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probably the least of anybody you've ever met. >> because? >> because i'm not. i'm a person that has common sense. i'm a smart person.
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again. this is about making america great again. >> donald trump there speaking with abc's barbara walters. the political backlash against trump has been universal. fell republicans have been harsh. house speaker paul ryan says this isn't what the gop or u.s. stands for. the head of the u.s. national committee says, quote, we need to radically take on radicalism. democrats. >> i think his comments are, you know, very ill-advised and potentially quite harmful. >> a new poll from new hampshire has trump with an 18 percentage point lead over his nearest rival, senator marco rubio. that's pretty outstanding. the polling end the on monday, on the same day trump first made his muslim ban proposal. we have yet to see how that impacts the polling.
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of london, johnson. another comment trump made is london has some no-go areas because of the muslim population and the mayor of london says, this isn't true. and then he says, the only fear i have of walking the streets is that i might run into donald trump. >> did he really? >> i thought barbara's interview was fantastic. he commented, i'm the least bigoted person you have ever met. i don't know whether it's true or not, but yet another staggering comment that falls from his mouth. >> and so many americans support him and trust him and believe he's the future. >> and so many that watch this program, we asked yesterday on twitter, these comments, do off-putting him. >> we are hearing for the first time from some of the first responders who arrived on the horrific scene of the san bernardino shooting. among them, a 15-year police veteran that reassured evacuees by saying, i'll take a bullet for you.
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>> reporter: first responders remembering the victims of last week's tragedy. >> never, ever thought i would >> it's nothing short of what enforcement would do. i don't feel like a hero >> reporter: the happy scene moments before the attack captured in this photo. survivor jael paez receiving an employee of the year award. denise also surviving the colleague. >> he just put his arm around me and said, i got you. >> reporter: shot once in the side, recalls huddling under the table with her friend, shannon johnson, who did not survive. >> he did not just save me. he saved our whole family. >> we have several down. >> reporter: we're learning more about how sayed farook and his wife prepared.
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>> he came here to shoot his ar. >> reporter: 24-year-old enrique marquez, a former neighbor of farook's, seen here in this facebook photo. federal officials tell abc news marquez provided information to fbi not known. they are considering whether others could be charged as accomplices in the mass murderer. an 8-year-old girl in utah suffering from a rare form of breast cancer has had a mastectomy. the little girl is doing well. doctors hope the mastectomy will help her avoid radiation or other aggressive treatments. they say she can have breast reduction -- reconstruction during puberty. washington university say there's an alarming increase in the number of children diagnosed with adhd. over a 7-year period, researchers say the number of
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increased 43%, including nearly 6 million children. most are boys but a big increase in girls diagnosed with attention deficit disorder in the past few years. >> i believe it's because we're better at detecting it. if your kids, husband or wife seem to be ignoring you while teching, there could be a good reason for that. reena, go ahead. >> my read -- >> i was about to do my part. >> go ahead, because it is about britain. than mine. >> i'll take that. a tiny study out of britain shows vision and hearing share a limited processing capacity. so, when you're both -- when you're doing both, the brain chooses the waun one that is more demanding. people engrossed in smartphones, tv or book aren't ignoring sounds. they literally do not hear them. you may have to tap them on the shoulder to grab their attention. i don't know if that lives up to the hype -- >> yeah.
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this dramatic video shows a hover board on fire inside a mall outside seattle. the battery-operated device exploded for no reason. it skidded across the mall. kiosk employee used a fire extinguisher on it but it prompted evacuation of the entire mall. there are other incidents, hover
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the lithium-ion battery. chipotle chain, customers mysteriously falling ill and the number of cases doubling in less than 24 hours. >> you've tried chipotle, right? >>, yeah it's already. it's essentially slop in a tray. >> slop in a tray. dozens of people are sick after slop in a tray. eating in chipotle in boston. linsey davis has more. >> reporter: the popular mexican restaurant known for its big burritos has now a bigger problem. it started with an e-mail to all boston college athletes warning, do not eat at chipotle after half the basketball team fell ill perform over the weekend, this chipotle in boston, 80 students getting gastrointestinal illness after eating there.
