November 24th, 2014
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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, November 24, 2014

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.

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What a mess: What's worse than 7 feet of snow piled up in front of your house? How about the flooding that ensues once that 7 feet of snow melts? That's exactly what some Buffalonians will have to grapple with when temperatures warm up to around 60 degrees today. Swift-water rescue teams and helicopters are already on standby in case anyone gets caught in a deluge of runoff waters.

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It's back: First it struck birds at poultry farms in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. But now that a wild duck has tested positive for the H5N8 virus in Germany, Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic. So far there haven't been any human cases of H5N8, but over 200,000 ducks, turkeys and chickens have already been killed in Europe to control the outbreak.

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Tick, tock: So today is supposed to be the deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program. But as international negotiators scramble to reach a deal in Vienna, the United States might extend the deadline, a State Department official says. Both sides appeared to be pointing to the possibility of yet another extension to the months-long series of negotiations, whose final outcome is expected to have a lasting effect on Iran's relations with the West.

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The list keeps growing: At least 15 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The latest include Playboy bunny Victoria Valentino and Kristina Ruehli, a former talent agency secretary. Ruehli will be on "New Day" this morning in the 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. hours to talk about her allegations.

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Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a few others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing:

Freakish fish gets closeup: There's a good reason why this fish is called the Black Seadevil ...


SNL revamps School House Rock: There's no shame in saying the only reason you remember how a bill becomes a law is from School House Rock. But what happens when it's 2014, and immigration reform is dividing Washington? "Saturday Night Live" gives us this modified version of "I'm Just a Bill" to include executive orders:


One-handed! Thanks, Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, for showing us perhaps the best one-handed catch ever - WHILE falling backward into the end zone.


There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning. Be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, join us at and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Margaret Morgan

    Three days of my comments from last week are still awaiting moderation. Today my comments are still awaiting moderation. When this happens, I can't read others' comments. I enjoy commenting everyday and reading other peoples' comments. I hope this glitch can be resolved Team CNN.

    November 24, 2014 at 10:35 pm | Reply
  2. C

    where are the puppies?????

    November 24, 2014 at 8:39 am | Reply
  3. Margaret Morgan

    I'm a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. But I must say that that was an awesome catch by Beckham. That black seadevil fish is freakish to say the least.

    November 24, 2014 at 3:41 am | Reply

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