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good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm abby phillip. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. all right. the balloons are ready. but will they fly? kids love them. but admit it, you do, too. 3 million people on the streets. tens of millions at home, eagerly awaiting them and the floats and the marching bands. did i mention the balloons? they fly only if the weather cooperates. cnn's miguel marquez is live on the parade route. miguel, i know if it's too windy these are not going to go up. >> reporter: i would have said there's no way on earth these balloons would go up the way the wind was howling at home this morning. right now, it is calm, cool and collected. there's the tom turkey all ready to go.
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and one of the new big balloons, astronaut snoopy. that's ready to go. they're now trying to figure out. they'll make that call close to parade time. 23 miles per hour gusts up to 34. they want to avoid a situation like in 1997, when a woman was critically injured along the parade route when a gust up to 40 miles per hour hit. part of the problem is, that wind is blowing from the west. as they go down, they're fine behind the buildings. when they go into the intersections, those balloons with take a life of their own. they have their work cut out for them. there will be tons of volunteers to keep the balloons down. the bands, the cheerleaders, 1,200 cheerleaders and 1,000 clowns. it's not just about balloons. we have clowns, as well. speaking of clowns, back to you. >> 1,000 clowns and 1 miguel marquez. >> we're keeping our fingers crossed for the good weather
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today. that's the fun part. but less fun, the two huge weather system that scrambled holiday travel, with downpours, wind and snow. 300,000 businesses and homes were without power on wednesday. one system, a bomb cyclone, hammering the west with rain on the coast and heavy snow in the mountains. >> a crash to that scene. >> dash cam footage showing a utah trooper leaping for his life when a vehicle crashes into his patrol car. another storm has minneapolis officials declaring a snow emergency. more than a foot has fallen in parts of michigan and wisconsin. and storms rolled through the northeast last night. in llouisville, kentucky, winds are so fierce it snapped a radio tower in half. with the forecast, derek van dam. >> happy thanksgiving, abby and
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christine. our animations describe it best. you have a turkey blowing in the wind in the northeast. a turkey holding an umbrella across the nation's interior. and a shivering turkey in the mountain west. windy conditions along the east coast. that could impact your traveling plans, along the i-95 corridor. perhaps at the east coast airports, from d.c. to philadelphia and new york, as well as boston. no problems across chicago. look at los angeles, as another storm system moves in. there's the mountain snow. there's the valley rainfall. it could become heavy at times.. look at the advisories and warnings in place for much of the country. temperatures will feel very winter-like. you see from chicago to cleveland. milder weather, though, for your holiday across the east coast. back to you.
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>> i loved those graphics. very clever. it brings me to the annual question. i was taught, you keep your elbows off the table. and keep your politics off the table. but people want to talk about what's going on around the world. what are your rules for politics at the dinner table at thanksgiving? how do you survive? >> do you have rules at your house? >> i try to avoid it. this is what i do. you can talk to each other about prit politics. i'll talk about the weather. >> tweet us your rules. how will you survive politics at the dinner table? meantime, things are going from bad to worse to rudy giuliani. "the new york times" reports the president's personal attorney privately pursued hundreds of thousands of dollars of business from ukrainian officials, at the same time he was digging up dirt
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on joe and hunter biden. that's contradicts what rudy giuliani said last week. >> i have no financial interest in the ukraine. i'm not going to financially profit from anything in the ukraine. i have no business interests in the ukraine. >> one proposal signed by giuliani involved the ukrainian ministry of justice. another deal had giuliani respecting yuri le sen coe. he was working with giuliani. his self-dealing is under intense scrutiny, president trump is looking to distance himself. kaitlan collins is traveling with the president in west palm beach. >> abby and christine, it sounds a lot like what the president used to say about michael cohen is now saying about rudy giuliani. praising him in a new interview but saying he did not direct giuliani to go to ukraine and seek out investigations on his
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behalf. not only contradicting what the president said in the past but also what his aides said. in the july transcript of the call that the president ordered to be released, he urges the ukrainian leader not once, twice, but three times, to speak to giuliani. talking about the debunked theory of ukraine interfering in the election instead of russia. the president is now telling bill o'reilly in a new interview, he wasn't the one that told giuliani to do his dealings in ukraine. >> you have to ask that to rudy. i know he was going to go to ukrai ukraine. i think he canceled a trip. rudy has other clients other than me. >> that goes against what the president said in that july phone call with the ukrainian leader, and a les what gordon sondland, the ambassador to the european union, testified, that aides were instructed to work with giuliani. a lot of parallels what the president said about michael
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cohen and the hush money payments to stormy daniels. he pleaded ignorance and didn't know where the money came from but why michael cohen made those payments. michael cohen is serving three years in prison and we did learn about the president's involvement in all of that. >> kaitlan, happy thanksgiving. asian markets slid thursday, after the president, president trump, signed the hong kong human rights decency act. siding with pro-democracy activists in hong kong and potentially complicating trade talks. this sanctions chinese officials for cracking down on the protesters. and it confirms that special freedoms are being maintained by beijing. that would be a huge blow to its important international economy. the hong kong government blasted the bill and said it was unnecessary and unwarranted.