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just last month, chipotle spokes people tried their best to put an e. coli outbreak in nine states behind them, announcing they were reopening the 43 restaurants in seattle and portland after scrubbing and shuddering them amidthe initial e. coli outbreak there. >> the pain in my abdomen was something i've never experienced. >> reporter: since then chipotle stock has plummeted 25%. this chipotle is closed while the boston health department investigates the source of the outbreak. linsey davis, abc news. >> 25%, that seems like a dramatic fall, given companies get past health outbreaks. >> this is another new onset. how much more will consumers trust them now to go back? >> after my slop in the tray comment, it's probably worth keeping an eye on the stock prices tomorrow. coming up in our next half hour, the potentially dangerous decorations. the growing popularity of using lasers for christmas lights.
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a warning from the faa. first, making them all nice again. retailers trying to keep pace with online sales. trying new ways to entice online shoppers. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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. it's a very very merry it's a very very merry christmas it's a very extraordinary christmas >> we're -- anyway, we're going to talk about shopping before we talk about the people we have in common. >> we were just talking about camilla parker-bowles son. shopping this time of year stretches you out. you're not alone. that's probably why online sales are soaring. >> it's actually forcing stores to rethink the entire experience
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creative. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: a retail revolution, with foot traffic down and online sales up 14% this holiday, retailers are reimagining the in-store experience. target, inviting us in for an exclusive first look at their latest concept. is this the future? let's go shopping. >> reporter: target wonderland, a temporary pop-up shop in new york city instead of a shopping these. our rfid-enabled keys, technology that taps what you want to buy and automatically shopping cart. >> i hope when you walk into a target store in the future, it's as inspiring to shop as here and it can be as easy to shop as simply scanning your token.
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experience, including a giant etch-a-sketch and santa via satellite from north pole. >> we are testing different things all around the country. the more we can make the actual shopping experience fun again, exciting again and easy, that's really the magic. >> reporter: target isn't the only retailer reinventing the in-store experience, from ralph lauren and rebecca minkoff, to monitors where you can get personalized skin care and fragrance recommendations at the touch of a button. >> target has to improve the in-store experience otherwise people would just shop online. target is trying to up the convenience factor so people will come to the stores. >> reporter: 80% of shopping carts are abandoned before checking out. >> our rfid technology will definitely take off.
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to make the shopping experience more convenient for consumers. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. coming up, why bad grammar may signal you're a nicer person. >> you've heard of urina case.
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get into it and... feel the difference with k-y ultragel. welcome back. it is now time for "the mix." the first story here -- binghamton university, they conducted a study into the use of grammar in text messages. researchers with apparently not enough to do. they concluded if you put a period at the end of a sentence, that makes your texts seem insincere. this is like something on "sin field," -- i always put a full stop or period at the end of a sentence and it's the proper thing to do.
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more thoughtful. but for some reason it shows you to look slightly more aggressive and insincere. if you put a punctuation mark it shows you to be insincere. i think it's a lazy way to make something you texted to be funny when it isn't. >> so you're against punctuation. >> i'm against the exclamation mark. i'm for the period. but what i'm saying is the research is against me. >> oh, okay. i just don't text. i pick up and call so you avoid the whole drama. there is that option. i want to tell you about a hot, sexy santa at the toronto mall. >> i saw a picture. >> of paul mason. he's known as hot, hot santa. he's a hotty santa. he's worked at toronto's yorkdale mall and also a professional model. look at him. look how dapper, right? he apparently made toronto's
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he's worn luxury brands. you see him at one point wearing a velvet blazer, long green coat, cinched belt. hot, hot santa. >> he still wants you to leave him a little snack when he comes down the chimney. he insists its carb-free. >> well done. here's another story for you. >> tell me. >> that i think you will like. this is in -- a cape designer. for people -- for men who go to urinals. they're embarrassed about their private parts. here's a cape you wear. these are for people who are embarrassed. by virtue of wearing the cape you're drawing attention to the think you're embarrassed about. thus the cape is counterproductive. >> it looks like he's about to commit some sort of crime. pull something out of his cape there. i would be terrified if somebody
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>> that's true. >> you're not for the cape. >> it's a disaster.
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this this morning on "world news now" -- growing uproar over donald trump's plans to ban muss lips. how he's defending his ideas to abc's barbara walters while sending fellow republicans into a political tailspin. federal agents in california want to know if the couple behind the san bernardino attacks had accomplices as another family member is put on the no-fly list. new this half hour. a consumer alert about popular new holiday light displays. >> the store-bought laser set popular this season that could threaten air traffic and flights. the warning from the faa.
