted to show him everything i achieved. that he would be proud of me. that's how it was with fidel. if i learned something and wanted to show him and there are still many things i want to show him. >> reporter: and, elian gonzalez is not well liked in miami as much as when he was a child. several people see him as a prop for the regime to elevate fidel castro into the status of an e idol. party will continue here for the next few days. havana, there are nine days of
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mourning. a stark contrast. thank you, boris. cubans prepare to say good-bye to the former leader, more americans are prepared to visit the island nation. several domestic carriers are ramping up routes. american airlines will have the first. jetblue and frontier and southwest airlines start offering flights from u.s. airports in the coming weeks. those flights could be in jeopardy. donald trump is threatening to reverse the progress made between the two countries. listen to his chief of staff reince priebus. >> we have to have a better deal. we will not have a unilateral deal from cuba back to the united states without changes in their government. representation, open market, freedom of religion. these things need to change to have open and free relationships
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and that's what president-elect trump believes. that's where he will head. talking is fine, but action is something that will be required under a president trump. >> trump fvows his administratin will do all it can to have cuban people begin a journey of pr prosperi prosperity. hundreds of civilians killed in recent weeks in aleppo. now the regime may be preparing for an onslaught. we have the details next.
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seyrian regime forces
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claiming two areas in aleppo. pushing the civilian death toll to over 500 in just the past two weeks. that's raising concerns a long ground assault is about to hit high gear. cnn's fred pleitgen has the latest from london. good morning, fred. >> reporter: good morning, christine. it looks like it has hit high gear. this looks it could be a pivotal moment in the syrian civil war. it is interesting and surprising, frankly, to see the pace at which the rebels are losing ground in aleppo. the reports we are getting that the syrian government has taken over eight neighborhoods in the past 24 hours. other reports indicate they may have lost the entire northeastern part of the city in the last 24 hours. it seems the government forces are moving quickly. as you mentioned, a lot of civilians killed and wounded.
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a lot of civilians at risk. apparently up to 250,000 people trapped in eastern aleppo. we got information from unicef yesterday and they say it could be up to 100,000 children trapped in there as well. a dire situation. many people are fleeing to the government held areas. some all to kurdish held areas. it is certainly a devastating situation for the civilians on the ground. it looks like it is a collapse by the rebel forces which have held out in aleppo since 2012. >> we have been talking about this for years. we have watched pictures of people fleeing for years. on the diplomatic front, is there any feeling as though anybody is doing anything to stop this history from unfolding? to change the course of history? >> reporter: the u.s. administration is still trying
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to get some diplomatic, i won't say solution, but diplomatic pause in aleppo going. it seems at this point in time, the chances are very, very slim. what you had over the past couple of weeks is the russians have said they would stop bombing the eastern districts of aleppo. they set up humanitarian corridors for civilians to get out of the area. not many civilians did that because they don't trust the syrian regime. they believe they could be captured and killed. a lot of diplomacy has been tried, but failed. at this time, the russian government and syrian government are looking for a military solution if you will to the crisis in eastern aleppo. it is causing a lot of agony for the people trapped inside. >> military solutions. sometimes that feels like an oxymoron. fred pleitgen, thank you. breaking overnight in the
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philippines. improvised explosive device found near the embassy in man a manila. it was placed by a person riding in a taxi. police consider it an act of terrorism. the ied had the same design in the deadly marketplace bombing in september that killed 14 people. the army corps of engineers is asking people to move to the free speech zone by december 5th for the dakota pipeline area. native tribes and activists have clashed with authorities in recent days. many fear the pipeline could contaminate the missouri river and disrupt tribal burial grounds. it is cold out there. there are all these people who camped out. these are inside pictures here. encampments outside where they
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are trying to prevent officials from proceeding with the pipeline. this is in washington, not in north dakota. it has been remarkable. >> longstanding and tough. >> remarkable. now someone in lafayette, tennessee, is a multimillionaire. this is all thanks to a powerball ticket worth $429 million. i had to say it that way. the winning ticket matched all numbers drawn saturday night. the jackpot is the 12th largest in u.s. history. here are the winning numbers. 17, 19, 21, 37, 44 and the powerball. >> 16. >> well done. >> just about -- you have about the same chance of finding that winning ticket on the ground as you do buying it. sign it on the back and put it in a safe.
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you have 90 days to claim it. donald trump unleashing a twitter tirade claiming he won the popular vote. where is this all heading? >> you know?
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president-elect trump launching into an epic twitter rant. slams the recount in wisconsin while claiming he won the popular vote of the election and he has choice words for hillary clinton. a tale of two cities in the wake of fidel castro's death. people in havana, grieving. in little havana, they are dancing in the streets. what is next for u.s. and cuba relations? welcome to cyber monday. millions hunting for the best online deal. you are being hunted by retailers to spend more money than you have. welcome back to "early start."
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i'm christine romans. >> and i'm miguel marquez. it is 30 minutes past the hour. six hours from now, the wisconsin election commission will meet to set up a timeline to recount the votes from the november election. that is bringing on a donald trump twitter rant. calling it a chascam and hillar clinton a hypocrite for getting behind it. in addition to winning the electoral college, i won the popular vote if you count the people who illegally voted. >> there is no evidence of that. >> he also alleging quote serious vowter fraud in new hampshire, virginia and california. asking why the media is not reporting on this. trump is offering no, nada, nothing, in terms of evidence to support either of those claims.
