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atlantic that are going to grace the cape and the islands with a little bit of rain here and there throughout the day. we have a little bit of rain that's going to move into the birch here. in boston rain on both sides. a cloudy, dreary day. with the cloud cover it's going to struggle to warm up. mid-40s is probably as good as it will get. we'll talk more about the rest of the weekend coming up in a few minutes. >> rob, thank you. we begin with that bin >> this flag was draped over our grandfather's casket, and my uncle, their father was a great cuban patriot, and when they took it off his coffin, he told me this is not to be unfurled until the day castro. >> fidel castro, the long-time president of that country dead at the age of 90.
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49 years later he was one of the longest ruling heads of government. raul saying it was with deep sadness that he announced his brother, fidel, had died before 10:30 last night. greeted by celebrations in miami. this is a live look at little havana. earlier that street was packed. many rebellers could b carrying cuban flags and banging on pots and pans. thousands flocked to florida during castro's 49-year reign. fidel castro came to power in cuba in 1959 following a widely popular revolution that overthrew the dictator. the rebels left this ideology and put them on a collision course with the united states, and it wasn't long before the small caribbean island found
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union at the height of the cold war. the alliance brought the world to the brink of the cuban war. >> directed the armed forces to prepare -- >> washington retaliated by imposing a political embargo against cuba, providing education and healthcare for all. >> what fidel achieved in the social order of this country has not been achieved by any poor nation and be my rich but not free. >> the dreams of freedom they'd given to the cuban people return to today. >> as prime minister and later president, castro was never able to achieve economic prosperity. castro always blamed the united states embargo.
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communist party. thousands of opponents dismissed as traders at the service of u.s. imperialism were imprisoned or sent to exile. castro not only survived scores of reported assassination attempts by the cia and ten u.s. administrations, all bent on ousting him from power in. 2008 it was illnesses not washington that forced him to step back and seek power to his brother, r he was heard mostly through papers and taped appearances on tv. in 2011 he appeared frail as he was assisted to the stage at the party congress. the appearance marking the official end as castro's role. and cuba will be in mourning holding several memorials in the next few days. his ashes will travel the reverse route in 1959, and his
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7news now turning to a scary accident here at home. a driver talking about a sudden smash on a busy street. witnesses say a woman was thrown 15 feet into the air when he hit her with his car. thankfully the woman is expected to be okay, and a driver is talking about this frightening crash. alex has a preview you'll see only on one station. >> reporter: behind car, charles joyce. he says he didn't carrying bags from the nearby walgreens. >> all of a sudden i had somebody on my front of my car, right on the front of it, and that was the first i knew of the accident. >> the woman who was not in a crosswalk was thrown about 15 feet. joyce stopped and feared the worst. >> well, i just stopped and police and everybody came, so just hung around. i was quite relieved when i saw he was moving because i thought
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killed her. >> reporter: the woman was rushed to umass with serious injuries. those who work in the area say it's the second crash this year near the intersection of prospect street. >> i don't know what makes this anymore dangerous than the rest. >> reporter: the woman in this latest crash is expected to survive. joyce is thankful it wasn't worse. >> there's no way to see her. no, just happened. just all of a sudden. she was on my car. >> reporter: >> and a wild wreck leaving behind damage. police are investigating after a teen driver lost control, slamming into a power pole and smashing into several cars there. 7's brandon has details. >> reporter: a teenage driver went on a crash course into a neighborhood, slamming into cars and knocking down a utility pole. >> she came down and hit a car there. conserved or turned this way.
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curb. hit my car on the inside, spun it around. it landed in the driveway over here. >> reporter: it happened just after 2:30 on friday on edgehill road in norwood. you can see where the second car was hit. the young driver was startled. >> she was shooken up. really shaken up when she got out of the car, so i think she just maybe panicked or something. >> reporter: police are still investigating what caused the teen driver to lose c the whole neighborhood lost power. some homes were in the dark for four to five hours. >> when the transformer came down, so they had to replace the transformer. disconnect all the wires. this whole street was out. >> reporter: brandon, nh1 news in new england. anthony asking for your help identifying this man here. they say he broke in and stole from the shrine yesterday, but security cameras got a pretty good look at him. if you recognize him you're asked to call police. president-elect donald trump
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mr. trump picking two key members of his white house team on friday also working to solidify one of his campaign promises. here's 7's kim khazei. >> reporter: donald trump's administration coming into focus, naming two staff picks. kathleen mcfarland as deputy national security advisor, and don mcgan as council. mcfarland is trump's third female opponent. in 2006 she unsuccessfully ran for senate, trying to unseat new york's then senator hillary clinton. now she's a fox news analyst. mcfarland is known for her hard-lined views views and critm of obama. as for mcimrks -- mcgan.
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president-elect untangle his vast business entanglements today. intrigue swirled around the position to be field, secretary of state. >> what's unusual here is that its been such a public fight, a public split. it wouldn't surprise me if a third name emerges. >> reporter: president-elect trump is trying to keep good on a campaign promise to keep working-class jobs in the u.s. vice president-elect mike pence serving as his chief negotiator in his home state of indiana, aiming to prevent carrier air-conditioning to move a major plant to mexico. aids say president-elect trump is scheduled to resume interviews on monday. i'm kim khazei, 7news today in new england. and the state of wisconsin ready to recount. jill stein raised the $1.1 million needed for the recount of the presidential
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the elections. >> what we are saying is that there's enough peripheral evidence to warrant that our system should be investigated. we are not doing this to the benefit of one candidate over the other. we're doing this for the benefit of the american public so that we can trust that our votes are counted. >> the party plans to do the same thing in pennsylvania and michigan. and a s patriot's practice. fans breathing a sigh of relief after tom brady had missed two straight practices, but there are still questions about whether or not he'll be healthy enough to play against the jets tomorrow. chelsey mcdonald has more. >> reporter: tom brady back on the practice field today after missing the last two workouts. he's officially listed as
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knee injury a mystery. >> i don't want to get into it much. it's just bumps and bruises like everybody else. it's tough time of year. a lot of guys going for a long time. everybody's dealing with something. >> dangerous play. we have seen a lot of quarterbacks hurt in that exact same situation. >> reporter: many think it was this hit from cam chancellor that has brady on the injured report for the first time this season, but he looked just fine last wee and should be ready to go for the jets even with only one walk through under his belt. >> i feel like i have a lot of football stored up. i always prefer practicing. if you can't practice you can't practice. >> reporter: rob gronkowski at practice, he's listed as questionable for this week.