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remake of the classic movie "dirty dancing," who's taking the lead roles as this sexy story moves from film to tv. it is wednesday, december 9th. the time of my life >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i've never seen that. >> you've never seen "dirty dancing"? this has to be one of your experiences. >> no, when it's on abc, that's going to be my original "dirty dancing". >> we were supposed to keep it under wraps. that was a tease. >> if you went back to watch it, do you think it would be good or rubbish? >> i think it would be fantastic. >> then i will have to watch it. so, there's new fallout, as you might expect, from donald trump's proposal to ban muslims from coming to the u.s. >> and a new poll out of new hampshire voters shows trump has an 18-point lead over rubio. the poll was actually completed
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trump unleashed a firestorm with his claim that muslims should be banned from entering the u.s. >> the fact it's conducted on the day, that's what makes it an interesting poll, doesn't it? he's taken so much criticism because of the idea that trump is now not ruling out leaving the gop and running as an independent. >> it is your voice, your vote, and abc has the latest. >> reporter: donald trump off the campaign trail tuesday but still the talk of the world. his proposed ban on muslims entering the u.s. has been met with global condemnation. trump told abc's barbara walters in a one-on-one interview, he's not a bigot. >> i'm not. i'm a person that has common sense. i'm a smart person. >> do you regret your ban on muslims? some people think is un-american. >> not at all. we have to do the right things. >> reporter: asked if his words are putting the u.s. in a greater danger of an isis
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>> the worst thing that's ever happened to isis, the people in my party fully understand that. they're running against me. for the most part, they have no poll numbers. i'm leading by a lot. they get it. >> what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for, and more importantly, it's not what this country stands for. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan said he would still support whoever becomes the gop nominee, sparking a strong reaction from the white house. >> they should say right now they would not support donald trump for president. what he said is disqualifying. >> reporter: on the campaign trail, gop rivals called trump's controversial comments, divisive, ridiculous. and racist. senator ted cruz says he disagrees with trump's plan but refused to pile on. >> i do not believe the world needs my voice added to that chore ris chorus of critics. >> reporter: hillary clinton weighed in from iowa. >> we have to work with muslims, in our country and around the world. >> reporter: the chairman of the republican national committee disagreed with trump.
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we need to aggressively take on radical islamic terrorism. reena and richard? >> ken net, thank you very much, indeed. great piece by barbara walters as well. you see, with the gop condemning him, including the speaker of the house, that they should sack him from the party, but the danger for them is that he then goes independent and splits their vote going into the election. yesterday things were electric on my twitter handle. >> a lot of excited people. >> yeah. @richardpbacon. if you're a donald trump supporter, and based on the comments yesterday, many of you are, if he went independent, which he's not ruling out, would you follow him? would you take your vote from the republican party over to him as an independent? let me know @richardpbacon. >> republicans have asked him to pledge not to do, go independent. it will be fascinating if he does. the mayor of philadelphia is
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denouncing trump's comments. michael nutter says trump has taken a page from the playbook of hitler. the mayor also announced a full investigation after someone threw a pig's head at a mosque in the city. the act caught on surveillance video. it could be prosecuted as a hate crime. despite efforts by governors in texas and indiana, syrian refugee families have settled in both states. a family of six joined relatives near dallas. a syrian couple and their two children arrived in indianapolis. this comes as the texas governor greg abbott and senator ted cruz have announced a bill that would give any state the right to reject refugees for security reasons. >> that's an interesting event. the police officers who responded to the san bernardino shooting have had a chance to tell their stories, describing the scene as overwhelming and surreal, this as investigators look at who may have helped the killer couple carry out that attack one week ago today. seems like so much longer, doesn't it? here is abc's brian ross.
