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for charity at the seventh annual surfing santa event. >> it is hot out there. >> it's hot in the northeast. hope you had a great christmas. >> have a good day. >> this year we saw widening wars, and terrorism overseas. [sirens] >> and violence that hit us at home. >> they yelled down the hall and said, there's a shooting downstairs. >> we saw images of agony. and scenes of hope. along with wild times in politics. >> we will have so much winning if i get elected, that you may get bored with winning. >> and don't worry. we didn't forget about the llamas. >> we seem to see all kinds of we'reness in new york, but not llamas. >> now some of the most memorable moments.
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of 2015. >> i'm shepard smith. this hour we'll look back at the year's top stories in world news, politics, entertainment and more. we begin with the top u.s. headlines of 2015. a year that saw the deadliest acts of terror on american soil since the attacks of 9/11. >> si yesterday farook and tashfeen malik were husband and wife murder team. they walked into a work party fill willed farook's colleagues and opened fire. first responders arrived to a scene of choose. >> some people were laying there, some people were crying, some people were screaming. >> the killers escaped. but not for long. >> they're after somebody. oh [bleep] >> police tracked their suv and
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kill the couple in the streets. >> one of the perpetrators on the ground in a pool of his own blood. >> ending the deadliest terror attack america has seen since 9/11. the massacre in san bernardino one of many horrifying shootings we covered in 2015. in colorado springs. >> we need a sniper in here. >> a blood bath at planned parenthood. >> he was in front of me and was aiming at me. >> in court, the suspect admitted his guilt. >> protect the babies. >> nero known, virginia, a former coworker guns down a reporter and her cameraman during a live interview. >> we want the people to come here to say that was -- [ gunshots ]es. >> in roseberg, oregon, an attack at community college. >> he is in a classroom. >> in chattanooga, tennessee, police blamed a home-grown extremist for a rampage at two military facilities. >> why would you hurt your own protectors? >> another incident with ties to terror near dallas.
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police shot two gunmen who tried to attack a prophet muhammad cartoon contest the islamic state claimed responsibility for the inciden one but the attackers died in charleston, a young man killed nine people in a church. >> there was a white man walking into an african-american church and opened fire while people were praying, having bible study. >> after photos emerged of him holding the confederate flag, it came down for a final time at the south carolina state house. '. [cheering] >> the year also saw america re-examining his relationship with police. >> no justice. >> no peace. >> you can see rocks and bricks being thrown outside the cvs. >> people rioted in baltimore after freddie gray died mysteriously in police custody. the government later announces criminal charges. >> a cop in north charleston, saker made national headlines when cell phone video showed the officer kill acknowledge unarmed
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man by shooting him in the back. >> that video should change the course of what is going on. >> prosecutors charged the cop with murder. some major crashes made national news in 2015. in stillwater, oklahoma, investigators say woman intentionally drove her car into a crowd at the oklahoma state university homecoming parade. four spectators died. and an am track engineer was reportedly speeding at more than twice the limit when this train derailed. >> it stopped and i could taste dirt. >> eight people died in the wreck. a black hook helicopter carrying seven marines and four soldiers when it crashed over the florida gulf coast. >> wire not hopele for survivors. >> some unusual objects in the sky. an unmanned surveillance blimp broke loose in maryland.
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>> the word enough is fighter jets are tracking it as it flies out of control. >> dragging its tether and knocking out power for 160-miles before crashing in pennsylvania. >> this is no good, people. >> and a postol worker flew his homemade gyrocopter to the u.s. capitol building. police arrested him for the stunt, which was apparently a political protest. >> we're coming for you and will not stop until your caught. >> in new york, manhunt dragged on for three weeks. >> two convicted murders used power tools to carve a path to freedom. >> a prison seamstress admitted she helped the escapees by hiding tools in hamburger meat. cops killed one of them and captured the other alive. >> if there was ever a case that warranted the maximum sentences, this is the case. >> justice caught up with some other notorious killers. >> get the defendant out of my classroom, please. thank you. [applause] >> a judge sentenced james
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holmes to 12 life terms for the 2012 colorado movie theatre shooting. >> jurors found tsarnaev guilty. >> the surviving boston marathon bomber got a death sentence, and the insanity defense failed for the man who killed american sniper chris kyle in texas. >> i don't know if i was insane or sane or -- >> we, the jury, find the death, guilty. >> the army charged bowe bergdahl with desertion for his 2009 disappears which resulted in the taliban capturing him in afghanistan. >> oh, my god. >> the weather went to extremes in 2015. a flashflood killed 13 women and children in a community in utah while a drought prompted california to impose mandatory water restrictions. >> the idea of your nice little green gas getting water every day, that's going to be a thing
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of the past. >> new york city shut down streets and subways as it braced for "snowmageddon." >> most likely one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city. >> a storm that never came. >> i've seen worth dust d worst dustings. >> in boston more nine feet of snow shattered a record. >> in 1978 was a piece of cake compared to this. >> reporters at the supreme court sprinted out with news of a landmark decision. >> u.s.a., u.s.a. >> gay marriage legal in all 50 states. >> we just recognized like every other normal american couple finally. >> the rules changed. but many minds did not. a clerk in howen county, kentucky, went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses. >> we serve a living god who knows where each and every one of us is at.
