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have a great day. have a great day. >> call them ♪ good morning, it is tuesday, november 29th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." two big breaking stories. a plane carrying a brazilian soccer team crashes in colombia, killing 75 people. remarkably six survive. plus out of control wildfires threaten thousands of people and tear through homes, businesses and schools near tennessee's great smokey mountains. >> and the student who toked a crowd at ohio state is angry about muss lips now administrators want to know if he had any terror connection. and president-elect donald trum is meeting with mitt
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romney for a second time. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> oh, my gosh. this is not good. >> go, go, go. >> i can't see. >> raging wildfires tear through tennessee. >> the fires continue to be unpredictable. >> the national guard has been deployed to the area. >> tourists and people living near mountain towns evacuate. >> i'm thankful. >> a chartered plane carrying 81 people including a professional brazilian soccer team has crashed in colombia. donald trump will announce his choice for health and human services secretary. >> the president-elect is holding a second meeting with mitt romney. >> forces appear on the brink of crushing aleppo. sources say 10,000 people have fled the area. a car and knife attack at
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ohio state university is being seen as a possible act of terrorism. >> people were crying. >> tens of thousands of cubans continue to the pay their respects to fidel castro during this nine-day period of national mourning. a passenger taken into custody after jumping outside of a moving plane in houston. >> exactly what motivated -- >> all that -- >> and all the customers -- >> ooh. >> to the end zone! and a catch made in traffic. he can't throw the ball any better than that. >> a much needed win. >> and "all that mattered" -- >> do you have any evidence at all of fraud? >> no. >> donald trump, of course, won the election, he is president-elect. but i can't believe this, he's still sending out angry tweets. [ laughter ] >> on "cbs this morning" -- >> why isn't it enough for him that he won the electoral college. why does he have to make up the
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information that he won the popular election which he lost. >> the popular vote.word "popular" in it. that's the only reason he cares that's the only reason he cares about it. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie is on assignment in cuba. and he'll join us a bit later. jeff glor is with us. good to have you here. we're following two breaking news stories this morning. first to colombia where sources say six people survived a crash of a brazilian soccer team. 75 people were killed. we've got pictures from the crash scene and they show the damaged fuselage and bags among the wreckage. >> team was heading to a soccer tournament. the flight went down on approach to medellin airport. josh elliott is here with what may have caused the terrible crash. good morning.
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>> good morning. around 10:00 p.m., the pilot of the airline declared an emergency with over 80 people on board. the plane was just five minutes from its final destination when it went down in a remote region of colombia. this morning, colombian police are looking at electrical failure as a possible cause of the crash. >> reporter: emergency crews descended on the scene searching for debris for signs of life. but heavy rains and rugged terrain forced the rescues to be suspended overnight, ambulances arrived at the nearby hospital with some of the passengers on it. the main objective was to rescue the survives, said a local mayor, that's our priority. aside from the people found alive. three of them are soccer players, one is a flight attendant and another a journalist. raid czar imagery shows the final moments that the flight circled over an area in central colombia before disappearing.
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the team from the small brazilian city of chapeco was in the middle of a fairy tale season. favoring a final of a major soccer competition for the first time ever. carl warman is a journalist covering the soccer. >> to be taken down after all they've done is harrowing, heartbreaking, and hard to digest. >> reporter: video from the team's facebook page shows the team moments before it boarded the flight at sao paulo's international airport. local officials have called this a tragedy not just for brazil, but the entire world. authorities have not ruled out the possibility that the plane ran out of fuel. but right now again, they're citing an electrical failure. the football federation has
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suspended football until further notice. saying may goddal company our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our delegation. jeff. the tennessee wildfires. dramatic cell phone video going a desperate try to escape here. sparks and flames shoot across the roadways. cabins can be seen burning in the woods nearby. tourists were trapped inside a hotel in gatlinburg as flames burned outside. >> strong winds brought the flames to nearby towns. dollywood, the dolly parton theme park is threatened. dani ruberti from our affiliate wvlt is near gatlinburg where hundreds are stranded. dani, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, one of the places where residents are seen after fleeing their homes. 600 are registered here. they've got their pets, the clothes on their backs.