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chi china's minister of foreign affairs said such plainly bullying behavior is firmly opposed by the chinese government and chinese people. the chinese government calling america a bully. this is going on as they are trying to end a trade war or stop the escalation. terry branstad has been protesting the bill. he's the former governor of iowa. he's aware of how people at home are feeling the effects of the trade war. we'll have a live report from hong kong in the next half hour. days after being fired, richard spencer with pointed words for the president about what it means to be in the military. coming up.
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cowardly lion poster when the nets showed up. he didn't make the trip because of an injury. as for lakers star, anthony davis, listen to this. >> number 3, anthony davis. they served him a platter of green bean casserole. he sat out last season. he demanded to be traded. but davis gets the last laugh. he sets the record for a player facing his former team for the first time. 41 points. he had the same-sealing deal, as well. new orleans a chance to tie it at the end. the lakers won, 114-110. it would not be thanksgiving day without the overstuffed relatives on the couch. watching the bears beat the lions.
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a massachusetts man has something extra to be thankful for today. last week, the bold band on his finger fell off. where? while he was hiking snow-covered mt. hancock in new hampshire. he posted a plea to a facebook group of fellow hikers and it worked. >> i had a little bit of hope. if anybody is going to find it, it's some of the crazy hikers. >> he shows up and has a metal detector. >> found the ring. >> no way. >> the band is back on bill's finger. it will probably sit out the next hike. that was good luck for him. "early start" continues right now. this thanksgiving morning, millions waiting and hoping for the macy's parade balloons. will the forecast, although, derail those plans? he said he had no business
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ties to ukraine. but a new report shows that rudy giuliani pursued big business there while hunting for dirt on the bidens. a major finding that undercuts the president's conspiracy theory. a watchdog finds zero evidence the fbi tried to spy on the campaign. and a bill signed in front of protesters in hong kong. could it derail trade talks? good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm abby philp. is that bread or butter? i can't remember who is who? i think they're both alive. the balloons are ready. but will they fly? kids love them. but admit it, you do, too. 3 million people on the streets. tens of millions at home, eagerly awaiting them and the floats and the marching bands. did i mention the balloons? they fly only if the weather cooperates.
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cnn's miguel marquez is live on the parade route. miguel, it's windy this morning. but how is it look right now? >> it is breezy. it was howling earlier today. it is now just breezy. as long as that wind stays below 23 miles per hour and the gusts stay below 34 miles per hour, the balloons should go. right now, fingers crossed, we're looking okay. tom turkey is lined up, as always. this is the 40th version of snoopy. astronaut snoopy this time, that will be in the parade today. that's one of the big balloons. a spongebob balloon. smokey the bear is back, as well. hopefully all those balloons will go. they will make that call moments before the parade steps off at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. they want to avoid what happened in 1997. a woman was critically injured when one of the balloons blew in an intersection and hit a street
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light and brought debris down and almost killed her, she was in a coma for a month. it's not bad behind the buildings. but as you go through intersections, you sometimes get a big gust of wind. last year, i was here. not only extremely cold but also windy. and they had them almost down to the ground. hopefully, they will go this year. right now, it is looking pretty good. happy thanksgiving back to you guys. i have to do my turkey call. you've been doing that silly thing all morning. >> yes, i love that. >> the talents of miguel marquez. i'm always surprised. >> it's amazing. >> his reporting tool kit is excelle excellent. you never know when you need these kind of skills. >> stay warm out there. let's look at the two, huge weather systems that scrambled holiday travel, with downpours, wind and snow. 300,000 businesses and homes were without power on wednesday.
