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urgent precautions are being taken around the globe as fears of the omicron variant spread. two key trials begin today with maxwell's involvement and empire actor jussie smol et on charges he faked a smash and
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grab >> a violent robbery raid. and claiming a record in the process. the fashion world remembers an icon who passed away too early. >> good morning. i'm frances rivera >> and i'm philip mena overnight, world health organization published a new warning on the omicron variant saying the overall risk assessed is very high in a few hours, president biden is scheduled to hold a press briefing to the white house response, which has not yet been detected in the united states. the u.s. imposed a travel ban from eight african countries >> good morning. here in new york, the governor has declared a state of emergency to increase hospital
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capacity and staffing shortages. all this as countries are scrambling to contain this new variant. >> with the holiday travel season under way, the u.s. is bracing. new cases confirmed in ontario, canada president biden meeting with his covid response team and dr. fauci. >> clearly giving the indication of transmitting rapidly. that's the thing to be concerned but also to put the pressure on to do something. >> u.s. restricts travel between u.s. and seven african countries. u.s. residents exempt. >> no reason to panic but reason to get vaccinated.
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>> currently, there is no reason for panicking as we don't see severely ill patients. it started with the younger generation the most predominant clinical complaint is severe fatigue for one or two days and body aches and fever. >> air travel can continue to be safe if protocols are followed with covid rising, demands for tests spiked last week ahead of thanksgiving one of the biggest labs says it red. the pcr test does detect the variant. >> we should be well prepared to handle it. >> dr. fauci told president biden it would likely be another two weeks on the new data of the severity and transmissibility of
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the new variant but added that existing vaccines will provide some protection against the more severe cases >> some comfort there. thank you. as the omicron variant makes its way around the globe, a growing list of countries comes as jewish families kick off hanukkah celebrations last night. we have more >> travel chaos as countries race to shut out the omicron variant. >> we are now in a race against time >> the most drastic response in morocco where in coming flights have been halted for two weeks and some of the last to reach tel aviv before the first night of hanukkah. >> just made it. probably one of the last flights to arrive. >> israeli surveillance teams
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will use cell phone data to track. >> south african country president fighting back asking all countries to lift the travel bans these restrictions are unjust tied and unfairly discriminate against our country. >> as omicron continues around the world. >> in the netherlands, new cases confirmed on flights with two passengers from south africa adding denmark, hong kong, italy, germany, uk and belgium stranded passengers are trying to get home. henry finally got a flight to the uk for thursday. >> i'm missing my kids i just want to get home to my family >> hanukkah celebrations are under way.
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participants in large groups in israel need to show proof of vaccination but currently no plans to cancel events opening arguments in the sex trafficking trial of ghislaine maxwell again today with charges of allegedly grooming underaged girls. four women are expected to testify with allegations mostly from the 1990s maxwell has maintained her innocent she's been in trial since last year jury selection in the hoax crime of jussi smollett when he claimed he was the center of a racist and anti-guy attack he paid two brothers $3,500 to do the act
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they were also act jurors on his show smollett has denied those claims and has pleaded not guilty a show down over abortion rights has taken center stage. the first since the landmark ruling in 1973 the case starts in mississippi where a law would ban abortion at 15 weeks. when roe v. wade was decided they drew that line at 24 weeks before what is called fetal viability. a security guard is killed in oakland, california amid a string of violent robberies. covering a recent smash and grab when an assailant tried to grab his camera the man was trying to protect the crew he was shot and killed the crew is asking for
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information leading to an arrest they released this footage of an image to the shooting. a home depot was looted. >> other cities saw similar crimes on black friday two best buys in minnesota were hit by smash and grab robberies with groups of at least a dozen people stealing items. the city of waukesha marks one week since the parade tragedy. they held a moment of silence in remembrance that was held at 4:36 p.m. the time when the incident occurred. they are asking residents to display blue lights to honor the victims. the packers also held a moment of silence
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lava after a causing evacuation a wild fire is growing in north carolina in a state park northwest of winston salem the park was evacuated officials say nobody is in danger on the west coast, the national guard helped washington state brace for flooding heavy rain continued for the weekend and through the northwest. time to bring in bill karins with your monday forecast. good morning, bill >> good morning. we are just missing the locusts and other things the super bowl of airport travel
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days it was pretty weather delay-free we had a little snow shower activity and a little rain in the south. the only exception is the pacific northwest with heavy rain overall a really nice map. 69 in kansas city. 70 in denver the middle of the week, no big storms to talk about just unusually warm conditions coast to coast light snow coming down from the northern half of the country that is expected t look at that warmth in areas from texas border all the way northwards to the dakotas.
