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>> i know many of you are deeply disappointed about the results of the election. i am, too. >> but that's not all hillary clinton said in her first comments since the concession. plus, donald trump is getting closer to naming key cabinet posts with more names being floated. >> new details on the minnesota police officer who has now been criminally charged in the july shooting of motorist philando castille. >> a frightening scene where a train cuts a car in half and incredibly, the driver and passenger walk away. >> find out why bob dylan is skipping his nobel prize award ceremony. >> plus, a brother makes a catch of a lifetime. >> and kate upton goes on a
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tirade over her fiance being passed up for the cy young award. >> i'm ayman mohyeldin. >> i'm frances rivera. we're hearing from hillary clinton for the first time since she conceded the presidential race to donald trump. as her popular vote margin passes the 1 million mark, an emotional clinton said she was close to staying away from the public for the foreseeable future. >> will admit coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me. there have been a few times this past week when all i wanted to do is just to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never the house again. >> clinton's appearance came as she was honored by the children's defense fund. she conceded how difficult the last week's results were. while making her best attempt to inspire the crowd to live a life of public service. >> i know many of you are deeply disappointed about the results of the election.
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i am, too. more than i could ever express. i know this isn't easy. i know that over the past week, a lot of people have asked themselves whether america is the country we thought it was. the divisions laid bare by this election lay deep. but please listen to me when i say this, america is worth it. our children are worth it. believe in our country. fight for our values, and never, ever give up. >> also this morning, word of just who would be in president-elect's white house. lieutenant general michael flynn, a trump loyalist and vice chair of the transition team is emerging as a top pick for national security adviser. the news comes from a source familiar with the transition source. however, as has been the case in trump's unprecedented run, nothing is final until trump says actually it is. and flynn isn't the only new
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name grabbing headlines this morning. south carolina governor nikki haley has been floated for the secretary of state post. this as rudy giuliani's consulting history is under more scrutiny. hallie jackson reports. >> through trump tower's revolving door, a countdown to cabinet selections. another name now in the mix for secretary of state. sources familiar with the discussion citing south carolina governor nikki haley who begrudgingly backed trump even after he said her constituents are embarrassed by her. >> are you going to support donald trump? >> great to be in cleveland. >> so far, no response from the governor's office. eight days in, president-elect trump's looking a lot like candidate trump did. inside his transition, much of what happened during his campaign, internal jockeying, leadership changes, complaints privately and publicly. no one really knows who's in charge. >> i think there is some confusion going on about a chain
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of command coming utof new york. >> vice president elect mike pents, the new transition team leader, touring his soon to be home with vice president joe biden. trump's team blamed the griping on sour grapes of people purged out. >> i was in d.c. yesterday at both transition offices. very engaged, full of energy. >> while both bushes made their cabinet nominations within a few days, it took president obama two weeks. president clinton, more than a month. by that timeline, president-elect trump is on pace. >> every transition goes through chaos. every transition goes through turnover. >> trump's insisting his is going smoothly, in a weet attacking the media like he did his whole campaign. >> trump is expected to meet with governor haley later this morning. also a sit down with prime
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minister shinzo abe. he put out a call sheet of all the leaders trump has been in connection with since the election. they listed 169 or 180 members of congress demanding trump remove steve bannon. he's the newly minted white house senior strategists appointed by trump. perhaps the most boisterous bannon denunciation may have come from senator bernie sanders. >> i call upon mr. trump to rescind the appointment that he made of mr. bannon. a president of the united states should not have a racist at his side. unacceptable. >> now, to this rare move. the minnesota police officer involved in the july shooting death of 32-year-old philando castille has been charged with second degree manslaughter. his attorney said the client pulled castille looked like a
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suspect in a recent armed robbery. the officer is expected to plead not guilty when he appears in court on friday. blake mccoy has details. >> oh, my god. please don't tell me he's dead. >> the aftermath of philando castille's killing by police was seen around the world. tonight, the officer who fired the shots is charged. he's charged with second degree manslaughter carrying up to ten years in jail and two counts of dangerously discharged a firearm, each carrying up to five years. he's previously said he thought he was reaching for a gun. castile had a permit to carry. >> i told him not to reach for it. >> you told him to get his i.d., sir. >> the attorney said he was calm and complying with the officer's demands. >> his dying words were in
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protest that he was want reaching for his gun. there simply was no objective threat posed to the officer. >> minnesota's plea union said it's disappointed with the charges, adding no one can speak to the officer for what he encountered. >> overseas now, the russian-led bombing campaign in syria has resumed in full force after a three-week moratorium. the hardest hit area continues to be aleppo. and officials tell nbc news the syrian regime is responsible for those attacks, while the russians, they believe, have been focusing on other areas of the country. among the latest destruction, the only children's hospital in rebel-held eastern aleppo. it had the only relatively advanced maternity ward in the area. one of the hospital's doctors say there's 90,000 children still in aleppo. >> dozens of wildfires have skoe scorched acres in the southeast, and firefighters are coming in
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to fight inblazes. this is largest mobilization of forces since the hurricane sandy recovery efforts in 2012. while some of the fires were caused unintentially, authorities are investigating several arson cases. >> we have incredible video for you this morning out of massachusetts. check this out. the luckiest day ever for the two people in this car. upper left-hand corner of the screen, a car appears to ignore the train crossing when a commuter train crushes the car and splits it literally in half. now take a look at this. the people you're seeing there on the screen were the passengers in the car. both appear to be unharmed as they walk away. police are now searching for the couple who they say fled the scene. the accident happened around 10:30 p.m. last night. the driver reportedly struck another car and in an attempt to escape drove around the lowered crossing gates before being hit by the train. incredible images gives you an idea of how bad that crash was.