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>> cheering crowds greeted pope francis as the catholic leader made stops in new york, philly and d.c. >> he traveled all over the world but until yesterday never set foot on u.s. soil. >> god bless america. >> and prayers went out for jimmy carter, as the former president announced cancer had spread to his brain. >> so i'm ready for anything. i look forward to a new adventure. >> a new adventure. president carter now says his most recent mri revealed no signs of cancer at all. the year before presidential election, always gets a little weird, doesn't it? and that's before you mix in donald trump. ahead we'll look at the year in politics, the most controversial moments. and the biggest surprises. plus, the single sentence from one top lawmaker, a sentence that might have cost him the top job in congress.
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a billionaire, brain surgeon, and a democratic socialist. those are just some of the stars of the biggest political story of the year, the race for the white house, and a very crowded campaign trail. >> we started off with 17. and one by one by one they're disappearing.
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disappearing. a beautiful thing to watch as they go out. >> 17 candidates. and those were just the republicans. in june, jeb bush jeb was the front runber in new hampshire. scott walker was winning in iowa, but then, donald trump hopped on to his escalator and shot to the top of the polls. >> we are going to make our country great again. >> how stupid are our leaders? we have losers, we have losers. i'm really rich. >> and no matter what he said. >> they're bringing drugs, bringing crime, they're rapists. >> let's take macmccain. he's not a war hero. >> here's a war hero. >> a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. hate to tell you. >> trump kept on winning and attacking anyone who tried to take him down.
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>> mr. trump doesn't have a proven conservative record. he was a democrat longer than the was a republican. >> jeb bush is a low energy person. >> you know what is happening to jeb's crowd down the street? they're sleep. they're sleeping now. >> just stop being a jackass. you don't have to run for president and be the world's biggest jack condition saa. >> he called me four years other, lip -- lindsay graham. i dent know who he was. let's try the number. 202 -- [bleep] >> histories recall response to attack people on their appearance, short, tall, fat, ugly, that happened in junior high. >> i never attacked him on his looks , and believe me, there's plenty of subject matter right there. >> donald trump, the republican front-runner no doubt, now says he was not talking about carly fiorina's face when he said, look at that face. would anyone vote for that? the comments and in rolling
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stone magazine and now donald trump claims talking about fiorina's face meant her persona. >> women off over the country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. >> i think she's got a beautiful face and i think she's a beautiful woman. >> but one candidate was closing in on trump. the other outsider in the race, dr. ben carson. >> i'm the only one that to separate siamese twin, the only one to take out half a brain, although i you go to washington you would think someone beat me to it. >> by october trump and carson war fight. ing out for the top. jeb bush had been stuck in single digits. at the third debate took shoot at rubio. everybody agreed it backfired. >> marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term and you should be showing up to work. >> i don't. your ever complaining about john mccain's vote record. the only reason why you're doing
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it now is bear we're run fog their same position and someone convinced you attacking me will help. >> ted cruz went after the moderators. >> the questions asked so far in this debate ill state why the american people don't trust the media. >> cruz and rubio got a boost in the polls. bush got a new slogan, general can do it. >> and dr. carson had a new rap. >> campaign ramp. >> ben carson, 2016. >> vote, vote. >> carson facing questions about his life story. he insisted that as a teenager he really did try to stab another kid and threatened his mom with a hammer. >> those claims are absolutely true. >> how stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap? how dare the press not believe me. i went after my mother with a hammer, i tried stab a friend of mine.