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emerged inside that conference room moments before that attack began, a presentation of the employee of the year award. authorities say sayed farook and tashfeen malik may have had help. authorities said they may bring criminal gun charges, at the least, against 24-year-old enrique marquez, a punk rock fan, convert to islam and a close friend of sayed farook. it was marquez who authorities say provided the two assault rifles used in the attack and now officials believe farook asked marquez to buy them so his name would not be on file in connection with the high-powered weapons. that was almost four years ago. >> that tells me he was thinking of doing something bad up to four years ago. >> mrs. marquez, are you going to see him now? >> reporter: marquez's mother would not talk about an investigation, but on the facebook post on the night of the attack, marquez wrote, i'm very sorry, guys. it was a pleasure. the next day he checked himself
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friends say he may have known something about the plot in advance. >> he said something along the lines of there's a lot of muslims in our own backyard, ready to go haywire and attack. we didn't think nothing of it. >> reporter: authorities reveal the terror couple may have had access to a second car, a black lexus, registered to farook's mother. fbi agents found shooting range targets and empty gopro camera boxes inside. authorities say farook's mother has been added to a u.s. terror watch list. his father was put on the list in both cases as az precaution to make sure they don't leave the country. officials have also discovered a deposit of some $28,500 into farook's bank account in the weeks before the attack. the money apparently from an online loan he took out. officials say the money was likely to be used to take care of the baby daughter the couple was leaving behind. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> that story moving over time. thank you, brian. last month's terror attacks
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industry. air france says it lost $54 million in november from cancellations, bomb threat hoaxes and other disruptions. the financial losses are continuing this month. most of the impact was on flights to and from paris. ticket sales are a little off but the airline expects them to recover. the shortage of air traffic controllers in the u.s. demands urgent attention. that's a warning from a transportation department official to congress. he says 13 of the nation's busiest airports are below minimum staffing requirements. that includes new york, dallas, denver and chicago. a union official warns one-third of current air traffic controllers are actually eligible to retire. >> that is quite unsettling. as the nation's safety rating system for new cars and trucks is getting a major upgrade. starting in 2019, in order to earn five stars, vehicles will be required to have new safety technology including rear visibility cameras, blind spot
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avoidance systems. also new crash tests simulating cars colliding at an angle with more anatomically correct crash-test dummies. in louisiana one guy isn't lucky to go fast enough to be a crash-test dummy. >> surprisingly hard to say. his name is mark gallagher, aka, santa claus, and he's spreading high gear, cheer in his golf cart. he started with a few christmas lights but now it's completely tricked out with snoopy, a snowman and even rudolph with a blinking red nose. >> gallagher flies his magic sleigh through his neighborhood every evening, starting on thanksgiving right until christmas day. we have to hop on that sleigh, richard. it's really -- it looks like a golf cart with a bunch of christmas lights. >> yeah. i'm not getting on it. coming up -- >> it's all yours. >> it's all mine. i'd go for the ride.
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the highest paid musician of the year. is your favorite artist topping the list? also ahead, the challenging movie role for chris hemsworth dropping so much weight for "in the heart of the sea." we'll go behind the scenes. consumer alert about popular holiday laser lights. why the faa is issuing warnings. you're watching "world news now." you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could help pay some of what medicare doesn't, saving you in out-of-pocket medical costs.
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welcome back. welcome back to "world news now." we're just ordering food into the studio. it's an important moment. >> you didn't know about this. >> it's new to me. the shift is brand new to me. >> you're kind of upside down. >> yeah. i've been here for three hours. i'm awake, so therefore, i need more food. i'm ordering. >> what's a pizza burger? >> it's a hamburger and then they put tomato sauce and mozzarella and pepperoni on top. >> it sounds disgusting. it's either/or. a pizza or a burger. >> what about economicen and waffles? >> it's too much for this time of night. it's nice to let the audience
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bacon. >> if you want to comment on anything you hear about us talk about tonight, any of the subjects, any news stories tonight, my twitter address is @richardpbacon. we'll be returning to the subjects of donald trump a little later. the question i was asking you, if he were to go independent, which he's not ruling out, would you if you were a supporter of his, and certainly quite a lot of you that watch this show are, based on yesterday's social media, if he left the gop, would that would split the vote for the election. would hand the white house to hillary clinton. would you follow him? @richardpbacon. >> you know, richard, he apparently signed a pledge back in september saying he would not run as an independent >> which he had to do, in order two states. he actually had to, didn't he? >> it will be interesting if he >> the whole story is gripping, isn't it? turning now to holiday
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to deck the halls without all of the effort. >> more and more lasers are used in lieu of traditional strands of christmas lights. but there is a potential downside. jason whitley from our dallas station has the story. >> reporter: the newest christmas lights are lasers. red, green and blue lasers projected onto homes are a cheaper way to decorate this year. but they're also a problem for pilots of passing planes, that's according to the faa. >> i don't think anybody who buys one of these little devices is putting it up with even the first thought that it might have enough power to hit an aircraft in the sky. >> reporter: you can buy these laser lights at walgreens, at target and other department stores. they'll cost about 40 bucks or so. an american airlines pilot reported to the faa he was flying into dfw thursday night and saw lights from these lasers at 15,000 feet up.