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battling shoulder and ankle injuries. >> i'm here, i'm alive. i'm happy. >> reporter: reporting at gillette stadium, chelsey mcdonald, 7 sports. coming up next, a new hampshire mother facing charges after her kid were found living in filthy conditions. who she says is to blame. got a few opportunities for rain in the extended forecast. we'll time those out for you after the break. and we'll have much more on the breaking news out of cuba. fell fell dead at the age of 90.
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welcome back. 8:14 on this saturday, and, boy, it is a foggy, gloomy start to the day. that right there supposedly our skyline shot of the city of boston, but you can barely make it out with all those dense clouds around. >> dreary pretty much sums up the day. fortunately we are going to in fact tomorrow will probably be the brightest of the entire four-day thanksgiving, and looks more and more likely we're going to get a good soaker into tuesday, wednesday and thursday. in the meantime fog, visibility down a third of a mile. as you can tell from that picture there's spots where you may have ended up breaking out some of the blocks. may see a little bit of improvement in the next hour now that the sun is expect, but don't expect it to be all nice
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patches of fog. 38 currently in boston. 42 in plymouth. everybody at or above the freezing mark. for the most part we're just talking clouds and rain and not the white stuff, but there is -- are a few exceptions here. on the radar just a little bit of light rain around nantucket. there's a branch of it glancing the u.s.-east coast. this will move through the south islands. the other batch of rain is coming in from new york, and this could move into parts of western connecticut, western massachusetts, southern vermont, and in the higher elevations it will be cold enough that a little bit of this might fall as snow, but that would be the only area to worry about. in between just kind of cloudy. you've got rain on both sides of us. most of us will see a gray, dreary cloudy day. a little bit different for the cape and islands.
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of the day, but rest of us, just gray skies. and then finally tomorrow a nice, bright day. first one we've had in a while. it will be a little bit on the breezy side, and it will make it feel a touch cooler. temperature wise it will be a touch to cooler. dry on monday, but then a really good chance we'll see rain tuesday night into wednesday, and in between these two fronts there's a pocket of some warm air, and we might briefly get into that warm air on to at least the 50s on wednesday, and then another shot of rain wednesday night into thursday. so when you see the 7-day forecast it's not going to rain for three days straight, but periods of rain, and again wednesday night into thursday morning, and when you add it all up could be a significant amount of rain. good, soaking rain in store for us, middle part of the week. clearing out by friday. >> rob, thank you. and covering more news
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discovered on the cape. a local woman found it and took it upon herself to track down the soldier's family thousands of miles away. tim caputo has the details. >> reporter: they call it the honor room, a place in the family's portland, oregon home filled with momentos. >> that was a gift to us from an artist in philadelphia. >> reporter: his 22-year-old son, john, died while serving in afghanistan in 2014. >> we refer t that keeps giving. >> reporter: nearly three years later one of johns friends reached out to them. >> people all over the world, hey, i knew your son. >> reporter: last week it was different. a stranger called. a woman named liz spot add bracelet along the shore. >> i picked it up and look add it and it has a name engraved and i wiped off some of the sand and all of a sudden i notice a kia on the corner of it and i got a tear to my eye.
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members of the fallen soldiers baa battalion. >> this is like the closest to a message in the bottle. i think it was a john sending a message, hey, come find me. >> reporter: finding them on the opposite side of the country. >> when liz called and started explaining what had happened, it didn't surprise me at her reaction because i feel that often that -- and affectionally look up and go, now you're just showing off. >> reporter: they're grateful for another story about their late and on another momento to add to their honor room. they believe only 30 of those bracelets were made. they still don't know who it belonged to and how it ended up on the came. tim caputo, nh1 news in new england. feeling the blues on black friday. a major retailer dealing with technical issues.
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woman once afraid to ask for help now opening up about her
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story you'll see on just one station. a local woman making a plea for help to get life-saving surgery. she's in desperate need of a liver transplant. >> i feel like i'm being kept alive by something. >> reporter: life is difficult right now for 26-year-old dania. she has dialysis three times a daily. diagnosed with lupus at age 11, the autoimmune disease attacked her kidneys, and she desperately needs a transplant. >> if people didn't know that part about me they wouldn't think twice. hey, this is a girl that needs a kidney. and once you put them back that piece of information that she's muslim, i don't know how each person's going to react.
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the university made an appeal. given the political climate, we're fear broader outreach could harm her. >> i've heard numerous reports of muslims being subjected to ethnic slur, being told to get out of the country, and the last thing any of us want to do is make dania a potential target. >> reporter: but with do i believe sis appliance -- dialysis appliances piled up in our apartment. hate. >> there's people out there that might say, hey, she's muslim, and i don't want to get tested for her because she is muslim, but at the same time i have faith there are good people out there that wouldn't think like that. >> reporter: her life depends on it. >> i just got married a few years ago, and i feel like i'm just starting my life.
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coming up on 7news, protests for the dakota pipeline project hitting close to home. why these boston protesters were outside a local bank. the celtics getting off to a good start against the spurs. would they hold ton to that lead? the highlights in sports. a man in poland collected teddy bears when he was a child.
