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more protests in ferguson, missouri, in reaction to the michael brown shooting case as the nation hears for the first time from the officer who fires the fatal shot. >> is there anything you could have done differently that would have prevented that killing from taking place? >> no. >> nothing? >> no. >> off the sidewalks into the streets! thousands of protesters rallies in cities across the country against what they call a miscarriage of justice. and the busiest travel week in years is about to run into some trouble. a nor'easter threatens to disrupt plans for millions of thanksgiving travelers. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning
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news" for wednesday, november 26th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. it was a second night of protests and violence in ferguson, missouri, and the anger over the grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed michael brown spread across the country. demonstrators in ferguson clashed with police who responded with pepper spray. they smashed the windows of an auto parts store and threw some sort of explosive device inside, but last night's trouble was not as severe as the destruction monday. meanwhile the man at the center of the controversy, officer darren wilson, told abc news about his confrontation with brown. he disputed some eyewitnesss who said brown put his hands up. >> that would be uncorrect -- incorrect. >> no way? >> no way. >> susan mcginnis is in ferguson. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. it was a very different night here in ferguson than just 24 hours ago.
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protesters did take to the streets here, but they appear to number more in the hundreds than in the thousands. there were only about half the arrests that we saw last night. still, several dozen happened here. streets are much calmer and that's thanks to a much larger police and national guard presence. even so, it's still very clear people in ferguson and people from elsewhere visiting her remain frustrated and angry with that grand jury decision. protesters faced off against police, standing steps away from officers in full riot gear. but the relative calm of the night was interrupted by violence yet again. the tension led to looting. a lone police vehicle was attacked and set on fire. authorities rushed into the crowd and released tear gas. compared to one night ago, the national guard is a larger and much more visible presence here tonight. protesters are being ordered to
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disperse or face arrest. the threats did little to ease the overwhelming sense of injustice expressed by some demonstrators. >> michael brown was killed in cold blood, a teenager, and nothing was done. >> following monday's grand jury announcement, officer wilson broke his silence. in an interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, he described a series of shots on the ground after a foot chase and an initial altercation in his car. >> he does that about 8 to 10 feet, he leans forward and looks like he's going to attack me. i looked down the barrel of my gun as i fired it and that's where it went. >> right over the top of his head. >> yes. >> prosecutors presented their case to the grand jury. >> our first year law student could have be done a better job of cross-examination of a police officer in the unarmed shooting. it's troubling to the family.
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>> there's also a federal investigation into the police force here to try to determine whether anyone here engages -- or engaged in racial profiling or possible excessive use of force. again, anne-marie, protesters did turn out in the hundreds, not thousands. >> susan mcginnis in ferguson. thank you, susan. anger over the grand jury decision isn't just being felt in ferguson. it's being felt nationwide. a group of about 350 demonstrators set fires and vandalized businesses and police cars in oakland. for a second straight night president obama urged people to vent their anger peacefully. >> for the overwhelming majority of people who just feel frustrated and pained because they get a sense that maybe some communities aren't treated fairly or some individuals
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aren't seen as worthy as others, i understand that. >> don champion is here in new york with more on the nation's reaction to the unrest in ferguson. good morning, don. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. some of the demonstrations were peaceful, others tense, but some across the country had the goal of disrupting traffic in order to have their voices heard. demonstrations in los angeles that began during the day lasted into the night. a group of several hundred demonstrators marched on lapd headquarters with police officers watching their every move. tensions were raised when a group of protesters surrounded a police car while blocking off a freeway entrance ramp. it was a scene that was remotped from coast to coast. demonstrators taking over highways in dallas. st. louis and atlanta where police say a small group of
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protesters caused damage to buildings after breaking off from a larger peaceful demonstration. >> to have to deal with the issues on the streets of the remainder of the night and at any time that any group wants to come in and violate the law and create a negative situation for our city. >> reporter: in denver police used smoke and pepper spray against a group of demonstrators gathered on a bridge. >> i understand we're on the bridge, but it's peaceful. we have this right. we have our liberties. we should still have our liberties still intact. this is what we have. this is what we're met with. >> reporter: in new york city, protesters blocked traffic and times square and on the fdr drive and two bridges, and while some were arrested, they were willing to give protesters breathing room.