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high, some of the -- some of the laser light will not hit the roof of the house, for example. it will just keep going off into space. >> reporter: the faa says other pilots have reported them as well. that american jet was over garland at the time. it's a new fad, festive on the ground, but creating concern in the sky. >> jason whitley reporting, thank you so much. the classic '80s film getting the live tv musical treatment. and who gets what? the latest high-profile hollywood divorce? "the skinny" is next.
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where these truly iconic films -- and i know people like it, it looks good in these clips that they're watching -- >> this was a fantastic moment. >> what's happening? talk me through it. >> this was a moment we should try to recreate on our news desk. boom! there we go. i thought we should try to do that today. >> you've got the easier role there. >> oh! >> you see why he fanciys that. >> oh, boy. >> i need more than three hours' sleep, i tell you that. i would be delighted to lift you into the air, reena. >> we give you a pass on that. >> my point is, these truly iconic films, if you go long enough without watching them, it becomes a point of pride, even if you've never seen it. >> really? >> there's a point to say you're disappointed -- >> this is an american history moment, pop culture moment. you must see it. it's not good that you haven't seen that. >> that will be on abc, on this channel, when that eventually comes out. what else have you got?
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musician list. we'll start with number five. can you guess? can you guess? we've got the eagles. eagles, taylor swift, garth do you know who sings this places where the whisky drowns >> no. but i bet they sing it better than you. >> i think they do. that was actually garth brooks, who was -- he's number three. and the number one person? who do you think it is? >> it's katy perry, isn't it? >> katy perry. >> i did know that. it's sort of remarkable she earns more than one direction. >> $135 million. she's now the industry's main money-maker. she is the highest paid musician in the world. >> and she earned significantly more than taylor swift. swift with $80 million and katy perry with $135 million. >> yeah, yeah. >> this is taylor, right? yes. >> yes, this is definitely taylor.
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listening to it. that thing i mentioned yesterday, it's called ear worm. ear worm. it's a mashup of all 50 of the most popular songs from this year. >> it's good. >> it makes you nostalgic for the year before it ends. ear worm. you'll thank me. >> you're obsessed with ear worm, aren't you? >> i don't like talking about hollywood divorces but antonio banderas and melanie griffith divorcing. guess how much he has to fork over to her? >> i don't know. tell me. >> $6 5,000 a month spousal support. but apparently it's civil. the couple agreed mutually. she's going to get the home in colorado. he's going to keep the condo in new york city. so, it's good to see they worked things out. >> and they get -- my favorite detail, other than i just like the detail, they get -- and this makes them look like aliens compared to the rest of us. they get a picasso and a porsche each. >> each, yes. >> it's an even number. they had two of each. they made have made it a lot
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>> almost 20 years of marriage. coming up, the sexiest man alive turns to skin and bones. and why chris hemsworth will never do it again. you're watching "world news now." bones.
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you might feel bad for the guy. abc's excellent dan harris has more. >> reporter: you know him as the brawny super hero thor but in his latest film directed by ron howard and called "in the heart of the sea," chris hemsworth undergoes a body transformation, dropping an estimated 30 pounds to portray a starving and ship wrecked sailor. how did you do that? >> i just didn't eat a whole lot. each week or two we would reduce the calories down, down, down until we were at about 500 to 600 calories a day. i can't i wouldn't do it again. i read things now, it mentions anything about being skinny, i go, that's a pass. >> reporter: hemsworth plays the first mate on a sailing ship attacked by the vengeful white whale on the story that inspired "moby dick." to make it authentic, hemsworth learned how to run a ship. >> he's mine.