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and most don't know what they'll find when the sun comes up in the morning. >> hit the gas! hit the gas! >> reporter: cell phone video shows flames s s surrounding a driver evacuating gatlinburg, tennessee, late monday night. fire seemed to block off the only road to safety. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: at one point sparks through over the windshield. >> almost every cabin is burning to the ground. >> reporter: the driver said he was able to escape. it's unclear whether if everyone was. flames closed in on the vista hotel in downtown gatlinburg. people trapped inside recorded video on their control phones. in the smoke-filled lobby, guests were forced to wear masks. logan baker was inside. >> but the smoke is here. >> reporter: at one point, at
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least 30 structures in gatlinburg were burning. the mountain lodge, a roadside restaurant was destroyed. high winds caused the chimney 2 fire which began in the smokey mountains last week to descend. drivers showed the fires cascading down the mountains as they were forced to evacuate. earlier in the day, an ominous cloud. >> we're dealing with very difficult situations in gatlinburg, that if you are a person that prays, we could use your prayers. >> reporter: so far, officials tell me there are no reported deaths. two of the surrounding counties are closed today. that fire did burn to the door step of dolly parton's theme park. but no damage to the property. gayle. >> dani, thank you very much. investigators are now trying to determine whether a car and
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knife attack at the ohio state university was an act of terrorism. the suspect abdullah artan. the attack injured at least 11 people one in in chrritical condition but they're all expected to survive. dean reynolds is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, it turns out that campus police were already in this area, investigating a natural gas leak. at the time of yesterday's attack. and the osu police chief says that's why they were able to mount their almost immediate response. within about a minute of monday's attack at ohio state, university police officer alan horujko took action, shooting and killing abdul razak ali
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artan. >> we have several pedestrians shot by a vehicle. shots fired one down. >> reporter: artan drove a honda civic on to the sidewalk into a group of students and teachers who had assembled because a fire alarm had sounded. artan got out of the tcar and slashed as many as he could with a butcher knife. >> i heard, run, this guy's got a knife. >> reporter: he witnessed the attack. >> one of the students was like a rag doll flying through the air. i knew this was something serious. >> reporter: initially, it was said that two suspects were involved but surveillance footage of the car had led investigators to believe that artan acted alone. >> we have the suspect by the
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car by himself. >> reporter: the university sent out a alert to thousands of commands with the words, run, hide, fight. >> at first, it wasn't clear. >> reporter: jojo zamoiski said it was one of many students who barricaded for the lockdown. >> we? just waiting for the next update what was the right thing to do. for the next few hours we didn't know what that was. >> reporter: now, classes will resume here today following yesterday's cancellation. in addition, the university is offering counseling to students and faculty. >> evidence may lead to a motive. outside artan's apartment complex last night. sources say artan put an angry
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message on facebook before the attack. he wrote, quote, america, stop interfering with other countries especially the muslim ummah. we are not weak." jeff pegues. >> good morning, this is increasingly turning into an investigator's case, what they're discovering is a dramatic escalation. hallmark signs, law enforcement officials say, of someone radicalized and turning to action. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say shortly before the attack, the suspect posted a message on facebook suggesting that he was disturbed by how muslims are being treated. reportedly posting, i am sick and tired of seeing my fellow muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured everywhere. officials say artan came to the u.s. with six family members in 2014 after fleeing smoomalia, a
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spending seven years in a refugee camp. he first attended community college in columbus where he was on the dean's list. last august, he became a student at ohio state where he was interviews by the campus paper, "the lantern." he complained about what he believed was the media' portrayal of muslims. i wanted to pray in the open, he said but i was kind of scared with everything going on in the media. if people look at me a muslim praying i don't know what they're going to think what's going to happen. >> today, we can prove that the suspect was alone by himself in the vehicle and committed his act by himself. ongoing investigation to determine motive and if smibls was involved in this act. >> reporter: although investigators stilt have not settled on a motive for the attack, it fittings the profile of what investigators say terrorist organizations have been encouraged followers to do. terrorist groups like al qaeda
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and isis have been encouraging supporters to carry out lone-wolf attacks like the one in nice, france, in july. and a shopping mall stabbing in minnesota in september. cbs news has learned that artan's father was abducted in somalia in 2007. and that is why his family left the country to ultimately seek refugee status in 2012. the family came into the u.s. by flying into new york, then to dallas and on to ohio where they settled. gayle. jeff, thank you very much. president-elect donald trump filleds another cabinets position this morning. donald trump announced that he did nominate georgia congressman tom price to lead the health and human services. he's known as say strong opponent of the affordable care act. and who will be the next secretary of state. major garrett is covering the transition for us and joining us with the latest. major, good morning. >> good morning, the key player in this move answer for that
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matter all the president-elect trump's moves. pence is said to be agnostic on the choice for secretary of state, leaving that decision squarely in the lap of president-elect trump. word has drifted for days with more deliberations schedulinged for today. >> folks, this is lunacy. this is lunacy. this is what happens when you put the government in charge. >> reporter: that was congressman tom price in pennsylvania a week before election day. denouncing the affordable care act as he stumped for candidate donald trump. >> this is crazinecraziness. >> reporter: price favors repealing the health care law on premiums. >> the administration spent over 1 trillion dollars on a broken medicaid system on subsidies that they're forcing people to buy what they don't want. >> reporter: price is an
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orthopedicic surgeon by trade. price also wants to privatize medicare and defund. and tends to merge with promises of actions to come. >> a number of very important announcements tomorrow. >> reporter: the president-elect held his first meeting sunday with former cia director david petraeus. >> he basically walked us around the world. showed a great grasp of the varieties of challenges out there. >> reporter: after, the president-elect posted on social media that he was very impressed. he pled guilty in 2015 to knowing disclosing classified information while cia director to his mistress and biographer. eager to resurrect his career, petraeus said last week, he would serve again. >> very good conversation. we'll see where it goes from here. >> the president-elect will have
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dinner tonight with 2012 gop nominee mitt romney. the second meeting between the two as romney vies with petraeus and rudy giuliani for secretary of state. sources also they petraeus is the runner for national intelligence. top trump aide kellyanne conway has criticized romney. tweeting out last night working hard late last night. showing whether conway was defying trump's wishes as he deliberates over romney and state. in aleppo, in the past 24 hours, dramatically alter the situation on ground, sources report 20% taken by opposition fighters in 2012. thousands have been fleeing out of the battle zone. the enjoy doesn't know how long eastern aleppo will last. elizabeth palmer is following developments from london. elizabeth, good morning.
