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>> wow, that is fantastic. it was a very late night for president trump who burned the dnight oil in mississippi where voters go to the polls today for a senate heels of a shocking discovery of nooses harnging at t nooses hanging at the state capital. >> there are people bawling their eyes out. i've never seen anything like t. >> general motors drops the hammer on thsands of workers, plants and models weeks before christmas. >> plea deal broken, special counsel robert mueller's team says paul manafort lied toor investig we'll tell you what's next.>> now and ice snarls much of the midwest with destructive force including this snow plow that overheated in frigid
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temperatures and burst into flames. >> did we take one giant leap toward putting people on mars? "early today" starts right now. >> good morning. i'm marlie hall. >> and i'm phillip mena. here we are, three weeks after the midterm elections, and still have some unfinished business. voters in mississippi are headed back to the polls today for the runoff senate election for republican front runner cindy hyde-smith and mike espy. president trump held a pair of rallies in the state urging his base to vote for the incumbent. hyde-smith has been a strong supporter of his agenda. >> i'm here to ask the people of mississippi to send cindy hyde-smith back to the united states senate. [ chee and applause ] so we can make america great again. your vote on tuesday will decide whether we build on our extraordinary achievements or whether we empower the radical democrats to obstruct our progress. >> at hee rallies, president avoided controversy surrounding hyde-smith's comments aut
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public hangings. espy has called them another black eye for mississippi on racial issues. he's hoping to become the rs state's african-american senator in over a century. and in another sign of the racially charged nature of the runoff, police are now investigating two nooses found at the state capital ang with five signs referencing the state's history of racial violence. according to police, one sign read, we need someone who respects the lives of lynch victims. they are now asking for the public's help in connection to the incident. >> general motors delivering a devastating blow to the american work force. they announced they will be laying off about 15,000 factory and white collar workers in the owited states and shut five plants in north america. the cuts are part of a company plan to keepp with t consumer shift from cars to suvs, cross overs and pick ups. gm is also getting rid of several of its passenger cars. the moveo is said help save the company billions. here with more is nbc's ann thompson. >> reporter: from gm's workers,
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the reaction was swift and distraught. >> i'm praying for lot of people. much it there's a lot of folks out there that need it right now. >> reporter: walking off t a li one affected plant. >> there's people bawling their eyes out. i've never seen anything like it. >> reporter: gm cutting nearly 15,000 factory and white collar jobs as it alters its road to the future. responding to shifts in buyer's tastes and the economy. consumers are just not buying as many cars as they used to. and as a result, they're buying more suvs, cross-overs, pickup trucks and that's what general motors is concentrating on. >> reporter: six passenger cars reaching the end of the road. the cadillac xts and ct 6, the buick lacrosse, and self i a.m. s's impala, cruz and hybrid volt. five plants to be idle next year, baltimore, detroit, c ontarioada and lords town, ohio, home to the chevy cruz. >> i feltd like somebody kic me in the stomach. ter: tough news for president trump. >> not happy about it at al>> eporter: just last year, 15
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eiles from the ohio plant, he promised a fut with jobs. >> we're going to get those jobs coming back and we're going to fill up those facts risk or rip them down and build new ones. >> reporter: lords town stands lose 1600 jobs, the union vows to fight. >> we have the best peoplend location right here to build products. ar reporter: already squeezed by the president'sfs on aluminum and steel, adding $1.4 billion to its costs, gm says these actions h willp it save some $6 billion. and in turning away from passenger cars, gm is following a road already paved by fiat/chrysler and ford. phillip? >> ann, thank you. >> a major development in the robert muellernvestigation regarding former trump campaign chairman paul manafort. federal prosecutors now say manafortepeatedly lied to federal investigators, breaking his plea deal. in crt documents filed monday evening, prosecutors said after signing the plea agreement,
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manafort committed federal crimes by lyi to the bureau of investigation and the special counsel's office on a variety of subject matters which constitute breaches of the agreement. but manafort's lawyers areut ing the government's claim sth a broken plea deal bringing potentiallyious consequence. nbc's tracie potts has the very last fromwashington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, marlie, good morning. seriousqu conce could mean ten years behind bars and half a million dlars in fines just for the two counts that he pleaded guilty to. those two counts that were involved in the plea deal. there are ten other counts that were not involved, but could kick in now. he could be retried on those if, in fact, t judge finds that he broke this plea deal. now, what was the lie, what were the lizath corresponding to special counsel's office? we don't knowai theyd they'll reveal that in filing. but this could mean some serious consequence on that, not to mention he was convicted on
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eight counts of tax evasion. none of this having to do with the trump campaign, but itould put the squeeze on. here's what manafort's attorneys are saying. t they st he's provided info to the government in an effort to live up to his cooperation obligations. he believes he's provided truthful information and does not agree with the government's characrization o that he has breached this agreement. but his attorneys have agreed tt move forwardthe sentencing. marlie? >> all right, tracie, thank yout >> presidemp is defending his border security policy, including the use of tearg fired at hundreds of migrants. >> the president doubled down on his tough immigration stance during his rally in mississippi monday night. >> frankly, if weidt show them strength and a strong border -- and nobody has shown a stronger border. if we didn't dothat, you would have hundreds of thousands of people pouring int our country. >> nbc's hallie jackson has the n latest on the immigratio
