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>> now, "good morning washington," on your side. autria: new overnight, a war of words. backlash afteral president trump goes after britain's head of state on twitter. >> i knew it would be a matter of time. adrianna: teachers coming clean, the dire message they have as n.b. -- >> our colleague, matt lauer, has been terminated.
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accused of giving to a colleague , and the secret button inside his office. adrianna: a d.c. tradition 95 years strong, the excitement and road closures you can expect for the national tree lighting. good morning, i am adrianna hopkins. autria: i am autria godfrey. we have john gonzalez down on elipse but we want to get a check of the forecast. veronica: we are tracking a cold front moving into the area. expect a little bit of rain through our area. yesterday,ay like bringing it back down to late november standards. it is the last day of november. as we get into early december, heavy coat weather heading our way. the clouds are with us, ranging from
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, 35 degrees out toward herndon and manassas. your high temperature today, 56 degrees, seasonably cool. the 7:00 temperature will be hovering in the upper 40's to around 50. overnight, the clouds will hang, bottoming out at 44. 53.high tomorrow, as we get into the weekend, we will have temperatures into the 50's and we will get ready to track the next storm system along with cooler air moving in. julie: right now on the roads, your lanes are open around the capital beltway. headed downtown, street closures are going to affect today at noon. a complete listing on my twitter page. seventeenth street between -- all ofon avenue this goes into place at noon this afternoon, so
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, you may want to consider the metro. the is a game tonight. that is going on as well. you have the caps against the kings, the christmas tree lighting, busy in d.c.. a water main break between duke street and wheeler avenue. metro, theet, with red line service suspension continues until december 10. watch. our traffic back within the next 10 minutes and we will come up with some good news when it comes to traffic. autria: happening right now, final preparations for the time-honored tradition in d.c. adrianna: president trump is set to flip the switch on the christmas tree, and john gonzalez is there. john: ladies, good morning. 3000 reserved seats have been set up, 20,000 tickets have been
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more elegant, festive, and oldest traditions in the nation's capital, the lighting of the white house christmas tree just hours away. final preparations will be underway this morning on the , a tradition that started with president calvin coolidge over 90 years ago. there will be a dresser herself in just a bit. big names include kathie lee , music and dean cain from jack wagner and the beach boys, wynonna, and the texas tenors. the navy band will also be here. there was a lottery for those tickets back in october. the walkway surrounding the national tree, you can see it right there on a screen. it is known as the pathway of peace, and features 56 trees representing states and territories, decorated with handmade ornaments. that is the
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colorado blue spruce from virginia. we understand president trump and the first lady lady will be here to hit the switch later today. reporting live, john gonzalez, good morning washington. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. here is hoping our tree lighting goes off as flawlessly as this one. the annual rockefeller christmas tree lighting happened last night. the tree will remain until january 7. adrianna: there was also silence last night. the hosts of "today" staying quiet about their colleague matt lauer after the bombshell announcement. "the new york times" is reporting two more women have come forward with complaints about matt le
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employee who claimed he had sex with her in his office. they are citing specific claims by women he worked with. lower gave a sex toy is a gift to one colleague and dropped his pants for another one. he reportedly had a button under his desk to allow him to lock his door without getting up. a woman made claims of inappropriate sexual behavior that began at the sochi olympics in 2014. hours after the news broke, another shocking departure. gerson taylor fired for minnesota public radio. he claims his firing stems from an incident when he touched a woman's bareback while trying to console her. he said he immediately apologized and thought she can test for gave him. autria: we are following all these up with -- allegations. new overnight, president trump
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she called him out for re-tweeting a string of anti-inflammatory -- anti-muslim inflammatory buildings and he tweeted back, focus on the destructive radical islamic terrorism taking place. this morning, united airlines many list, but should have checked it twice. thousands of flights could be canceled after american airlines gave too many pilots the holiday off. the company is blaming a computer glitch. american scrambling to find pilots and get them back in the cockpit. if you do get a text saying your flight has been canceled, help them help you. tell the airline you are flexible and do not mind using alternative airports. it might get you where you need to go a lot sooner. it heads-up for drivers in northern virginia,
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day the flashing monitors will charge you to drive on i-66 inside the beltway. finding an easy pass pay those tools may not be so easy. people have been showing up at stores and learning stores have run out. the giant location on ninth road has them in. wegmans in alexandria is also stocked, but they are hot items. aaa mid-atlantic says they are close to running out in fairfax in d.c. , who sit inskins second place with the nfc east, need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. kickoff is set for 8:25 tonight at at&t stadium. adrianna: a heads-up for those traveling near joint case anacostia river link, officials will be conducting an active shooter training drill the 9:00 and 11:30. lockdown will be temporarily
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the flu vaccine. why you might not be protected, even if you got the shot. plus -- .> i can breathe this boulder i have had on my chest for weeks now. nightmarea mother's after what
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veronica: wake up, sleepyhead. a lot of tired. their last night. if you went to the concert last night, jay-z was in town. it is cold this morning, but not extremely cold. 35 degrees herndon, temple hills at 44. we will have temperatures topping out in the mid-50's, and it will not be a sunny, right day because the clouds will continue to move in. i think we will remain dry until about 8:00 or 9:00, when we could
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spotty showers. it is a fast mover and will be a weak system for us. we will show you how much you could get from this system and what is behind this front, coming up. julie: you will find your lanes are open as you work your way around the capital beltway. lx it in's right now -- no accidents right now at the wilson bridge. traveling into downtown gets a little complicated. kenilworth avenue at burroughs, that is where we have accident activity, at least five vehicles involved. we can definitely see the red on the map as you travel in from 50 headed to northeast washington. southter main break on gordon street between duke and wheeler avenue still in place. all lanes are open on duke street. we will update your ride on 270. adrianna: trouble in d.c.