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>> good morning, this very intensive offensive began after almost nonstop bombing and shelling in the past weeks carried out by both the russian and syrian warplanes and their allies on the ground. >> reporter: civilians carrying only the barest necessities began to move out of eastern aleppo as syrian troops moved in. this woman fled with her mother in a wheelchair. we haven't had very much for five months she said. the government backed by russia offered bus transport away from the battle zone. since the weekend the syrian army and its allies have taken 40% of the territory held by opposition fighters since 2012. the intense bombardment of this offensive has leveled buildings across eastern aleppo. including this woman's home along with her mother has been tweeting about her flight which
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has now gone from dire to desperate. one of her last messages read, tonight we have no house. it's bombed. i got in the rubble. i saw deaths and i almost died. as far as we know bana and her family are still in the rebel-held city along with tens of thousands. the whole area is under attack by sources who now clearly have the upper hand. >> elizabeth, thank you so much. cuba this morning is planning to honor fidel castro with a massive rally. throughouts lined up to pay trick to the man who led the country for nearly 50 years. neither president obama nor vice president biden will attend the funeral on sunday. in the next hour, we're going to charlie rose. he is in havana with more on how cuba is saying good-bye. new video on a commercial passenger jet. a woman who couldn't wait for
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>> good morning, i'm rahel solomon, police are searching for two suspect in the deadly shooting after teenager in mayfair. the 14 year old hit three times along the 6200 block every rouse avenue. he died at aria-torresdale hospital. investigators are interviewing witnesses right now. katie, looks like it will be a wet and soggy day. >> so much so. yes. that rain already is billing in to the delaware valley, it will be here, basically, the rest of the day. now that it has moved n now, there are some of that you haven't actually seen drop of rain. but that zone is dwindling in terms every real estate coverage. really at this point ocean county the one and only county devoid of rain so far. we all get in on this. so, spec rain, expect maybe even some localized fog,
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reduced visibilities, the winds are picking up, it will slow you down. little break late tonight, early tomorrow morning, and then, more, sort of just repeat of the same, and it is actually very mild, so it is nothing but rain. no ice, no snow. and we're back to dose of reality later in the week, meisha? >> no surprise, how busy it is out on the roadways, not only because of the rain, but also causing some accident. accident schuylkill westbound, pulled to the left lane, and take a look at the ben franklin bridge, looking very dark, rainy out, there give yourself some extra time, rahel. >> good advice, thank you. next update clock five, a on cbs this morning, inside look at pay pal operation center on very busy cyber monday, i'm rahel solomon. good morning.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, the woman who left the united airlines jet by the side door. a little problem, though, the plane was still moving at the time. yikes. and the delta passenger who got in trouble for screaming at his captive audience about donald trump. and a north dakota sheriff warns pipeline protesters that winter is coming and they're putting themselves in danger. hear from a veteran who is leading an effort to protect the demonstrators. time to show you the morning's headlines. "the new york times" said the push for a vote count is advancing that reversing mr. trump is unlikely. green party candidate jill stein is challenging the tallies in three key states.
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mr. trump has 100,000 votes. a legal challenge has been filed in pennsylvania. and there's a plan to request a recount in michigan tomorrow. "the washington post" looks at how the united states took down the second in command the isis after hiding for months. in august, after surveillance by the cia and pentagon he was tracked to a sanctuary in northern syria. when he climbed into a car, a bomb struck it killing him. at least high-profile officials have died in the past six months. accused church shooter dylann roof is acting as his own attorney in the federal hate crimes trial. roof is charged with killing nine black parishioners last year. yesterday, he took part in jury selection. it's possible he'll question survivors and victims of the shooting. roof faces the death penalty if
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convicted. three deaths that may have been linked to a thanksgiving dinner. officials say they all ate at a dinner at a church. five others were hospitalized. and the state reports on the first locally transmitted zika case. a woman in cameron county has the viruses. she reports to going to no areas affected by zika. florida is the only state where zika has spread. a woman is under psychiatrist care this morning after she jumped out of a moving plane at george bush airport. tarmac camera appears to show her running away from the plane. kris van cleave is in washington national airport tracking this bizarre investigation. kris, good morning. >> good morning, things were going pretty well for this flight from new orleans.
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it arrived in houston early, it was taxiing to the gate when one of the passengers bolted. >> the lady just opened up the door and jumped out of the plane. >> reporter: passengers on flight 1282 were left stunned as a woman took the expressway out through a window. surveillance video captured making a beeline for the terminal. he opened the overhead rescue door and made the 15-foot jump without an emergency slide. >> i looked over and it's sunlight. and i just see a figure step out of it. >> reporter: the woman was quickly caught by police who were surprised she didn't have a scratch on her. >> the ramp area, where the airplanes sit at the gate, they're a dangerous place if you're not trained and you don't have the proper equipment. there were a lot of people that were put in danger because of
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her. >> reporter: according to the faa, incidents of unruly passengers have actually been on the decline since 2012. but one faa spokesman told "cbs this morning," we hardly go a day without at least one report. >> do you hear me? donald trump, baby! >> reporter: monday, delta banned this donald trump supporter for life for his rant on a flight from atlanta to allentown, pennsylvania, last week. the airline apologized to passengers in a statement saying the customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight. >> what do you mean -- >> reporter: although disruptive passengers can face possible criminal charges and fines some faa experts say the punishment should be even harsher. >> if you punish somebody severely for disrupting a flight, there would be a lot less of it. >> now, in the most recent indicatcase, the woman was taken to a psychiatric hospital for an evaluation. police say she's not going to
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face any criminal charges and have not elaborated why she used the exit the way she did. as for the another 98 passengers on board, they had to wait for officers with a k9 to clear the plane before they were allowed to get off at the gate. norah. >> kris, thank you. >> he raises a good point, the guy in the story, if there were more punishment, there would be less. >> they have to crack down on that. >> i've never seen anything like that on a flight. very glad about that one. knock on that one. >> in case it's plexiglas. now to the story, thousands of people protesting an oil pipeline in north dakota say they will defy a mandatory evacuation order. the north dakota governor said wind conditions up there are life-threatening and have ordered protesters to leave. they've gotten as much as 10 inches of snow yesterday.
