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Meteorolotist Bob Van Dillen's national forecast and asteroid update

Severe storms will crank up once again this afternoon, this time including cities from St. Louis to Houston. The surface cold front over TX will act as the trigger to the severe storm gun this afternoon as it slices through the region. The upper-level storm over the Rockies is pressing into the lower Plains now, and as that energy ejects eastward this afternoon, it will phase with the front and get some big storms rolling. Check out the map for the severe weather risk.

The heavy rain wrapped up with this is blanketing OK, MO, IL, and MI. There are flood watches up with up to 2” of rain expected today.

Monday "Morning Express" preview: Aircraft carrier sized asteroid "2005 yu55" to buzz Earth

Good morning. Robin is off today. Natasha Curry has the reins.

Hear a dermatologist talk about throwing a doctor out of the room because he caught him giving Michael Jackson propofol. We are on verdict watch today in the Conrad Murray trial.

Robin Meade's Friday preview: Jury starts weighing Dr. Conrad Murray's fate today

We could see a verdict soon, if you listen to some experts watching the Conrad Murray case.
The jury gets the case today, and must decide if the doctor is to blame for the death of Michael Jackson.

Both sides gave explosive and compelling closing arguments.
Watch the key moments, on the show today.
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****what are your thoughts? Who is to blame? Whom do you think did a better job proving their case and in closing arguments?
Go to our facebook page or tweet me @RobinMeade.
If you’re not sure, you can link to stuff like that and our email at hlntv.com/robin
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Sitting on our duffs is apparently bad for things not even remotely close to that region.
So if you have a sedentary job, tune in for this story about your health.
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Did you catch our Dr. Drew interviewing the lawyers repping the lady claiming that she and Justin Bieber had a child?
See their claim about "evidence" on our show today.
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A SUSPECTED THIEF APPARENTLY MADE HIS GETAWAY ON A MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR. And it’s on tape!
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It’s a big weekend for the NBA - no games are scheduled, but talks are. Could it be the end of the lockout?
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Are you traveling for the holidays? you can expect fewer fliers – but not the relief you'd expect from that on the plane.
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Yesterday was a great day for stocks - what will today’s unemployment report do to the rally mode? Jennifer Westhoven's on it.
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Oh and don’t forget to set your clocks back this weekend. You gain an hour!
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Thank you sincerely for choosing us to starting your day. Smooch.

Daylight saving time ends Sunday morning, set your clocks back when you go to bed Saturday night

It’s almost time to Fall Back! The first Sunday in November means those warmly lit late evenings outside are about to give way to cooler, early darkness. If you're up and at em' first thing, then you may like the brighter morning skies, due to the additional hour of daylight. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am on Sunday, Nov. 6th. That means for most people in the U.S., clocks will be turned back one hour and return to standard time.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation:
"Under law, daylight saving time is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, with the nation returning to daylight saving time starting Sunday, March 11, 2012. Prior to legislation that took effect in 2007, daylight saving time was observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. Federal law does not require any area to observe daylight time, but those that do must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law. No resetting of clocks is required for those parts of the country not observing daylight time: Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas."

Dad surprises sons... all scouts, they thought they were at the airport to earn a badge

Three little scouts, Chance, Trent and Logan Raby put on their uniforms and went (with their Mom) to Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta, to greet military men and women returning home from overseas. They believed that they would be earning a special scout badge by doing so.

What they didn’t know is that their DAD, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 P.J. Raby coming home from Afghanistan, was one of the soldiers getting off the plane! Tissues ready!

Robin Meade's Thursday preview: $245 million dollar lottery ticket sold in Connecticut

Thursday is connected to friday!
And I'm glad you and I are connected through that thing called the morning express.:)
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In the news today:
There's supposedly an accuser #3 against Herman Cain.
And, accuser number two doesn't want to go public. But it doesn't mean you won't hear her side of the story against the republican presidential candidate.
Also:
there's a lot of dart-throwing among the camps of other candidates, to pinpoint who's behind the leak of these old allegations.
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New overnight - police fire teargas at occupy protestors in Oakland, California.
See why they feel they needed to do it.
Also how successful were the protestors in getting a general strike in downtown?
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Do not miss the closing arguments today in the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor!!!!
If you've missed any of the trial: each side stands to present a Cliff's Notes version of their case, with what they hope will stick in the minds of the jurors.
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bam!
We have one winning ticket for the 254 million dollar Powerball jackpot.
and it was sold in Connecticut!
(Here's the deal: do they even know? Nearly half a million people are still without power there.)
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No more running of the brides.
You have seen year after year of tape from these frenzied events. But the familiar store is going away.
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You betcha! You gotta see Condoleezza Rice describe the late Moammar Gadhafi’s apparent obsession with her.
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There's a chemical in your baby's shampoo that releases formaldehyde?
Who knew?
Well one big brand is taking out the stuff you think of for embalming.
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Shall we see you at your regular wake up time today? Hope so!

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Southern California's Santa Ana Winds

Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider is filling in for Bob Van Dillen today on HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade. Her new book, "Extreme Weather: A guide to surviving flash floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, snow storms, tsunamis, and other natural disasters" comes out in January.

Hot dry winds caused temperatures to soar in Southern California this week and fan the flames of brush fires. The fierce wind also knocked down power lines causing thousands of people to be without power in the region. Dust kicked up by wind gusts of 50 mph or stronger brought poor air quality in the San Joaquin Valley. This type of wind has a name corresponding with a city in California – Santa Ana.

Wednesday preview: Conrad Murray trial closing arguments CLOSE

Morning! I stayed at work this close to bedtime being interviewed ABOUT my interview with Herman Cain, candidate for president. Did you see it? If not, see if you think he was forthcoming about old allegations of sexual harassment and whether his story changed in the last few days. The interview is posted for you at HLNtv.com.
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Speaking of which:
Get ready for a new chapter in the Herman Cain story:
A woman who accused him of sexual harassment now wants to tell her side of the story. And she wants legal permission to do so.
See why she would need that, even though Mr. Cain has talked for days about what appears to be her old accusations.
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This sounds HUGE to me:
CYSTIC FIBROSIS BREAKTHROUGH
Researchers say they have a new drug that targets the causes, not just the symptoms of CF.
More on the show.
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Wow! Did you realize both sides have rested in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor?
See if you think the prosecution made its case.
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Crazy pictures of a commercial airliner landing without landing gear, with more than 200 people on board.
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Last of some the biggies to fall in line?
Bank of America makes a decision about whether to join the other banks, abandoning their debit card fees.
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Is the freshman 15 a myth?
(For me yes. Because it was more like the freshman 20. Or 25. Or...)
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Kim Kardashian comes clean about why she’s divorcing her husband of 72 days. And it probably won't stop all the scoffing.
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I gotta run. See you soon.

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