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good morning. breaking overnight. the death of fidel castro. the long time cuban dictator dead at the age of 90. his brother raul making the late night announcement on cuban tv. >> as celebrations sll out into the streets of miami's little havana. castro's half century reign forced thousands to flee for their lives and brought the u.s. and cuba back to war in the '60s. he presided over 11 presidents in power. now the u.s. and cuba are enjoying better relations, what
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what is to come. today, saturday, november 26th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on saturday morning. i'm sheinelle jones alongside dylan dreyer and we have hallie jackson here with us. happy to have you here on this side. >> nice to take a break sitting with you after stuffing myself for two days. >> and we start with a busy news day. let's get to it. the top story is breaking news overnight. cuba's long time former leader fidel castro has died at the age of 90. castro in power for nearly 50 years was in failing health in years. his brother, raul castro announced his death.
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life. >> reporter: to his followers, he was commander or fidel. to enemies, a dictator. one of the world's last communists. the illegitimate son of a land owner. he graduated with a law degree and doctorate. tried running for the assembly until power seized. in 1953, castro led a coup. castro ended up in jail for two years after it failed. in mexico, castro regrouped with his brother raul and fellow revolutionary. the three led a force back to cuba in 1956 waging guerilla
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day, they marched into havana. at first the young leader promised democracy. telling the u.s. he was not a communist. meet the press in 1959. >> i am not communist. >> later, he went on the tonight show with jack carr. >> you can ask all you want for the public opinion states about anything you want. >> reporter: almost from the start, castro took the wealthy and silenced newspapers and nationalized oil refineries and signed a pact with the soviet union. in 1961, president kennedy ordered the cia to invade cuba at the bay of pigs using exiles. >> on wednesday, resistance ends.
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consolidate power. by then a declared socialist, he improved health care and literacy. also accepted nuclear weapons. >> requiring a full retaliatory response upon the soviet union. >> reporter: until jfk's hard line got the russians to pull back. for 25 years, moscow helped castro throughout latin america with insurgents. but with the end oe union, cuba's economy imploded. on makeshift boats, thousands fled the regime. >> his legacy is a complicated one. there is no for getting how many cubans left the island under duress. >> reporter: in the 1990s, a ruler courted business men and tourists. he welcomed john paul ii in
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cuban trained doctors and exporting medicine. in 1999, a custody battle over 6-year-old elian gonzalez. months later, a federal court ordered the child removed from miami. elian returned to his father and hero's welcome in havana. the leader exhaustion in 2001. tripped and broke his knee and arm three years later. the bush administration tightened sanctions cutting off travel. castro arrested hundreds of dissidents. cuba's economy was pumped up by oil from venezuela.
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turned over power to his brother raul in 2008. then he commemorated the revolution and had a celebration of the 80th birthday. fidel castro did not attend. two years later, he stepped down. he wrote columns about his life experience emerging for a pope benedict visit in 2012. and for president jinping in 2014. he never commented on the president obama break through to normalize relations. fidel was absent when his brother welcomed home three cuban spies. to the end, castro insisted his revolution would out-live him. >> if i die tomorrow morning, there would be no problem of any sort.
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leaders. >> reporter: he never tolerated dissent. his legacy may be holding power for half a century. longer than any other modern leader. >> and andrea joins us now. good morning to you. we are reading this morning. you interviewed him a number of times. in 2002, you interviewed him that went until 2:00 in the morning. fidel castro. you would stay up fully clothed waiting for the call from the presidential palace. they would summon us and we go at midnight or 1:00 in the morning. sometimes i have to confess, it was difficult to stay awake during his lengthy answers. we timed one of his answers of one of my questions at 45 minutes. >> wow. what do you remember about him most or your time with him?
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well red. he was on the internet every night. he once took me to a cabinet meeting that started at midnight.rogated all of the people until the very end. he was very popular with the young people. he would have a student leader who was an accolade and then would rise through the ranks of he had the repressive police. that was the other key to power. a totalitarian regime. still is to an extent. there are some in the obama white house are concerned that the opening will not last. obviously executive orders can change and it does require an act of congress to lift the embargo fully.