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>> meantime, hillary clinton was dealing with her own unconventional rival. she started out as the runaway favorite. >> an america where a father can tell his daughter, yes, you can be anything you want to be, even president of the united states. >> but soon. >> whoa! >> senator bernie sanders who calls himself a democratic socialist, started filling up stadiums. >> almost all of the wealth is controlled by a handful of people, and together we are going to change that. >> hillary clinton was also facing repeated questions about the personal e-mail account and private home server she used as secretary of state. >> i never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received. >> did you wipe the serve center. >> what, like with a cloth? >> i don't know. >> i should have used two accounts, one for personal, one
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for work-related e-mails. that was a mistake. i'm sorry about that. i take responsibility. >> by august, senator sanders had jumped ahead of secretary clinton in new hampshire. he was also closing the gap nationwide, and three other democrats had gotten into the race. >> this generation of americans still has time to become great. >> you're going to need a commander-in-chief. >> let's join the rest of the world and go metric. >> never made it of single digits and were losing to a guy who wasn't running. >> the honest to god answer is i just don't know. >> joe biden publicly agonized over whether he and his family had the heart for a campaign after the death of this son, beau. >> i'd blow lying if i said i was there. >> the vice-president was still not a candidate when the democrats faced off at their first debate in october. >> the american people are sick
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and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. me, too. me, too. >> a week later, vice-president biden announced his decision. >> unfortunately, i believe we're out of time. the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> the next day, hillary clinton spent 11 hours testifying before the house benghazi committee. >> i'm here to honor those we lost, and to do what i can to aid those who serve us still. >> the committee chairman was also facing questions after the number two house republican said this. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee, a select committee, what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. >> chairman tray gowdy insisted he was not playing politics. >> this investigation is about four people who were killed representing our country on foreign soil.
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>> by thanksgiving, two democrats and three republicans had quit the race. and trump hid the camp wayne trail for the first time. >> good evening, isn't he the best? he will be the best president ever. >> well, donald trump rapped up the year with a new companies. calling for a temporary ban on foreign muslims coming into the united states after the attack in san bernardino. it went over big in his rallies. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states, until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> trump insisted the ban was not about religion but security. most of his republican rivals said they did not support the idea. but they also did not rule out supporting trump if he becomes the nominee.
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>> i don't believe it's constitutional to have a religious test on who we allow into the country. >> down think it's the right approach. i like and respect donald trump. i don't an business pate that changing. >> 60% of americans say te'o pose banning muslims, according to a poll but among republicans the reverse. almost two-thirds say they support the idea, the survey taken just days after donald trump called for the ban. we also saw some drama on capitol hill in 2015. the house speaker, john boehner, quit his job, and he sounded pretty happy about it. >> what a wonderful day. >> his last day in then the middle of the meeting to nominate the replacement the front rounder dropped out. >> shocked you. >> the house majority liter kevin mccarthy said the party needed a fresh face and admitted his comment about the benghazi committee and hillary clinton's
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poll numbers, quote, wasn't helpful. republican leaders asked congressman paul ryan to run he made it clear he did not want the job. but he finally gave in, after republicans agreed to his demands, including weekends at home with his family. >> itself is my privilege to hand this gavel to the speaker of the house, congressman a honorable paul ryan. thank you. >> speaker ryan said the house is broken and he vowed to wipe the slate clean. he also called for republicans and democrats to pray for each other. 2015 saw the first real hoverboard in action. but don't pull out your wallets just yet. this year's biggest breakthrough in science. up next. (vo) me? i don't just wait for a moment.
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we visited our plan tear neighbors in 2015 and some inventions pushed the boundary of our technology. we learned that the red planet might not be a dead planet. nasa scientist announced they'd found evidence of liquid water currently flowing on the surface of mars. in fact it says it formed with these dark sections right here. this is how they know the brownish streaks you can see in the photo, liquid water. further away from earth we got our closest look at the icy world that is pluto. scientists say the forecasts proof the dwarf planet's surface is more complex than expected. here, that's the first super moon in decades. that's a rare combination of a full moon and a lunar eclipse, and here it is next to the washington monument.