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massachusetts transportation authority is investigating this incident. >> as if they just took the car and snapped it. >> lucky day for those two people in that car. >> just ahead, bob dylan says thanks but no thanks to the nobel prize ceremony. we'll explain ahead. >> but first, bill karins with a chilly winter forecast. >> the temperatures have dropped in the west, and now we're watching the snow storm from the central rockies to the central plains. wyoming is getting snow and also porgs of southern montana. blizzard warnings are issues for south dakota and minnesota, nebraska, and a portion of colorado. as far as the highest snow totals, the mountains of wyoming, and this area could get
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through much of central california. lots of sunshine and comfortable weather. >> and unfortunately for those in california and the pacific northwest, more stormy weather ahead as we head to thanksgiving. details on that in the days ahead. >> thank you. just ahead, president obama faces his toughest donald trump critics yet. we'll tell you who. and then an all-star lineup headed to the white house for a very special occasion. details ahead as "early today" continues. see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months. while the majority saw 90% clearance. do not use if you are allergic to cosentyx.
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>> just an old baseball announcer. >> yes, mr. scully, we are sure. that was josh earnest informing legendary baseball announcer vin scully that, yes, for real, he was chosen to receive the highest civilian honor, the medal of freedom. among the group, creators and innovators like kareem abdul-jabbar, ellen degeneres, robert de niro, tom hanks, michael jordan, also robert redford, diana ross, and vin scully. also bruce springsteen, cecily tyson, and many others. don't you wish we had a camera. >> i wish i was a fly on the wall. i love vin scully. he's like, i'm just a babel announcer. you're a lot more than that. heading overseas, president obama is waking up in berlin and is expected to take part in a bilateral press conference with angela merkel. today, he'll formally meet with european union leaders before embarking on the last stop of his tour, and that's where we find chris jansing in berlin
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with more. >> good morning. president obama is returning to the city that in many ways made him an international political superstar. he was still a senator back in 2008 when 200,000 people turned out here on the streets of berlin to cheer, to hear him speaking. some of them literally hanging off lamp posts. of course, a lot has changed in the last eight years and the editor of the build newspaper has spoken about the disappointments of the obama era, how he didn't help enough with the refugee crisis, how they believe his pivot to asia away from europe has been a negative, and then the tapping of angela merkel's phone. interestingly, he and the german chancellor remain very close. when he arrived yesterday, they had a dinner. they have a more formal meeting today, and then a press conference. you can bet key questions will be about donald trump. something that's been on the mind of all european leaders, and here in germany, a poll of germans showed he has an 82% disapproval rating. tomorrow, the president meets
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with other leaders of the e.u., including france, spain, and italy. all of them in some stages of shock about the election of trump, not knowing exactly what it might mean and looking for reassurances from a president who himself has said he was incredibly surprised by the outcome of this election. >> thanks for that, chris jansing in burl ln. >> coming up next on "early today," watch out, joggers beware, wild deer on the run. >> plus, the catch of the day. details ahead. stay with us. i'm here in bristol, virginia. and now...i'm in bristol, tennessee. on this side of the road is virginia... and on this side it's tennessee. no matter which state in the country you live in, you could save hundreds on car insurance by switching to geico. look, i'm in virginia... i'm in tennessee... virginia... tennessee... and now i'm in virginessee. see how much you could save on car insurance. or am i in tennaginia?