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beloved by the people in the country. how do you see his legacy unfolding after his death? >> he is one. iconic figures of the last century. was clearly in failing health in the last decade. the legacy is already eroding that raul castro has instituted some market reform. still the social services and health care, health care he exported throughout that is part of a legacy. fundamentally, a strong man, totalitarian man and no free elections at all as the passage of power to his brother and soon to be designated leaders. they call them elections. they are not elections in cuba. >> i think a lot of people are wondering how drastically things will change for the cuban people with his death. >> i think things won't change
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he was at this point fundamentally symbolic figure. only heard from rarely in columns he would write for the communist newspaper. that said, once raul castro passes power to the next generation, that is going to be a moment where you see some changes. raul has been revolutionary in his own way. he has reached out to the united states and has accepted some market reforms. we see credit cards used. some telephone communications. there's postal service for the first time in more than half a century between the united states and cuba. also airline service as well. there have been changes, but not changes in terms of free expression and democracy. >> very interesting. andrea, thank you. a lot of cuban-americans celebrated as soon as they heard the news. spilling out in the streets of miami. live havana lighting up with
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spots. nbc's kerry sanders in miami this morning with more on that and reaction from around the world. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, hallie. one of three people who lives in the greater miami area is a cuban-american. not all of them refer to this as home. their political exile. still refer to cube cuba as home. their properties were ti taken. some why imprisoned and tortured. that is the back drop why people would come and celebrate a death of a head of state. they say it is a long time and coming. miami's little havana erupting in joy as nearly six decades in the making. generations of cuban-americans devoted themselves to the end of the castro regime. now they are hopeful that the
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change to cuba. >> the years of repression. >> reporter: a similar feeling. a new beginning can dawn on cuba. international leaders are more likely to see castro as a statesman who left a mark on the 20th century. india's prime minister called him an iconic personality. the former soviet union supported cuba. vladimir putin said fidel castro was a true friend of russia. back on the island today, many mourn a man whose life will be synonymous with cuba. many cuban-americans gathered here have never been to cuba. they were born in the united states. they learned about the castro
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listening to parents and grandparents. none referred to fidel castro as president fidel castro. they used terms like the vampire saying he sucked the life out of the country of what they believe could have been. sheinelle, hallie. >> we should note the funeral will be on december 4th. >> you mentioned kerry in the report. let's bring in a congresswoman from the state of florida with her parents when she was 8 years old. thank you for talking with us. >> thank you so much. i think it is interesting to see the different perspectives from world leaders who did not have to suffer the injustices of fidel castro rule and the cuban exile community. i feel humbled to represent because we bear the scars of the dictatorship and what it can do to many generations.
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so much as people are optimistic that this will usher in an opportunity for freedom and democracy for the cuban people. a tyrant is dead, but a tyrant is still in power. president-elect trump said he will rollback the concessions that president obama made. we are optimistic that those sweetheart deals will benefit somehow the people of cuba. that never materialized. it benefits the dictadictatorsh. >> congresswoman, given your story and journey from cuba. what was your reaction? who was your first phone call? >> caller: i first thought of my dad. i was born in cuba. i came here when i was 8. my dad, just like many of his generation came here and continued the fight for free cuba in a different way.
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the historic exile figures who wished they were around to see this day. i don't think they will meet my father in heaven. i don't think castro's going to heaven. he is a man who executed a lot of family members of my constitu constituency. his legacy will be one of how you can hang on to power when you are a you control every aspect of everybody's life where you live and work. you stay home and operated with few exception. that is how you remain in power. like kim jong-il and kim jong-un, his son, it is not a big feat. he has been out of power for a number of years. that transition from one dictator to the other has taken place. now we see what changes this will usher in.
