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the brexit test. right now leaders are about to decide whether or not to approve theresa may's plan. we're live in brussels with the latest. mexico incoming government denies a report it supports the trump administration's asylum plan. we'll tell you where things stand. plus an intense response in argentina. police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. we're live in atlanta. i'm natalie allen.
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>> and i'm george howell. newsroom starts right now. 4:00 a.m. on the u.s. east coast, and the issue of brexit, it is front and center. center stage this hour in brussels, belgium, as we are watching history in the making. we're watching european union leaders arrive at eu headquarters. you saw just a few moments ago the french president emmanuel macron arriving a short time ago. he and other leaders there are there to either accept or reject the terms by which the u.k. will leave the eu after 45 years. >> it is a somber occasion often described as a divorce. and just like a divorce there's a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety about the future, especially what happens to brexit in the u.k. parliament. european commission president
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jean claude yonkers found optimism on that point. >> this divorce treaty is expected to get the backing of the eu 27. is this straightforward as being a rubber stamped issue or is there a possibility of a surprise from any of these heads of state as we move ahead in this process? >> reporter: well, george, we are expecting all 27 eu leaders to endorse this deal now that spain has withdrawn its 11th hour threat to boycott the summit. we understand that the spanish prime minister pedro sanchez, has arrived today, although none of these leaders seemed particularly happy about today's proceedings. the dutch prime minister saying we're all losing today. we've also heard from michelle barnier, the chief brexit negotiator for the eu.
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we heard him say that it's time for everyone to quote, take their responsibility. take a listen to what he had to say. >> now it's time for everybody to take their responsibility, everybody. i want just to add that this deal is a necessary step to build the trust between u.k. and the eu. we need to build for the next phase this unprecedented and ambitious partnership. we will remain allies, partners and friends. >> reporter: we've also heard from the president of the european counsel in the letters to the leaders inviting them to today's summit saying this deal achieves the eu's main objective in all of this which is to secure a financial settlement,
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make sure there's no border on the island of ireland as well as take care of the citizens living there in the united kingdom. the president of the european parliament is expected to exchange views with the leaders. from there they're expected to have a working session to endorse both the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration and finally hear from theresa may in terms of the next steps of this process. >> eren, standby one second. let's take a look at the video. we're seeing the german chancellor angela merkel arrive there at the round table. again, these heads of state coming together to decide what happens next. will they reject or will they accept this particular plan as it stands now? eren, bringing you back in now to talk about what happens next with the prime minister. does she have an uphill battle now, you know, trying to sell this deal not only to the
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british public but then to push it through parliament? >> reporter: theresa may does face an uphill battle in all of this. once these 27 eu leaders endorse this deal as expected then it moves to british parliament where she's going to have a tough time convincing lawmakers to approve both the withdrawal agreement as well as the political declaration. we were just hearing from boris johnson yesterday in belfast at the party conference for the democratic union party, which holds the keys to theresa may's government, boris johnson saying it's quote, a mistake. it's sentiments like that that is going to be very difficult for theresa may to overcome in the days leading up to the parliamentary vote. >> eren live for us in brussels, thank you. and we'll have more from eren at the bottom of the hour.