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>> the pacific northwest needs a break. they've seen incredible amounts of rain this fall. >> thank you somebody to keep your eye on at the winter olympics sc shiffrin just tied for the record of wins she already has two olympic med dals this year and this year could become the most decorated female skier of all time stiltol come, a consumer alert about popular women's deodorants uchhh!!! so now we use our swiffer sweeper and dusters. the fluffy fibers? they pick up dust easily. grabbing it in all those hard-to-reach places. gotcha!!! and for our floors, sweeper's textured cloths lock all kinds of dirt, dust and pet hair.
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have expire operation dates through 2023 the company is asking retailers to remove the product and asking consumers to throw away products and get reimbursed it was an nfrp fc showdown mark andrews comes down with the ridiculous one-handed grab putting the ravens in scoring position connecting on another improbable pass to mark andrews for the score. theravens hold on to the lead and win 16-10. another game in green bay between the rams and packers >> the leagues leading receiver, stafford going down field for jefferson. he got him able to stay up and he is gone >> los angeles looking for revenge after losing in lambeau.
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the packers never took their foot off the gas a 16-0 run at the third. green bay beats the rams 36-28 >> a wild finish in indianapolis where the colts tied things up for the buccaneers to sail down the field. finding the end zone for the fourth time of the day leading tampa bay in a 38-31 win over indy >> retiring strahan's number the giants with a 13-7 win over the eagles don't look now but bill belichick and patriots are winners of six in a row. new england's defense shut the ti ti titans mixing two scores to help
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the fashion world has lot of one of its most prolific voices. virginia ill abloh had designed for louis visit on and started the brand off white. he worked with kanye west on projects together since 2002
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being claimed a creative genius including the band bts who wore his designs after the week he was only 41 years old wall street bracing for more unrest calling the global risk of omicron, quote, very high. the latest with us is steve sedgwick >> good morning. really interesting we have got the futures for the u.s. market. major indices looking positive not big gains but we are seeing the futures up the dow up and this is after the biggest dropping the u.s. equity market had since october 2020 when we fell aggressively. we were down 2.5% on the dow on friday a little rally coming into the market as people are looking
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kevin strik lynn who spent over 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit was released and invited to light the christmas tree first time with family for thanksgiving in 40 years the mayor said they were lucky and honored to have strik clin there.
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from a reindeer far, welcoming twins this year. >> here at the williams reindeer farm this is still run by my family today. the twins became super special these are the twins. spicy and spike. they are awesome because spike was bottle-raised, he is in a special pen when the tourists pass through, they would talk about his story. there is spike spicy and spike's mom, her name is sugar mama was in labor she was in labor for like 20 minutes. i was like, it's okay. let's go check we went out and we watched the birth. she is really tame so she let us close to her as soon as the first one popped
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out, i saw two more feet hanging out. i panicked i knew this meant twins. for us historically, twins don't usually survive. either one dies or the mom survives i don't know anyone else that has had them survive in 30 years of having reindeer, no one twin has survived this is really exciting because it is so rare. we did separate spike and spicy when they were about a day old we've reunited them since then they find each other often they eat the same hey bail and they lay together. i think it is that twin thing. they seek each other out to reunite them and have them be
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best friends is really cute. >> what a fun story. dasher and dancer call in sick, these two can be there >> time for santa to put them to work >> thanks for waking up with
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right now at 4:30, new travel restrictions taking effect as the first cases of the omicron variant are discovered in north america. the response and warning coming from the white house. plus, frightening moments for drivers on the bay bridge. look at that. a truck going the wrong way. it rammed into a chp cruiser. this is "today in the bay." a very good monday morning. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm scott mcgrew. marcus washington has the day off. monday december 29th. let's get a look at weather and trask. meteorologist kari hall is h


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