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they're angered in what they say is an inequality of the system of justice. >> it's not an overt racism. it's a structure that disproportionately affects young black and women. >> reporter: there are rallies planned across the country today. there's a call for civil rights activists to boycott black friday. anne-marie? >> thank you, don. a frightening scene during a protest near police headquarters in minneapolis. after protesters attacked a car, the driver accelerates dragging a protester along the pavement. the driver is questioned. this is one of the busiest travel days of the year. a major storm on the east coast is going to make a mess of things. many tried to get a jump on the weather by leaving a day early. moderate to heavy rain and snow is expected from washington to boston. as the storm approached, airlines began canceling flights. this morning so far, 222 flights
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have been canceled. major airlines dropped their ticket exchange fees for passengers in the northeast. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz is following the fast-moving storm. >> we've been talking about it for a couple of days, and now it's a storm. it's a quick moving one but impacting us right through the holiday, and it's changing plans, and we've seen that already. so moving up the east coast as we head through the morning, by the time we get toward 9:00 a.m. on wednesday, we're looking at heavy snow west of i-95. that will be stretching p to the suburbs outside of new york city. east of i-95 you've got heavy rainfall and wind. and, of course, it's sloppy and quite a bit of impact. heading into the evening, heavier snow from the philadelphia area, westchester county reaching up across connecticut into boston and new england. so by midnight toward the predawn hours the last of the snow will be exiting maine. we have winter storm warnings extending from maine right on down into north carolina.
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so a big portion of the east coast all impacted again. that's where the biggest snow totals are going to be. looking at a widespread 6 to 10, at times as much as 12 inches of snow in that strip. the only area we have to watch for today will be a storm that comes through the northwest, looks very wet on thanksgiving day from seattle to portland. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for "cbs morning news." coming up on the "morning news," more on the inside travel rush and an inside look at how an airline is making sure your flight goes smoothly. and hundreds in cleveland demand answers in the deadly police shooting of a 12-year-old boy. this is the "cbs morning news." demand answers in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old boy. this is the "cbs morning news." okay buddy, what's your favorite kind of cheerios? honey nut. but... chocolate is my other favorite... but apple cinnamon is my favorite too...
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>> protesters upset about the shooting marched down an exit ramp tuesday and blocked rush hour traffic. well, straight ahead in "moneywatch," working holidays. a look at how many americans will be putting in time at the office this holiday season. [coughing] dave, i'm sorry to interrupt... i gotta take a sick day tomorrow. dads don't take sick days, dads take nyquil. the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, fever, best sleep with a cold, medicine. [coughing] hey amanda, sorry to bother you, but i gotta take a sick day.
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okay, who likes yams? for all your thanksgiving recipes, visit here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. well, this is getaway day for the busiest travel weekend of the year. for airlines that means packed flights and high pressure to deliver passengers to holiday designations. kris van cleave takes us inside the nerve center of one of the largest carriers. >> reporter: the clock is is ticking toward this airline's departure and against thanksgiving day's forces against mother nature.
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for more than a week this global center in chicago have been tracking an east coast storm with increasingly threatening winter weather. this feels sort of like mission control. >> it is. >> reporter: jim de young oversees the center. if it prompts cancellations, he and his team of 1,300 will be working around the clock. >> what happens is if the snow comes earlier or there's freezing rain, it takes a lot more to keep the planes ice-free and keep them safe. >> it's going to get busier come thanksgiving weekend. during that time the airline expects about 2.5 million passengers. that's nearly the population of chicago. >> we're really looking for issues that could arise and preventing them before the customer ever knows. really, i don't want you to know my job exists. we want everything to go seamless. >> reporter: when everything is not seamless, the gauges on this
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system turn red, issues, bad weather, maintenance problems. >> i hate when we cancel. >> reporter: options for flights land when and where they're supposed to. kris van cleave, cbs news, chicago. on the "cbs moneywatch" new ozone emission rules and why it's no holiday for american worker. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. today the obama administration is expected to announce strict new emission controls. president obama promised new regulations when he became president. the new regulations are aimed at smog from power plants and factories. ozone emissions can cause smog that's linked to health problems including heart disease and asthma. opec administrators meet tomorrow in vienna faced with a steep slide in oil prices. a steep cut could curb the price decline. it's dropped 32% over five months. yesterday benchmark crude was
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down to just under $74 a barrel. oil production outside opec nations is surging. u.s. production has risen 70% since 2008. that increase just by itself is more than any opec member produces other than saudi arabia. facts on wall street were mixed despite the u.s. economy grew at a 3.9% rate between july and september. the dow lost just under 3 points while the s&p dropped a little more than 2. the nasdaq gained 3 points. and, anne-marie, if you are working tomorrow, you're not alone. a quarter of americans will work on thanksgiving and either christmas or new year's this year, and it's not just retail workers. law enforcement, health care, travel, and utilities employees are also stuck. according to an allstate "national journal" poll, 45% of americans say they will work at least one holiday. anne-marie?