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debate. >> reporter: the president is erw defending how u.s. agents protected the bofiring teargas at migrants, including the mother who spoke with nbc news about shielding her kids. >> are you comfortable teargassing children likeawhat wet the border dodd? >> as you know, they're not. they had to use because they were being rushe by some very tough people, and they used teargas. here's the bottom line. nobody is coming into our country unless i they come legally. >> reporter: president trump suggests he might close the southern border for good if mexico doesn't disperse the group of gathering migrants. a controversial and unlikely shutdown threat as he warns of a different shutdown back in washington. >> this would be a very good time to do a shutdown. could tre be a shutdown? there certainly could. >> reporter: president trump is ramping up his demand for $5 billion for border security. tweeting, congress, fund the wall. if that doesn't hidpen by next , the president could use his veto power to partly close down the government. something not even his
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republic allies want to see. >> we have a lot of departments that do a lot of good for our citizens. so we need to make sure that we are funding themroperly through congress. >> reporter: and, marlie, the president is now also talking about that devastating new climate report that warns the economic cost ofgning global warming could be hundreds of billions of dollars, saying he simply doesn't believe the warning of these dire economic consequence. president trump has den played impact of human activity on climate change, which puts him at os with the vast majority of experts, including those inside his own administration. marlie, back to you. >> hallie, thank you. >> as tensions flare at the southern border, mexico's ministry of interior announced on monday that 98 migrants were turned over to authorities to be of rted to their countries origin because of violent behavior toward officials. nbc's gadi schwagrz is on the nd in tijuana with more. >> reporter: a lot of confusion, a lot of desperation here outside of the shelter for migrants. this is where most of the
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ravan has been sleeping, behind this but you c see it is now overflowing with people. there are people that are setting up tents and tarps outside. a lot of them have brought everything they own here to the border of the united states. carrying it on their backs. and man of them are confused as to what's going to happen next. we've talked to some women that say that they are fleeing violence. we have also talked to a lot of men who say they are coming just for a chance to possibly work in the united states. so a lot of confusion as to whether or not many of these a peop actually going to be claiming asylum or trying to claim asylum at the border. there is one other thing that should be noted. all aund this shelter, there are police, federal police from mexico that are basally surrounding the shelter, trying to prevent what happened from happening time this huge migrant caravan of thousands of people starts to move, there is fear that they could shutdown that border and this is the busiest port of ent in the entire world. 90,000 people pass through there every day.o back you.
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>> our thanks to gadi schwartz on the ground in tijuana. >> we have black friday and cyber monday in the rearview rr . this week kicks off the holiday delivery surge. into is already running some trouble after two of its trucks crashed on an atlanta highwayful spilling packages alok the shoulder of theoad. >> that's the first of the likely many of headaches for shipping companies. nbc's jo ling kent has more on e cyber morning aftermath. good morning. >> reporter: phillip, good morning. cyber monday was a busy one especially at amazon. a lot of those deals are headed out the door and the pressure is on the shipping companies to deliver this holiday s cyber monday is about to shatter records yet again. online shoppers on track to spend $7.8 billion, the biggest online sing day in the u.s. but the digital deals won't stop. malls and ffic at stores sinks, retailers like macy's, deck's, petco and ebay are stretching their online discounts till next weekend.
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lling it cyber week. these brands and many others are compete ing with a zon which last year shipped a record 83 million items on cyber monday alone. one way to score a better deal oi online this weeri comn shop. >> see who will offer the best deal, cash back orift card or a coupon code. >> reporter: another perk, free shipping, which will keep mpanies like ups busy. >> we are expecting to deliver nearly 800 million packages this year. >> reporter: helping you ship and shop till you drop this holiday season as the deals roll on. looking ahead to the rest of the holiday season, we to see consumer confidence to continue to carryth shoppers ugh this retail season. but really, the question is how will they fare by christmas day? and who w ol still ben and who will be closed by next year? phillip? >> all rig, jo, thank you. >> this morning, lingering he can effects of travel disruptions in the aftermath of the midwest weekend wen winter
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blast. blizzard like conditions grounded hundreds of flights and caused scores of accidents asho day travelers struggled to get home. and an unlikely sight. this video out o quincey, illinois, shows a snow plow that happened to overheat and then burst into flames in the middle of thatstorm. the winter blast that crippled the midwest now heads to the northeast. the national weather serviceha warning snow could top a foot from parts of new york up to maine. >> a foot? bill, what's going on here? >> yeah, probably more school delays and cancellations. the blue of the map is the snow. the capital district north it wards,e bit of snow now between erie and buffalo. let's time the messor out you today. snow in northern new en cand. the stotinues up into areas of maine. that's when the lake effect snow especially this evening really kick in. even into tomorrow morning. anyone driving west on interstate 90 new yorhstate throay will have travel from syracuse to buffalo to ooie. that's aat the big weather story of the day. now here's a closer look at your day ahead.