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all right. a rather unusual story to tell iowa about here. deck aids after getting his first teddy bear as a child. a man in poland is now the proud collector of more than 700 teddy bears. he's even built a house just to store the bears in. they come from all over the world as gifts or purchases. some costing more than $100. each bear has its own passport which shows its name, date of i've been can doing a little bif research on this story, rob. it's better to collect teddy bears than lovers. >> and happy wife happy life. if you're looking for more sunshine we have some in the forecast for parts of the weekend. i'll tell you when coming up. up in the next half hour a california woman found safe after missing for three weeks. relieved to have her back home.
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breaking news out of cuba. fidel castro has died. we'll look back at his
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8:30. breaking news on this saturday. the fiery former leader of cuba, fidel castro, has died. we'll have more on his 49-year reign over that nation.
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and we're learning more about the bus driver charged after a deadly crash in tennessee. why some students were voicing concerns weeks prior. this is nh1 news today in new england. >> thank you for staying with us on this saturday morning. i'm nancy chen. we have a lot of news get to in this next hour. let's turn things over to rob eicher. i do terms of the fog in the next half hour or hour, but it may be closer to noon before the fog completely disappears. that will be a little better shortly, but still some patches here and there, all the way until noon. not a whole lot on the radar. that's going to be the case for most of the day. the exception will be nantucket where we got a little bit of light rain, and if i zoom out there's more to come in the atlantic, and the showers are moving off to the northeast. kind of glancing the cape and
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rain. on the other side of us we've got some rain and even some snow moving in. so in between a gray, cloudy day, but we've got precipitation on both sides of boston. with the cloud cover it's not going to warm up much from there. mid-40s is probably the best we'll do. we'll clear out a little bit tonight, and finally the sunshine returns for tomorrow. we'll have the rest of the 7-day forecast coming up in a few president of that country has died. the leader of the 1950s cuban revolution was 90 years old. the news greeted by celebrations in miami. this was video from little havana. people gathering throughout the night. earlier that street was packed. they were seen carrying cubans, banging on pots and pans all in celebration. his brother, raul, succeeded him in 2008, and it was his brother
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television. a look back at his life. >> reporter: for more than four decades fidel castro was -- being a thorn in the side of u.s. presidents. fidel castro's revolution was born in the remote mountains of cuba. a in in, in 1959. >> havana and her people -- they surrounded him, clutch and applaud him. they roared, fidel. >> reporter: soon proclaiming his marxis beliefs and creating an alliance with the soviet union.
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an invasion at the bay of pigs. castro personally led the resistance and the american invasion failed miserably. less than a year later castro and the soviets other straited the greatest nuclear crisis the world has known. after a tense standoff the soviets relented, pulling their missiles from cuba. castro used his financial support from the through central america and africa, but as conditions worsened at home, thousands began to fly the island, risking their lives to the 90-mile boat trip to the united states. as the soviet union collapsed so did cuba's economy. castro was forced to court the hated capitalist, asking businesses to invest their currency in cuba. castro began to show the effects
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2004 and two years later he underwent intestinal surgery as his health declined he turned over his power to raul. now cuba faces an uncertain future. bruce hall, nbc news. >> and cuba will now be in mourning holding several different memorials in the following days. his ashes will travel the reverse route across the island after seizing power now, also this morning a new hampshire mother fating charges after police find children living in squaller. samantha was arrested and charged with child endangerment. she argues she's doing her best, ask that her husband was to blame for the mess. her husband was arrested after police were called to their home and found the children covered
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the father is expected to appear in court again in late december. local pipeline protesters blocking the entrance to the bank in downtown crossing in boston on friday. they demanded the bank, which is the primary lender for the dakota access pipeline stop funding the effort. one protester used bieng locks to chain herself by the neck. police took her into custody. officials say they have spoiled plans for a large-scale terrorist attack just as the holiday season gets started. >> reporter: the base of the alleged terror sell was where the christmas market is already up. four suspects were arrested there, and another in marsay on sunday, but the orders french officials came right from the isis leadership. the attacks planned for as early as december 1st. french authorities say the sell
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screen grabs of potential targets and a hand-written letter professing loyalty to isis. the president congratulated the security services for preventing a large-scale attack. just this week the state department issue add travel alert, warning that credible information indicates isis and al qaeda, continue to plan attacks in europe around the holiday season. why now? isis is taking a beating on the battle field in syria and in expect isis or simple thesers will try to avenge in the middle east with attacks overseas. >> or they try to send individuals out from behind the front lines. >> reporter: isis may be under attack, but that could make it at least in the near term even more dangerous. the prosecutors say four of the
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two are have said to come last year and visited the syrian border area. richard angle, nbc news. >> crash concerns over the deadly wreck that killed six children. records released reveal students and administrators complained about the way bus driver, jonathan walker, was operating his bus. make students moving from their seats hit their heads. another student pleading, we need seat belts. police have charged walker with ve hick lar homicide. a missing california woman found alive more than three weeks after she was abducted. she was found thanksgiving morning shackled at the side of a highway. the mother of two went for a jog earlier this month but never
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from where investigators say she was abducted. her family thankful to have her home. >> we are overwhelmed with joy of how supportive everyone has been to help bring us together as a family again. >> so far police have not released what she has told them. also on 7, it is something like out of a hollywood movie. a brazen jailbreak in california, but this one was for real, and there's a massive man hunt underway to track down two escaped here's adam williams. >> reporter: heavily armed officers using canines, expanding their dragnet. the jailbreak like a plot out of hollywood, four inmates cutting their way through steel bars, repelling two floors down using bed sheets and clothing to drop to freedom. two inmates were caught by a sheriff's deputy. two others slipped into the
