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this morning on "world news now," disturbing revelations about the san bernardino attacks. >> investigators are uncovering new details about the radical couple. their desire to wage jihad and terror plots they may have planned years ago. drama in court. the outburst from the juneman accused of killing three people at a planned parenthood clinic. what happened in front of a colorado judge. trump uproar. outrage over the presidential candidate's plan to ban muslims goes worldwide. there's a new poll reveals he's as popular as ever. >> and later all of the singing and dancing on youtube and the viral videos that exploded in popularity in the past year. did your favorite video make it to the top of the list? >> they're good. >> he loves them. it's thursday, december 10th.
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. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. i think i said good morning four times. >> you know what? we're going to cut you off on coffee starting an hour before the show. he is not allowed any more coffee, folks. >> the truth is, i do drink three or four cups before the program starts. look, i like welcoming the audience to the show. so i'll say it for a fourth time. good morning. let us begin with the main story this evening. with the investigation of the couple responsible for the san bernardino terror attack. >> apparently according to the fbi, they're saying syed farook and his wife had violent intentions for years and what's being learned since the attack last week really raises questions about the program that allowed them to be together here in the u.s. the latest on case now from abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: a terror plot years in the making. the fbi director revealed san bernardino killers syed farook
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and tashfeen malik discussed waging jihad as early as 2013. >> they were actual radicalized before they started courting or dating each other online and were working very, very hard to understand did they have other plans. >> reporter: authorities are now investigating whether the san bernardino area high school may have been their next target. photos of the campus farook visited as a health inspector were found on a cell phone the couple tried to destroy. >> when somebody launches this type of attack, typically, there are other sites. >> reporter: and now word of an earlier plot. members of congress tell abc news farook's friend enrique marquez accused of purchasing the rifle claims he and farook planned an attack in 2012 but got cold feet. one of the biggest problems for investigators the electronics are encrypted. malik was able to enter the u.s. on a so-called fiance visa raising new fears whether terrorist fears are using
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similar relationships to gain access to the u.s. >> do you agree with me if it was arranged about i a terrorist iroperative of an organization, that is a game-changer? >> it would be a very, very important thing to know. >> reporter: the fbi director says terrorists are successfully using encryption to hide conversations. as investigators work around the clock trying to decode the killer couple's message. >> abc's brandi hitt in los angeles. thank you. turning to chicago and another day of protests. hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets again intensifying calls for the mayor to resign over that growing police scandal and allegations of a cover-up. crit disks accuse emmanuel of concealing that incriminating dashcam video of a white police officer opening fire on a black teenager till he secured his second term. >> i take responsibility for what happened because it happened on my watch. and i'm sorry. >> the justice department is now investigating the chicago police
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department. mayor emmanuel has also appointed his own tack force to recommend police reforms. it was a stormy session in court for the man as you coos of the planned parenthood shootings in colorado. robert dear yelled in court more than a dozen times and admitted his guilt saying lease no need for a trial. more from abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: the man accused of opening fire at a colorado springs planned parenthood office, killing three people, wounding nine, in a five-hour gun battle was in court, restrained by handcuffs and leg shackles. >> protect the babies. >> reporter: but defiant. in more than a dozen outbursts, robert dear says he is guilty. claiming to be a "warrior" fighting for the unborn. >> kill the babies. that is what planned parenthood does! >> reporter: dear is facing 179 felony counts, including first degree murder in the deaths of a police officer and two others. his public defender is the same attorney who represented aurora theater shooter james holmes at his insanity trial. >> do you know who this lawyer is?
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he's the lawyer for the batman shooter that drugged him all up. that's that they want to do to me. >> reporter: the attorney suggesting that dear may not be mentally competent for the trial. >> you're trying to silence the truth. you're trying to make me -- you want to make this -- >> i think the problem is obvious, judge. >> reporter: dear has not yet entered a plea, and prosecutors have not yet decided if they will seek the death penalty. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. proof an if i weretive action and college admission has again blown open a deep divide win the supreme court. justices antonin scalia and others questioned whether the action at the university of texas mutts underqualified students in programs they may not be prepared for at the expense of better qualified applicants. the ruling against the university could endanger affirmative action at colleges and universities across the nation. >> now to the presidential race and donald trump hoing no weakness in the polls following his proposed ban on muslims