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you spent time training in sailing and harpooning? >> yeah. i was learning how to navigate your way around the ship and tie knots and climb the mast. >> reporter: "people" magazine former's sexiest man alive gave up living in hollywood for a more private existence in his wife and their three young you said the first sign of being a good father is worrying if you're being a good father? >> yes. i think if your intentional goal is to be a good father and you have a fear of not being that, that's in the right direction. you're constantly questioning what you're doing and you've never been handed such a responsibility before and said, well, here's a loss. so, it makes you feel alive. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, new york. >> i like dan. >> yeah. and chris. >> yeah. cover of "vanity fair." listen, don't miss our
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm richard bacon. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." donald trump says he has no regrets for proposing a ban on muslims entering the united states. we'll get into the harsh political backlash he's facing and more of what he told abc's barbara walters straight ahead. attorneys for the baltimore police officer charged with the death of freddie gray begin presenting their case today. gray died earlier this year after suffering a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. a third of the nation's busiest air traffic controllers
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the problem could get worse. a third of the eligible air traffic controllers are eligible to retire. and a study out of britain proves the very real phenomena of smartphone deafness. people texting aren't ignoring. they literally can't hear you because your brains can't see and listen at the same time. those are some of our top stories on this wednesday, december 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we begin this half hour with donald trump, not retreating despite the harsh criticism he's facing over his proposed ban of muslims entering the united states. >> in fact, trump remains on the attack in a tweet. he says nearly 70% of his supporters would vote for him if he lacked eft the republican party and ran as an independent. >> the point we were talking about a lot tonight. with the firestorm over his proposal swirling around him, trump talked exclusively to
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and he said he has no regrets. >> somebody in this country has to say what's right. i have great respect and love. i have people that i have tremendous relationships with. they're muslim. and, barbara, they agree with me 100%. it's short term. let our country get its act together. they knocked down the world trade center. they tried doing it twice. other things have happened. they have a lot -- there are people that have tremendously bad intentions. we have to be tough, we have to be smart and we have to be vigilant. >> are you a bigot? >> not at all. probably the least of anybody you've ever met. >> because? >> because i'm not. i'm a person that has common sense. i'm a smart person. i know how to run things. i know how to make america great again. this is about making america great again. >> the least bigoted of anyone he's met, he says. donald trump speaking there with abc's barbara walters.
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well, which is what he means when he says the ban on muslims would be short term. trump did not put a timeline on it, but he did say the ban could be quick. and i'm quoting here, if our country could get its act together. well, the political backlash following trump's proposal has been harsh and widespread. the mayor of philadelphia says trump has, quote, taken a page from the playbook of hitler. as abc reports, it's another example of politics making extremely strange bedfellows. >> reporter: on both sides of the aisle, a word not often heard in american politics, agreement. even a speaker of the house taking a stand in a controversy that has just about his entire party lined up against the presidential front-runner. >> what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for. and more importantly, it's not what this country stands for. >> reporter: challengers like jeb bush lashing out, too, calling trump unhinged.
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out there just saying stuff. that's not a program. that's not a plan. this is serious business. >> reporter: and in the middle of a heated election, the head of the national republican party choosing sides, saying, we need to aggressively take on radical islamic terrorism, but not at the expense of our american values. a proposal so controversial, it even has dick cheney and hillary clinton on the same team. >> this whole notion that somehow we can just say, no more muslims, just ban a whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in. >> i think his comments are, you know, very ill-advised and potentially quite harmful. >> reporter: now muslim community leaders calling trump un-american. >> the policies enacted by nazi germany against the jews. have we learned anything from history, mr. trump? >> reporter: and the opposition is universal. every republican candidate running for president has come out against this plan.