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way they were, it's not something they thought of in a minute. >> reporter: they have now been on the run for two days. they escaped from the oldest section of the jail where there are no cameras with tactical teams ready to deploy again. the sheriff says the two fugitives are dangerous, desperate and now could also be armed. sources from that jail tell nbc news it's possible the inmates had help getting away. and still ahead an online glitch bringing a halt to one retailer and anyone shopping on their website. the bruins hoping to snap their two-day losing streak. the highlights coming up in sports. and tv 12 back on the field for the patriots. will he be a go against the
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all right. welcome back. 8:43 on this saturday, and the clouds seem to be lifting just a little bit as the sun starts to peak out, but still pretty foggy
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visibility not too great. >> we're expecting the visibility to improve a little bit at this time. between 8:00 and 9:00 there'd be some minor improvements. it's still going to remain gray for most of the day. might see a few isolated showers here and there, and we're dry for a couple days, but the best chance will come tuesday, wednesday and thursday. there you go. we had a third of a mile visibility at the top of the hour. now two miles in boston. it's improving just a little bit, but again t patches of fog here and there until noon, and this afternoon expecting much if any sunshine. 37 in bet ford. 33 in fitchburg, and it's going to be hard for the numbers to budge. again, a lot of cloud cover but not a whole lot of rain out of the radar. there are more showers heading in that general direction. this batch out in the atlantic will kind of glance our
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shore, cape and the islands pretty good chance of rain today. on the other side of the state we've got some moisture moving in from new york, and that could lead to some rain shower, even some snow showers in the higher elevations. in between just kind of cloudy. we've got rain on both sides of us, but for most of us just kind of a gray and dreary day today. the chance for rain comes to an end this evening and the clouds will start to break up a little bit overnight tonight finally tomorrow probably the brightest day we'll see all holiday weekend. only downside is it will be a little bit on the breezy side, be in the mid-40s. clearing skies for tomorrow afternoon, and then dry for a couple of days. in terms of rainfall not expecting much today. again, for the cape and the islands there we could see maybe a quarter, close to half an inch, but the rest of us maybe a
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the early part of the day on tuesday. rain moves in tuesday afternoon, and we're going to see on and off periods of rain through wednesday, through thursday, add it all up. one inch is a good bet. two inches not out of the question. wouldn't surprise me if one or two spots get an inch and a half or two inches here as it looks more and more likely we're going to get a soaking rain, tuesday, wednesday and thursday. on and off periods of rain, along with thatus time. clearing, turning a bit cooler for friday. >> rob, thank you. macy's admitting they had some serious issues on black friday. visitors were sent to a web page that noted heavier traffic than usual, and mobile users were sent to a page claiming the site was down for routine maintenance. many of those black-friday deal last through the weekend, if not longer. thousands of new england shoppers have already checked off all their lists.
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pants, some shoes. >> reporter: shoppers of all ages on the hunt for the best bargains of the year here at south shore plaza. >> we like to go to macy's for the door buster sales. >> the best deal was aeropostale. >> reporter: some making it a day-long marathon shopping day, starting at midnight where the back here at the south shore plaza it was a steady stream of shoppers. >> people don't know how to move out of your way. they keep cutting you. everything's thrown around. >> reporter: the national retail federation expects holiday sales to increase 3.6% from last year to a tune of $655 billion. south shore plaza's director of marketing says they're definitely seeing more shoppers.
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bags, so we think it's going to be a great holiday. >> and with christmas exactly one month away the packed parking lots and stores will continue throughout the weekend. >> i have a lot of friends and family to get presents for, so i'm still shopping around for them. >> a lot of malls like this one are extending their hours saturday so you can expect this parking lot to be full again with some very eager shoppers. in brain tree, nh1 news today in claus making his grand entrance, greeting black-friday shoppers at the cambridge sight galleria. the celtics battle the spurs on the hardwood. chelsey mcdonald has
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and now time for 7 sports with chelsey mcdonald. good morning, after missing two days of practice with a knee injury tom brady was back on the field today. the reigning afc player of the week will be good to go sunday against the jets. >> i always prefer practicing, but if you can't practice you can't practice and you do the
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out there, and when you get out there do the best you can do. like i said everyone's dealing with some bumps and bruises. it's just part of football. it's football season, and i'm not the only one dealing with them. there's a lot of guys dealing with a lot of stuff, and certainly in our locker room. celtics hosting the spurs. no thanksgiving hangover for the cs, especially for jay crowder who scored 10 of his 18 points. two in the half. game high 25 points. putting the spurs up by five. the celtics would re-take the lead in the fourth off the pick and roll. taking it strong to the basket for the two-handed dunk giving the celtics a one-point lead. patty mills hits a wide-open three in the corner to seal the
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the bruins hosting calgary in the night cap. the bruins fight back. david battling on the doorstep. his 12th goal of the season. ties it up at one. one minutes and 10 seconds later alex -- dove in the former bu terrier putting them up. the bs drop their third straight. and bill friday that two will not play
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a vacation getaway this coming cyber monday might be the best time to buy. which trips are expected to be cheaper than usual. also ahead, called to court a man police say struck two officers and hit two others with his car now facing several charges. we're staying on top of that breaking news out of cuba, fidel castro dead at the age of 90.
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breaking news to morning. former cuban president, fidel castro, has died. reaction to the news pouring in from all over the world. crowds of people taking to the streets of miami early this morning in celebration. and here at home a woman struck in the street in norwood. the driver describing what happened. a woman finds a bracelet belonging to a fallen this is 7news today in new england. good morning, 9:00 on this saturday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm nancy chen. we'll have more on the death of fidel castro in just a moment. but first a live look outside. we have some gray skies here in new england. let's check in with meteorologist rob right now with the forecast. >> i've been saying it would get a little bit better between 8:00 and 9:00 and it is a little bit better between plymouth.
