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this morning on "world news now," president obama and president-elect donald trump are in a new argument, trading jabs over who would win in a hypothetical election between the two. tough talk on a historic day for the president in hawaii. a violent incident at the mall, many caught on camera, at shopping outlets coast to coast. police forced in e ed into actie busiest shopping day of the year. details ahead. sink hole emergency in michigan, families not knowing when they are allowed back in. it's an area threatened by sink holes before. the details coming up. what a party in mexico. a girl's birthday bash viral after more than a million people said they'd attend, and plenty of them did. sh
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yeah. that's her happy face. a birthday for the ages on this tuesday, december 27th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> remember the gymnast and the meme going around? mckayla is not impressed? i think that might be a new one. >> wasn't impressed by the crowds that showed up to her birthday. >> not impressed. >> i hope they brought presents, apparently not. >> i think she would have been smiled had they. we'll get to that. more detail on that pretty ridiculous party, but we begin the half hour with the president and president-elect arguing over a hypothetical election battle. >> yeah. they are each not impressed by each other when it comes to this. >> clearly not. >> president obama expressing confident he would have defeated trump if he could have run again, and trump fired back with a tweet, abc's mary bruce with that and another controversy surrounding t
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president. >> reporter: it's current versus future president. it started with president obama saying he could have taken on trump. >> i am confident in this vision because i'm confident that if i had run again and arctticulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind it. >> reporter: firing back, trump said, president obama thinks he would have won against me. he should say that, but i say no way. jobs leaving, isis, obamacare. a very different tone from that oval office meeting. >> very, very good man. >> reporter: trump slamming the u.n., just days after it passed a measure condemning israel, saying it has such great potential, but right now, it's just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time. these latest critical tweets coming 25 days before the inauguration as donald trump is racing to free himself from potential conflicts. announcing on christmas
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he's shutting down the trump foundation to avoid appearance of any conflict. in the same statement, trump insisting that 100% of the money goes to charity, but there are questions about the foundation's spending, including whether trump inappropriately used foundation money to purchase this $20,000 portrait. trump already paid a penalty to the irs after the foundation made an improper campaign contribution, and now trump's plan to shut it down is facing a major snag. the new york attorney general's office is investigating the foundation and says it cannot legal lly dissolve into the investigation is complete. facing a staffing shakeup, trump announced jason miller as the communications director, but miller announced he's not joining the team after all saying his family needs to be a top priority. mary bruce, abc news, the white house. president obama is taking a short break from his christmas
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pearl harbor with the prime minister of japan. >> ahead of the immediameeting, laid a wreath to recognize japan's attack drawing u.s. into the world war ii. the white house says it's a symbolic show of reconciliation and strengthening the alliance between the two countries. back to the severe weather making travel dangerous. a line from arkansas to new england, storms in the south and snow in the north. >> the storm weakened, but not before making a mess of the roads. strong winds in nebraska blew trailers over in a dealership causing quite a bit of damage and winds knock out power to thousands in northwest, michigan last night. a look at the forecast in the next half hour. now to michigan and a sink hole in the detroit area neighborhood forced city officials to take drastic action. they are dumping raw
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nearby river in order to prevent backups in residential basements. for more, here's elizabeth. >> reporter: to prevent a house from sinking into the ground, an emergency declared in michigan. >> we could no longer go in because it was too dangerous. >> reporter: derek among the 20 families evacuated after his neighbor's home started cracking and collapsing. >> it's sad. it's fallen, but very scary, very scary, glad we're out of there. >> so many cracks. you could see the basement shifting and moving. >> reporter: that was saturday, and update from city leaders on monday? grim. >> we're a small town. something big happened. >> reporter: a giant sink hole and the cause believed to be a sewer pipe failure some 50 feet underground in the same general area of another massive sink hole in 2004. that one solution under consideration, but facing
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opposition from residents, officials say for now, nothing is off the table warning the public to stay away. >> stay out of the area. let these people get their jobs done. we don'tment a devastating situation, we don't want it to be a tragedy. >> reporter: meanwhile, officials are working with the state to try to figure out whattwhat to do with the sewage problem. it's not just a health problem, but softening the ground causing the sink hole to collapse faster. abc news, new york. >> thank you. investigators say several human errors led to the plane crash in colombia killing 71 people including most of a brazilian soccer team. aviation authorities blame the pilot, airline, and regulators for the crash. the plane should not have been cleared for departure because of lack of fuel and pilot failed to refuel and end route and was too
