Morning Brief: The top news and buzzy moments you need to know

Welcome to the Morning Brief where we give you a rundown of everything you may have missed the night before and what's trending this morning. To dive deeper into these stories click on the links.

1. Chilling witness accounts from Thousand Oaks, Calif. mass shooting 
Witnesses recounted how they hid under tables, jumped through windows and ran for their lives when a gunman opened fire, killing at least 12 people.

2. White House revokes CNN's Jim Acosta's press credentials after argument with Trump 
Trump called Acosta a “rude, terrible person” when he refused to sit down after asking the president about an anti-immigration ad his re-election campaign had paid for and promoted ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections.

3. Walmart is doing Black Friday the earliest in its history
Black Friday will start online at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday -- two hours earlier than previous years -- while the in-store event will begin at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day.

4. Three states legalize marijuana for recreational or medical use
Michigan voters made the state the 10th in the U.S. -- and the first in the Midwest -- to legalize recreational marijuana. Meanwhile, Missouri and Utah passed initiatives to legalize the drug.

5. Ariana Grande says ex Mac Miller 'Is Supposed to Be Here'
The 25-year-old pop star remembered her ex on Twitter after a fan sent her a video of an Instagram Live Miller had recorded in August.

6. Best Buy's 10 best Black Friday deals 
The retailer began to offer massive early Black Friday deals ahead of the big event that begins exactly two weeks from today.

7. Le'Veon Bell sends cryptic tweets after being spotted in Pittsburgh 
The estranged Steelers running back was spotted in Pittsburgh Tuesday night just two days after Bell tweeted “Fairwell (sic) Miami,” which fueled speculation that he was making his way back to Pittsburgh.

8. Friends, peers pay tribute to teacher who attempted suicide during school hours in his classroom 
Jordan Halane was found unconscious in his classroom by another teacher and was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.

9. Floyd Mayweather calls off fight against kickboxer
Mayweather took to social media on Wednesday to say he’d been conned.

10. Trump's new acting attorney general already has a plan to stop Mueller probe
In an appearance last year on CNN, Whitaker laid out the plan he could now use to limit the Mueller investigation.

 

 

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