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ryan hughes is covering this for us. ryan: there are allegations of grade fixing and handing seniors a diploma without meeting the requirements
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adrianna: an emotional day and a massive show of support in baltimore, as law enforcement from across the country came together to lay a brother in blue to rest. sean souter was shot and killed two weeks ago, and investigators are looking for his killer. a tip leading to his arrest is at $400,000. autria: a man allegedly tried to send $30,000 worth of methamphetamine through the mail. he was arrested in d.c.'s adams morgan neighborhood. it was found in three vacuum sealed packages. the fbi would not comment and would not provide information about the suspect, or how he was
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kids are the ones who are the victims of these acts by the district. the seven i-team digging into d.c. schools. adrianna: allegations of grade fixing at ballou high school, and teacher saying it was only a matter of time before this whole thing blew open. autria: ryan hughes is live. ryan: 7 on your side spoke to that whistleblower, a former teacher with inside knowledge about ballou high school. she tells us she raised concerns in the past but nothing was done , until our i-team got involved and obtained thousands of records from ballou high school. in what is a scathing and shocking investigation, those documents revealing at least 26 students graduating with more than 100 unexcused absences last year. there are 181 teaching days in the year.
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records also show teachers would give students passing grades in many classes. yesterday in a news conference, the d.c. public school launching says he is an internal review of ballou high school and others in the district. 7 on your side spoke with a former is a teacher and union representative. >> i do consider myself a whistleblower because at the end of the day, this situation going on was illegal, unethical, and is doing a disservice to the kids. these kids are graduating but did not meet the requirements. ryan: we also spoke to another teacher who tells us it was only a matter of time. parents also expressing concern their parent -- their children will not be prepared for college or the workforce. d.c.'s mayor says the office of the deputy mayor is leading a second investiga
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hughes, "good morning washington." autria: we have a hotline for parents to call with any issues happening in their children's schools. you can find that number in our reporting on the ballou investigation by downloading the abc 7 news app. charges have been dropped against a mother in norfolk, va in a recording case. she sent her daughter to school with a recording device in her backpack. her daughter was being bullied and she wanted to capture evidence. she did not realize it was a charged.d she was the charges were dropped. >> i was just very excited and happy. for my daughter and for myself, honestly. autria: she could have faced up to five years in prison. adrianna: caught on camera, a wildcat -- animal on the
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an open door at a middle school was an open invitation for this dear. -- deer. he lost control on the slick floors. the students jumped out of the way to avoid him. he eventually made it back outside, no harm done to man or beast. veronica: that was rude off checking to see. lph checking to see. at the bus stop, it is going to be a little nippy, but not terribly cold. hard to believe we are finishing up the month of november, ready to race into december. 34 to 43 degrees. a moat -- partly cloudy to mostly sunny day. your temperature will head into the mid-50's by
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temperatures will stop dropping because of more clouds for the evening hours. some areas around manassas through prince william county and culpeper, stafford, spotsylvania, you could see temperatures on the high side of 60 degrees for today. for later this evening, if you are heading to the caps game, the puck drops at 7:00. 47. 9:00, stilly looking like it will be dry. mainly shower chances north and west of d.c. you can see the rain coming into our area and started to break up this front. your chance very late in most locations. saturday, 52, 55 on sunday. a dry weekend for us, but cool and then cold for next weekend, more on the pattern change cong
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we have accidents to report, especially for those working into northeast washington. southbound kenilworth at burroughs, the left lane is closed because of a five car crash. delays off of 50 and the bw parkway leaving riverdale and new carrollton. inbound 50, 7 minutes from 200 to to the new york-kenilworth avenue split. the crash on the inner loop before braddock road has traffic squeezing by using the center of the road and now most of the activity is contained to the right side. that is our traffic watch. back in 10 minutes with live pict
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adrianna: 6:25 right now. police in tampa are confident the suspect they had in custody is behind four murders. >> in this morning's gma first isk, the man police believe responsible
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appear in court. he is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, following a 51 day manhunt. >> i assure you, this is the man who did this. >> he was captured tuesday after his coworker at mcdonald told police he had a bag containing a gun. jonathan told them he owns the gun, which was purchased one week before the first murder, but has not admitted to the shootings. >> the gun is what we needed. >> as for the florida community on edge for weeks, now breathing a sigh of relief. >> it is like a weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. >> more on the suspect coming up at 7:00 a.m.