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one system, a bomb cyclone, hammering the west with rain on the coast and heavy snow in the mountains. >> a crash to that scene. >> dash cam footage showing a utah trooper leaping for his life when a vehicle crashes into his patrol car. another storm has minneapolis officials declaring a snow emergency. more than a foot has fallen in parts of michigan and wisconsin. and storms rolled through the northeast last night. in louisville, kentucky, winds are so fierce it snapped a radio tower in half. with the forecast, derek van dam. >> happy thanksgiving, abby and christine. our animations describe it best. you have a turkey blowing in the wind in the northeast. a turkey holding an umbrella across the nation's interior. and a shivering turkey in the mountain west. windy conditions along the east
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coast. that could impact your traveling plans, along the i-95 corridor. perhaps at the east coast airports, from d.c. to philadelphia and new york, as well as boston. no problems across chicago. look at los angeles, as another storm system moves in. there's the mountain snow. there's the valley rainfall. it could become heavy at times. look at the advisories and warnings in place for much of the country. temperatures will feel very winter-like. you see from chicago to cleveland. milder weather, though, for your holiday across the east coast. back to you. >> thanks for that, derek. protesters in hong kong celebrating in the streets today. a pro-american rally after president trump signed a bill supporting the protest movement. he signed, despite the backlash
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from beijing. cnn's will ripley live in hong kong for us. this is one look at the americans bullying the chinese. >> the streets of hong kong will look like one of president trump's campaign rallies. a lot of people praising signing this bill into law. if he didn't sign it, he would have gone against everybody in the house and the senate. it passed unanimously in the senate and almost in the house. after the announcement that the bill was signed into law, he put up that statement, trying to tread carefully with his supposed friend, president xi jingpi jingping. let me break down what the bill does. it authorizes sanctions on chinese and hong kong officials that may be involved in human rights abuses. police officials, the government itself. it requires the state department to review hong kong's special
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trade status. one thing that makes hong kong so important to china is it has the special trade status. if that was taken away, it could have consequences for the territory and for the united states, as well. less than a week ago, pro-democracy candidates had a landslide victory in district council elections. this is the second boom for the protest movement in a week. and now, china's foreign ministry, publicly supporting violent criminals. the chinese government summoned the u.s. envoy to china, terry branst branstad, days after they warned him that the u.s. needs to stay out of this situation. we need to watch how beijing and washington's disagreement could affect the sensitive trade negotiations. >> it was the president himself on the phone in a tv interview. he said if it weren't for the trade deal, the chinese would have gone into hong kong and obliterated it in 14 minutes.
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that's trumpi iaian hyperbole. wouldn't it have quelled the protest? >> frankly, no. anybody that lives in the city knows that is ridiculous. when the umbrella movement shut down the city for several months, people's liberation army was just a few blocks down the road and they didn't move in that situation, either. a lot of people were saying they would. that's president trump being president trump. there's a lot of gratitude here in hong kong for the president of the united states, for siding with the protest movement, obviously, which infuriates beijing. this is a city that held the election. 90% of the vote went to pro-democracy candidates. highest voter turnout ever. the people on the streets are not mad at the protesters. they're mad at the police and the government. >> will ripley, thanks for that. things going from bad to worse for rudy giuliani. "the new york times" reports the
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the president and his allies have claimed for years that the fbi spied on his 2016 campaign. now, that's being debunked. according to "the new york times," an investigation by the inspector-general found no evidence the fbi tried to put undercover personnel inside the campaign. and president obama did not order a wiretap on mr. trump's phones. inspector general michael horowitz is expected to release his report on december 9th and testify before the senate judiciary committee two days later. a separate probe by former federal prosecutor john durham is also ongoing. he was appointed by the attorney general to conduct a broad review of intelligence in russia -- in the russia probe. the american economy entered the fourth quarter on more solid footing than previously thought. revised gdp estimates showed
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former president jimmy carter is home from the
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hospital, more than two weeks after a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. he and his wife look forward to time at home where carter will continue to recover. elizabeth cohen joins us now. jimmy carter is 95 years old. the longest any president has ever lived. what does his recovery look like? and are experts hopeful he can recover at 95? >> let's talk about what happened. the reason why his blood had accumulated, it was forming pressure on his brain because he had taken a fall. a dramatic fall. you can see he has a black and blue eye. he is wearing a bandage. and before that, he had taken another foul shortly before that. and in may, six months before that, he had taken another fall. so, three foul falls in a peri six months, including two operations, one on his hip and one on his head. that's a lot in a period for six
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months for someone who is 95 years old. why did he have all of the falls? do they need to tweak his medications? the second thing would be rehab. >> he's so active. he's not in a rocking share, like a typical 95-year-old. >> he has been bouncing back after all of the medical challenges. are we at a point where he has to change his habits? >> i spoke to people who treat people this age all the time. and they were hopeful he could get back, if not to where he was before, then pretty close. they said, don't look at the age. that's just a number. look at what he was able to do before he had these falls. as you noted, abby, he was traveling. he was at habitat for humanity. he was walking and going places. he would use a cane sometimes. it's what people were able to do before the fall that matters. and he was able to do quite a bit.