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again, what's next for brexit. leaders of the 27 countries will officially approve or reject the brexit deal, a deal that's been negotiated for a year and a half and if approved it then goes to the british parliament where theresa may does not command a majority. it's uncertain whether lawmakers there will green light the deal or send it back, send everyone back to the drawing board. if lawmakers agree to it, the european parliament will then decide whether to give it its blessing. the eu is set to leave in march 29th of next year. >> earlier british prime minister theresa may tweeted an open letter explaining brexit, and this is what she said. as prime minister of the united kingdom i have from day one been determined to deliver a brexit deal that works for every part
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of our country. this deal will do that. it is a deal for a brighter future, which enables us to seize the opportunities that lie ahead. let's talk about what's before theresa may now and a summit with steve earleninger, he's at the summit site in brussels. thanks for being with us. some have said tureese amay her trying to please all people and pleasing none, but it may seem she's about to get the support she needs from the eu. how significant is this? >> well, it's a historic moment because, you know, brexit is real. march 29th britain will be gone unless something very dramatic happens. but this is the end of a very long tortuous negotiation. now, you could argue britain didn't negotiate so well, the eu held together, but the fact is
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theresa may website in with the conditions, which was to stay out of the single market, to stay out of the customs union and to have no border on the island of ireland. and those three things made it a very difficult negotiation. and so the eu will argue this is the best they could do. they like britain. they want in the political declaration extremely close relationship with britain after britain leaves. but the real problem if theresa may manages to get this through parliament, which is doubtful, is what the future relationship will be like. and that will be a very difficult negotiation that will allow us a couple more years. but we still have these straight drama to go through in december 10th or whenever the vote is. everyone's unhappy with the deal, but she is betting that faced with chaos, no deal or this deal, that parliament will
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somehow find a way of backing it. if not, there'll be a real political crisis and she may have to resign. >> yes, and we heard some of that unhappiness expressed as leaders arrived there at the summit. let's listen to the what the lithuanian president said a short time ago. >> i will not say that we're very happy. i think that the feeling of the first step of withdrawal of britain and this reality is in our minds. yes, we will agree to be willing to endorse the brexit agreement, but there's nothing good for any side because it's a withdrawal from the european union. >> and similar remarks from the french president as he arrived. he said it is a tragedy. so what we're kind of witnessing today is a divorce and not an
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amicable one so much. >> well, that's precisely right. i mean, it is a tragedy. it's a cost for everyone. it's likely to be a bigger cost for britain, at least for the next five years or so. but it is a major failure on the part of the european union. the whole project of europe has been damaged by this big economy, by this nuclear power, by this country with a seat on the security council, choosing to leave the european union and go it alone. this is failure for the european union also. >> and if theresa may fails what happens come march? >> well, nobody knows. i've been talking to mps in her own party and nobody really knows. there's a possibility people talk about, you know, if the vote is close and goes down, that she could come back to brussels and get some sort of
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minor adjustments. the eu leaders today made it very clear there weren't many to come and then she could try to vote again when the markets have reacted badly. i mean, her whole strategy is to say it's this deal or no deal. it's this deal or chaos. we have no other options. and today the eu leaders have been supporting her in that by saying they have no more room to negotiate further. now, if that fails i think she should have to resign, and then the question becomes would there be a nigh election, would there be a referendum? nobody knows. >> got to feel for the folks who really would be affected by this back in the u.k. as they watch what this all means. thank you, steven. still ahead at this hour, stuck between two countries. the migrant caravan from central america has reached the usa
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welcome back. the final match of south america's biggest football championship is postponed until sunday after argentina's fiercest rivalry turned violent on saturday. take a look. these are fans throwing projectiles at a rival team. plus on the way to the stadium. >> inside the bus the team tried to shield thefmselves from rock and shattered glass. river plate fans rioting and throwing objects at police on the streets were met with tear gas. here's cnn's patrick snell. >> reporter: argentina's capitol city was supposed to be hosting
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the final leg on saturday. the tournament is the south american equivalent to the european champions league. but for fans of both clubs now the wait continues. bear in mind no away fans were allowed to attend either of these two legs of the final based on the level of volatility between the pair and given the events we witnessed on saturday. you can see the justification. ahead of the intending kick up on saturday it was met with projectiles reportedly hurled causing glass windows to be smashed and some players also aaffected by tear gas and requiring hospital treatment as well. the star saying at no point did he or his teammates ever want to proceed with the match. >> translator: the truth is this is a situation where they're
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obligating us to want to play the game. pablo, our captain just came back with a patch on his eye. their obligating us to want to play this game. >> the tournament organizers confirming they agreed to the postponement. this is the first time the rivals have ever met in the tournament's history. and now the eyes on the world and football and beyond will be on both clubs. >> patrick, thank you. it is morning in paris, and what a difference a day makes. after just hours ago the most violent anti-government protests in years. here you see on the streets of paris thousand of demonstrators took over the french capital saturday. some lit fires and setup barricades as you see here on the champs-elysees. police responded using tear gas and water canons. the protesters are furious about fuel prices which have risen 16%
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this year alone. many say they can't make ends meet as the cost of living gets higher and they blame emmanuel macron's government for it. mexico's incoming government is denying a report it reached a deal with the united states regarding migrants seeking asylum in the u.s. "the washington post" reports it would require asylum seekers to stay in mexico while their applications are processed. the agreement would end what donald trump calls the catch and release policy. cnn's sarah westwood has reaction from the u.s. president. >> reporter: after weeks on ratcheting up the pressure on mexican leaders to do more to help the u.s. with its illegal immigration problem at the southern border the president is hinting that he may have struck a deal with mexico that could force asylum seekers to wait on the mexico side of the u.s.-mexico border until their claims are processed by u.s.