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going on outside the white house. adrianna: i am adrianna hopkins. autria: i am autria godfrey. really had aterday swell. sunrise, the son just coming up over the horizon, our temperature started off the same, maybe a little cooler. we will have temperatures between 40 to 45 degrees, but nothing too heavy for today. we will have a partly to mostly cloudy sky later today, as we get up to 56 degrees, a few degrees above average. we are getting ready to close out the month. almost had a week of temperatures at or above average. all of the yellow boxes you are seeing here. our weather will be
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get out and enjoy, maybe put the christmas decorations up today or run some errands. ,1 degrees by 7:00 this evening looking dry until we get to 8:00 . we are tracking a little rain and temperatures topping out only in the 30's for highs coming your way in our 10 day forecast. julie: on the roads right now, you are going to find the inner loop of the beltway extremely slow as you travel from stringfield north toward braddock road. it is an 11 mill -- minute ride. scene with above the a couple of vehicles involved, activity on the right and left shoulders. now, all of your lanes are open headed northbound leaving annandale. it is a five car pile up southbound along kenilworth avenue at burroughs avenue. it is tying up the far left lane .
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well as 50. back within the next 10 minutes to work you around the commute headed into d.c.. adrianna: the holidays are officially here in d.c. final preparations are going on, on the south lawn of the highest -- white house as they get ready to flip the switch on the national christmas tree. autria: john gonzalez is live, where it is already starting to look like a party. john: it really is. the 28 foot colorado blue spruce from virginia is ready to go. 3000 seats have been set up in a reserved area, 20,000 seat issued. the final preparations are underway. this is one of the most elegant traditions and the oldest in the nation's capital, the lighting of the national christmas tree just hours away. the tradition started with calvin coolidge over 90 years ago
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big names include kathie lee gifford and dean cohen as the host. there will be music from wynonna, the texas tenors, the navy band. there was a lottery for tickets back in october. the walkway surrounding the national christmas tree, known as the pathway of peace, features 56 trees representing states and territories, decorated with handmade it does handmade ornaments. -- handmade ornaments. president trump and the first lady lady will have the honors to flip the switch. john gonzalez, "good morning washington." autria: the senate gearing up to vote on the gop tax reform bill, and the president is at the white house with a rally to push the plan forward. overnna: he is under fire tweets that are causing an international firestorm. kenneth moats has the latest.
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trump's twitter tension with one of the closest allies to the u.s., responding to u.k. prime minister theresa may who called him out for re-tweeting anti-muslim videos. >> why have you been tweeting anti-muslim videos? >> the videos originally posted group, and theim group seeks to divide. it is wrong for the president to have done this. trump fired back. .heresa may, do not focus on me focus on the destructive radical terrorism taking place within the united kingdom. we are doing just fine. no mention of that international backlash at the president's missouri rally. he worked to sell the gop tax reform plan coming moving full steam ahead in the senate. >>
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those tax cuts. to independentt analysis that says the bill will raise taxes for the poor and give tax cuts to the wealthy. the president disagrees. >> this is going to cost me a fortune, believe me. >> the vote on the senate tax plan could come today but likely not until tomorrow. several republicans have not committed, but it looks like they may have the numbers to get the bills passed. adrianna: there is no word that jared kushner met with robert mueller's team. that meeting was part of molars russia probe. a source tells the associated press that trump's son-in-law was questioned about michael flynn and the questioning took 90 minutes or less, aimed in part of establishing whether he had any information on flynn that might be damaging. seven months after his release fr
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running for west virginia's u.s. senate eat. -- seat. sentenced toip was a year behind bars for his role in safety violations that led to an explosion that killed 29 miners in 2010. autria: two virginia democrats filing for recounts for their races in the house of delegates. while there is a 106 vote difference in fairfax and prince william counties, the race for the ninth district is separated by only 10 votes. the results give republicans a 59--- 49-51 majority. chef is a andreas is back in d.c., talking about his relief efforts in puerto rico. he has been working with the government to feed those impacted by the storm, and just this past weekend his group served its 4 millionth meal.