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the pipeline with the sacred sight, michelle miller is there inned in ed ined in in north da. >> reporter: norah, good morning. this road here leadings to the access road to the encampment. it's been closed to the public since july. only law enforcement accesses this road. they around even letting us in. they say it's just too dangerous. with temperatures below freezing. he have snowfall and wind gusts of over 30 miles an hour. they're ordering protesters to move out. >> we're not planning on going nowhere. >> reporter: hunkered down at camp, these men say they're not leaving. like them, there's an estimated 10,000 people on the north dakota prairie holed up in makeshift camps. warning of harsh winter conditions on the land, north
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dakota governor says the property is under the proprietary jurisdiction of the army corps of engineers. the norton county sheriff released his video. >> being outside for long periods of time does bring life-threatening conditions. >> inside here, it's warm. >> reporter: john bigelow represents the seven councils fire. >> we're going to stand up and say no. it's over 100 years of oppression. and it has to stop now. >> reporter: expected to carry crude oil from the oil field to illinois, it's nearly complete except for the section under the encampment. the fight has caused a bridge blockade on the main road. the chairman of the standing rock sioux tribe says because of closure, the services can't get through. that's a liability itself. >> everyone is worried about safety. >> reporter: u.s. marine veteran
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michael wood jr. says help is on the way. >> we have created an entire military battalion in less than three weeks. >> reporter: he said more than 2500 unarmed vets are mobilizing to stand between police and protesters. >> this is your fight, but if you don't take up and promote a stand up for it now, you end up saying why am i being led through. i is my water poisoned. since you failed to stand and october now. >> reporter: even with the evacuation orders, the army corps of engineers and the local sheriff's department says that they will not forcibly remove any of the protesters. instead, we're going to work our way through this later today. >> michelle miller. thank you very much. >> i thought michelle was going to end by saying we're getting in the car right now and getting heat. be glad that cbs has ordered new winter coats.
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we heard from reliable sources. you need one. >> fedex overnight. ahead here, john blackstone with some traffic cops along the superhighway. >> reporter: here at paypal headquarters in silicon valley, cybermonday is the biggest day of the year. monitoring millions of transactions to make sure it all goes smoothly. only on "cbs this morning," we'll take you inside paypal's command center coming up. and we invite you to subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcast. you'll get the originals and news of the day. find them on itunes, podcasts apps. we'll be right back.
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♪ cyber monday could land in the record books. retailers are projected to report online sales of nearly $3.4 billion from yesterday.
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that's up 10% from last year. internet sales through the whole holiday season could soar to more than $90 million. paypal shows 40% growth in payment over last year. only on "cbs this morning," john blackstone got a look at paypal in san jose, california. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, while we're here at the demo area in the pay pal headquarters to give an idea how the company handles transactions around the world. paypal offers consumers to pay online without giving personal information to retailers. all of this information has to be kept safe and out of the hands of cyberthieves. >> this is the heart of our technology operation. >> reporter: this is paypal's command center where purchases are monitored around the world and around the clock. this is like a space shot. mission control, it looks like.
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>> it is. actually, it is my favorite place. >> reporter: m.j. austin is a technology executive at paypal. >> we've gotten better and better over the years from all of the learning that we've done to where were are seeing fraudulent transactions. >> reporter: it's cyber monday. the team is monitoring a torrent of activity in over 100 curre y currencies and 200 countries. >> there's a bunch of smarts behind the actual monitoring. and through that monitoring, we're able to highlight only those things that seem unusual. >> reporter: but the sheer volume of transaction makes combatting cybercrime a daunting task. on cyber monday 2015, paypal passed $25,000 per second. so much money paypal crashed. >> we had a small intermittent
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outages during that time, the reality is most customers were not impacted. >> reporter: paypal was also one of the company dhas shut down last month after hackers struck a company whose servers ruined internet traffic. the hack also with webcam, smart clock and digital recorders. cnet editor-at-large tim stevens. >> it's basically like a bunch of bankers knocking on the doors. they're preventing everybody from getting into the bank. not necessarily data being exposed or customers being at risk or data being at risk, it's just that service is being shut down. >> reporter: paypal said no customer information was stolen but still wonders about the future. >> as more and more devices going forward, they're going to be compromised in new ways. >> cyber monday following thanksgiving is, of course, an american creation. which is why paypal shows all of these transactions in north america. but look at this. here's all of the cyber monday
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transactions paypal tracked in europe and asia. cyber monday has become a world wide shopping holiday. norah. >> john, thank you. that's incorrect. >> it says to me, paypal ain't playing around. i think it's great that they took us in so they can show us this is what we're doing over here. what were you going to say? >> it looks like the inside to nasa. >> the most famous place in the world. >> icons of science and religion are joining forces to help protect the earth. ahead, the pope's dire
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>> this morning in south philadelphia, man shot in the armas he sat on a bike at about 1:30 in the morning near fitzwater and juniper streets. police collected self val shell casings from the area, the victim is recovering at jefferson hospital. >> now, we send it right over to katie for a look at today's wetter. >> what a soggy day we are looking ahead here to, jim. dealing with strictly rain. the storm system that's moving in, is brink withing it a lot of warmth. no ice, no snow, it is just too warm. we will find temperatures in the 60s off to mild start already in the 50's, and obviously quite a bit of rain rolling through here. it will continue to train in here over the course of the entire day. likely, break in the action, overnight, but that's when you
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have to worry about the worse of the fog, all the way to up near 70 tomorrow. but fresh round of locally steady and heavy rain, waits in the wings again. meisha? >> oh, katie, not only is it busy out, there but one thing turning into another thing, snowball effect out there right now because of the visibility issues, because of how many vehicles are out there. so right now what was disable vehicle, on the schuylkill eastbound approaching the boulevard, center lane, now turned into a car accident because one vehicle trying to get around this disable vehicle, someone behind it, either the congestion levels, wasn't paying attention, hit the other one. pay a at the sean and leave home early, jim. >> thank you, next update at 8:25 a.m. how to meet the challenges of buying your first home. i'm jim donovan, make it a great day.