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power, there is not much hope for change. >> that is interesting. that is what i would ask. your change for the people with his death. >> caller: we hope the changes come with the u.s. policy change that we will not dole out all this hard earned money to the dict dictatorship. everything is run by the tyranical leaders there. hotels and hospitals and everything is state-operated and controlled. that's why it is so difficult for human rights activists to really break out in cuba and have their voices heard because they get jailed and they get trampled upon literally. the ladies in white who peacefully marched through the streets of havana with pictures of loved ones who are or have been in jail. their reward is they get beaten
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it is a real harassment atmosphere against anyone who wishes to express an opinion contrary to the totalitarian regime in power. >> as you are talking, we are watching that reaction coming in. thank you for your time. >> caller: thank you. >> his death comes at a time when the relations with u.s. and cuba are starting to thaw. what happens now? we have nbc's ron allen at the white house with more. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. we are hearing from the white house we statement from the president or white house administration later today. nothing imminent right now. they have been silent as this has been breaking overnight. the obama administration policy toward cuba is one of the most significant foreign policy initiatives that the president has undertaken during his time in office. the question is what will remain when he leaves office? we heard president-elect trump saying he wants to reverse what happened. the process started in december
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we know the president went there. historic visit in march of this year. all he has done is there regulatory changes and executive order. now there are commercial flights between the united states and cuba. it is easier for people to travel. tourism is up 12% on the island. what the obama administration is trying to do is ince people-to-people contacts. to get businesses to invest in the island. they want to make these changes, what they say, irreversible. so the next president that comes in will be hard pressed to essentially dismantle the relationships that have been established during the past few months and past year or so. the question is how permanent will those changes be? we expect to hear from the president some time later today.
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make. i imagine he will be sensitive to concerns of what happened on the island. listen to reaction around the country. the unanswered questions of how much changes the president has initiated and how much of that will remain going forward under a donald trump administration. sheinelle. >> ron allen, thank you. you heard ron talk about this. what happens next between the u.s. and cuba soon in the hands of president-elect trump. he has been critical in the past of warmer nbc's kristen welker is near his home in florida. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump is on a working vacation in palm beach. i anticipate we will get some reaction later on today. the critical question is what does this mean for u.s. and cuban relations? as ron was discussing, candidate trump talked about reversing the actions that were put in place by president obama. which included lifting
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take a listen to what he said in september. >> but all of the concessions that barack obama has granted to castro regime were done through executive order. that means the next president will reverse them. that i will do unless the castro regime meets our demands. those demands include religious and political freedom for the cu political prisoners. >> reporter: now because the actions that president obama took were executive actions, president-elect trump can roll them back if he so choses. this comes against the back drop of the president-elect trying to pick a secretary of state. rudy giuliani, a hard liner and loyalist. mitt romney, antagonist and
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views with cuba. back to you. thank you, kristen. we will have more on fidel castro's death throughout the morning. people are heading home after the long thanksgiving break. dylan, what is the travel forecast like? >> it looks okay for most of the country. the west coast is where most of the trouble spots happen. a storm onshore and heavy rain and snow in the mountain passes. we are watching a storm system in the middle of the airport delays today, i think it is seattle and san francisco with the largest delays because we are looking at the possibility of seeing some potential for heavy rain, low level clouds, fog. that reduces visibility. if you are traveling by road, we could see some troubles in the mountain passes. that's where we might end up with 2 feet of snow. across northern new england on i-95 up into maine, we could see
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conditions with temperatures close to freezing. we will see the possibility of airport delays on the west coast on sunday, but the possibility of slowing things down in minneapolis/st. paul. overall, not too bad. the west coast and middle of the country on sunday is the big travel troubles.
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>> say that 20 times fast. dylan, thank you. still to come, our most talked about stories. including this incredible basketball shot from nearly 600 feet from above the hoop. that doesn't go in? >> and stars are just like us.
