December 11th, 2014
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December 11th, 2014
02:03 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, December 11, 2014

A river in the sky is hosing San Francisco, a girl in Mississippi was apparently burned to death and the officer who slung his arm around Eric Garner's neck says it wasn't a chokehold.

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

River in the sky: San Franciscan’s can trade in their usual garb of sweaters and windbreakers for mariner’s rain gear today. Rain by the bucket has the region - otherwise officially known as drought central - shutting down schools, sandbagging shops. Why the sudden dousing? A so-called “atmospheric river,” a band of intense cloud moisture a couple of hundred miles wide, has split off from the tropics and is washing into the West Coast. Gusty storm systems piling in on top of it are catapulting big waves at the shoreline.

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