This Morning from CBS News, Nov. 30, 2016

State troopers help evacuate residents in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, as a wildfire approaches on Nov. 28, 2016.

Tennessee Highway Patrol

Tennessee burning

Survivors who have managed to escape the blaze are painting a hellish picture of conditions inside the deadly Tennessee wildfire zone. The largest fire to hit the state in a century has killed three people and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings.

Michigan’s votes

Today is the deadline to file for a recount in Michigan, the third state on Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s list. President-elect Donald Trump won Michigan by a razor-thin margin in results finally certified almost three weeks after Election Day. Rules and requirements differ in every state, so we’ve broken down how the process will work in Michigan, assuming Stein files for a recount.

Inside Guantanamo

President Obama has worked to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison since he took office, but nearly eight years later, his promise is unfulfilled. It’s unlikely the prison will close before his administration ends, and President-elect Donald Trump has different ideas. We get a rare look inside the prison that will soon cost $10 million per year, per detainee to keep open.

Saddest of endings

For Brazilian soccer’s Cinderella team, there is no happy ending. Chapecoense’s fairytale season is over after their charter plane went down in bad weather in the Andes Mountains of Colombia. Seventy-one people have died. Only six survived the crash, including three players.

Benefits of rebuilding

President-elect Trump wants to spend up to $1 trillion upgrading the nation’s aging roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. Would such a massive surge in public spending also energize America’s sluggish economic growth?

Ephemeral renaissance?

Rebellions tend to disappoint, so Will Rahn argues it may be appropriate that the great populist revolt of 2016 appears to be ending with a transfer of power from Washington D.C., to New York City. As an era in Washington comes to a close, Rahn says it’s worth asking what kind of city we want our capital to be.

Trump effect

Since launching in 2006, Twitter has struggled to turn its undeniable technological and cultural currency into profits. But could the election of Donald Trump, who perhaps more than any politician has used the social media service to inscribe his views on public life, help bring the company commercial success?

Light it up

The darker days of winter don’t have to put an end to your outdoor workout routine. But if you want to run, walk or bike after dusk, be smart about it and outfit yourself with the right kinds of reflective and glowing gear. Here’s what you need to know for a safe nighttime workout.

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  • Tucker Reals

    Tucker Reals is the foreign editor, based at the CBS News London bureau.