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this one is a gem. a look at solar impulse. pilots began an attempt to make an historic flight around the globe without one drop of fuel. this is the solar-powered plane over abu dhabi, and here 2015 gave us amazing inventions like this hoverboard that lexus made. it's called, "slide." it's a real hoverboard, and sadly not for sale. lots of people bought one of the most prized and hyped tech products of the year, the apple watch. in essence a smartphone you wear on your wrist. in 2015, we said goodbye to some enormous influences, folks who helped shape politics, pop culture and the world. >> to be with you. ♪
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live from america's news hawker, merry christmas, survivors across the south are counting blessings and facing a massive recovery operation this christmas day. storms and tornadoes killed 14
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in tennessee, mississippi, and arkansas. storms left dozens of homes damaged or destroyed. one woman who is now homeless saying, quote, she is just happy to be alive. the weather system is now tracking east and causing a mess in places like north carolina. tens of thousands of people in michigan are without power this christmas after strong winds topping 60 miles-per-hour swept through. utility crews are working to try to get the power back on but some people may stay in the dark through the weekend. those outages are now extending all the way north to some provinces in canada,. >> now back to "this year in news." >> over the past year events outside our country influenced many of the decisions made inside. a look now at some of the biggs international stories of 2015, a year which saw the islamic state
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expand its influence beyond iraq and syria. launching deadly attacks around the world. suicide bombs exploded outside a soccer stadium. while gunmen rampaged through restaurants and a concert all. a coordinated attack on paris that killed more than 120 people. >> too many dead people, too many blood. it was a carnage. >> it was all too familiar. after a set of attacks there earlier in the year, when two gunmen, went on a shooting rampage of the office of asy satirical newspaper and an islamic state support killed hostages inside a supermarket. the group also claimed it was behind the explosion of a russian jet in egypt. saying a bomb made out of a soda can killed all 224 people onboard. the extremist group also claimed responsibility for man who
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gunned down dozens at a beach resort in tunisia. another guy with suspected ties to the organization beheaded his boss as an american chemical plant in france. but three americans helped stop an attack. when they took down an isis-linked gunshotman on a train from amsterdam to paris. >> these kinds of young people who make me extraordinarily optimistic and hopeful about our future. >> there was a sense the conflict might be at a turning point when anger boiled over in ammann ore a pilot's videotaped execution. >> reaction here in jordan, swift and loud. there must be retaliation. >> but the battle hit setbacks. iraqi forces aban doped their weapons at one point -- abandoned their weapons at one point asian louing extremists to raise their flag ore over ramadi, and in syria the u.s.
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acknowledged its half billion dollar program to train moderate rebels failed. >> the ones in the fight is -- we're talking four or five. >> u.s.-led airstrikes took out the man who beheaded hosages in propaganda videos. >> we're reasonably certain that we killed the target that we intended to kill, which is jihady john. >> but the situation grew more complicated as russia started dropping bombs. president vladimir putin coordinating airstrikes we syrian dictator bashar al-assad. >> their basic theory how to solve syria has not worked and will not work. >> russia claimed to target islamic state fighter but many of their airstrikes reportedly hit u.s.-backed rebels. and when turkey shot down a russian fighter jet near its border with syria putin called it a stab in the back. at the same time, american troops assumed more risks.
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u.s.a. soldier died in a mission to free hostages in iraq. and the white house announced there would be boots on the ground in syria. >> this is a mission to support the effort moved rat opposition fighters on the ground that's take the fight to isil. >> as battles raged on a humanitarian crisis unfolded. >> tens of thousands risking everything to escape terrorists and torture and poverty on an unimaginable scale. >> we are humans, not animals. >> refugees endured long, difficult journeys to reach europe. many never matte made it. including some 800 who died when a boat capsized in the mediterranean. meanwhile, in afghanistan, fighting dragged on. even as we got confirmation the taliban leader omar was gone. >> the man who led the bloody fight against our troops in america's longest war is finally dead. >> despite that, taliban militants fired guns in the air as they seeded the northern city