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courts. the president tweeting on saturday migrants will not be allowed into the united states until their claims are individually approved in court. we will only allow those who come into our country legally. no releasing into the u.s., and goes onto say, all will stay in mexico. if for any reason it becomes necessary, we will close our southern border. there is no way that the united states will after decades of abuse put up with this costly and dangerous situation. now, the president has threatened to close the southern border before, though it's unclear how exactly he would do that. and the president has already attempted to make changes through asylum policy through executive action. just a few weeks ago the president attempted a proposed rule change that would have required migrants to present themselves at legal points of entry in order to request asylum. they would no longer be able to request asylum if they were
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caught trying to cross the border illegally. that's something the president has fixated on as he spent the week here in florida for the holiday. this deal would represent a major overhaul to the asylum system as currently any time they're able to request asylum and often released from detention while awaiting a court decision on their case. that could take months and the president has referred to that prac as catch and release, what he describes as a loophole he wants to change with and he wants to pursue a policy that either forces those asylum seekers to cross into mexico or continue to be held by immigration authorities until their cases are processed. sarah westwood, cnn, west palm beach, florida. >> let's talk more about this now with peter matthews via skype with us this hour. peter, pleasure to have you.
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>> it's a pleasure to be here, george. >> let's start with what an incoming mexico president is now saying, keeping in mind this new administration doesn't take control until december 1st. so do you see this denial at face value for what it is or could this simply be a way of kicking the can until that government officially takes control? >> i think it's a way of delaying a bit until the government takes control. and the issue is really critical because until now the united states had no questions about following our own law, which allows asylum seekers to apply for it when they arrive at the united states border. and a designated port of entry could be anywhere on the border and the government has to accept an application or interview. eventually only 10% are given the actual right to have asylum, so it's quite a rigorous process
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that's been working, and now trump wants to put it on the mexican government to keep the asylum seekers there rather than allowing them to come in here. >> it is also interesting to key in to what we're hearing from the incoming interior secretary there in mexico that mexico does not have plans to become a quote, third safe country for migrants. essentially saying mexico will not be a waiting room. clearly this is response to pressure on that government from migrants and quite possibly from the united states. >> absolutely because the mexican president, the president-elect, he ran for president three times and he won the thirty-third time and it was a very strong platform, and he won by a good margin. so he has a lot of supporters who want to ensure mexico doesn't become a dumping-ground so to speak for people stuck in mexico and not able to get jobs, although some say they'll provide jobs but it remains to be seen.