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we get more from cnn's ryan nobles in palm beach, florida. >> reporter: trump has wrapped up the holiday at mar-a-lago in florida. while we did not hear or see him that much, we learned how he feel s about the recount effort under way in wisconsin started by jill stein. trump tweeted about it 12 times. more than he tweeted about any topic since being elected. he suggested at one point he may have won the popular vote. if votes cast illegally were not included. the clinton campaign has joined in on this evidenffort. they say they don't find any evidence of anything wrong happened with the vote. they want to rule in or rule out that possibility. trump has a busy monday planned at trump tower. eight people will meet with him and the vice president-elect mike pence. among them, milwaukee county
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sheriff david clarke. he is considered as secretary of homeland security. kathleen white was once the texas commissioner on environmental quality. he has a number of major decisions to make. including the next secretary of state. christine. ryan, thank you. one of donald trump's top advisors claims most of president-elect's supporters would feel betrayed if mitt romney was picked as secretary of state. kellyanne conway describes the sentiment as breathtaking in scope and intensity. >> i know there are other candidates considered apart from the ones covered more commonly in the media. apart from that, governor romney in the last four years, has he been around the globe doing something on behalf of the
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united states for which we are unaware? i'm all for party unity, but i don't think we should pay for that with the secretary of state position. what donald trump decides, kellyanne conway and others will respect. i hear from people who say my parents died penniless, but i gave $216 to donald trump's campaign and i would feel betray betrayed. a warning to president-elect trump and the rest of the republican party from ted cruz. the senator predicting a popular revolt if the party does not deliver on the biggest campaign promises. listen to cruz describe what would happen if trump would flip on the key issues like the repeal of obamacare. >> if we're given the white house and both houses of congress and we don't deliver, i think there will be pitchforks
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and torches in the streets. people are so fed up with washington, this election was a mandate with change of the most catastrophic things of republicans could do which would be go back to business. >> and cruz stands by his claim trump is a pathological liar. he refused to answer that question and wanted to go back to business. president-elect trump and president obama spoke on saturday. kellyanne conway says her boss enjoys speaking to president obamaissues. a holiday made up by the retail industry to spend more money if you missed out on black friday. here is the online shopping cheat sheet. amazon with deals os o os on e
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fidel castro's funeral set for sunday. over the next six days, cubans celebrate the life of the former leader in the series of public
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events. on wednesday, the dictator's ashes will go across the island nation. more from cnn's patrick oppmann in havana. >> reporter: a somber cuba observes the news of fidel castro's passing. officials decreed clubs cannot play music. there is no sale of alcohol. very much want to give the picture to the world of a country in deep mourning. we have seen candlelight vigils. people who are very much grief-stricken by the former president's loss. other people seem somewhat indifferent. i don't remember seeing less people on the street. people seem to be staying in the homes while the nine-day mourning period is going on. on monday, a 21-gun salute to honor his life. people will pay respects. castro's ashes are expected to be on display in revolution square.
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later in the week, a large ceremony in the square. we expect raul castro and other officials to attend to speak to the nation about fidel castro. then from there, his ashes will be transported across the island. 700 miles in total. on the route taking the journey after the cuban revolution and took power. we expect people to go out and pay respects and salute the head of state who was, of course, so controversial. he will get to the second largest city santiago where he will be laid to rest. of course, the debate over fidel castro, who the man was, and legacy, will go on for years. miguel, christine. our man in havana, patrick oppmann. the mood is anything but somber in south florida. people dancing in the streets in little havana. hundreds waving flags overjoyed by the news of castro's death.
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as boris sanchez tells us, many have waited decades for the celebration. >> christine and miguel, it is hard to believe the response from people in cuba and response from the people in miami is tsae for the person. there is idea jay wia dee jay s music. some holding mopicked pictures who could not be here. and the polarity of the response of passing of fidel castro than elian gonzalez and the saga that played out 15 years ago. elian for his response has called fidel a father significant. he said he is someone he admires and looks up to. here is what elian said.
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>> translator: he is a father who like my father i wanted to show him everything i achieved. that he would be proud of me. that's how it was with fidel. if i learned something and wanted to show him and there are still many things i want to show him. >> reporter: of course, elian gonzalez is not well liked in miami as much as when he was as a child. some here see him as a prop for the regime. propaganda tool to elevate fidel castro into the status of the eye do idol. they don't see him as a voice of legacy. the party will continue here for the next few days. in havana, as you know, nine days of mourning. a stark contrast. miguel. thank you. as cubans prepare to say good-bye to the former leader, more americans are preparing to visit the island nation.