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♪ it is tuesday, november 29th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there's more real news ahead including president-elect trump newest cabinet choice, tom price. we'll ask what it means for the future of health care. but first is today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the plane was just five minutes from its final destination when it went down in a remote region of colombia. >> this red cross and residents after fleeing their homes. >> residents were already in this area. and that's why they were able to mount their almost immediate
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response. >> this is turning into a terrorist take. what they're discovering is dramatic escalations online. >> and it's said to be left in the lap of donald trump. >> things were going pretty well for this flight from new orleans when one of the passengers bolted. >> i've never seen anything on say flight i'm on. i'm very glad for that. knock on wood. very good for that. >> in case it's plexiglas. brexit club star anthony michael hall is facing seven years in prison for fighting his neighbor. however, his pllawyer is tryingo plead that down to just with molly -- >> i'm gayle king with norah
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o'donnell, jeff glor. charlie standing by in havana. he'll bring us the latest on how cuba is remembering fidel castro today. but first, there's news to bring you from colombia where a plane carrying a soccer team crashed overnight and killing at least 76 people. six people we're told survived. >> the plane went down near medellin. >> investigators are focusing on a possible electrical failure, but they're also not ruling out the chance that the plane ran out of fuel. wildfires have forced thousands of people in tennessee to evacuate. more than 30 buildings have been destroyed, including two schools. officials say about 100 homes are threatened. the national guard, more than a dozen local fire departments are fighting the flames. the fire broke out last weekend in the smoky mountains. dramatic video shows one trying to escape. after a car and knife attack
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at the ohio state university, the investigation is leading towards terrorism as the motive. police say that abdullah zack ali artan plowed into a crowd with his car and then slashed five of them with a butcher knife. a campus police shot and kill the suspect one hour later. he came to the united states back in 2014. before that, he spent seven years in a pakistan refugee camp after leaving somalia. artan graduated from a community college earlier this year. he recently posted on facebook that he was, quote, sick and tired of seeing my fellow muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured everywhere. authorities began searching his apartment last night. they believe that he acted alone. president-elect donald trump has announced another cabinet member. mr. trump will tap tom price. price is one of the strongest
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critics of obamacare. before entering congress he was an orthopedic surgeon. he's also holding meetings for two candidates for secretary of state. bob corker and 2012 gop nominee mitt romney. mr. trump talked with four star general and former cia director david petraeus. john heilemann is managing editor of bloomburg politics. good morning. >> good morning. >> president-elect, the president's choice for who he wants is one thing, but getting them confirmed is another. >> that's true. it's hard to imagine that any of the people being considered are going to have a real problem getting through a republican senate. obviously david petraeus -- >> david petraeus -- >> david petraeus has some vetting issues. clearly, there are many people who will point out that for a republican president-elect who spent a lot of his campaign attacking hillary clinton over her e-mail use and over the questions of how she handled classified material, with petraeus, he got in trouble with the law for, there will be a
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fight over if petraeus is nominated. again, it's hard for me to believe that any of these candidates will have a problem. >> do you see a problem -- kellyanne conway, and there are reports that she has gone rogue, she said that's not the case, she's a supporter of donald trump. there a leading contender in your mind? >> only one that matters is the whole thing about donald trump. with kellyanne conway, donald trump likes chaos. she's not dumb. i'm sure she would is not come forward saying anything that she didn't feel comfortable about maintaining her close relationship with donald trump. everyone i talked to says the same thing which is, man, we just don't know what donald trump is thinking. there's things like whether he things the cut of the gib.
