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A grand jury in Missouri meets again today and could decide what will happen to Officer Darren Wilson. Buffalo gets ready for insane flooding as 7 feet of snow begins to melt. And a New York Giants receiver stuns even non-football fans with what some are calling the catch of the year.
It's Monday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
On pins and needles: The signs pointed to the grand jury drawing near a decision as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged with a crime for fatally shooting Michael Brown. But word leaked out Saturday that when the Missouri grand jury wrapped up its session Friday, it hadn't wrapped up the case. The 12 grand jurors will meet again Monday, sources said.
A young boy who was just adopted didn't only get a new family – he got new ears! He was born with hearing problems, so his adoptive mom got him cochlear implants. What was the first thing he wanted to use them for? Hearing a helicopter, of course. Chris Cuomo has the story.
Editor's note: November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Here, Michaela Pereira of CNN's "New Day" and "@THIS HOUR" shares the story of growing up in a family of five adopted girls in Canada and her eventual reunion with her biological half-sister, Marnie. Marnie describes the shock of finding out she had a sister and the long road to building a strong relationship. And Michaela's adoptive mother, Ainslie, offers her perspective on taking in children in need of a loving home. Tune in to "New Day" on Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET to hear more from Michaela, and then watch "@THIS HOUR" at 11:30 a.m. ET to meet her adoptive mother and sister.
(CNN) – Michaela: Growing up in our house there was no way to get around the topic of adoption. All five of the kids in my family, all girls, are adopted. One look at us, and you knew this was a different kind of family.