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poverty rates have gone from 29% to 49% after nafta and free trade in mexico. but i think they have their own situation of having to get their economy going once again, their working class, their middle class. they don't want to be overloaded with just a bunch of migrants coming in and getting blocked at the border. that's a real problem for mexico as well. >> peter earlier the president tweeted migrants would need to stay in mexico until their iasylum claims are processed and would need to close the border if necessary. it all seems like an alleged deal between these two nations. >> initially it seemed that way, but there's some push back from the mexican side where they're saying talks are still in progression. it's not concluded yet because i'm sure there's been pressure from their own base saying don't rollover to what the united states dictates to you. there's nationalism on both sides and also practical questions about how these folks
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resettle in a country that's still having economical problems itself like mexico has especially since nafta was passed and there's a lot of problems of low wages over there and dumping u.s. corn over there and working in u.s. factories and finally people come here and now they've got people from central america fleeing the economic crisis there, coming to mexico and making their way up here. it's not a settled and done deal yet, and a lot of problems have to be addressed. >> president trump hasn't made clear he wants migrants to either seek asylum at port of entry or be detained. how does this square with a ruling by a federal judge earlier in the week temporarily blocking the government from denying asylum to those crossing the border at ports of entry? >> i think the federal judge was correct because the u.s. law requires an asylum seeker that ends up at the u.s. border, doesn't matter if it's a port of
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entry officially or not has to be drafted an interview and come in and be interviewed carefully. it doesn't have to be on the port of entry. and president trump is showing his base he's not easy on migrants. these are folks having a terrible situation like in honduras where there was a coup a few years ago, and this president was overthrown by a dictatorship and a new government was elected in an illegitimate election. and those honduran refuge asylum seekers should be given a hearing and life once again because after all the united states corporations were involved in honduras and also in guatemala for years.
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>> the crinology is important. does trump's tweet go against the rule something. >> it does. because it says an asylum seeker that comes to the u.s. border has to be allowed a hearing whether it's a port of entry or not. but trump is trying to go against the u.s. code and saying they have to come to these ports of entry, in fact they have to stay in mexico while their being considered. we have to act as a rule of law country. we are a rule of law country and he should abide by the law. the judge is correct in my view. >> we appreciate your time. thank you. >> my pleasure. thank you, george. cnn has learned that there are now a record number of unaccompanied migrant children in u.s. custody. about 14,000. u.s. officials say that is because they're trying to reduce risk and increase the safety of immigrant children who cross
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america's borders. for more here's cnn pablo sandoval. >> the majority of those undocumented children came to the united states by themselves. only about 200 were separated from their parents as a result of president trump's zero-tolerance policy. that means a majority of these kids actually came to the united states alone. two dynamics at play here. one of the them the rates being released by the department of services, that has plummeted and we'd seen an increase in the number of days these children are held by the federal government. two months now. likely one reason for this is the trump administration's recent policy that called for further scrutiny of these adults that have been coming forward to some responsibility of these children, that includes exhaustive background searches and fingerprinting of all adults in the home. oftentimes these people are undocumented themselves.
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the government said they have sheen ensuring the safety of those migrant children, and finally we should note that this number that has just reached a record level is certainly always changing here. the department of health and human services is releasing more children to temporary homes. at the same time they're also taking on more cases. pablo sandoval, cnn, new york. this hour, all eyes are on brussels and a critical day for brexit. theresa may is pleading for support from fellow brittens as she gears up to meet with eu leaders very soon. we'll have the latest for you in a live report just ahead.
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom" live from atlanta. i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howell with the headlines we're following for you. european leaders are meeting and expected to approve the brexit deal of britain's departure from the eu. some leaders are calling it a sad day there, saying it's a divorce. questions remain if it will pass the british parliament. we'll have more on this in just a moment. mexico's incoming government denies the country has reached a deal regarding migrants seeking asylum in the u.s., "the washington post" newspaper reports mexico and the u.s. agreed that si agreed that asylum seekers would stay in mexico whoile they're being processed.
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he was detained monday in japan after a nissan investigation. he's accused of hiding millions of dollars in personal income and using company assets for his own benefit. brexit faces a historic milestone right now in brussels. european leaders have arrived at eu headquarters to decide whether to accept or reject the terms under which the u.k. will dissolve it's are 45-year membership. >> they are expected to approve the deal but really no one is happy about it. still unclear what will happen back in london at the u.k. parliament. european commission president jean claude-yunker says-size sad to see britain leave. >> i'm sad to watch -- even the
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european -- >> cnn's erin mclaughlin is in brussels and she's covering this event for us, this history in the making. after two years of intense negotiations a brexit plan is before eu leaders today although there seems to be a somber tone to this event. what's expected? >> reporter: well, we understand right now, natalie, according to a spokesperson for the president of the european counsel the remaining 27 eu leaders are currently in a working session to endorse the withdrawal agreement, the legally binding text, 585 pages, the so-called divorce deal as well as the
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political declaration outlining the future relationship between the eu and the u.k. we're expecting that official endorsement in moments, and it will be a historic moment for the eu 27. but eu leaders arriving today also making clear that it will be a somber moment. we heard from the dutch prime minister when he arrived here for this summit say that we're all losing in this. take a listen to what he had to say. >> no victors here today, nobody winning. we're all losing. but given the complex this is acceptable. >> and my producer is just handing me his phone here that has a tweet from the president of the european council that tweeted out a short while ago saying the eu 27 has endorsed the withdrawal agreement and political declaration on the future eu-u.k. relations.