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we are back on this saturday morning, november 26th, 2016. as we follow the overnight breaking news of fidel castro's death. many cuban-americans taking to the streets overnight in miami to celebrate. that is, of course, one of the the former cuban leader dead at the age of 90. the news announced on cuban tv by his brother, president raul castro. as we saw, a lot reaction on the streets of little havana in miami. we will have more on that in a few minutes. a thanksgiving weekend of gratitude for a california family. sherri papini was found chained
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after being abducted. and the presidential vote now set for a recount in at least one state. former green party candidate jill stein filing that with the election commission in wisconsin. stein's pushing for the same thing in the swing states of michigan and pennsylvania. her goal isn't to overturn the results, but establish voter integrity. let's go back to reaction in miami where people celebrated into the night after learning of fidel castro's death. nbc's kerry sande with more. good morning, kerry. >> reporter: good morning. we have a little bit of a sun shower. people have gotten under the overhang. you can see folks gathered out here. she is wearing a shirt that says "cuba." there is anticipation and a lot of people waiting and in some cases almost a lifetime to watch fidel castro die. now it seems odd. why would you want a head of state to die? you have to understand the dire of the cuban people.
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little havana. filled with people celebrating. because they were exiled from their country. when he came to power, he took not only power, but he nationalized businesses. he took property. many people were imprisoned. some were tortured. some family members were shot. those that left got out and said that they would return to cuba when fidel castro died. of course, they did not anticipate raul castro taking over the position he has right i was recently in cuba. i went by the small town where fidel castro was born. when you see the humble beginnings from where he came, little home there. an old car that's underneath the house. there are some thatched cottages nearby where he started the agriculture cooperative. that is part of his revolution in the country. when you see that, you can
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man who came from such humble beginnings was able to go to the sierra mountains and in the mountains, cement a revolution that took over control of the island of cuba which is from key west to havana, only 90 miles away. the celebrations will continue. the police have closed the streets and they expect a much larger crowd as the day proceeds. last night, it was filled. ck time for another check of the weather with dylan. >> announcer: "today's" weather is sponsored by american express. founding partner of small business saturday. shop small today. >> good morning. we are taking a little more detailed look at the storm system that is making its way onshore. heavy rain in seattle.
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good morning. breaking overnight. the death of fidel castro. the former cuban dictator dead at the age of 90. celebrations on the streets of miami's world leaders quick to act. he ruled with an iron fist for nearly 50 years. leaving many in fear and fleeing for safety. the dictaor had a relationship with 11 u.s. presidents and brought the nations to the brink of nuclear war. now as the relations are starting to thaw, what will happen? we are live with it all today,
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>> good morning. welcome back to "today" on saturday morning. i'm sheinelle jones with hallie jackson in for craig and dylan dreyer. >> we begin with the breaking news. the death of fidel castro. the dictator hadn't been seen the last few years. he died at the age of 90 last night. we have nbc's andrea mitchell with a look back at his life. >> reporter: he was commander or just fidel to his to his enemies, a feared dictator. one of the world's last communists. the firebrand started life simply. illegitimate son of a land owner. he graduated with a law degree and doctorate. tried running for the national assembly in 1952 until batista seized power. and in 1953, castro led a group
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years until amnesty and he went into exile. in mexico, he regrouped with his brother raul and ernesto. the three led a force back to cuba in 1956 waging guerlla war in 1959. at first the young leader promised telling the u.s. he was not a communist. "meet the press" in april of 1959. >> i am not communist. >> reporter: he confiscated the property of the wealthy and silenced newspapers and signed a pact with the soviet union. in 1961, president kennedy ordered the cia to invade cuba
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the results debacle helped castro consolidate power. by then, declared socialist, he improved health care and literacy. also accepted soviet missiles bringing the super powers to the brink of nuclear war. >> requiring a full retaliatory response upon the soviet union. >> reporter: until kennedy's hard line got the russians for 25 years, moscow helped castro throughout latin america. but with the end of the soviet union, cuba's economy imploded. on makeshift boats, thousands fled the regime. >> the legacy is a complicated one. there's no for getting how many cubans left the island under duress. >> reporter: in the 1990s, the aging ruler courted u.s. business men and american
