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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, november 30th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." a firestorm e rumrupts i tennessee leaving people dead and destroying hundreds of home. president donald trump makes a deal that is giving workers hope in analysis and could be his administration's best victory. from enemies to allies mitt romney praises the president-elect as he waits to find out if he will be added to mr. trump's cabinet. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york.
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i'm anne-marie green. this morning, the worst may be over in east tennessee, but wildfires pushed by powerful winds are blamed for at least three deaths and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses. more than a dozen people were injured. the towns of gatlinburg and pigeon forge were hardest hit and thousands were literally forced to run for their lives. in the words of one survivor, it was like we were in hell. demarco morgan has our report and the frightening video. >> reporter: you are watching cell phone video taken by two brothers as they escape from a resort area in the mountains of gatlinburg, tennessee. they said they had no warning as the walls of flame surrounded them and their only choice was to ride through it or die. wind speeds suddenly doubled, turning into hurricane force winds that topped 87 miles per
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drought-stricken area when with burning embers blew and brought down power lines. this community is at the edge of the great smoky mountains national park, the most visited national park in the country. bruce sullivan is the chief of the fire department. what is it like to be there? >> it's devastating. all of those people lost their homes and businesses and everything else. things they worked hard for. >> reporter: neighborhoods were left this family escaped with their pet and the clothes on their backs. >> it's possessions. as long as i've got my family, that's all that matters, really. >> reporter: unfortunately, dozens of families who will be returning to see homes like this one right here behind me, completely destroyed. firefighters may get some help fighting the flames.
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expected. demarco morgan, cbs news, pigeon forge, tennessee. president-elect donald trump is expected to announce more cabinet nominees this morning. tomorrow, mr. trump heads to indiana to announce a deal concerning the carrier air-conditioning plant in indianapolis. last night, he tweeted big day on thursday for indiana and the great workers of that wonderful state. we will keep our companies and jobs in the u.s. thanks carrier. carrier says it's reached a 1,000 jobs in indiana. mr. trump said during the campaign that he would work to keep companies like carrier from moving jobs overseas. details of the agreement are unclear. last night, mr. trump met with for a second time with mitt romney, a former rival, on the short list for secretary of state. roxana saberi is in new york. >> reporter: good morning. mr. trump is continuing to pick people for his cabinet. he still is interviewing
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secretary of state and there is plenty of competition. mitt romney emerged from the second meeting with president-elect donald trump seeing his former rivals raises. >> he did something i tried to do and was unself at accomplishing. he won the general election. and he continues with a message of -- >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor who had dinner with mr. trump and trump's chief of staff reince rebus is said to be on the short list for secretary of state as is retired tennessee lawmaker bob korker, former cia director david petraeus and former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. >> i think what you're witnessing is a leader in president-elect donald trump who wants to take in all of the options. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the president-elect is officially to nominate former
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mnuchin as treasury secretary and wilbur ross as commerce secretary. >> it's time for us to allow americans to purchase health care across state lines. it's time to give people more consumer choices. >> reporter: mr. trump kicks off his victory tour tomorrow in ohio and indiana. a recount of wisconsin's presidential election ballots is set to begin tomorrow. seeking a recount in pennsylvania and michigan. >> roxana saberi in new york, thank you so much. on capitol hill, house democrats held leadership nominations today. nancy pelosi is expected to be re-elected but is challenged by ohio's tim ryan. two weeks ago, some democrats angered by the party's poor showing in the general election, pushed to have the leadership election postponed. the black boxes from the
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team on board have been recovered. 71 people died when the jet slammed into the mountains outside medellin. were ir there were survivors. a survival flight attendant said the plane ran out of fuel. closing arguments are scheduled today in the trial of the former south carolina policeman charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black and killed water scott as he fled a traffic stop in april of last year. scott was shot five times in the back. yesterday, slagr testified in his own defense. >> i was on a fight on the ground. mr. scott was coming after me with a taser twice. in my mind -- my mind was like spaghetti. >> reporter: slagr faces 30 years to life if convicted of
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attack at ohio state university, a somali went on social media saying he was sick of killings. 11 people were injured in the attack. the suspect abdul razak artan was killed by police. >> i thought he was angry because he had just wrecked his car which is do you know what i mean? normal. but when i saw him start to swing and i saw the knife, knew it was not just an accident. >> a self-described islamic state news agency called artan a soldier of the islamic state who carried out the operation. north dakota officials hope to shut down those oil pipeline protests with fines. yesterday, state officials said that they would fine anyone bringing supplies to the protesters. but emergency evacuation order to protect people from harsh weather was not enforced. demonstrators charged the
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pipeline to contaminate water supplies. coming up on the "morning news." big donors are being events surrounding the president's swearing in. and nfl cleats worn for charity.