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six pmgs s passengers survived. search efforts in the black sea recovered flagments of the jet and black box. the plane crashed minutes after taking off from russia. all 92 people on board that plane are presumed dead, including members of a world famous military choir. five of the six inmates escape iing a tennessee jail ha been captured. the men made the way out of the newport jail early sunday after removing a toilet from the wall and going through a hole behind it. apparently, prior plumbing repairs loosened the concrete holding the toilet and leaking water rusted bolts holding it as well. on the run is dwyane frasier, considered dangerous. boston, a lyft driver arrested after stabbing one to death on christmas night. it's not clear if the victim was a passenger. it happened after the pair got in an argument. the victim suffered serious injuries to the neck. the driver is expected
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later today on charges of assault to commit murder. chaos broke out in six ma'ams across the country. just outside cleveland, police used pepper spray to disperse a crowd. ten people hurt in the chaos in a mall in elizabeth, new jersey. a fight in the food court led to false reports of a shooting after a share hit the ground loudly, and a mall in faye yachtville, north carolina was evacuated after reports of a shooting as well that turned out to be false. there was a fight among teenagers at the food court. police are investigating whether the incidents in various states were organized, apparently, by social media. >> who knew the food court was a dangerous place to be, wow. >> geez. >> people are hangry. a family in rural mexico found out the hard way, if you inviolate them, they will come. >> she celebrated her birthday with family and friends, and thousands of complete strangers, and she was understandably
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party that looked more like a crowd at a rock concert. >> ruby's dad posted aed video invitation on facebook promising a down-home party with food, music, prizes, and horse races, and he said anyone who wantings to come is invited. well, that sounded good to a lot of people. he got a million rsvp, thousands in attendance. ruby's mom said they meant in everybody in nearby towns, not actually the whole world. >> seemed like everyone in nearby towns showed up. >> yep, yep, yep. lots of nearby towns. using the term "nearby" loosely, i think. >> uh-huh, people came from belize. >> i think it's a valid question, did they bring gifts? going with no based on the look on her face. >> a 15th birthday is a big deal in that society, and they wanted it to be a big deal, and turned out to be a huge deal.
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>> yes. some of those are bigger than weddings. it's a right of passage. remembering george michael, tributes continue to pour in from those he worked with, those who you see him at the local pub even. that's straight ahead. plus, the monday night matchup, the dallas cowboys looking very much like super bowl contenders in a showdown with detroit. one cowboys' fan who was at the game had quite the story to tell. also, check out behind the scene pictures on instagram. you're watching "world news now." from things in your home for up to 48 hours? it's like having a sick family member that you didn't even know was there. and we all know what happens when one family member gets sick. but lysol spray and lysol wipes kill 99.9% of germs including 8 common cold & flu viruses to help protect your home this cold and flu season. check sunday's paper to save up to $4 on lysol
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the sax phoaphone. >> that's my favorite. >> what's your favorite george michael's song? >> a fool, which -- >> i'm a freedom girl myself. >> all right. tell us what's your favorite george michael song. weigh in on our twitter page. his neighbors in the english countryside remember him this morning.
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michael, hit up a local pub. he was seen in the pubs and restaurants there, and one of them is playing his songs in a tribute to him. residents there respected his proo privacy, but one villager saw him out recently and did not look well. >> the music world reeling from the unexpected death of the superstar. >> making transition from teen heart throb to successful artist, and he overcame many challenges. here's more. >> reporter: george michael found dead at his country home christmas day. police called to the scene calling the death unexplained, but not suspicious. his manager told abc news he die of heart failure. pictures show months ago show his my seek changed, but there's questions about what happened to the 53-year-old. there will be an autopsy. george
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so many from the bubble gum pop made with wam. to this holiday ballot. ♪ last christmas ♪ i gave you my heart ♪ but the very next day you gave it away ♪ >> reporter: he later revealed before he was famous, he was a dj and struggled with stage fright. >> i have no idea how i'm able almost immediately able to sing r-$usands and thousands of people when i literally just e used to shudder at the thought of talking to a few people. >> reporter: wam traveled to beijing in 1985, first western pop act to play in china before a crowd of 15,000. all over the world, becoming a teen favorite known for stage presence and sex appeal. a song writer with ten no. 1 hits in the u.s. george michael struggled with stardom, fighting depression, hiding the fact he was gay from fans until a