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seacoast of new hampshire here, and it may be until noon before the fog completely disappears. we'll see a gradual improvement over the next couple hours, but it may be a while before it's totally gone, and it's going to be a gray, dreary day. mainly dry, gray, but mainly dry. the exception would be the cape and the islands already got some rain, and in nantucket there's more heading in that direction towards the south coast, the cape and the islands. and on the other side of the state there's rain moving infr primarily impact -- a higher elevations of the birch ears could see snow mixed in. for boston, gray with a drop of two of rain. we've got rain on either side of us, but in the middle just cloudy, and with the cloud cover not going to move much temperature wise. 40 right now. might get to the mid-40s. we'll clear out tonight and have the rest of the 7-day forecast coming up.
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fidel castro the long-time president of cuba dead at the age of 90. he was one of the world's longest heads of government leading the island nation for almost half a century. the current cuban president going on state sell vision overnight saying it was with deep sadness that he announced his brother, fidel, died just before 10:30 last night. celebrations in miami early this morning. carrying cuban flags, banging on gathering out a cuban cafe in little havana. the mayor of -- was in the crowd. brian, what's the move like there now? >> we are in miami's little havana neighborhood, nancy, for the cuban community here, this is not just about fidel castro dying. for them this is about their
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one day. let me show you the situation here. you've got people up and down the streets here in this part of little havana. they are celebrating. it might sound odd to other parts of the country that they're celebrating someone's death, but that's exactly what they're doing here in little havana. many of these cuban exiles know what it is like to live in cuba. they still have family there. they still have family who they say doesn't get enough to eat, doesn't get making enough money to even live, and many of these people blame fidel castro, and, again, they hope, and the reason they're out here celebrating, is they hope that his death could be a crack in the system there, and while they know that it's not going to change things immediately because fidel castro's brother, raul castro, is still the ruler there, they hope that possibly in the future
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throughout the day here in hill havana. it was quite a different scene overnight, 2:00, 3:00 in the morning when this news broke in miami. these streets were full of people. thousands and thousands of people. they had to shut down this entire area because there were so many people in the streets celebrating. live in miami, brian entin 7news. >> as he mentioned, thousands of cubans flocked t during castro's 49-year reign. the leader famously clashed with a number of u.s. presidents. fidel castro came to power in cuba in 1959 following a widely popular revolution that overthrew dictator. the rebels left this ideology and put them on a collision course with the united states, and it wasn't long before the small caribbean island found itself allied with the soviet union at the height of the cold war.
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during the cuban his crisis, when soaf yent missiles pointed at the united states were deploy inside cuba. washington retaliated by imposing an economic and political embargo against cuba, providing education and healthcare for all. >> what fidel achieved in the social order of this country has not been achieved by any pore nation and by many rich countries. >> reporter: members of the communist party say cubans were educated but not f the nightmare we live today because all basic liberties have been abolished. >> reporter: president castro was never able to achieve economic prosperity. castro also blamed the united states embargo, but many argue it was his insistence of adhering to a socialist model, a model in which everything was controlled by the state and the
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as traders at the service of u.s. imperialism were imprisoned, sentenced to exiled. castro not only survived scores of reported assassination attempts by the cia but also ten u.s. administrations, all bent on ousting him from power in. 2008 it was illnesses not washington that forced him to step back and see power to his brother, raul. but cast troa's voice was heard mostly in appearances on state tv. in 2011 he appeared frail as he was assisted to the stage. the unannounced appearance marking the official end of castro's role at the communist party's helm. >> and cuba will be in mourn in the following days. his ashes will travel the reverse route he took across the island after seizing power in 1959. his funeral will be december 4th in cuba. now to an interview you'll
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smash on a busy street. witnesses say the car hit a woman, throwing her 15 feet. thankfully that one is expected -- that woman is expected to be okay. and alex has the story. >> reporter: behind the wheel of this car, charles joyce, he says he didn't even see the woman walking across route 9 in framingham, carrying bags from the walgreens. >> i had someone on the front of myar it, and that was the first i knew of the accident. >> reporter: the woman who was not in a crosswalk was thrown about 15 feet. joyce stopped and feared the worst. >> well, i just stopped and police and everybody came, so i just hung around. i was quite relieved when i found -- when i saw she was moving because i thought i had killed her. i really thought i had killed her. >> reporter: the woman was rushed to umass with serious
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near the intersection of prospect street. >> i don't know what make this is one anymore dangerous than the rest, but apparently something is. >> reporter: the woman in this latest crash is expected to survive. joyce is thankful it wasn't worse. >> there's no way to see her. it just happened. all of a sudden she's on my car. >> alex, nh1 news. -- alex, 7news. matthew skinner was arraign de the 33-year-old man is charged with an armed robbery. this video shows a man robbing a gulf gas station in newton last week. he's being held on $5,000 cash bail and due back in court in january. st. anthony's shrine in boston is asking for your help. they say he broke in and stole from the shrine yesterday, but luckily security cameras got a pretty good look. if you know of him you're asked
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members of his white house team on friday while also working to solidify one of the campaign promises. here's 7's kim khazei. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump's administration coming into clearer focus, naming two staff pick that is don't require senate confirmation. kathleen mcfarland and don mcgahn as white house council. 65-year-old mcfarland is trump's third female the nixon, ford and reagan administrations. in 2006 she unsuccessfully ran for senate, trying to unseat new york senator then hillary clinton. mcfarland is known for her hard-lined views and criticism of president obama. as for 48-year-old mcgahn, he's an attorney for the trump campaign and served five years with the federal election commission where he was instrumental in loosening regulations on campaign