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religion welcoming john paul ii. and most travel to the island was cut off. castro arrested hundreds. in the final years, the economy was propped up by another ally. venezuela. in the summer of 2006 after going through intestinal surgery, castro turnedow he stepped down two years later. he wrote columns and emerging publicly for the pope's visit in 2012. and for vladimir putin and president xi jinping in 2014. to the end, castro insisted the revolution would out live him. >> if i die tomorrow morning, there will be no problem here of any sort because the remains a nucleus of leaders without a
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the people. >> reporter: still his real legacy may be holding power for half a century. longer than any other modern leader. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> cuba will hold nine days of national mourning with his funeral are december 4th. >> what happens with the two countries up to donald trump. he has been critical of the thawing relationship for months. on that for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so far no reaction from the president-elect. he is on a working vacation here in palm beach. i expected we will get a response by the end of the day. the question is what does this mean for relations between the united states and cuba? as a candidate, donald trump vowed to reverse the actions that president obama took to
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lifting restrictions on imports for example. listen to candidate trump back in september. >> but all of the concessions that barack obama has granted the castro regime were done through executive order which means the next president can reverse them and that i will do unless the castro regime meets our demands. those demands will include religious and political freedom for the freeing of political prisoners. >> reporter: as you heard mr. trump say the actions that president obama took are executive action. that means a new incoming president can reverse them essentially with a stroke of a pen. the reality to it is trade has opened up between the two countries. flights resumed. it is hard to unwind all of that. this comes against the back drop
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will be deeply involved with u.s. and cuban relations. the top two contenders is hard liner rudy giuliani and former antagonist and moderate republican mitt romney. very in line with mr. trump with cuba. sheinelle. >> kristen, thank you. turning to other news. black friday is now over. a lot of the sales will go on throughout the weekend. tens of thousands woke up early to be the first to grab the how did they make out? nbc's jacob rascon is in texas' biggest mall in houston. good morning, jacob. >> reporter: good morning. we are in the houston mall. most of the retailers were in the middle of black friday weekend. some 137 million americans expected to hit the stores. that's more people than voted in the general election. overall, through the holiday,
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that's thanks in part to a surge in online sales. for many, it has become its own holiday. >> like to keep it local and go to the big malls in minnesota. have fun. >> every year, year after year, doing stuff like 27 hours last year. so far, 16 or 17 this year. >> reporter: six in ten americans plan to shop black friday weekend. many camping overnight. waiting usually. to score some of the best deals of the year. target selling 3200 tvs per minute in the first hour. amazon with 100,000 toys in the first few hours. and at walmart, this woman head over heels for its deal of the day. towels. the retail giant would go to sell 2.8 million of them. the busiest holiday shopping season ever the national retail federation predicts.
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billion. more than last year thanks to online sales and all of this, the federation says, thanks to a generally strong economy. >> for the first time ever, we have seen 25% of people say they plan to spend more this year than last year. >> reporter: it is no longer just a one-day event. >> we got some deals yesterday. we got some deals this morning. we got online this morning and did all of our online shopping. that's out of the way. >> reporter: several shootings at malls in at least one fist shopping plans. the holiday tradition which for most americans has become as indispensable as the turkey. and in a sign of the times, 70% of sales on walmart's web site were done within mobile devices. online records broken. we still have cyber monday ahead and small business saturday. hallie and sheinelle. >> that is today.
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in california, relief and gratitude cannot explain the emotions one family is feeling after they were reunited with their mom, wife and sister, allegedly kidnapped three weeks ago. this morning, police are looking for two women who may have kidnapped her. nbc's gadi schwartz is in redding, california with more. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. for three weeks, sherri papini's family couldot now she is back and surrounded by those she loves. for the first time, sherri papini's sister describing the mother of two after released by kidnappers on the side of the california road. >> this has been a traumatic event for all of us. >> reporter: on thanksgiving morning, dispatch tapes paint a terrifying discovery.