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of kunduz, the first major urban area they controlled since 2001. afghan troops rolled back in with the support of u.s.-led airstrikes, but there was a problem. >> a hospital was mistakenly struck. >> the u.s. had to apologize after targeting a doctor's without bolderrers facility. >> all the indications points to a great breach of international humanitarian law and therefore war crimes. >> as challenges mounted, the president announced he was reversing plans to withdraw u.s. troops by the end of the year. >> i do not send you into harm's way lightly. >> meantime, the u.s. ambassador to south korea found himself in harm's way after a political protester stabbed him in public. >> i'm bleeding here. >> and a blood bath unfolded on a college campus in kenya. families mourned when al-shabaab militants killed more than 140
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people in a coordinated assault. in other international headlines, some major plane crashes captured our attention. >> mass murder by jet. >> a german airliner slammed into the french with the french and data recorders showing it was no accidents. >> terrifies passengers screamed as the copilot set a course for the mutt and the pilot tried to break down the cockpit door. >> a dash cam showed a flight plunging into a river and we witnessed terrible doctors disasters on the ground, an earthquake in nepal brought down buildings, killing 9,000 people, and crews in saudi arabia recovered more than 2,000 bodies after a stampede during the annual hajj pilgrimage, but a financial disaster sparked protests in greece. leaders there accepted tough terms of a new bailout deal after the banks shut down when
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the government defaulted on its debt. and as the greeks tried to dig out of a hole, a mexican drug lord slipped into one. >> we're getting our first look at what happened inside "el chapo" "el chapo's" prison cell. >> escaping captivity through a mile long tunnel. there was dancing in the street inside liberia as the ebola epidemic ended. and there was violence in the streets of the middle east. as the a new round of tensions flared between israelis and palestinians, one of many conflicts still unresolved head into 2016. and yet,. >> how are you. >> we have also seen rivals reconnecting. >> this is the good deal that we have sought. >> the u.s. and other countries struck other nuclear agreement with iran, irking israelis the process. >> what a stunning historic mistake. >> iran remains onon america's list of state sponsors of
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terror. one country came off the list. >> is is what when looks like in the u.s. restored diplomatic relations with cuba. raising the stars and stripes over the american embassy in havana for the first time in 54 years. >> despite continuationed around the globe, hollywood gave us plenty of reasons to smile. coming up the star two turned a brush with death into one of the biggest comebacks of 20 15 today people are coming out
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>> 2015 had sell brett breakups, comebacks and a fall from grace among hollywood's biggest stories. bill cosby i is no countersuing the some of the many women accusing him of sex crimes. >> he had me inappropriately touch him and raymond me in his apartment. that time what's most vivid. >> he was bill cosby, dr. huxtable. >> dozens of women accusing bill cosby of drugging and raping them during the peak of his fame. >> i want amends from bill cosby. >> and an apology will be enough. >> an apology would be enough.
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>> documents from a 2005 deposition emerged showing bill cosby admitted he obtained a powerful sedative to target young women for sex. cosby's denied the accusations. another fall from grace for the subway pitchman, jared fogle. >> i want to be doing this for the next 17 years. >> a judge sentenced him to more than 15 years in prison for having sex with minors, and distributing child porn -- morn nothinggraph. >> i think that girl is from a broken home. a possibility now? >> a defense psychiatrist testified the dramatic weight loss that made fogle famous also made him hypersexual. >> the story of my family. >> the dugger family from the show "19 kids and counting" acknowledged oldest son josh molested girls as teenager, including some of his sisters. josh also admitted he cheated on his wife. one of more than 30 million ashley madison users whose
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identities hackers leaked online. the data dump showed nearly all of the site's subscribingers were men. >> i'm here to admit i'm hiv positive. it's a -- >> charlie sheen's big revelation after the star said he paid millions to blackmailers and one of the extortions to stop. singer ariana grand day faced a backlash for bad behavior at a bakery. >> [bleep] >> tmz posted video of the pop star licking unsold doughnuts, and shouting, she hated america on the fourth of july. she later apologized. >> low e khloe kardashian called off her divorce of lamar odom after he nearly died during a reported bender of a brothel in nevada. odom spent weeks recovering. khloe vowed to stay by his sigh. other celebrity couples called
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it quits. ben affleck and jennifer garner, hole he perry and olivia martinez, and antonia banderas and melanie griffin. tiger woods and lindsey vonn, share cheese their and sean penn. drake shelton and gwen receive fan any started dating each other, even kerr milt the -- kermit the frog and miss piggy split. and the birth of charlotte. another story was born when the left shark and his bad dancing stole the show during katy perry's super bowl halftime performance and one of our favorite stories of the year, a pair of llamas on the loose from cops outside phoenix. we covered it live. >> uh-oh. huh hospital. doesn't want to be caught.