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destructive 2017 atlantic hurricane season finally comes to an end. there were 17 named storms, 10 of which became hurricanes. the three most notorious storms, harvey, irma, and maria left a path of destruction. $206rty damage could cost billion. veronica: a much colder pattern by next week. areas that have not seen much snow could start to look a little white. i will show you where there could be some snow close to our area
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veronica: so where has snowfall in so far this season? mainly out west. the rockies getting snow, have not gotten much here. normally we see snow lines through iowa and the midwest. next week, it is a colder pattern for us. western pennsylvania, west virginia, western maryland could see snow by next thursday.
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showers this evening, 8:00 to 10:00. it will be very spotty. for today, that 64 should be a 54 to 55. you can see it on the board, mid 60's south of us to richmond. not a bad day, but older air right around the corner. julie: on the roads right now, we are still trying to clean up this accident and the delays as you travel from virginia to montgomery county. this is the inner loop approaching braddock road, a 17 minute ride from springfield north 266. southbound kenilworth avenue, a five car pile up blocking the left lane. now, troubles westbound on 50 ,eaded into annapolis at i-97 crash activity blocking the far right side of the road. within the next 10 minutes we will take a look at the ride headed into northeast. kidd:
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wealthiest men in the world, but that money cannot buy what he says is one of the most beautiful things in his life. it is not his wife and kids. what is it? we will share it. if you plan on traveling in one of these this holiday season, pay attention to what we have to tell you. d.c. public schools launching an allegation after -- investigation afte
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>> you are watching "good morning washington," on your side. kids in poor black southeast are the victims of these acts by the district. autria: seven i-team digging into d.c. schools. adrianna: allegations of grade fixing at ballou high school, and teacher saying it was only a matter of time before it blew open.
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a story you will only see on seven. ryan: 7 on your side spoke with two teachers. one staff member asked her to pass a senior she hardly ever saw in class, and another could barely write a paragraph. we obtained thousands of records from ballou high school, detailing surprising findings. they show at least 26 tunes graduated with more than 100 excuse absences last year. there are only 181 teaching days in the year. shownal school records that teachers would give the students passing grades in many classes. conference, the d.c. public-school chancellor said his office is launching an internal review of ballou high school and others in the district. 7 on your side spoke with a former believe music teacher and union representative, who says she raised
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cared. >> it was not just the principle . i took my issues to city council, testified. i have been in communication with the chancellor. >> about the attendance? >> about everything. teachers are raising concerns as well as parents, worried their kids will not be repaired for college and the workforce after graduating from high school. we are live in southeast, ryan hughes, "good morning washington." autria: we set up a hotline for parents to call us with any issues happening in the schools. you can download the abc 7 news app. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. world ♪ to the autria: the annual rockefeller christmas tree lighting in new rk
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celebrity guests. it will remain until january 7. adrianna: the hosts of "the today show" are staying quiet about their former cohost matt lauer. , matt lauer has been terminated by this network. times"a: "the new york reporting two more women came forward with complaints about that lower, including a former employee who claims she had sex with him in his office. specific claims by women he worked with, lower gave a tech -- sex toy to a colleague and dropped his pants for another. he reportedly had a button under his desk to allow him to lock the door without getting up. his firing comes after an unemployed -- unidentified employee made
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autria: john conyers has no plan to resign as he faces sexual harassment allegations, despite growing pressure. he is accused of inappropriately touching several steve -- staff members. he says he will come back to d.c. when he thinks it is safe again. this morning, a flight fiasco just in time for the holidays. isianna: american airlines scrambling to find pilots after a vacation mixup. suzanne kennedy is live with more. suzanne: good morning to both of you. take a look behind me to the plane at gate 35, there is a pilot in the cockpit, but that may not be the case in a few weeks. this will impact flights between december 17 and new year's eve. airline is calling in reserve pilots and offering other pilots 150% of their salary to return to the