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so a historic tweet there from president tuske. now we understand that theresa may, the british prime minister is expected to have a discussion with the eu 27 about next steps now that they have formally endorsed both the political declaration as well as the withdrawal agreement. natalie? >> all right, we will certainly be waiting to hear from theresa may after this news. erin mclaughlin there in brussels. now the question is now they've endorsed it as you've just reported is what she faces back at home, erin. >> reporter: she faces really an uphill battle at this point, natalie, to win the hearts and minds, so to speak, of the british public, to get behind this deal going forward especially considering some of the objections, vociferous objections that we've been hearing from members of her own
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party. just yesterday we heard from boris johnson in belfast tell the democratic unionist party at their party conference this is historic mistake, that this brexit deal should be rejected, he plans to vote against it. we also heard from the chair of the democratic unionist party express the same sentiments. that illustrates what theresa may is up against trying to get this through westminster. if she fails to do that, it really is an open question in terms of what happens next. >> and, you know, it's interesting that they are approving this now, erin, but it seems like the details are way down road as far as what this will look like for these countries. >> reporter: oh, absolutely, natalie. those negotiations have yet to even fully and officially begin.
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what's been approved today by the 27 is the divorce deal. the terms of the u.k.'s withdrawal from the european union. that includes what happens to the rights of european citizens living inside the united kingdom, what happens to northern ireland and the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland, also includes the financial settlement. all of the uncertainty in the words of eu leaders surrounding the brexit process, that's what has been decided today as well as a political declaration outlining the framework for the future relationship. but the exact details of that relationship have yet to be determined. that is expected to be discussed once the u.k. formally leaves the eu in march of 2019. that is when formal trade talks are expected to be begin. but if this episode of j
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gebralter, a last minute deal being brokered between the eu, the u.k. and spain, if that is any indication of the uphill battle theresa may and the u.k. will face in those future trade negotiations it certainly is an ominous and somewhat fore boding si sign of things to come. i'm told in the minutes of today's council there'll be minutes on specific fishing and level playing field rights, sort of raising the alarms all the concerns of eu countries individually have going forward. but for now we're seeing here in brussels an act of solidarity, all 27 getting behind this divorce deal that has been negotiated by michelle barnier,
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the chief brexit negotiator and his team. >> eu 27 has endorsed the withdrawal agreement and political declaration on the future eu-u.k. relations. so it came rather swiftly as all of the leaders took their seat at their round table. you talk about the uncertainty with these countries and we know about parliament back at home not liking this deal that theresa may has worked vociferously to get approved, and we even heard her taking to the radio last week to take questions from citizens. what about the citizens back in britain, those that voted for this? what is the level of trepidation about what's ahead? >> reporter: well, i think, natalie, the brexit process has seen the u.k. become a deeply divided country between
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brexiteers and remainers. but people there both seem united around the idea this might not be the best deal for the united kingdom. people i talk to there are genuinely concerned. brexiteers screaming about this prospect of this ireland back stop that has been negotiated as part of the withdrawal agreement, what could happen if that comes into effect. there are objections that could render the united kingdom a sort of vassal state. the objections of the remainers this deal does not go far enough to bring the united kingdom close enough to the eu, what could happen to businesses, what could happen to the british economy. all of those concerns are coming to the floor, and all of those concerns really represent what theresa may is up against in terms of selling this deal to the british public. theresa may's strategy so far as
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you say has been to talk to the british people on radio. she tweeted out a letter last night telling the british people this will pave a way for them to have a brighter future. but given concerns from brexiteers remainers alike there are some serious doubts about that back in the u.k. >> erin mclaughlin, thank you. live from brussels, history has now been made there. thank you, erin, we'll be right back.