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>> she is chained to something. >> reporter: when police arrived, they found her beaten. >> be advised, she is heavily battered. >> reporter: investigators confirmed they don't know why she was released after being held for three weeks or why she was abducted in the first place. papini disappeared on a morning jog 150 miles away near redding, california. a find my phone app led her husband to find investigators ruling her husband out as a suspect after passing a lie detector test. the family still trying to process the horror of what happened. >> it has been a range of emotions. sadness and anger. right now it is joy. lots of joy she is here. >> reporter: meanwhile, sheriff's office are spanning across northern california following up on any lead that may crack this case.
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>> oh, no. we're elated that she's safe and reunited with her husband. this is a new chapter to the investigation. now it switches from a missing person to an abduction case looking for the suspects. >> reporter: investigators say so far they have seen no evidence that would lead them to believe this was anything but a kidnapping. right now, the only description of the kidnappers they are two hispanic women armed with a gun sheinelle. >> thank you, gadi. dylan is out on the plaza with another check of the forecast. >> good morning, guys. we have a big thanksgiving crowd on the plaza this morning. everybody hanging out through the weekend. let's look at the weather. we can expect this on saturday and sunday. if you do have to travel back somewhere, seattle and san francisco, we could see delays. los angeles, too because of rain and wind. on sunday, same thing. a west coast storm that could
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l.a. minneapolis with the storm possible in the afternoon. we could see some of the heavy downpours with delays. today, besides the west coast storm, things are and that's your latest forecast. sheinelle and hallie. >> dylan, thank you. >> still to come, this might be one of the best mannequin challenges ever. how does this dog stay so perfectly still?
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hear the applause? they clap for one another. they brought doughnuts. this is in south africa. one that looks like more what happens here in the u.s. it is not electronics or toys they want. here, they are excited to get hands on toilet paper. >> what did they have for thanksgiving dinner? >> it's a deal. >> that scene is what i'm used to. we have the mannequin challenge sweeping the nation. a video sho let's say unexpected take on it. check it out. look at this. ?? >> that is an australian cattle dog. nailing the mannequin challenge. are we sure that's a dog and not a stuffed animal? no word on how the owner got him to freeze. baking dog treats and loading the dishwasher and even doing laundry and even going to the bathroom. that is intense. it looks fake.
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is that a real dog? it's funny. >> we cannot stop staring. >> look at it. >> i like it and i'm a little creeped out. i love dogs, but that was weird. >> i'm not over the mannequin challenge. it's still fun to watch. >> "popstart?" >> yes. let's look at how the celebrities celebrated thanksgiving. here is sofia husband in silly hats. and then check out this picture of her in the kitchen. and mark wahlberg with a huge bottle of wine. and oprah with the thanksgiving table with girls from her leadership academy with her
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and you may binge watch now "gilmore girls" is on netflix. it is a year in the life. the original series ended in 2007. we finally get to see what happened to lorelai and her daughter rory. actress lauren graham tweeted out a message. we are back tomorrow because of you. i could not be more thankful. enjoy. >> no spoilers. i have not w 90 minutes per episode. >> we won't spoil it for you. >> thank you very much. we will be back in a moment.
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all right. that does it for us this saturday morning. tomorrow on "today," willie goes
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andy cohen. and before we go, we want to take a moment to say thank you to stephanie ruhle who is leaving the anchor desk to devote time for her msnbc show. she will be a contributor on "today." we wish her nothing but the best. this show went by quickly today. >> thank you. >> a good crowd. enjoy the weekend, everybody. >> first time on the plaza.
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coming up on channel 3 news today long time cuban leader fidel castro is dead. we look back at his life and presidency. it could mean life or death when it come to heroin overdoses. how a price freeze on antidote helping people in ohio and jasmine is showing us how toshop small hi jasmine. >> reporter: hi. we are continuing our shopping small spree here in murray hillgalleries. find out what to get up next. >> the channel 3 newscast is made possible by universal windows direct. you will say i love my windows and now channel 3 news today. >> thanks for being with us. there is a live look at the shoreway if you are headed actually the inner belt bridge


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