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entering the u.s. a new poll in south carolina has trump leading the republican field by 20 points. that fox poll was taken both before and after his controversial comments. it is your voice, your vote. details from abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: facing criticism here and abroad, donald trump now insisting his ban on muslims coming to the u.s. somehow has nothing to do with religion. >> wouldn't a ban on muslims violate the constitution's freedom of religion? >> no, because these are people that aren't in the country. these are people outside of the country. so we're not talking about the constitution. and it's not about religion. this is about safety. this has nothing to with religion. it's about safety. >> reporter: but president obama taking a veiled shot at trump, at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment banning slavery. >> we betray the efforts of the past if we fail to push back against bigotry in all its forms. >> reporter: hillary clinton
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telling supporters in iowa trump traffics in prejudice and paranoia and that other gop candidates are one and the same. >> their language may be more veiled, less, you know, dramatic, but their ideas aren't so different. >> reporter: trump, who loves to win, laufrt the title of "time"'s person of the year to german chancellor angela merkel. but "time" did release this >> how's my hair? >> no good. >> ngood. >> reporter: behind the scenes footage from their previous trump cover shoot. >> this bird is seriously dangerous, but beautiful. >> reporter: trump sharing the camera with an ornery bald eagle. who at one point tries to bite the billionaire's finger. >> and angela merkel was selected in part because of her decision to accept syrian refugees into germany. trump tweeting i told you "time" magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite. they picked the person who is
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ruining germany. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> tom, thank you very much indeed. in britain the parliament has been -- there's been a vote in parliament or an attempt to force a vote in parliament to ban donald trump from going to the united kingdom. if in the uk if ten downing street the home of the prime if on their website they get more than 100,000 votes for a topic, it has to be debated in parliament. >> interesting. >> they're getting very close to that number. the only issue is if you think about it, is that you can't imagine donald trump will be very hurt by the prospect of not going to britain. a, in fact, b, they never would ban him anyway. c, i imagine he thinks it's hilarious. >> our side of the world has already banned him in one of the cities in america already. my hometown tampa across the bridge in st. petersburg, the mayor of st. pete, rick criesman tweeted out he said i hereby barring donald trump from entering st. petersburg until we
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fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all trumps. >> quite funny. i imagine that is about as legal as donald trump's attempt about muslims coming to america. i think the thing in the british parliament, he will enjoy that. an attempt to ridicule him is actually something i think he will find beneficial. we will talk about, by the way, the "time" person of the year a bit later. >> okay. hillary clinton south carolina in for a challenge. nine days before the next democratic debate, a poll of new hampshire democrats shows bernie sanders in a ten-point lead over the former secretary of state. clinton has not led the new hampshire poll since august. in south carolina, more than 40 points over sanders in the latest poll. >> a study finds an added benefit to mcdonald's from its all-day breakfast. bringing in new customers. the survey found a third of the customers buying breakfast foods later in the day hadn't been to mcdonald's for a while.
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breakfast food also accounted for more of the sales at the golden arches with many customers combining lunch and breakfast items in the same order. >> we're going to have to try mcdonald's at some point. all right. the skies are getting friendlier for united airline passengers. free snacks, richard. you don't have to be in first class. going to economy passengers, the airline says it's trying to make flying more enjoyable. the perk returns in february. passengers will still be offered a chance to buy more substantial items is what they're calling it, but boy, it's the little things in life. you want your cookie or pretzel when you get on board and don't want to pay for it. >> damn straight. what better than sliced bread. how about sliced chocolate. a japanese company is offering thin flat slices individually wrapped much like those singles that many of us use to make grilled cheese sandwiched. they're made of nama chocolate a rich and thick combination of cacao and heavy cream described as richer than regular milk
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chocolate but not as sweet as fudge. >> did you just call coco cacao? >> that's what you call it. >> yeah. >> for now they're only available for the company called bourbon. you have to buy 12 bags each. that's nothing. each containing five slices costing about $26. >> you raised an interesting point. >> jack loves bourbon. >> i love bourbon. >> i think he's had a lot of bourbon. i think that's what's happened. this is what happened the other night when we get heckled but can't quite tell what he's saying. we're going to talk over him. no, we raise an interesting question. chocolate unsweetened pure chocolate is pro announced cacao. the plant is the coco plant. >> we call coco like hot coco. >> i think you can call it both. can someone explain? this is an interesting piece of information. >> cacao versus coco. what is the distinction. did i use it in the right or wrong context. >> in new york city, don't go
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out saying i would like a cup of cacao. that's not going to work. >> it would be disgusting because it would be unsweetened. by the way, @ripped p bacon. >> the top events that burned up facebooking this year. you won't guess number one. >> speaking of social media, the hottest viral videos of 2015. is your favorite on youtube's list. >> first the invisible problem putting an exclusive community in danger. >> remember, check out our behind the scenes pics on instagram. it's abcwnn. you are watching "world news now." [coughing] [coughing] [coughing] coughing disrupts everyone's life. that's why so many people are turning to delsym for longer lasting cough relief. delsym has an advanced time release formula that helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours. that's three times longer than the leading cough liquid. all night...