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>> a role model for keeping active. i wouldn't even call him retired. he's not retired. >> he's not retired. he is not retired. he said, i will stop when i have to. he said he is at ease and comfortable with death. you can see he's thinking about the end but he is not there yet. >> we're hoping for a full recovery for him. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. a texas chemical plant has been burning more than 24 hours, following a series of explosions that rocked the plant at port natchez, texas. the explosions caused extensive damage in the city and remarkably just three plant workers were injured. officials don't know how long the fire will keep burning. and emergency response teams are
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working to keep the blaze from spreading. a marine deserter accused of murder has been captured three weeks later at the sacene of th alleged crime. michael alexander brown was arrested yesterday morning at his mother's home in franklin, county, virginia. he police say he killed his mother's boyfriend at that home. he deserted in october. he's charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in a felony. the motive remains unclear. the number of births and abortions in the u.s. continues to decline. the birthrate in 2018 was the lowest in more than three decades. it's the fourth year in a row that births have declined. meantime, abortions have hit an all-time low. the declines in births and abortions in several years has been pegged to fewer millennials having children than previous generations and fewer teen
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pregnancies, as well. remember this woman spinning out of control on a gurnee as she was air-lifted in southern arizona. the woman feared for her life. the claim accuses the city of reasonably and safely executing the helicopter rescue. let's look at business this morning. major retailers and malls fight for shoppers. you stay open or do you close? the national retail federation estimates 165 million people will shop over the five-day stretch. and there's six fewer days between thanksgiving and christmas this year. in the past, critics targeted stars like macy's that started black friday days on thursday. arguing that employees should be able to stay home. but over the years, workers rights groups have shifted the focus to bigger issues like minimum wage and better benefits. walmart, target, best buy and
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macy's all are open today. i'm playing a single hand in what looks like a losing game. >> alexa is getting emotional. amazon announced a new emotional tone. it can be used for tasks like mimicking a news anchor reading the headlines. abby doesn't like this. this feature is limited to developers. a release date hasn't been determined yet. we asked whether politics or other delicate topics would be discussed at your thanksgiving table. one of our colleagues had thoughts about this. >> i'm chris wallace. you may know me from your parents' tv when you go home to do laundry. i'm used to moderating presidential debates and political round tables. but there's nothing more combative than the thanksgiving dinner table. i'm here to spend my thanksgiving dinner moderating
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tips. the loudest person should be seated next to the quietest person in the family. that's the garden gnome. if your family is going to argue over roasted turkey or fried turkey. give them wild turkey. freedom of the press is a cornerstone of our democracy. can't decide who has to clean up? do the smart thing. just move. happy thanksgiving. >> i was joking earlier, i have a saying, keep your elbows off the table. but a lot of people like to talk about politics at thanksgiving. we asked your thoughts. sam gibson said anything goes at our thanksgiving table. >> how do avoid holiday politics? just skip thanksgiving. >> that's extreme. eat alone. that's more extreme. >> those that mention politics will have to eat at the kids'
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table. >> the kids will kick them out. >> and lois says this, we are a politically wi politically divided family. family time is over and beyond any politics. family first, politics, a far second. our zach wolf has an impeachment tracker so you can be well read up on the impeachment in case you need to confront conspiracy theorist for dinners. >> all of the witnesses. all of the facts. >> i have learned the best thing to say, what do you think about that? then, turn it to football. >> i nod and smile. >> thanks for joining us, everybody. happy thanksgiving. there's the balloons. yay. will they fly today? we'll find out 9:00 a.m. eastern. >> i'm christine romans. >> i'm abby phillip. >> "new day" starts right now. >> which character are you most excited to see and why? >> snoopy because he's majestic.
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>> we're tracking a number of storms across the u.s. incredible how it's impacting the east coast. the president signed the hong kong human rights and democracy act into law. >> we need to see the united states coming out full-throated in support of the democratic protests. >> this bill serves as the latest reminder that the u.s. is the biggest hand behind the chaos in hong kong. this is "new day," with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." it's thursday, november 28th. it's 6:00 in new york. alisyn is off. erica hill is with me this morning. >> happy thanksgiving. i'm thankful for the amazing graphics department. >> i saw you on tv in washington. you were in washington as of 5:00 p.m. yesterday. >> yes. and you were on tv at 9:00 p.m. >> but i didn't have to get on a train. >> to sit next to you, it's
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worth it. i'm thankful for trains that work and this chair. >> great to have you here. there's a big issue here in new york city will the balloons fly? the macy's thanksgiving day parade balloons. the winds are dangerously close to canceling this whole thing. the parade kicks off in just a few hours. the national weather service is looking at winds that could exceed city rules. the officials could make the call at about two hours. we will bring that call in the minute we get it in. we're going to have the lawsuitelawsuit e -- latest forecast and the look at the parade route in a bit. china vowing to retaliate after president trump signs two bills backing hong pkong

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