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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Storm damage in Mississippi where tornadoes killed four people yesterday
December 24th, 2014
04:58 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve travel gets messy. No break in New York protests against police violence. And the first President Bush is in the hospital.

It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. WEATHER – HOLIDAY TRAVEL

Dangerous storms: This Christmas, people will grieve and heal in southern Mississippi. They will clear rubble and restore power lines in the wake of a tornado system that killed four people and packed an emergency room with dozens of injured. Yesterday's deadly whirlwinds were isolated to a swath near the Louisiana line, but across the country, rough weather is sweeping for hundreds of miles, while roads and airways fill with holiday travelers. The National Weather Service predicts "heavy rainfall and flooding, and heavy snow from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes through Wednesday." With a forecast like that, Christmas Day might be the better time to embark on a family trip in many parts of the country.

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December 23rd, 2014
07:55 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Christine Romans – December 23, 2014

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, December 23, 2014
New York Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to speak at the Police Athletic League Luncheon on Dec. 22
December 23rd, 2014
04:06 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New York's mayor tries to defuse tensions. North Korea has its Internet back. And rock and roll says goodbye to an iconic voice.

It's Tuesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. NYPD COP KILLINGS

Turning blue: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is catching plenty of heat in the aftermath of the execution-style killings of two of the city's cops over the weekend. Critics - including those in the police force - accuse him of stoking an anti-police fervor that contributed to the deaths of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. He came into office promising police reform. Now he's trying to cool tensions after encouraging people to protest the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed African-American men, at the hands of white police officers. Neither officer was charged. He said the murders this weekend were "an attack on all of us" and called for a hiatus from the protests.

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December 22nd, 2014
08:04 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Christine Romans – December 22, 2014

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Christine Romans' morning minute now!


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