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girls from villages where there were no schools. a guilty plea in the crash that injured comedian tracy morgan. the truckdriver who slammed into morgan's van is facing prison time. one of morgan's friends was killed and three other people were hurt in the 2014 crash. the tennesseean reports on the driver accused in the death of six schoolchildren. after the crash last week in chattanooga. police say they plan to seek additional charges. "the washington post" says a house vote is expected today on a bill that could speed up government approval of new drugs. 21st century cures would ease standards for drugmakers. consumer advocates say the complex 996-page bill is being rushed through and needs a closer look. the houston chronicle says texas a&m will hold a large
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scheduled to speak on campus. the appearance by richard spencer next tuesday was booked by a private citizen. the university says his event can't be cancelled citing his free speech rights. "the new york times" lists the prices for donors seeking access to officials during donald trump's swearing in events and giving a million dollars or more buys four tickets to be congressional and cabinet leaders or with vice president-elect mike pence. they hope to raise $75 million. the hill reports a surprise appearance last night by hillary clinton. she presented a humanitarian award to singer katy perry during the unicef gala in new york. still ahead, something new in facebook messenger.
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clothing manufacturer took in last friday. the company had pledged to donate its entire black friday take. patagonia gives 1% of its sales year-round to grassroots groups. pretty good. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. facebook messenger launches games and an electric carmaker bets on arizona. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> reporter: stocks on wall street finished higher driven up by and that is ahead of the big opec meeting ahead today in vien vienna. the dow rose 23 points yesterday. the s&p gained three points and the nasdaq finished 11 points higher. arizona's governor says it will create about 2,000 jobs by 2022. the plant will present first electric luxury sedan. the parts will come from mexico.
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annoying ifgs ii ii iing invita playing. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. black cubans in america are looking for the future in the
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ? ? it's beginning to look a lot like christmas everywhere you go ? an emotional day for michelle obama, as she welcomed military families to the white house holiday party for the last time. yesterday's event was part of the first lady's joining forces
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visits to the white house during president obama's tenure. a caravan setting out from havana today will take fidel castro ashes to his finally resting place. the three-day procession will travel the length of the island nation to santiago, cuba and follow the route that castro took on the victory march in 1959. cuba's long time leader was cremated saturday one day after his death at the age castro's death opens a new and uncertain chapter in cuba's history and they hope it's a change for the better in the island's racial divide. >> reporter: inside this miami cigar chops, twins yvette and yvonne rodriguez stand out. >> it's almost like a test to be
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you're black? how black are you? you're cuban? you speak spanish, speak spanish. >> reporter: they created a cigar line. the three blends. >> a strong full body cigar with like a dark skinned woman. >> reporter: celebrate the races of cuba. >> we come in all different shades. >> reporter: the twins see equality must be a focus as cuba moves into a post-castro era. >> we are in limbo because we are not sure anything is going to change. cuba live in the poorest communities and many could not escape fidel castro's regime. the majority of cuban exiles are white and people in cuba often rely on help, many afro cubans to. >> a lot of social practices and institutions that we see in georgia or mississippi or certainly south carolina and
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parallels to what we see in the caribbean and that is important in terms of identity and a color cast system. >> reporter: it's a complex reality that rodriguez twins are determined to improve. >> we are creating a platform for maybe to build an organization. >> reporter: and explain one cigar at a time. don champion, cbs news, miami. well, there could be job openings soon at an auto plants part in northern tennessee. 20 workers there are sharing value of $254 million. one of them buys $240 worth of tickets for the group every week. well, lottery officials in nashl say each winner will get a pretax prize of nearly $13 million! yeah, that's enough to quit your job, i think. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the effect of climate change on the gorilla population. i'm anne-marie green.