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i wouldn't be surprised if any of the following people, mitt romney, david petraeus, rudy giuliani would not suffice. >> tom price, the secretary of health and human services. he called obamacare crazy. where does this tell where you the president-elect is going on the affordable care act. >> well, the president-elect spent, again, a large part of the campaign saying he was going to repeal and replace obamacare which starting on day one, which is overly dramatic, overpromising. can't really do that in one day. but this is consistent with what president-elect trump campaigned on. it's true that congressman price has put forth -- unlike many republicans who criticized the law, congressman price has a replacement. the more interesting question is the fact that congressman price
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also want overhaul medicare in a pretty dramatic way along the lines that paul ryan has. saying he wants to preserve it. on the question of repealing or replacing obamacare, there's alignment on the new proposed chairman and secretary and president-elect. and the question of medicare, which is obviously the biggest federal entitlement, there's some disagreement between the dhs proposed chair and president-elect. >> and mitt romney and trump are having dinner at a french restaurant. >> it's true. you guys have been knocking on donald trump's twitter feed? >> no. >> the news out of nowhere, the president-elect has come out with a tweet about flag burning. i'm not sure what provoked this tweet. he's suggesting if someone broke the american law of flag burning should be thrown in jail or lose
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their citizenship. i'm not sure if mr. trump is aware that's an amendment to the constitution. i'm not sure you can strip someone of their citizenship. world leaders are arriving in havana ahead of tonight's rally to honor fidel castro. spain's former king, the president of neck raicaragua an ecuador. notably absent vladimir putin, justin true dough, barack obama and joe biden. the white house still deciding whether to send an official delegation. charlie rose, good morning to you. >> good morning from havana. during the nearly 50-year reign of fidel castro, castro crowds
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came to this plaza to hear his thunderous speeches. yesterday, hundreds of thousands came to bid farewell. today, they're beginning to line up. >> reporter: hundreds of mourners remain well after the sun set on revolution square. fidel's brother and cuba's president raul castrol placed flowers behind fidel's picture. the lines of mourners monday grew longer as the day wore on. many were overcome either by the heat or by grief. he is living eternally now, this man says. mourners stood hours in the sun for the chance to file past a photo of the man known as el commandant and view his medal.
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the moment may have lasted only seconds but the anguish was evident. i tell you this from my heart, this farmer said. i'd like it have been me instead of him. ashes were kept at public view, even in death, he is surrounded by secrecy. alcohol sales and celebratory music are banned during this mourning period. schools and government offices have been shuttered. many mourners who also signed an oath of loyalties to castro's revolution are state employees or students. around the world castro is seen by some as a murderous and repressive dictator. but to these cubans -- he is a father figure and a national hero. tomorrow's rally -- tonight's rally, in fact, will be a kind of massive sendoff for fidel
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castro. his remains will travel all the way to santiago. along the way, he will stop, and people will have an opportunity to bid him farewell. he will be then at the birth place of the cuban revolution. gayle. >> charlie rose in havana, thank you. safe travels as you head back to us here in new york. first-time home buyers are expected to dominate the market. jill schlesinger joins us to
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is . the u.s. ambassador has made his job fun for an international audience. >> reporter: i'm mark phillips in copenhagen, denmark, where the u.s. ambassador has become a bit of an accidental or is it a deliberate tv star? and in this crazy election year, he's had a lot of explaining to
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you get? >> ten-year. >> well, ten over 30. so 30 in total. >> what? you said ten. >> ten-year fixed. over 30. 30-year total. >> 30 years. >> wow. >> okay. >> wow, you'll be paying this off in your mid-70s. forget about retiring when you're 65. i've got an idea, you know the extra bedroom if the girlfriend never happens, that's where the nurse can live. >> really good. that's michael scott from "the office" he learned that becoming a new homeowner can become a little overwhelming. the process is about to get even more competitive. first-time home buyers made up to 35% of home sales in 2016. that's expected to jump to 52% next year. jill schlesinger is here.
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good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with mortgage rates. it was owe traumatic, it was double digits back then. now you said it's raised to 4%. >> it's weird, before the election if you were going to get a 30-year fixed rate mortgage you were paying 3.34%. now up over 4%. >> that's still good. >> 4% is amazing. it really is. but that jump is pretty dramatic. and the reason the rates have jumped is that the market believes that president-elect trump's policies where you get more spending, more tax cuts, we'll see more growth. so the federal reserve will have to raise rates faster. all interest rates will likely rise as a result. that's why mortgage rates are up. again, it's very low historically, honestly, if you're shopping for a mortgage, it can be hundreds of dollars more a month than a year ago. >> especially if they keep
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ticking up which they will presumably for a couple years now. >> and people are thinking, wait a minute, should i buy my house right now? wait a second, we're still looking at low mortgage rates and you've got to look at your financial situation. we talk financial planners all the time, what do they say, they say you should be spending up to 30% of your income on housing. housing can be your house or it can mean renting. it's tough in a high-priced mortgage to keep that housing cost at 30%. but what's really important is, if you are about to buy a house, you got to factor that in. you also have to come up with a down payment. 20%. you can do less but it's safer to do 20%. then you deputy factor in maintenance costs. the boiler can break. >> what's the average for a first-time home buyer age? i just heard more millennials are now living at home.