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untangle his vast entanglements. intrigue swirled around a position to be filled, secretary of state. donald trump world divided between loyalist jewel -- giuliani. >> it's become such a public fight, a public split. it wouldn't surprise me if a third name emerges. >> reporter: president-elect trump is trying to keep good on the campaign promise to keep working-class jobs in the u.s. vice president-electe serving as his chief negotiator in indiana aiming to prevent carrier air-conditioning from following through with its current plans to move a major plant to mexico. aids say president-elect trump is scheduled to resume interviews on monday. i'm kim khazei, 7news today in new england. and still ahead on 7news, a lost bracelet found on the cape. why this momento has so much meaning. and we're keeping an eye on a couple opportunities for
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we'll time them out coming up. and we're staying on top of that breaking news in cuba. fell fell dead at the age of 90. they'll spend nine days in mourning holding several
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now 7 weather. your saturday weather in one
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sunshine tomorrow is your day. and then we got three days where we're going to see rain. it's not going to rain non-stop, but periods of rain beginning late tuesday into wednesday, and then again wednesday night into thursday. in the meantime just kind of gray and foggy in many areas. the visibility's improving in boston and norwood and plymouth, but fog is pretty thick across the north shore. evens temperature wise we're above freezing. some areas got 33 in jeffrey. 42 in plymouth, and with the cloud cover not going to move a whole lot from where we currently are. we'll probably get to the mid-40s and that's about as good as it will get. not a whole lot of rain on the radar. do see a little bit of light snuff in nantucket and probably a little bit more to come. there's a batch of showers off
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through the cape and islands throughout the day. pretty good rain in south eastern massachusetts and on the other side of the state there's a little bit of rain and snow moving into the higher elevations of western massachusetts. the birk sheers could get some rain. in between just kind of gray. got precipitation on both sides of us, but most of us with just a cloudy day. but rain likely for the south shore, the south coast, the cape and the islands. just gray and dreary for most of us. clouds will break apart overnight. and we should see a decent amount of sunshine tomorrow afternoon. temperatures mid-40s. there maybe a little bit of a breeze making it feel cooler than mid-40s. we continue dry on monday and first half of tuesday, but then a pretty significant storm movings in tuesday into wednesday. we'll at least briefly get on the warm side of the storm system for wednesday.
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wednesday. we're talking rain not snow with this one, but another storm system moving in on the heels of that. we have a good chance of a soaking rain middle part of the week. lit cool and clear out a little bit for friday, 47-degrees. normal high temperature for this time of the year would be about 48. a little cooler to start and a little bit warmer than that for the middle part of the week. a meaningful momento discovered on the cape back in its rightful place. it's the soldier from oregon. a local woman found it and took it upon thoars track down that officer's family thousands of miles away. tim has the story. >> reporter: they call it the honor room, a place in the family's home filled with priceless momentos. >> that was a gift to us from an artist in philadelphia. >> reporter: his 22-year-old son, john, died while serving in afghanistan in 2014. >> we refer to john as the gift
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while, even now, three years later one of john's friends will reach out. >> hey, i knew your son. >> reporter: last week it was a different. a stranger called from cape cod. a woman named liz say she was walking on the beach and spotted a bracelet on the shore. >> i pick it up and look at it and it has a name engraved and i wiped off some of the sand and i notice a kai on the corner of it. >> reporter: bracelets like these are typically given to the name on this bracelet, specialist john pelem. >> in a weird way i think it was john sending a message, hey, come find me. >> reporter: liz found them on the opposite side of the country. >> so when liz called and started explaining what had happened it didn't surprise me at her reaction because i feel that often that -- and i affectionately look up and go,
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thanksgiving they're grateful for another story about their late son and another momento to add to their honor room. they still don't know who it belonged to and how it ended up on the cape. >> and much more ahead on 7news today new england. a local woman asking for help as she waits for a kidney transplant. why she was initially afraid to share her story. and a little boy calling 911, but it's not emergency. how he's showing gratitude to his police department. fidel castro dead at 90.
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now to a story you'll see on just one station. a massachusetts woman fighting fer her life in of a kidney transplant. she was initially afraid to ask because of her faith, but decided to open up to kimberlybookman. >> i just feel like i'm being kept alive by something. >> reporter: life is difficult for 26-year-old dania. she has dialysis three times a week and takes dozens of pills daily. the autoimmune disease has attacked her kidneys and she
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she's afraid her muslim -- >> if people didn't know that part about me they wouldn't think twice, hey, this is a good who needs and kidney, and once you put them back that piece of information that she's muslim. i don't know how each person's going to react. >> reporter: her coworkers made an appeal, but given the recent political climate we're fearful broader outreach could hurt dania. of muslims being subjected to et nick slurs, and the last thing any of us want to do is make her a potential target. >> reporter: but with dialysis appliances piled up in our apartment, dania is hoping love with con qer hate. >> there will be people out there that might say, hey, she's muslim, and i don't want to get tested for her because she is muslim, but at the same time i
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people out there that wouldn't think like that. >> reporter: her life depends on it. >> i just got married a few years ago, and i feel like i'm just starting my life. >> reporter: kimberly bookman, 7news today in new england. taking a stand, protesters in boston speaking out object at dakota access pipeline project. plus a violent attack in california. hit on the head by a skateboard. fidel castro dead at the age of 920. both celebrations around the world.
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unexpected invite for police that started as a potential emergency. so dispatchers in florida got a call from a young boy on thanksgiving, but those dispatchers quickly learned that the boy some love and a little bit of turkey. >> [ indistinguishable ] >> he invited to us come and see him and have thanksgiving dinner with him. all of us that weren't busy headed over there. >> turns out the boy wants to be a cop when he grows up. they let him sit in the car of a patrol. they gave him an honorary badge.