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lewd behavior outed him. peers remembered his tremendous talent and another heart broken at the loss of my beloved friend. elton john on instagram, i'm in deep shock, the most kindest, most generous soul. >> reporter: aretha franklin, together, winning a grammy. >> he was on the money. he made a tremendous contribution musically. it's a huge loss. >> reporter: friends remember a man who loved a good laugh like james corden in the first car pool care owe key, and so many remembered soul stirring anthems. ♪ freedom ♪ freedom >> reporter: here at george michael's london home, people have been coming to remember and light candles, leave flowers and notes, and this one says, you had the voice of an angel, so now, go sing with
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terry moran, london. >> thank you. length homeowners go to keep thieves away from the porches, but some of it don't try this at home. we'll tell you. >> first, boston college has a bowl victory. the first in nine years, but my eagles got some help, by the way, from maryland, their opponent. we'll have to show you highlights from that game. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after
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got to love a good pep band. >> a fight song, yeah. >> the cowboys could have coasted through last night's game, no fight song needed. they had home field advantage for the
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unfortunately, for the lions, they did not. >> no. bryant caught two touchdown passes and threw one as well as dallas demolished detroit 42-21. many fans, like, oh, we got to root for them, actually. bryant took a reverse picture from quarterback dak, looked like he was going to run with it and tossed it. it was the first touchdown pass of his career. >> so cool. >> detroit could still make the playoffs, by the way, if the lions beat the packers sunday. good luck. >> love it. college football, boston held on to its first bowl victory in nine years. the quarterback threw touchdown passes and caught a pass himself to score another as bc beat maryland 36-30 in the quick lane bowl. they did not help the cause, either, with some sloppy plays there allowing eight sacks and four turnovers, picking up 11 penalties, but it was about the skill on the eagles' part, for
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>> the state university of new york lakers -- >> oh, how did they do? >> like -- >> what bowl were they in? >> sort of different bowls. it was a lightly attended st. petersburg bowl. believe it or not, st. petersburg, florida. looking to go up 12-0 against mississippi state, but the feel goal attempt was blocked. take a look. they blocked it. >> oh, no. >> yes. then late in the 40 quarter, oh, that's good. the red hawks drove for what would be the game winning kick, but it happened again. the bulldogs win the st. petersburg bowl 17-16. >> vanderbilt in the independence bowl, the wolf pack had just too much for the commodor commodores. hope was over from the returned kickoff for 100 yards for a touchdown, and
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[inhale + exhale mnemonic] to breathe happy. time now for the mix. right before christmas is the most popular time for breakups, believe it or in the. >> smart. a good financial decision. >> however, one guy may be regretting the decision after his girlfriend went viral with this photograph. my fiance dumped me in a text message. wait until after christmas. here's why. she bought him dallas cowboy tickets. he's a huge cowboys fan, and she said, well forget him, i'm going by myself. she went to the game anyway without him, had a great time, and now -- >> and saw the cowboys win. >> the ex-fiance might come crawling back. >>
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for a dallas cheerleader. he's still winning. >> you don't know that. >> still winning somehow, but the sign goes on to say, nothing in common, shouldn't you have known that awhile ago? >> okay. exfiance via text message, those are key words there. none of that is okay. >> shady. the other thing, is that her real hair color. >> does that matter, at all? >> no. >> should you be commenting on hair colors. >> well, true. touche. this is interesting, interesting at the same time. >> scary. >> so this kid used her mom's sleeping mother's fingerprint to buy more than $250 worth of pokemon go gear. so it was a 6-year-old girl from arkansas who decided she would add new pokemon pieces to the toy collection but because of the new technology and such on the phones,
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through the filters. >> security protection. >> exactly. while mom was asleep, she was able to place an order by pressing mom's finger. >> you got to wonder as a mother, are you so angry when you realize what happened, o are you just proud your daughter's that smart to try to get around it all in. >> i would be angry. >> while you think about that, really, just really quick -- >> luckily, i know very well it would be denied based on my credit. >> okay. amazon account. >> no dice. now to little girls who got a very special christmas gift. no finger print needed. their parents gave them two teddy bears and cool bears that talk to you, however, these were extra special because little girl's grandfather had passed away, and they actually programmed the bears with the grandfather's voice, and each bear has an inside joke that the grfr had with each granddaughter. >> look at their smiles, they love it. >> and his laughter, the best part. >>
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this morning on this morning on "world news now," historic day ahead of pearl harbor, the leader of japan joining with president obama to visit the site of the attack that plunged the u.s. into world war ii, meeting months after the president paid his respects at hiroshima. full details straight ahead. also, expect road closures in the plains and midwest, but millions dealing with rough conditions returning to work today. the accuweather forecast and what the rest of the week brings as well. new this morning as well, homeowner's revenge against would-be robbers. defend your deliveries for next year's holiday season. tributes pour in for george michael, we have details about new secrets up covered about hi


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