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>> more millennials are living at home. the average age is still in the low 30s. about 33. if you want to buy a house, be clear. run your numbers. rent first and then buy. if you can stay with your parents, rock on. keep saving. >> but you don't want to date a guy who's still living at home. that's a real issue. the world chess championship in new york has reached a sta stalema stalemate, ahead see who is ahead after a series of ties. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this morning's money is sponsored by rocket mortgage by quicken loans. with the garden patio will be gone. or you could push that button. sfx: rocket launching. cockpit sounds and music crescendo. skip the bank, skip the waiting, and go completely online. get the confidence that comes from a secure, qualified mortgage approval in minutes. lift the burden of getting a home loan
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who are >> the superintendent of the school district said he would have offered the teachers union more money if he could. teachers union president, the newest contract offer, does not include a retroactive raises or back pay, the latest four-year, $100 million contract offer, philadelphia teachers have been working without a contract for three years. now, let's get a check on the forecast with katie, you'll need those umbrellas today? >> really need the rain too. so it is one of those days where we just have to sort of deal with it because this is something that we actually really could use, good soaking rain, and the tell tail signs of the raindrops on the camera lens, also very dreary, here, at the kutztown area middle school. what is happening on the radar region wide. pretty much all of us, stuck
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under at least light rain, right now. you're going to see heavier rounds likely rolling in, it looks like on the tail ends of the loop, certainly over harrisburg, but eventually rolling in along, say, route 22, 76, 78, those areas, you're going to end one pretty soaking rain here probably over the next half hour or so. but it is too warm for anything but rain. so, that's some good news. very warm tomorrow. we flirt with 70. don't expect much sun, however, more rain on the way, and we do clear it out later in the week and also cool down to more realistic temperature readings, meisha. >> which is kind of going to be nice to be back to just what it is, just normal. 60s, we can take that, rain poses a lot of problems, this is where we've had disable vehicle, turned into an accident, blocking central lane, now off to the right lane. schuylkill eastbound approaching the boulevard, again, blocking part of the right lane. so give yourselves extra time around there. and also, the boulevard, take a look how slow it is, approaching the schuylkill. and in the world of mass transit, slippery rales, all regional rails, ten to 20
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minute delays, west trenton 20 minute, market frankford line, ten minute delays there, rahel? >> meisha, thank you. next donald trump is at 8:55, ahead on cbs this morning, the american ambassador to denmark is an unlikely impressive linda. it seems age isn't slowing you down. but your immune system weakens as you get older increasing the risk for me, the shingles virus. i've been lurking inside you since you had chickenpox. i could surface anytime as a painful, blistering rash. one in three people get me in their lifetime, linda. will it be you? and that's why linda got me zostavax, a single shot vaccine. i'm working to boost linda's immune system to help protect her against you, shingles. zostavax is a vaccine used to prevent shingles
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, 94-year-old navy veteran donald traten was on the "u.s.s. arizona" when the japanese attacked pearl harbor. 75 years later. he's written the first memoir by one of the surviving crews. ahead, the stories he never told anyone including his wife. the american ambassador to denmark has turned his job as a diplomat into a reality tv show. now the danish series is now finding an international audience. >> you guys love him, too. >> yes. great story. right, now the morning headlines from around the globe. "the guardian" says the great barrier reef is being ravaged. more than two-thirds of the shallow coral died under 30 miles. it could take up to 15 years to grow back. "the new york times" reports
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that a former "playboy" model is pleading not guilty in her body shaping tape. dani mathers is facing charges. police say she posted the photo of a 70-year-old woman and smokingly posted on snap chat. i remember that. and and 16 yo phobia, the fear or hate trred of foreigner people from different cultures. and also the word fight box of the presidential election. and "the new york times" reports on "hamilton" hitting a new high. set a record for the most money ever made in a single week by a broadway show. here's the number $3.3 million in one week. wow. thanksgiving is usually a lucrative time for theater. "hamilton" also set a record for the highest ticket premium price ever charged by a broadway box
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office. $998. they don't even have many of the original cast members. because the play is so strong, so well done, people still want to see it. >> a grand ticket on average. >> that's right. "the washington post" reports on tourism in cuba taking a subdued turn after fidel castro's death. cuba is observing nine days of national mourning. many museums are closed. there's a ban on live music and nightclubs are shuttered. there's also a ban on sale of alcohol. the next netflix series, from a married divorce man and now a future king is supporting his brother and the woman that he loves. charlie d'agata has more. charlie, good morning. >> it appears prince william has stepped up for his little brother. kensington palace forwarded this staple. the duke of cambridge absolutely understandings the situation
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concerning privacy and supports the need for prince harry to support those close to him. it goes back to a larger unprecedented and strongly worded statement prince harry made regarding the treatment of his girlfriend which he described as a wave of harassment. some of this has been very public. the smear on the national newspaper. racial under tones. comment pieces. and outright and racism of social media. and after that it looks like william wanted to set the record straight and in his own way give something of a royal seal of approval for harry's girlfriend. jeff. >> charlie, thank you very much. next week marks 75 years since the japanese attack on pearl harbor. now comes the first memoir of that day from a survivor aboard
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the "u.s.s. arizona." of all of the gallant men, donald stratton writes about being on the battleship before it exploded and sank. >> reporter: the battleship arizona graces the back of donald stratton's classic truck. now at 94, he points out the anti-aircraft guns. >> right there. >> reporter: where as a 19-year-old he fought the japanese sneak attack on pearl harbor, december 7th, 1941. >> in less than two hours, the american naval power was paralyze. >> they were waving at you? >> that's right. they could see our bursts in the sky and they were way short. >> reporter: "the arizona" one one of eight battleships under unrelenting air strikes.
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sass shown on this. >> we see them there and it just engulfed that. >> i was like burnt over 60% of my body. >> reporter: randy stratton is don's son. >> some of his scars you can see. some you can't. some he'll never get over his whole life. any noise to this day. the phone goes off. he jumps through the ceiling because of that bomb going off. >> then black smoke filled the sky as the massive control tower began to teem over. >> reporter: stratton talks about how he survived after 1100 perished. all of the valiant men. his wife velma, his wife of over 60 years had never heard. >> when i read the book, i cried.
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he never really talked about it. never told me his story about what happened. >> reporter: but the explosion, stratton writes, the flames found us, burning off our clothes, our hair, our skin, men stumbled around like human torches, on the deck like human torches, each collapsing into a flaming pile of flesh. how do you go on fighting and trying to survive with that amount of pain. >>? >> just preservation. it just tore my skin off. >> reporter: pulled the skin off your arms? >> well, i was burned. they were just hanging down there. >> reporter: with the flames below him and using badly burned hands he somehow pulled himself along a rope about 80 feet to safety on another ship. you were coming across that rope, the japanese are still strafing. >> yes, they were still bombing and strafing.
