December 6th, 2013
10:14 AM ET

U.S. adds 203,000 Jobs in November

The November jobless numbers are out.

The unemployment rate is at its lowest rate since November 2008 with 203,000 jobs added this November.  That’s more than the 183,000 estimate of economists surveyed by

The unemployment rate fell to 7.0%  from 7.3%.

Revisions to the previous two month’s reports are as follows:

October was revised down to 200,000 from 204,000

September was revised up to 175,000 from 163,000

Long-term unemployed remained steady at 4.1 million.

There are 10.9 million unemployed people in the U.S., according to the Labor Dept. That’s down from 11.3 million in October.

See for a full breakdown and analysis.

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December 6th, 2013
10:14 AM ET

Massive Winter Storm Hits North Texas

Winter advisories are underway from Texas to the Ohio Valley as sleet and freezing rain create dangerous ice conditions.

Wednesday's official high in Dallas was 80. Thursday night brings freezing rain, sleet and a low in the 20s, according to the National Weather Service.

Yikes, talk about mood swings.

A particularly brutal batch of Arctic air has taken hold across the center of the country, bringing sub-zero temps to the north and sleet as far south as central Texas.

"The weather is bad and getting worse," said Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who declared a state of emergency Thursday because of the storms.

“It could be the worst ice storm  to hit the region since 1994, which caused over $3 billion in damage,” reports CNN Meteorologist CNN’s Indra Petersons.

Roads were slick and dangerous in some parts of the state, where officials reported three dozen storm-related injuries, including 16 falls. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to more than 50 weather-related accidents.

“It will be a very slow and treacherous commute this morning,” reports CNN’s Alina Machado. (SEE VIDEO BELOW)

“More than 100,000 people are waking up today in north Central Texas without power and that number could rise if this continues.”

The wintry mix is expected to continue through the weekend.

For the first time in its 26-year history, a downtown Dallas holiday parade scheduled for Saturday was canceled.

The Dallas Marathon, which typically attracts 25,000 runners, plus family and friends, is still expected to run on Sunday.

Oklahoma and Texas are not the only states affected. Tennessee has also declared a state of emergency.

According to an experimental ice impact index by the National Weather Service, this could be a category 3 ice storm in Memphis, Petersons says.

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December 6th, 2013
10:01 AM ET

More Memories Of Nelson Mandela

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Delano Lewis shares his memories of Nelson Mandela. Lewis emphasizes the leader said "'I'm not going to treat the whites as they treated us. We're all one South Africa. We're all South Africans. 'And that was the greatest miracle that ever happened. " (SEE FULL INTERVIEW ABOVE)

Richard Stengel, author of "Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage" speaks of Mandela's time in prison.

"The man who went to prison was a different man that came out. Hot headed, tempestuous, easily upset. And prison steeled him. Prison was the crucible that really made him."

Rep. Charlie Rangel, (D-NY) says "God spent a lot of time on Nelson Mandela."

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December 6th, 2013
09:44 AM ET

10 Days of Mourning For Nelson Mandela

The South African Press Association reported that Nelson Mandela's body has been moved to a military hospital in Pretoria early this morning, reports International Correspondent Robyn Curnow.

In the final years of his life, secret plans were hammered out between the government, the military and his family. CNN has an exclusive account of how those plans will unfold over the next 10 days, culminating in a state funeral to be broadcast to millions worldwide and a very private farewell for those closest to him.

Mandela led the fight against apartheid and as the first Black president in South Africa, he was an inspiration for many, but particularly for the African American community. CNN's Don Lemon takes a look at that angle of the story:

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