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inspire isis, and not one single in support of it. cecilia vega, abc news, riverside, california. >> even got dick cheney and page. good line from cecilia. >> the house has voted overwhelming to tighten the visa waiver program, driven by concerns over terrorism. the new law would require visas for anyone who's been in iraq or syria in the previous five years. the senate is expected to pass a similar law, which also has the backing of the white house. the police officers who were first on the scene of the san bernardino rampage are giving a new view of the terror one week ago today. they described the first few chaotic moments arriving on the scene to find so many dead and injured. one officer shot in the thigh, he said. he found the scene, quote, overwhelming. he was one of several to speak out. >> never, ever thought i would deal with anything like that. >> it's nothing short of what any other person in law
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whatsoever. >> detective trying to downplay his heroics even though he assured evacuees by saying, i'll take a bullet for you. investigators continue to look about who helped the killer couple plan the attack, that includes a $28,000 cash loan in just the days before the assault. >> the story just keeps growing, doesn't it? police in chicago are, again, under fire with the release of yet another incriminating video. this one shows officers repeatedly tasering phillip coleman while he was in lockup three years ago, and later dragging him down the hall by his wrists. the officers involved are now under investigation. rahm emanuel's office released the video last monday in a move towards more transparency after weeks of protests. the pacific northwest, more
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another day of heavy rain. many roads are flooded or blocked by landslides and sewage is flowing through some oregon streets. one storm after another is coming in off the pacific. abc's neal karlinksy has the story. >> okay, come on, help me get through this. >> reporter: meteorologists are calling it a fire hose coming in off the pacific. >> just feels like it literally came overnight. >> reporter: so much rain that even rainy portland shattered its wettest 4 hours on record with 32 inches of rain, opening up sinkholes and flooding homes. two dozen people and even this cat had to be evacuated from portland homes where the water rose faster than anyone was expecting. >> i just grabbed my son with whatever he had on and took him to my mom's. >> reporter: seattle hard hit, too, by this so-called pineapple express. a surge of tropical moisture melting mountain snow and bringing heavy rains all at once. mudslides throughout the region halted train service for a time, blocking some roads and making
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miserable. way over the next 24 hours. emergency officials urging people to heed signs like this one and not drive over flooded roads. neal karlinksy, abc news, seattle. >> today's forecast with up to 7 inches of rain with mudslides and floods. surfs up to 30 feet in southern california. also showers in the midwest and spring-like in the east. >> that's a lot of additional 50s in seattle, new york and salt lake city. 70s in los angeles, dallas and miami. the holiday season here in america has a number of modern traditions that now pop up like clock work, including the black friday fist fights, the annual war on christmas and, of course, diamonds dropped into salvation army kettles. >> this week already it happened twice. in northern wisconsin, someone
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worth 500 bucks. >> people are nice. >> people are nice. but also in the army kettles, there are viagra pills, gold swiss francs and a diamond and emerald necklace worth $1300. what would you do with gold teeth or the viagra pills dropped in? >> i know what i would do with the viagra pills. >> we're going to -- >> the gold teeth is the harder element of the question. >> oh, boy. coming up -- who has more twitter followers than barbara walters or ringo starr? find out in a second. >>, yeah we'll reveal that person to you shortly. also the bombshell about the coach actually accused of drinking who was fired from usc. his huge lawsuit against the school. and later -- >> good morning. i'm america's aunt barbara. if you're looking for holiday gift ideas, i've got you covered. i've got some fresh ideas from tupperware for everyone. you're watching "world news
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the golden state warriors have now won 23 straight games to start their season without defeat. the defending nba champs beat indianapolis last night, 131-123. going back to last season, golden state has actually won 27 in a row, which ties them for the second longest streak in league history. the next game is in boston friday night. nfl quarterback michael vick is throwing his support behind a proposed pennsylvania law aimed at protecting animals. vick joined lawmakers calling for a bill that shields first responders from liability for any damage done to vehicles during rescues of dogs and cats in extreme heat. vick has advocated for animals since serving a prison sentence for his role in a dog fighting ring.
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university of southern cal fired for allegedly drinking on the job is fighting back. steve sarkisian's public fight was fired after this video went viral. two months later he was fired. now he's filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, seeking $12 million, saying the school kicked him to the curb when he sought treatment. >> if steve sarkisian can prove that his alcoholism was a serious condition and usc knew about that and failed to accommodate his request for rehabilitation, then he has a good chance of winning this lawsuit. >> the school says sarkisian has mischaracterized the fact. sarkisian says he's now sober and ready to return to coaching. coming up, aunt barbara is back with a tupperware party. >> she's got the top gifts that work for everyone. that's next on "world news now."