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>> a little less turkey in your belly, hopefully a little more money in your wallet if you're lucky enough to get that holiday pay. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. well, a nebraska driver escaped with only minor injuries after hitting a moose. it was a pretty serious accident. the massive animal was killed when it crashed through the windshield. only the hooves were sticking out. the moose narrowly missed driver and ended up sprawled into the back seat of the minivan. when we return we'll take you back to ferguson where the demonstrators took to the streets for a second night in a row. at panera bread, our hearty all-natural turkey chili is back in season. slow-cooked with turkey raised without antibiotics, tart tomatillos, chilies, carrots, edamame and more. the savory spice of the chili pairs perfectly with the black bean hummus and the fresh crunch of
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. here's another look at this morning's top story. there was more violence in ferguson, missouri, last night, but it was calmer than monday after the announcement that
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police officer darren wilson will not be indicted in the death of michael brown. susan mcginnis is in ferguson. susan, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, again, anne-marie. the difference is different from last night. the protesters did take to the streets of ferguson for a second night. they seem to number more in the hundreds, not the thousands. that's thanks to a much larger police presence, a much larger national guard presence here. the president ordered triple the amount of national guard troops to about 2,200. there was violence here last night. there was a police car that was torched, a fire at nail salon, windows busted up at city hall. there was destruction at a meineke, maybe a molotov cocktail thrown through a window. there were arrests. you do not see the fire that we've shown. that's because of this increased national guard presence.
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the frustrations that we've seen are not just about a particular incident. they have deep roots in many communities of color who have a sense that our laws are not being used uniformly or fairly. >> that was president obama speaking after a grand jury decide not to indict a white police officer for shooting michael brown. it's not the first time president obama has addressed race relations. major garrett has more. in a white community the path to a more uniform feeling is that it does not just exit in
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the minds of black people. >> reporter: that was candidate barack obama in 2008, visualizing a less divided country, encouraging a more candid conversation about america's legacy of racism. he offered himself as a president who could lead that conversation and there's been no shortage of events leading to that promise or the president's leadership. when henry lewis gates, the harvard proffers and friend was accused of breaking in a house in massachusetts, the president was blunt. >> the cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. there's a long history in this country of african-americans and latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. that's just a fact. >> the president was accused of speaking prematurely. the results beer summit fiasco
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between mr. gase and the police officer taught mr. obama the limits of his own rhetoric and symbolic power. then came trayvon martin. an unarmed black teen killed by a neighborhood watchman in 2012. the president interjected more than once. >> my main message is to the parents of trayvon martin. if i had a son, he would look like trayvon. that trayvon martin could have been me 35 years ago. >> reporter: the shooting death of michael brown used new caution. mixing jeopardy of the judicial process mixed with public outrage. >> the decision was the grand juries to make. there are americans who agree with it and americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. it's an understandable reaction. >> reporter: america's first black president has willingly shouldered the burden of a
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nation fractured along racial lines. mr. obamaca carries the unrealistic expectations of healing that divide, a pretty with a singular is tested once more. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the parents of michael brown joins us in the studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- -- captions by vitac --
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your your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, november 26. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is nearly 4:30.
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and we're going to get a check of traffic and weather as soon as roberta gets back over there. there she is. >> i'm looking for my clicker. i need my clicker in order to change the maps. >> we could draw some graphics. >> we can. imagine this. we currently have temperatures in the 40s and 50s. and that's elizabeth's live shot actually right there. i'm just borrowing it to stretch. obviously we have clear skies, patchy fog inland but fog-free for traveling and we have the details coming up. >> we are hoping for a later commute today maybe more people are hitting the airport but as far as work goes people are taking today off or starting the long weekend. bay bridge is quiet with overnight roadwork cleared early. >> is it a holiday tomorrow? >> yes. >> i'll be here. >> sorry guys, i'll be home. [ laughter ] protestors staged another night of demonstrations in ferguson, missouri over


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