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caught on camera in prince george's county, a suspected burglar is set to stand trial next week. and now the man's attorney is arguing that the man who shot him should be too. the commute to work may be a rough one.
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tsomehick fog headed our way, possibly even some thunderstorms. and she has led house democrats for more than the 10 years. this morning though, that could all change. ohio lawmaker tim ryan is hoping to unseat nancy pelosi as the party gets ready to vote this morning. but first, more about the rain and fog moving in. here's meteorologist allyson rae. >> yeah, almost muggy for the last day of nove. showers today and even thunderstorm. and some of the thunderstorms could be on the strong side. this fog is very thick for a lot of areas. we have a dense fog advisory until 7:00 in the morning. look at the visibility around the region, a quarter mile or less. dulles, your visibility is less than a quarter mile. take it easy and give yourself extra time today. in the 50s right now. we are headed to 70 and we will talk about the threat for
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olga, over to you. well, good morning, fog is the issue this morning. we see fog and slowing traffic in a few areas and droplets leading to wet pavement. no accidents or incident right now. beltway all in the green. however, steadier traffic on the southeast/southwest freeway. the traffic camera view, things are pretty dense as far as the fog is concerned. poor visibility along i-495 near route 97. back good morning. we have breaking news from overnight. police say one of the two inmates on the run for nearly a week has been captured. the two managed to run away from the jail with two other inmates after they sawed through the steel bars in the cell and then used bed sheets to rappel out of the second story window. one has been recaptured, however, a second remains on
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could learn the fate of the white cop who shot and killed keith scott. scott's inkillarg spked days of unrest in south carolina. scott's family is expected to meet with the district attorney's fiofce today to learn the verdict. the officer shot him back in september after police say scott refused to drop a weapon. and we are following developments this morning out of maryland where overnight police responded to a barricade situation which led to an that happened and three people were injured including the suspect, a police officer and a woman believed to be a neighbor. the suspect is in custody. police say all three are expected to survive. that is a quick look at wednesday. the news at 4:30 starts right now. we are under a fog advisory
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turned on this morning. and the visibility, it's low. thank you for joining us. i'm jan jeffcoat as we look live outside right now. >> yeah, i know it was tough to get to work. take it easy on the roads. i am larry miller in for mike hydeck. of course, we want to get a check of weather and traffic. allyson rae with a look at the forecast. >> we have a lot of fog out there. visibility is quite low. we will have sheehy storm tracker 9 monitoring e later. first alert live doppler, we are dry but we are going to see the showers push in as early as 6:00 to 7:00 in the morning. the showers to the south. and i want to bring your attention to areas farther to the south and west. there's some strong storms with these. we are not under a slight risk for severe weather today but you can't rule out the stronger storm, especially east of 95 later on this afternoon. when does the rain get here? 6:00 to the 7:00, temperatures are soaring. through the rest of the
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olga, over to you. well, i wanted to show you that view over there at the west side of the beltway. this is near arena drive, landover drive, you can see a lot of fog where the lights are off to the side. however, the maps show that traffic is light. everything in the green right now, we don't have a problem working in and around the beltway. however, we are starting to steadier traffic northbound lanes of 95, though no significant slowing at the time. and we are thankful people are take their time so far this morning. >> thank you. a democratic shake-up could be in the party's near future. today house democrats will vote on who is going to lead them going forward. california congresswoman nancy pelosi has been the democratic leader since 2002 but tim ryan says new energy is required to rebuild a broken party. and republicans have indicated they'll keep paul ryan for


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