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>> reporter: it meant a series of surgeries, when doctors wanted to amputate his limbs, stratton refused. did you think you were going to make it? >> i don't think it entered my mind that i wouldn't. >> reporter: he re-enlisted and fought in the pacific. did you think you had a score to settle? >> with engagement, had the opportunity. >> reporter: over the years he's returned again and again to the arizona memorial. >> i lost so many ship mates that day. it's like going back and living it all over again. >> reporter: on the 60th anniversary japanese pilot who attacked pearl harbor came in peace and were greeted by friendship by many veterans. have you managed to forgive japan? >> let's put that this way, i lost 160 men out there. >> reporter: next week on the
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75th anniversary, he'll return with his whole family, including great grandchildren. >> probably, it will be the last time and that's hard. >> reporter: but the stratton family vows never to forgive like granddaughter nikki, each wears a lockett holding a fragment of the "u.s.s. arizona." >> to condistantly remind us. the arizona is in our blood. quite literally in our blood. >> reporter: now, this sacred sprays part of distant history. but it's not distant at all for donald stratton as he writes, i had lost a part of myself in the ruins of that ship and a big part of my family in the men who died there. a part of myself that now would be forever entombed with them. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, colorado springs. >> oh, my. this is the most incredible story. and the perfect title, isn't it,
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norah, to describe mr. stratton. >> i'm reading here, don stratton is one of only five survivors of "u.s.s. arizona" still alive today. and holds the distinction of the first and second battles of world war ii. >> i love that his wife and he, and she's learning something. >> everyone should know the story of donald stratton. >> thank you, john blackstone for that great story. thank you. >> don stratton for writing that. >> that's right. what's a show for foreign policy geeks has become an international sensation. ahead, how the u.s.
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to help real people like these. ♪ you're going to love this story. the life of an american diplomat overseas might not seem very glamorous but rufus gifford is no ordinary envoy. he found an unlikely calling. surprising a reality tv star seen around the world. >> reporter: in the last months
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of rufus gifford's time as united states ambassador he had to handle tough questions. >> it's a frightening thought for people around the world that donald trump could be elected and have his finger near the nuclear launch button. >> reporter: if there's one thing that gifford is candid. >> reporter: gifford a former ambassador to denmark will be leaving soon and the dans will miss him because he's been more than just another diplomat, he's been a tv star. >> thank you. >> reporter: this is the show entitled "i am the ambassador from america." >> i have the best job in the world. this is just your average wednesday. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a behind-the-scenes look for
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an ambassadorial life designed for geeks. >> we thought if we were lucky we fight have 50,000 danes dutu in. >> reporter: but the audience of dans rolled in like rush shower. the numbers to the producer. >> he looks like a hollywood star. perfect smile. good looking, smart. >> reporter: an american from central casting? >> yeah. >> reporter: and with an appealing sense of character, all the show needed was a plot twist. enter -- kitchen. enter his parter stephen. >> should be home by 7:00. >> yeah. >> i think it's a matter of getting started. >> reporter: what they wanted and maybe what the show needed was a little drama.
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how about a good old, new fashioned wedding, this completes with banter. >> i'm still not sure if i'm going to go through with it. [ laughter ] >> reporter: it did go ahead. a happy day. a showbiz hit. and a political statement. >> as you're joined in marriage. [ applause ] >> and there was an element of diplomacy there, or politics. whatever you want to call it. >> reporter: what are you trying to prove? >> we were in the same place in copenhagen city hall. where the first same-sex unions in the world took place. stephen and i got married. >> reporter: as a diplomatic pr exercise it all worked in liberal denmark. but could it play out elsewhere. hans morrison heads of danish
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think tank. where couldn't it work? >> in europe or russia. >> reporter: because of the attitude? >> yeah, mostly. >> reporter: but it work so well in denmark, the show has been picked up by netflix. >> you never know when you'll be on tv. >> that is true. that is true. >> reporter: the ambassador turned accidental tv star is going global and looking for a new job. for "cbs this morning." i'm mark phillips in copenhagen. >> wow. something tells me he won't have any trouble getting a new job. but i love the whole sentiment behind the story and how had started. that he and his husband are happy. good looking and very smart. >> how about mark phillips with that goatee. >> that movember there. >> when you're loved anywhere, the right place to show it.
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more newlyweds start celebrating in the middle of a traffic jam. good story. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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♪ here's to the happy couple. to the bride, to the bride, to the groom, to the groom. they had their first dance in the middle of highway 35 outside of dayton. there was an accident that shut down the highway on saturday. blocking the way to the wedding reception for more than an hour or so. they thought, let's celebrate on the spot. with the hash tag, they were dancing to alison krauss' "when you say nothing at all." very, very pretty song. >> dancing in the dark. >> beautifully done. congratulations. >> that does it for us, be sure
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good morning, everyone, i'm jim donovan. police are looking for two men in connection with anti-donald trump graph eat any chestnut hill. surveillance video shows two men on the property at the fresh market on germantown avenue, last friday morning. one man is seen spray painting, and police say the seconds suspect then videotaped the damage. the damage is estimated to as much as $10,000. now, here's kate way look at today's forecast. >> well, in short, jim, we need the umbrellas today. just going to be one of those situations, where the rain comes down heavily at times, finding that right now, even on storm scan3, pretty much the whole region is enveloped now. at least light rain. it is obviously steady, going into the northwest suburbs outside the city, travel north the ex it end sean, the pa
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