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looking for a win at the garden. all the highlights from their fame withs ahead in sports. if you're looking if the sun to peak out there's some news later in the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up. and that breaking news, fidel castro dead at the age of 90. some rejoicing in miami, others
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breaking news at 9:30. death of a dictator, fidel castro, dead at the age of 90. nine days of mourning now in cuba. and a dangerous drive in norwood. a full neighborhood losing power after a teenager crashes into a pole. plus he's back at practice, but will tom brady play tomorrow's game. the injury that could keep him off the field.
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england. welcome back and thanks for staying with us. i'm nan incy chen. let's turn things over to rob eicher. >> a little bit better in boston and points south, but across the north shore still pretty thick. man, like pea soup up here. could be a couple more hours before the fog is completely ne whole lot of rainfall. the got a batch on one side of springfield and really light rain moving through nantucket. if i zoom out that's where the rain is headed. got more that will roll across the cape and islands. and on the other side of thecide state more that will come in from new york and impact western massachusetts. south eastern massachusetts good chance of rain in between just kind of cloudy, and that's what boston has right now. 40-degrees and with the cloud
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mid-40s is probably as good as it's going to get. isolated showers, but really in those couple areas. the cape and the islands and western massachusettss. some breaks in the clouds tonight, and finally, finally, some peaks of sunshine tomorrow. we'll talk more about the 7-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. that breaking news, fidel castro, the long-time president of cuba has died at the age of 90. he was one of the world's longest ruling heads of government leading the island nation for almost half a castro's brother, raul, the current cuban president saying it was with deep sadness they announced his brother, fidel, had died just before 10:30 last night. the news greeted by celebrations in miami. people gathering in little havana carrying cuban flags, banging on pots and pans overnight. the mayor of miami, a cuban exile was among those in the crowd. and president-elect donald trump react topping the news on twitter this morning, writing, fidel castro is dead.
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u.s. presidents and building a communist state 90 miles from u.s. shores. bruce looks back at his life now. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: for more than four decades fidel castro was anti-americanism. the cigar-smoking dictator, delighted to be a constant thorn in a brilliant tactician, his forces swep into havana on 1959. >> havana and her people went wily, they surrounded him, engulfed him, clutched and applauded him. they roared, fidel, our savior. >> reporter: the 33-year-old revolutionary forced a close alliance with the soviet union that would endure for the
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the u.s. strawk back, spearheading a 1991 invagues at the bay of pigs. castro personal led the resistance and the american invasion failed miserably. less than a year later cras toe and the -- astro and the soaf -- castro and the soviets. they relented pulling their missiles from cuba. during the '70s and used his financial support from the soviets to promote insurgencies throughout central america and africa, but as conditions worsened at homes thousands began to flee the island, risking their lives to the 90-mile boat trip to the united states. as the union collapsed, so did the community. they were forced to court the
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[ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: castro began to show the signs of age. he underwent intestinal surgery. as his health declined he turned over power to his brother, raul. cuba now faces an uncertain future. bruce hall, nbc news. >> cuba will be in mourning now, holding memorials in the several days. hissh route after seizing power in 1959 and his funeral will be held on december 4th. also on 7, a wild wreck knocks out power leaving a trail of damage in norwood. a teen driver lost control, slammed into a power pole and smashed into several other cars. brandon gunnoe has the details. >> reporter: a teenage driver went on a crash course in a local neighborhood slamming into cars and knocking down a utility
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there. swerved or turned this way. she hit the telephone pole there. came up looks like up on the curb. hit my car on the inside, spun it around. it landed in the driveway over here. >> reporter: it happened just after 2:30 on friday on edgehill road in norwood. you can see where the second car was hit, and the utility pole was almost down on the ground. no one was hurt, but the young driver was startled. >> she was shooken up, really shaken up when she got out of the car, so maybe panicked or something. >> reporter: police are investigating what caused the teen driver to lose control. the whole neighborhood lost power. some homes were in the dark for four to five hours. >> when the transformer came down. so they had to replace the transformer. they had to disconnect all the wires. this whole street was out. >> reporter: brandon gunnoe, 7news today in new england. a new hampshire mother facing charges after police find children living in squaller. she was arrested and charged with child endangerment after
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children living in unsafe conditions. she said she was doing her best and that her husband was to blame for the mess. her husband was arrested after police were called to their home. the children were removed from that home and placed in the care of their grandparents. the father is expected to appear in court again in late december. and local pipeline protesters blocking the entrance to the td bank and downtown crossing in boston on friday. they demanded that the bank which is the primarily stop funding the effort. one used bike locks to chain herself to the neck. police took her into custody. we're following more news today. a california police officer remainsmains in critical conditn after being hit in the head with a skateboard. now the man accused of using that skateboard as a weapon is in custody as police try to figure out what led to the violence. this security video shows the suspect running down the street
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>> the officer's a 12-year veteran of the south side san francisco police department, he's married and has two young children. >> reporter: he was assigned to the motorcycle department. starbucks customers waved down the officer saying the suspect was creating a disturbance. as he was talking to him the suspect darted down the street on his skateboard. he says the suspect suddenly turned around and hit him in the head with a skateboard. the police chief says he has a long wrap sheet, causing serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest for disturbing the peace. >> my son didn't know this is a little mental. >> reporter: his mother says her son as mental health issues and takes medication. >> was he taking his medication yesterday?
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he left very early in the morning. >> reporter: and police have sinced ramos an attempted murder charge, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer. also a missing california woman found alive nearly three weeks after she was abducted. she was found thanksgiving morning shackled on the side of a highway. she went for a jog earlier this month and never returned. she was found 150 mil where investigators say she was abducted. theythey have not released whate has told them. jill stein raised the $1.1 million needed for official recount of the presidential election. they say it's to ensure the integrity of elections in general. >> what we are saying is that there's enough peripheral evidence to warrant that our system should be investigated.