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faster than humans. black llamas are faster than humans. >> the llamas galloped through town before police and happenners caught them. there was also a dress that caused confusion across the country. black and blue? or white and gold? classic movie franchises re-emerged. 2015 was the year marty mcfly and doc brown would have lived in the future in "back to the forward part ii pie." >> the future was kind of good. >> i did. i believe we may have inadvertently traveled into an alternate 2015. >> "jurassic world" was a summer blockbuster. chris pratt helped relaunch the dinosaur saga. >> there's been an awakening. >> and the force awakens, with a new "star wars" movie, introducing lightsabers, the jedi and the dark side to a new generation. ♪ hello from the other side
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>> adele said hello after nearly three years away from the spotlight. the hit single from her new album "25" debuted at number one of the billboard hot 100 charts. >> the. thing i have left to do for the last time on a television program, thank you and good night. >> steffen colbert replacing lettererman after he ended more than three decades as a late night king. a king of comedy made a comeback. tracy morgan took the stage at the emmys and posted sat "saturday night live" after a car wreck nearly killed him. >> i'm back. >> he's back and about to kick off a standup comedy tour in february. the year in sports is up next, and the fight of the century that was anything but. come on in pop pop.
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we'll credit your account $20. it's our promise to you. we're doing everything we can to give you the best experience possible. because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. in 2015, one of nascar's biggs names drove off into the sunset and the most anticipated fight in years did not life up to up -- live up to the hype. we kick off our look back at sports in a controversy and a super bowl mvp who did not mind a little trolling. >> to me they're perfect. i don't want anyone rubbing them, putting any air in them, taking air out. >> "deflategate," the nfl suspending tom brady four games. the issue? underinflated footballs in the afc championship. the judge georgetown turning the suspension -- the overturning
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the suspension, the league appealing and the rest of us will eave the sketch. brady and the pats winning a fourth super bowl. seahawks fans still screaming for a run. forget the bcs. time for the playoffs. first up, ohio state over bama in the sugar bowl. out west the rose bowl, oregon too much for the noles in the tiedle game the buckeyes pounding the ducks, becoming the first national champs in the playoff era. joey logano in victory lane. but it was kyle busch spending his wheels at homestead. the 30-year-old clinching his first ever sprint cup. the season's final race also the final ride for jeff gordon. gordon called his decades on the track an amazing experience. >> i'm on one side really happy, the other side going to miss it's lot. >> height at the belmont stakes, american pharoah finishing the first tripling counsel in 27
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years. mayweather, pacquiao. a lot of hype, a lousy fight. mayweather winning by a unanimous decision and then losing a couple montes later because he didn't pie a fee. no letdown for steph curry on fire in the nba final. golden state spoiling king james' return to cleveland. coach k leading duke to its philadelphia national championship. the uconn women winning their third straight. huskies head coach with a record ten titles. american jordan spieth bursting on the scene with a green jacket as augusta, then a win at the u.s. open. >> game over. the u.s. wins the 2015 women's world cup. >> the u.s. women crushing it, this time different results. home cooking in williamport, the kids from pennsylvania making it to the little league finals. serena williams, novak djokovic, three majors apiece. serena so close to the first
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calendar grand slam. rhonda rousey, the most dominant woman no moore. holly holmes rounding a knockout and one of the year's biggest stunners. >> inside corner. 2015 world champions. >> sorry, mets fans, caps city relentless on the way to its first world series in 30 years. no shortage of scandles. more than a dozen soccer officials facing corruption charges, fifa's leader under charges. aaron hernandez charge with murder and washington's football team not budging from its name in school, coaches on the move. and the legendary head ball
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coach, steve spurrier, stepping down after a decade in south carolina. >> time for me to get out of the way and let somebody else have a go at it. >> don't say i've retired completely from coaching. who knows what will come. >> as the thad open at duke florida, and south carolina, steve spurrier led his teams to 21 bowl games and a national championship. ahead, look at the most powerful pictures of 2015. and the single image that helped focus the world's attention on a crisis.
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finally, a look at three of the year's most powerful photos in our slide show the world started to pay attention to the migrant crisis when this came along. a turkish police officer carrying a three-year-old syrian boy who is body washed up on the beach in nepal, workers rescued a four-month-old baby boy after an earthquake. he had trapped for 20 hours but survived. and here, photo from washington, dc when pope francis made his historic trip to the united states. this girl tried to bust through security to get to the pope. the guard stopped her. the pope waved her over and gave her a blessing. as we enter the new year, fox news will be on top of the events that shape our nation and the world.
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we'll see you right here 3:00 eastern, noon pacific, on fox news channel, and when the news breaks out, we'll break in. >> welcome to a special hour, an american journey. i'm jon scott. >> hi everybody. we're at the southern tip of manhattan on governor's island, once an outpost to protect new york city from attack. we're in the shadow of the statue of liberty and a stone's throw from ellis island. this hour we'll take you on a journey that highlights america's proud past through the lens of modern stories we reported on this year. >> our journey begins just up the hudson river,


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