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oh, look at this. the pollution levels in beijing are inching downward as the city enters a third day of its unprecedented red smog alert. schools closed. plants on hiatus and half the cars ordered off the road. a cold front today could bring clearer skies. >> now to southern california where a gas cloud is hanging over the upscale los angeles neighborhood of porter ranch. families there say it's making them sick. >> the leak was discovered six weeks ago. hundreds of families are being relocated. kayna whitworth has the latest. >> reporter: what looks like clear skies in this southern california community is actually a town under a giant cloud of gas. >> we've got to close the windows. >> reporter: this infrared video appears to show methane gas leaking from an underground oil field owned by the southern
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california gas company. >> the fact is, they should have evacuated these people a long time ago. >> reporter: lawyers say -- representing residents in the community say they've been complaining of headaches, nose bleeds and vomiting. >> the company temporarily relocating 700 families all right. >> we just thought it wasn't safe for our family there. >> reporter: the company saying methane gas causes no long-term health problems. but officials say residents can be sicked by the foul-smelling additive they minimum with natural gases to signal a leak. >> there's no threat to public safety. the area is closed off. >> reporter: the company says they're working as fast as they can to fix the leak. but the health department says more testing is needed. >> as the incident dragged on to a week to two weeks to over a month, we now have to bring in greater focus on the trace chemicals. >> reporter: socal gas says it could take three to four months before this leak is fixed. residents here want them fined to make sure this never happens
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again. kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles an. coming up in our next half hour, and the beauty and the beast 37 which one is which? a former pageant queen facing criminal charges after killing a bear she shouldn't have. accused of trying to cover up. she says it was just an accident. first youtube's greatest hits. we're counting down the top viral videos of the year. how do they match-up against the biggest of all time? find out. you are watching an "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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viral videos have become more plentiful than pop songs. with each big hit, we get glued to our smaller screens into this year we definitely did. this year saw more than its fair
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share of youtube sensations. for the ones that pulled in the most clicks we turn to abc's you. >> you chang. >> reporter: 2015, a year of prolific pranks and sensational spoofs youtube releasing its top ten trending global videos of 2015. at nine, the dover police officer who couldn't help but shake it off in his cop car. ♪ 37 million dancing along with him. roman atwood with this crazy plastic ball prank coming in at number three. a whopping 56 million views and counting. number two is the clash of clans can revenge super bowl commercial. liam niecen battling it out for more than 3 million views. >> youal regret the day you crossed angry nissan 52. and at number one, if you have an 8-year-old in your life, have you it on repeat. heaven king with this rendition of "watch me."
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as in whip and nae nae. taking the crown for 116 million views. none of these come close to the most viewed youtube videos of all time psy's seemingly untouchable gangnam tile. nearly 2.5 billion views and no end in sight. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> come on. admit it. they're fun. >> they're fantastic. the policeman dancing is the best one. it seems i demand a recount. >> why? >> because he's at number nine. >> you think he should be higher? >> yeah. it's a problem with democracy. you can't trust the public to get it right. that was a great list. i met why you ju today. she's sensational. >> we love our juju. it's one of the benefits of working on the show. we get to see the "nightline" crew. >> she's the real deal, right? >> your eyes suddenly turned very starry. they're like glimmering like
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the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. let's end this. welcome back. it is time for "the mix" on "world news now." top story is about top stories. we're looking at the topics that have trended most on facebook during the course of the year. we're going to look at the top three. we'll look at all ten. what's striking is people are more serious than he would imagine. you would think "star wars" might be in there. >> the top facebook post is not in there once. it's nepal earthquake, planned parenthood, baltimore protests. the top three the charleston shooting at three and the debate over the confederate flag. number two, marriage equality and number one, you can guess number one. the u.s. presidential. >> really? that was what was popping on facebook for this year? >> yeah.
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you know, let's listen to hillary and donald. actually, we've heard enough. i guess it's skewed slightly. whenever any of the other major topics come up that i mentioned there, then the presidential candidates will comment on that. so therefore, how popular they are the topic is entwined with all the other stories. >> when you boil it down, i think what americans want is harder news. they're into substantive issues. not just the light-hearted stuff. >> i agree. that stands out. that seems like a great thing, doesn't it? >> it truly does. >> what have you got? >> do you and your family on christmas put out christmas cards? is that big in the uk. >> yeah. >> you're too lazy to send them. apparently one family in utah do a christmas video. they pick one pop song and learn a dance routine. check out this family. look at there. >> there it is. >> this is justin believer. >> this is justin bieber's "santa claus is coming to town," a rendition of that.
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they are from highland, utah. this is the 2015 holiday video. it's gone viral. we're talking more than 100,000 hits on youtube and more than 3 million on facebook since they uploaded it december 1st. >> it's a lot of work. i always look for the family member who is a little bit behind. whenever you see something like this who is the person behind in the routine. >> they're pretty good. they're wearing mommy's christmas sweaters she's put together. that's impressive. >> that like christmas cards i would like to be part of if only i weren't chronically lazy. the final story, this is a chap on electric guitar. he's playing the "star wars" theme but he's playing it on several electric guitars and mixed it together. it's just him, several guitars. listen. it sounds good. here's the thing. this film has to be the biggest film of all time. it's the actual marketing, stuff like this. viral marketing. > impressive, huh.
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this morning on "world news now," political pressure demonstrators demanding the resignation of chicago's mayor. they say his apology over a growing police scandal is not enough. terror investigation. disturbing new details about the california couple who killed 14 people in san bernardino. were they planning other attacks? the developments overnight. and new this half hour, mystery on the shores of south florida. >> a treasure trove of coffee, wine and other valuable products washing up on the beach. how did they get there? and later in "the skinny," "the little mermaid" remake in the works. and you'll notice something quite different about this classic character and it's already upsetting some fans. it is thursday, december 10th. sday

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