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the other. we're doing this for the benefit of the american public so we can trust that our votes are counted. >> the party plans to do the same thing in pennsylvania and michigan. all right, still ahead, black friday trouble for macy's, an online glitch bringing shopping to a halt. we've got a few opportunities for rain in the week to come. i'll show you how much we think
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now 7 weather. slight chance for a little bit of light rain today depending on where you are. then we're dry for a couple days, and then it looks like we're in soaking rain beginning tuesday afternoon and lasting the middle part of the week. looks like it could be a good soaker. two miles of visibility, that's it right now in boston. but much better than it was a couple hours ago. the fog pretty thick up across the seacoast of new hampshire, and it may be a couple hours before the fog completely disappears. after that it's going to be a cloudy, gray day. the clouds may not go all the way to the ground. temperatures aren't going to
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mid-40s is probably as good as it's going to get, but the more important thing is it's warm enough this is rain not snow, at least for most of us. there are a couple exceptions near. radar is mainly quiet, but do have a little bit of light rain over nantucket and a little bit on the other side of springfield here. we've actually got two batches coming at us from two different directions. the first is out over the ocean. this is going to be a glancing blow. mainly the south coast, the south shore, the cape and the islands. they've got anc on the other side of the state we've got some rain moving in p from new york and in the higher elevations of the birkshires that could -- south eastern massachusetts. in the middle just kind of cloudy and gray. so depending on where you are it's going to be a gray day with a few sprinkles or a cloudy day with a fair amount of rain, and that will be the case for the cape and the islands.
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break up a little bit, and finally get out of here tomorrow. if you're looking for more sunshine tomorrow is the better of the holiday weekend. a little bit of a breeze tomorrow afternoon. that will make it feel a bit cooler, otherwise sunday not a bad day at all. terms of how much rain we're going to get most of us a drop or two, and that's it. but if you get out towards the cape and the islands that's where we could get a quarter of an inch even half an inch. completely dry tomorrow and monday and everywhere. by tuesday afternoon the rain starts to add up a little bit and keeps going through wees head into thursday. so you add it all up, one inch is a good bet. and then two inches isn't out of the question. again, this is a good, soaking rain tuesday, wednesday and thursday. along with that some slightly warmer weather. we're talking 50s wednesday and thursday. not really worried about any frozen precipitation, but good bit of liquid precipitation wednesday and thursday clearing out for prid. >> rob, thank you. and some black-friday concerns at macy's. visitors for their website were
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heavier traffic than usual. mobile users went to a page that claimed it was down. macy's is looking into that glitch. many of those black-friday deals last throughout the weekend if not longer. thousands have already checked off all their lists. 7's michael has more now. >> we've been looking for some pants, some shoes. >> reporter: shoppers of all ages on the hunt for the best bargains of the year >> we like to go to macy's for the door buster sales. >> i would say the best deal is aeropostale. >> reporter: some making ate day-long marathon shopping day starting at midnight where lines grew long. back here at the south shore plaza it was a steady stream of shoppers. >> it's crowded, really crowded for me.
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they keep cutting you. there's nothing to find. everything's thrown around. >> reporter: the national retail federation expects holiday sales to increase 3.6% from last year to a tune of $655 billion. south shore plaza's director of marketing says they're definitely seeing more shoppers. >> our parking lots are full. there are shoppers with multiple bags. we think it's going to be a great holiday. >> reporter: and with christmas exactly one month away, t will continue throughout the weekend. >> i have a lot of friend and family to get presents for, so i'm still shopping around for them. >> reporter: a lot of malls like this one are extending their hours saturday so you can expect this parking lot to be full again with some very eager shoppers. in brain tree, 7news today in new england. still ahead a busy night at the garden. both the bruins and the celtics vying for victory.
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and we're staying on top of that breaking news in cuba, fidel castro dead at the age of 90. cuba declaring nine days of national mourning.
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and now time for 7 sports with chelsey mcdonald. good morning. after missing two days of practice with a brady was back on the field yesterday making all but a certainty the champion will be good to go against the jets. >> i always prefer practicing, but if you can't practice then you can't practice and you do the best you can do until you get out there and when you get out there do the best you can do. everyone's dealing with some bumps and bruises. it's part of football season. i'm not the only one dealing
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with a lot of stuff, certainly in our locker room. celtics hosting the spurs. no thanksgiving hangover for the cs, especially for jay crowder helping the celtics jump out to a 10-point lead after one. cut to two in the half. leonard with a game high. putting the spurs up by five. the celtics would re-take the lead in the fourth off the al takes it strong to the basket for the two-handed dunk giving he celtics a one-point lead. that's the last time they trailed. patty mills hits a wide-open three in the corner to seal the deal. after the celtics game up comes the parkay. the bruins hosting calgary. the bruins fight back.
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ties it up at one. one minute and ten seconds later. the former bu terrier putting the flames up 2-1 and that's the final scores. the bs drop their third straight. and bill belichick confirmed on friday that two players will not play this season. ahead on 7news we'll have a time check of your forecast with we'll tell you which cyber
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if you're looking to book your next vacation getaway, just wait until monday. experts say slow summer travel sales should result in big airline and hotel cost cuts on cyber monday, so they also say trips to europe are expected to be cheaper than usual, and, rob, i have to say with weather like it is outside the caribbean sure sounds nice right now. >> any place sunny sounds nice. it will peak out again tomorrow afternoon, in the meantime a gray day. some rain here or there, but very hit and miss and mainly in south eastern massachusetts and western massachusetts. if you want to get out do some shopping, decorating, for the most part it will be okay. most of us will be a dry day,
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exception will be the cape and the islands. sun comes out tomorrow. more sun on monday. rain returns, and in force tuesday, wednesday and thursday. gusty wind will accompany that rain. it will clear out, turn a bit cooler into friday. >> rob, thank you. that's all of our time today for 7news. thank you for watching. i'm nancy chen. we'll see you again tomorrow
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