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welcome back. at least one gunman is still at large after thursday's mall shooting in the u.s. state of alabama. this after police say an officer killed an african-american man who likely wasn't the person who shot and wounded two people. >> no justice. >> no peace. >> no justice. >> no peace. >> the death of fitzgerald
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bradford, jr. known as ej led to this protest on saturday. he was 21 years old and looking at a career in the army. >> reporter: the initial report was that two men had gotten into a fight of some kind at the mall that resulted in an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl being shot. they were both taken to the hospital. police said bradford was fleeing the scene and brandishing a weapon and that's when a hoover security killed him. later police issued a statement saying bradford may have been involved in some altercation but likely did not issue the rounds. his office released a statement from the family saying they are heartbroken. and as we continue to grieve, rest assured that we are working diligently with our legal team to determine exactly what
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happened and why this police officer killed our son. we will never forget ej, and ask for your continued prayers during this incredibly difficult time. i also talked to a woman who was at the mall when this happened. she hid in a dressing room with others. she told us she's frustrated how law enforcement has handled this entire situation. the officer involved in this shooting has been placed on administrative leave. the alabama law enforcement agency is now heading up the investigation into the shooting. natasha chen, cnn. in california after all the death and destruction, good news for crews fighting the deadliest fires in that state history. the story right after this. so this christmas,
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this deal. so it is an uphill battle for the prime minister. >> we do expect to hear from her after her meeting, and we'll bring you her comments live with that happens. now, though to california, the state's most destructive and most deadly wildfire is now 98% contained. finally. at least 87 people have died since the fire began more than two weeks ago. >> more than 18,700 structures have been destroyed. that includes almost 14,000 homes. right now there is a blizzard in the north eastern part of the united states, and our meteorologist derek van dam is here to tell us about it. >> a couple different weather systems, the snow is in the northeast but the blizzard conditions really focused enon t the midwest. people are still getting their winter driving skills in place.
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let's get to the graphics so you can see the areas under the warning. right now 30 million people across america under some sort of winter weather advisory. but it's americans right here shaded in red that have the blidered warnings because of a combination of win, heavy snowfall and a duration of that wind and snow at the same time all occurring, the perfect storm. and look out at southern portions of of nebraska, kansas, parts of iowa and even northwest sections of missouri. you can see the storm kind of evolving and deepening on our radar system here. there's quite a distinct line with the rain. omaha to denver, that's where we're going to have that treacherous drive today. interstate 70, very tricky today. also highway 80. again, the blizzard definition and this is important because people often mistake winter storm warnings with a blizzard warning. there's a difference. and the difference is winds have to be sustained at 35 miles per
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hour with heavy snow reducing the visibility to under a quarter mile. all that has to happen for three hours or more for it to be classified as a blizzard. where's the storm going? well, guess what, chicago you've got a tricky night ahead of you. and monday morning that commute is going to be very difficult. the winter weather advisory stretch across the region and just to the foot of chicago. and with the snow also comes the strong winds behind this system ushering in cold temperatures. quite a marked difference with that system is located. from springfield to minneapolis talking about nearly a 20 degree temperature difference. across the east coast, warm enough for all rain in new york city. where the snow will fall temperatures below freezing. it's winter, right? >> yeah, it is. >> yes, it is so cold we have this for you. off the coast of massachusetts at least 170 sea turtles have
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died in the past three days due to the cold weather. the environmental organization that recovered the turtles blames climate change. the group says it managed to rescue 54 turtles. it plans to warm them up before releasing them. again, we're monitoring events in belgium, brussels this hour. the european counsel has endorsed the brexit deal. we'll take a look at images we're seeing now in brussels in the european headquarters. it sets the stage. the leaders are expected to meet soon with the british prime minister. we will have more on what's happening in brussels at the very top of the hour. so we'll be right back with more of "cnn newsroom" and this breaking story. >> we'll be right back.
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