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>> not the kind of soar you want. >> democrats may not be the only ones complaining for the choice of steve bannon, but could the outcome lead to robust retail sales? >> good morning. wall street could find itself in a testy relationship with the trump white house if comments by a top adviser are any indication, steve bannon has previously ripped into big banks and their role in the financial crisis. during a speech in 2014, bannon, who is a former executive at goldman sachs says no one was held accountable, which helped fuel populist anger, and bank bailouts in 2008 were wrong. >> americans may be ready until they drop this holiday season. spending on cyber monday's will hit $3.5 million. and speaking of the holidays,
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the cost of thanksgiving dinner is down to less than $5 a person. the american farm bureau's annual survey finds the average cost of a feast for ten people is $49.87. that's 24 cents less than last year. a 16-pound turkey is 30 sense less at $22.74. pumpkin pie mix and milk also cost less this year, while rolls, cranberries and sweet potatoes are more expensive. back over to you. >> depending on what you like at thanksgiving, something is going your way, some things are not. >> landon, thank you. just ahead, supermodel kate upton's twitter tirade, and adele goes batty in one of third concerts. we'll tell you about that and much more. thanks for giving victor the energy to be the rowdiest fan. and joseph, the ability to see monsters.
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there's a bat! there's a bat. right by your head. oh, my god. there's a bat. it's true. i'm happy to be here. >> if you're wondering what that was, that was adele onstage in mexico. she gets scared, starts pointing it out to a few people. >> that's why we love adele. she's freaking out. >> like any of us would. >> instead of the show must go on, playing it cool, she's being her real self. >> kate upton's twitter tirade against major league baseball is a top talk. she's upset her fiance, detroit
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tigers pitcher justin verlander lost the american league cy young award and questions the vote count. purcella took top honors, but verlander won more first place results. upton took to twitter slamming the results. she said, hey, mlb, i was the was the only one who can [ bleep ] verlander. two writers didn't have him on their ballots. question mark, can you pick out more people out of touch to vote. finally, she tweets, sorry, rick, referring to rick par sella who won the award, but you didn't get any first place votes. bye, felicia. he did win eight first place votes. it's nice to see when your spouse or spouse-to-be comes out in your defense. this is "early today." stay with us. new an ordinary tissue was near. the fiery tissue left her nose sore and red.
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well, here we go. the storm system that was in the west is now moving across the country. there will be another storm reloading and heading to the west on saturday. that gives you two nice days. cool morning, probably need the heater on in the car. this afternoon, 72 in l.a. 77 tomorrow. phoenix will be about 70 the next two days in a row, but saturday is when the wet weather will move in for the west coast. looks like a wet and dreary weekend. >> and you know, for people there getting the wetness, they wouldn't be happy if i said suck it up, butter cup, because that is what one lawmaker is saying, responding to public colleges he believes are coddling students after donald trump's election. when he's saying just that. suck it up, butter cup. that's also the name of bobby
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kaufman's new bill. if passed, the legislation would cut funding to schools spending taxpayer dollars on cry zones is what they call them. counseling and other safe spaces. the republican lawmaker is also looking to create new penalties for protesters blocking highways. he noted that existing therapy and mental health services in schools will not be targeted, the proposal will be introduced in january 2017 when we go from president-elect donald trump to now president trump, when that inauguration takes place. >> moving on to the music world. bob dylan won't attend sweden's nobel prize ceremony next month. his excuse -- pre-existing commitments. they made the announcement on the website after receiving a personal letter. dylan said he feels honored and wishes he could receive the literature prize in person. the academy said the decision is unusual but it does respect it. not exceptional, and while dylan's website lists no tour dates for december, the academy
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expects him to present a nobel lecture within six months in order to keep the prize. >> if you have heard of araulds chapman? you're going to hear about him now. >> krred one of the most dominant relief pitchers in baseball. now he's looking to cash in on his elite status, and we mean big. look at those numbers. he's shopping around for a reported $100 million. and because he's a closing pitcher, seeing just a handful of innings a season, you break that down and do the math, that's $25,615 just for every pitch. now, if he inked a four year contract and throws under 1,000 pitches a season, unbelievable. two pitches, he makes what the average american makes in a year. >> looking for a healthy way to get your bacon fix. a family in tucson, arizona, is growing mushrooms that taste like one of our favorite breakfast meats. when cooked, it becomes similar to smoky bacon. >> that's one way to have that breakfast.
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right now at 4:30, a frosty start, break out the winter jackets, kari hall is back with us to tell us how to prepare for the bay area's coldest morning of the season so far. new overnight in the south bay, a man hit and killed on a freeway on-ramp. mao the chp is turning to the public for help with answers. our own kris sanchez will have a live report in moments. walking out. the reason students at uc berkeley plan to stand up and leave class in a matter of hours. "today in the bay" starts right now. good thursday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm sam brock.

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