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so you can s the big cities aren't too bad. the temratures are really close to freezing today or ait little above it in many of the bigger cities. this is really an elevation snow eventoday in areas of northern new england and the mountains wills et nailed. itso going to get colder in areas of the southeast. the november chill, we go from snowstorm to cold and it's be one of those novembers. >> that's right. we have to bundle up. thank you. well,en stars will be rocking around the christmas tree here at 30 rock for the annual rockefeller center christmas tree lighting on theing 72-foot-tall norway hodnesday. spruce is decked outgh in 50,00 and topped with a 9-foot wide swarovsky crystal star. diana ross, tony bennett, brett eldridge, john legen and more. kicks off at 8:00 p.m. on nbc. it will be a great show. >> all that footage from last year. didn't miss it. just ahead, are millennials spending too much for instagram likes?
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leading the news, a spectacular touchdown millions of miles away after what nasa called 7 minutes of terror. tuck the e spacecraft landing on mars and will now study the red planet's secrets below the surface. nbc's miguel almaguer has more. >> touchdown cfirmed. cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the successful landing ofasa's insight marks the space agency's return to mars. an $814 million mission that cameown to a touchdown after traveling.00 million mil >> we call it 7 minutes of terror because youle white knu it the whole time. >> reporter: launching in may, the first study to study thein terior of mars hit 3,000 degrees, using a heat shield, parachute and rockets to slow its descent from 12,000o 5 miles an hour. >> what the team pulled off today is truly historic. >> reporter: insight has finished its harrowing journey,
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begins dusty look as it its groundbreaking work on mars. miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> congratulations to everybody at nasa. just launching it, getting there, landing it. >> sounds exciting. it looks so exciting. just ahead, the atm that spit out hundredsnstead of $10 bills. but did the bank let people keep the money? you're watching "early today." >> better. let's go. bye, mom. thanks for breakfast, mom. with quality ingredients like roasted hazelnuts and cocoa, nutella is sure to bring a smile to breakfast time. nutella. spread the happy. and now free decorating tools inside nutella holiday jars. tand, our adulte children are here. so, we save by using tide. which means we use less. three generations of clothes cleaned in one wash. those are moms.
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>> could doing it for the gram putting a dent in your wallet? according to chase slate survey, it is for millennials. 77% of millennials bought food, clothing and spent money on rips all just to keep up with appearances on instagram. they surveyed about 2000 people ages 18 to 37 and found that they were willing to spend $137 just to get that perfectost that's compared to 70 bucks for the general population. experts believe one of the b reasons iause appearances tend to matter more to millennials. >> but the most popular accounts belong to people who are really authenticust be yourself, right? >> the most popular accounts. also celebrities, though. >> that,too. >> trying to look like they're authentic. i imagine. just trying to grab those likes. weird. >> an atm in houston, texas, drew a crowd after spewing out $100 bills instead of $10 bills.
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a man posted about it and a few fights erupted. the large bills were dispensed for two hours before officers were called toecure the atm. bank of america said that $100 bills were incorrectly loaded in place of tens, and best of all, customet to keep the additional cash. why can't i be that lucky. >> right. bank in your favor, col0.ct i get the philosophy of it ain't no fun in your homeys can't have you khe second they posted wnone. it they were going to shut it down. >> yeah. >> cool the bank let them hold onto it. just ahead, the white house decks the halls inred. the theme behind the first family's christmas decor. you're watching "early today." better, faster" by daft punk is heard throughout.) (sound of typing) (sound of exhaling) (sound of drilling) jimmy (shouting): james!
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look at this. all the rain we saw over the weekend causedthis mess a the enna metro station over the weekend. yesterday's weather wasn't much better. >> we'll get a check on your commute in just a mome w. bute begin with chuck bell. that's how bad it was, right? it's raining inside. >> the t funnyng was we've had much heavier rainfall days than yest for example, saturday, we had triple the rain on saturday that we saw myesterday. surprised that yesterday of all days was the day that vienna metro station had problems. that big storm is moving u into parts of new york and new england. the i-95orridor is drying out. there will still be a very wintry scene there. around here, mostly cloudy. a d where we see a little sun and clouds. a little sun and clouds. and they're in place. temperatures have been driven


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