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pilots unit -- union says that may violate their contract. a glitch allowed to bring many pilots to take a day off. normally, time off is based on seniority. they are working with the pilots union to take care of the pilots and make sure they get customers where they need to go. if the flights are canceled, and american operates about 6700 a day, it could leave travelers stranded and the airline is moving -- losing out in millions of dollars in revenue. live from reagan national airport, suzanne kennedy. autria: if you get a text saying your flight has been canceled, there is an easy way to help american help you. tell them you are flexible and do not mind using an alternative airport. it might get you where you are going sooner. adrianna: your chance to make holidays bright for kids in need
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drive at national harbor this weekend. join us from saturday -- saturday from 11:00 to 3:00 and bring a toy to make children happy. veronica: it is going to be good saturday, not seeing any storms today or the next couple of days. temperatures just above freezing , 34 in our colder spots to 44 around the beltway. the sun is up at 7:06. 50 degrees at lunchtime, the wind out of the southeast, and the wind off the water will help us produce clouds ahead of an approaching cold front. still drive for the afternoon and evening. sunset at 4:44 this evening. the tree lighting still clear as we drop to 47 to 50 degrees by 8:00, the shower chance comes after 8:00, and we will not get much.
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the super moon will be rising at 5:16 during the evening on sunday. , usuallyper moon rises i drink the blue moon and fall over, but that is a different story. the outer loop of the capital beltway out of college park, 31 270.es toward a crash on new hampshire avenue is tying up the right lane. for those traveling westbound on 50 approaching i-97 in annapolis , 23 minutes coming inbound, a crash blocking the far right lane. a five car pileup, still with delays in northeast. kenilworth avenue at burroughs, stay to the right. in 10, we will take a look at the ride on 270. autria: tonight, the redskins are in dallas with a huge showdown with the cowboys.
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place in the nfc east, need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. kickoff is at 8:25 and at&t stadium. adrianna: a gift idea for all the redskins fans in your family. , andcousins, ryan kerrigan other redskins will be wearing customize cleats as part of nfl's my cause, my cleats program. bidding is open. go to redskins.com. proceeds go to the charity featured on the cleats. autria: "good morning washington" has four tickets to one of the coolest attractions in town. six flags. color number seven -- caller number seven is getting tickets. colonu
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caller number seven wins. kidd: when eileen and i were out there for halloween, they were already setting up for holiday in the park. that is how many lights they have. autria: if you win and see santa, tell him kidd has been good. kidd: robin williams is going to sundance one last time. a documentary will debut in 2018 , based on one of his comedy specials, and told mostly in his voice. .ooking forward to that jay-z opening up in a "new york times" article about everything from race to family. youays all of the most -- can have all of the watches in the world and you do not have friends like i have. he says he and beyonce
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used their music as their pete sessions. how about the feud between him and kanye? he says he loves him but their relationship is complicated. they will always be good. kanye started on jay-z's label and he said they both want the same thing, to put out great rap music and be the greatest rappers of all time. adrianna: they also say do not do business with friends or family. kidd: i think this is where he said, i hope when we are 80 years old we look back at this and are able to laugh. adrianna: there is money involved and he has bashed him. autria: and now the wives. jay-z also finally admitted to cheating on beyonce in that article. kidd: correct. time for your 62nd express. autria: president trump lashing out at theresa may are -- theresa may on twitter. >>
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the problem with matt lauer is he had so much power that nobody wanted to speak up. adrianna: the new york times reporting more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. autria: at a world court in the --ue, and a man ryan: thousands of records from ballou high school show at least 27 -- 26 students graduated with more than 100 unexcused absences. suzanne: american airlines is doing its best to avoid thousands of cancellations between december 17 and new year's eve. a computer glitch that allowed pilots to take the day off. john: the lighting of the national christmas tree just hours away now.
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good morning, america. new accusations against matt lauer. more women coming forward accusing the fired nbc anchor of sexual misconduct. one alleging he summoned her to his office, locked the door with a button under his desk then assaulted her. overnight, lauer missing from the famous tree lighting ceremony and new concerns this morning. were complaints about his behavior ignored by executives? the gop tax plan clears a big hurdle overnight as president trump pushes it over the finish line. falsely claiming he wouldn't benefit. >> this is going to cost me a fortune this thing, believe me. >> the president also faces new fallout over anti-muslim videos he retweeted getting

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