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if you're stressed out, still searching for that perfect gift, don't worry. we have just what you need, practical gifts everyone can use. of course, here to help us out, none other than america's most
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tupperware lady, aunt barbara. >> reena, it's so wonderful to be here, especially with christmas. >> i'm the biggest fan of your tupperware. i use it every day for lunch. >> wonderful. >> aunt barbara, i have to say. you are the ultimate tupperware consultant but no one does it like you. so, let's kick it off. >> let's talk about christmas and let's talk about baked goods. now, we have a pie keeper. look how big that is. that's our largest pie keeper. you can put pastries in there. it's really wonderful. >> that's super sized. >> if you're bringing it to someone's house, it's nice to leave that as a gift. here we have our wonderful cake taker. look at that. and it holds up to 18 cupcakes or flip it over and hold 24 on the other side. holds a 9 x 13 sheet cake, muffins, pastries. all wonderful. again, i suggest you bring this to someone's house and you leave it. >> that's nice. what a nice gift. >> and, of course, we have other containers to hold cookies and brownies and all sorts of
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you think about the holidays and you think of all those fattening things we'll be eating. here's a classic item from tupperware. look at that. the tupperware jello mold. that's been around a long time. it's a wonderful gift. people don't eat enough gelatin. i've seen this. that's wonderful. reena, i don't know what's on your christmas list this year, but i have to suggest the tupperware microwave pressure cooker. >> really? >> i'm not kidding you. this actually harnesses the energy of your microwave, pressurizes it. you can make a pot roast in there, 30 minutes. >> have you done it? >> i have. >> chicken, ziti, all sorts of things, stews, 20 to 25 minutes. that's fast. it's really great because i don't know about you, i stand in front of the crockpot and yell, hurry. not anymore. get one of these. they're really great.
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all right, everyone. if you've got little ones at home, boys, girls, we're not here to judge. i can say one thing. get your credit card out and let it go. we've got "frozen." it's here. it's really cute. our little "frozen" lunch set available now. pick that up for the kids. and, of course, a classic tupperware toy, the shape-o toy. >> i didn't know they were tupperware toys. >> this has been around for decades. everyone seems to think it's some other brand. no, this is tupperware. been around for many, many years. this teaches the children color, shape, hand/eye coordination. it's perfect for children 6 months to 6 years or older. i'm not here to judge them. it's a great gift. you can take the shapes, put them all inside, top shelf of
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yeah, sanitize. because the kids have always got everything. now, here we have -- look at this. action hero. noah. how wonderful is that? all the animals, you get two, it snaps together. and it floats, too. be here. >> supposed to be two of each. >> two of each. they snap together. >> oh, they're there? you take them apart. >> oh! >> you need two. and they snap together and they go right up there. how cute is that? >> absolutely adorable. these are such great ideas. from grandma to your toddlers. >> grandma to the toddlers, you're absolutely right. tupperware, people don't forget us, we're here. >> you never let us down, aunt barbara. we love you're here. our ultimate. >> i try. >> no one does christmas quite like you. i have to say, you're rocking that cape. >> oh, thank you. isn't that nice? >> capes are back in style. >> you're darn right. i stole that from little red
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have more twitter followers than everyone in abc besides george stephanopoulos because, you know, george is george. >> yeah, george is george. he deserves more. he's got more interesting things to say than me. >> do you know who else you top, richard? >> go on, tell me. >> the vice president of the united states, joe biden. >> you said this would be embarrassing. this isn't embarrassing. >> secretary of state, john kerry, you have more twitter followers. even whoopi goldberg and even monica lewinsky, who you say is a friend of yours. >> she is a friend of mine >> you have more twitter followers. >> than more presidential candidates. i need more things. it's time for me to launch a bid for the presidency. even though i can't. i'm british. >> that might be a problem. >> but, you know, i got in quite early with social media. >> is that what happened? >> yeah. i had a radio show and i would use social media to talk to the audience. it made me feel as though i knew the audience. more personally. >> you were telling me something fascinating, that actually in
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in the morning than television. >> radio is huge in the morning , yeah. by far the biggest breakfast shows in britain are radio rather than television. media, i got trolled very badly by this guy. he would threaten me, my wife and my kids. he said he wanted to kill me. rather than be scared by him, i actually started to make a documentary about him. it's called "the anti-social network" and i went after him and the idea was to try to track him down. this is me tracking down a different troll. i met some others. i never got to meet mine in the end but i scared him. this is me, which i've never done before. being a proper journalist. >> and this guy trolled you -- but i confronted him about the says, i like your radio show. i go, oh, thanks. >> see, you talk it out. stay calm and carry on, right? d carry on, right?
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