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several carrierss with routes. american airlines with the first scheduled flight. united, jetblue, frontier, alaska and southwest airlines start offering havana flights from u.s. airports in the coming week. those flights could be in jeopardy because donald trump is threatening to reverse the progress made in diplomatic relations with the two countries. here is his chief of staff reince priebus. >> we've got to have a better deal. we will not have a unilateral deal from cuba back to the united states without changes in their government. repression, freedom of religion. these things need to change. that is what president-elect trump believes. that is where he will head. talking is fine, but action is something that will be required under a president trump. >> trump vows the administration will do all it can to help the
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syrian regime forces claim two more neighborhoods in aleppo. pushing the civilian death toll to over 500 in the past two weeks. that is raising concerns over a long ground assault. cnn's frederik pleitgen is tracking the latest from london. fred. >> reporter: miguel, certainly troubling signs from aleppo. the most recent information we are getting is it appears the
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government offensive is going into high gear at this point in time. as you mentioned, a lot of air strikes and a lot of people killed. also a lot of territory lost by the rebels. most of the areas have been held by the rebel forces since 2012. now they're losing them quickly. the syrian government has made more advances in the past 24 hours over the past four years. they say they have taken back ten districts of eastern aleppo. there are reports saying the rebels have now lost all of the northeast of aleppo. that is significant. eastern aleppo is the last urban strong hold that the rebels have. we could witness a major turning point in the syrian civil war in favor of bashar al assad. all of this with devastation for the civilians on the ground there. the u.n. saying there could be up to 250,000 people trapped. you mentioned some fleeing.
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unicef says they believe of those 250,000, 100,000 may be children. for them, the situation is even worse than the adults trapped. miguel. >> the dynamic here, fred, if there is no place for the rebels to go and u.s. and russians cannot come up with some sort of deal to how you go forward here, where does this thing go? >> reporter: i think a lot of it right now seems to be looking in the direction that the syrian government and the russians and their backers, iranians and hezbollah are looking for the solution to the situation in aleppo. they will fight until the rebels lose the territory. the russians and syrian regime set up humanitarian corridors for civilians to go to other rebel held areas in more than western syria and civilians to
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get out. civilians don't trust that. the rebels don't trust that. they believe they'll be killed and captures. there is not many places to go. you see secretary of state kerry pushing the diplomatic efforts to get a halt to the fighting in aleppo going. with the situation on the battle field, going in the favor of syrian regime forces, it seems they will keep pushing on their offensive. that is or appears to be very much in high gear. >> the humanitarian horror we have seen will only get worse. fred, thank you. in breaking overnight. ied found a few feet from the u.s. embassy in manila. the bomb was placed by a person riding in a taxi. police consider it an act of terrorism. it has the same design as the one that killed 14 people in
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storms and heavy rain for the drought stricken southeast. let's get the latest from meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> miguel and christine, good morning. the drought area is expansive. it is larger than the drought situation across portions of california when it comes to the extreme element of that. you notice places like birmingham. it has been september since we last saw rainfall. 41 consecutive days and counting is the number of days in atlanta without rainfall. over 50,000 days in the city. the largest gap has been preside39 days. we get a secondary batch of moisture from the gulf of mexico. it could bring rainfall and snowfall across the northeast. the rainfall potential is impressive. 4 to 6 inches in northern alabama. parts of northern georgia could
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get a couple inches out of this. the fire situation would be alleviated. thank you, pedram. the dow, nasdaq and s&p all sitting at record highs this morning. investors setting to take a step back. dow futures set for losses this morning. the shares in asia lower and oil prices are the reason. it now appears opec countries will not reach a deal to cut production. investors can be thankful for gains last week. something we have not seen in years. the stock market has been quiet thanksgiving week. slim gains or losses each of those weeks. the dow is up this year. 1.5% over just the past four sessions. the down side to the stock market rally. mortgage rates are spiking. the average 30-year fixed rate is 4.19%. on election day, it was 3.62%.
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the increase comes from treasury bonds tied to mortgage rates. investors are ditching bonds in favor of stocks. the strong stock market reaction ma makes it easier for the fed to increase rates. that means a $250,000 mortgage with a 3.5% interest rate is a payment of $1,230 a month. that same with a $ 4.25% rate i $1,230. check out the money stream app. all the topics all in one feed, miguel. download it now. >> i'm happy you did all that math for me. >> higher mortgage rates cost you more to finance a house.
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thank you. "early start" continues now. president-elect trump launches into a twitter rant claiming he won the popular vote in the presidential election. a tale of two cities in the wake of fidel castro's death. people in havana grieving and in little havana, they are dancing in the streets. and welcome to cyber monday as it is known. millions of americans hunting for the best online deals. you are the hunted as well. don't be fooled into deals that are not really deals. >> you love that. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm romachristine romans. i'm reading your lines. >> we need john here. >> it is november 28th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's recount the twitter
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rant. the wisconsin election commission ready to meet in a number of hours. that is touching off a donald trump twitter storm. he is calling it a scam and calling hillary clinton a hypocrite for supporting it. in addition to winning the electoral college, i won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. and that is quoting serious voter fraud in new hampshire and virginia and california. why isn't the media reporting this? donald trump is offering no evidence to support either of those claims. we get more from cnn's ryan nobles in palm beach, florida. >> reporter: donald trump has wrapped up the holiday weekend here at mar-a-lago resort in florida. while we did not hear or see the president-elect trump that

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