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for a $600,000 payment, the hostages spent 444 d daysn captivity. >> we got a somber message from the pope during his christmas eve mass. pope francis condemned what he called society's intoxication with consumerism, pleasure, abundance and wealth while noting the simplicity of jesus' birth he said jesus calls on christians to act in a way that is simple, balanced, consistent andd pable of seeing and doing what is essential. n japan, the christmas traditioning iso line up for kentucky fried chicken. >> what's wrong with that? >> it's a little different. eating the colonel's chicken is so popular kfc starts taking servations in october. the wawaittime can be as long as six hours if you don't have a reservation. about 3.6 million people will feast on kfc today. >> in japan. 376 million people. good for them.
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crispy or the original. >> original. >> i was always an original person back when i ate the bird. it was good stuff. >> love it. >> good yard bird there at kfc. this is something of a christmas tradition, as well. water skiing on the potomac near the nation's cital. >> interesting. this is the 30th year st. nick made the splash joined this year by mrs. clause elves, reindeer, frosty the snowman. surprised he didt melt in this weather and even the grinch was there. we didn't spot any members of congress out there, but who knows. cheering them on. >> there was a g grinch y mentioned. so i'm sorry, kidding. so kids if santa doesn't bring you what you wanted this morning, now you know what he was doing instead. the temperatures in d.c., yeah, upper 70s. >> can't resist. >> yesterday. a lot of sleep in new york because there was an ice cream truck outside my apartment. ice cream truck on christmas eve. >> first time ever that has been
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in new york city. >> on christmas eve. azing. coming up in "the skinny," chrimas treasure coming to the palin mily and california's governor sends a gift to hollywooda" listers. the revenue department. why did a taxpayer dump seven chickens and take off? >> no immediate holiday truce clinton. the war of words on social media takes a new tone. you're watching "world news now." i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? he has that dry scratchy thing going on. guess what? it works on his cough too. cough! guess what? it works on his cough too. what? ? stop! don't pull me! spoiler alert! she doesn't make it! only mucinex dm relieves bothwet and dry coughs for 12 hours with two medicines in one pill. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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those guys slow odd up, seven chickens left by an angry 66-year-old taxpayer. the motive? well, it's unclear. animal control was called in to remove the flock. >>t's not often that we take in seven chickens at once and certainly not under this circumstancece. not often or ever. >> you think? >> the chicken dropper is now banned from returning to the building. >> the chicken dropper? him? >> yeah, i mean, yeah. >> so we don't know the why. t delivery man. >> we don't know the why he did it. i guess he got his point across somewhat because we're talking about it. >> absolutely. if he took those to japan on christmas day. >> kfc, done. >> turning now to the race for the white house and the rhetoric is apparently not letting up for christmas. >> not in the christmas spirit at all. with the latest polls showing hillary clinton and dononald trum running in a dea heat, donald
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the heat and it's not just hillary clinton herself who he is targeting. ears abc's jim avila. >> reporter: no christmas eve quiet on donald trump's twitter feed tonight. retweeting this -- "why is hillary even allowed to run? she's a criminal." his campaign spokeswoman even summoning the ghost of her husband's scandals. >> hillary clinton has some nerve to talk about the war on women and the bigotry towards women when she has a serious problem in her husband. >> reporter: trump's campaign upping the rhetoric after he described clinton's loss to president obama by using offcolor slang of the male anatomy. >> she was favored to win and she got [ bleep ]. she lost, i mean, she lost. >> reporter: trump insists his use the term wawas neithe vulgar nor misogynistic. >> to me, that's really a reference to getting beaten and really pretty decisively. and when i said it, nobody in the audience thought anything about it. they clapped, they didn't view that as being a horrible thing. >> reporter: but clinton's
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degrading and disgusting. >> i really deplore the tone of his campaign and the inflammatory r rhetoric. it's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism. >> reporter: and that brought this veiled threat from trump "hillary, when you complain about a penchant for sexism? who are you referring to? i have great respect for women. be careful." hours later, his spokeswoman dropping this bomb. >> i can think of quite a few women that have been bullied by hillary clinton to hide her husband's misogynist sexist secrets. >> reporter: no cocomment fr the clinton campaign, but tonight, trump and his family go to church near his palm beach home, so, perhaps there will be a momentary truce. jim avila, abc news. >> coming up california's governor has a big christmas present for a hollywood "a" lister. >> a disappointing news for
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why the singer is stepping off the concert stage. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. i can't believe we broke old man hennessey's window correction dude, you broke. i justhrew the ball. this is really badad. wh are we going to do? dude, kiss your life goodbye. let's go. oh. keep smiling, keep shining knowing you can always count on me, for sure hi knowing you can always count on me, for sure tell him it was an accident and we can fix the window. knowing you can always count on me, for sure i'll come withou.
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coming up next, troubling news from rock star janet jackson. >> she posted this on instagram. she's postponing her unbreakable world tour till the spring because she must have surgery soon. jackson did not reveal what kind of surgery she would be undergoing but asked only that fans pray for her for their family during this difficult time. >> jackson told fans to hang on to those tickets that they would be honored in a special way when her new concert schedule is announced. >> i was looking forward to if. she was going to be in new york in february. >> did you get tickets? >> no, but was going to try to get some. >> stubhub. >> exactly. next to an early christmas present for the palin family. >> bristol palin who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother seven years ago has given birth to a second child, a girl samed sailor grace. palin saying our family couldn't be more complete.
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palin hasn't publicly identified the fatherf sailor grace b but announced she was pregnant shortly ter her engagement to marine dakota meyer was broken off ts spring. last spring. myer also posted "best christmas present ever." >> about the baby, not the broken engagement. okay. to be clear. >> so yeah, so mbe he's the baby daddy? maybe there's an episode of "murray" coming up soon. >> tune in. finally the spirit of christmas comes alive in the locker room. >> this is really cool. something you just don't see often or frankly ever. carolina panthers running back fozy whitaker dressed up as rudolph the red nosed rain desinging the temperamentations version of silen -- let's have him sing it. sleep in heaven heavenly
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merry christmas to all of you, all of you we mean it merry christmas to all of you >> merry christmas, everybody. >> the temperamentations. >> do you know that? it's probably i'm showing my age here. that's a classicnd great christmas song there. >> i appreciated your attempt singing it. i'd like for y to continue ththat please. >> a lot of people do not appreciate . that's what happens if you're 14-0, you can sing anything you want. >> in a reindeer costume, shirtless like that guy.
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>> festive is one word to call it. >> yeah. all right, well it is now time for "insomniac theater" if you can even listen to what we're saying with this distraction here. >> i'm trying to not get it close to the fire. >> checking out two films opening this weekend. >> this week, we're going to start with quentin tarantino's "the hateful 8,". they're trying to find shelter in a blizzard but end up getting involved in a plot of betrayal and dedeception. >> one of them fellowsws i not what he says he is. >> what is he? >> in cahoots with this one, that's what he is. one of them, maybe even two of them is here to see she goes free. >> hateful eight is getting a solid 75% rating on rotten tomatoes and the critics seem to love it.
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pleasure entertainment and eends crump call is res it a to youring work as profound ast is plo feign. >> next up, an appropriate title for christmas "joy," starring jennifer lawrence, robert de niro niro, bradley cooper and david o. russell. it tells the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become the founder of a powerful family business dynay. along the road to success is betrayal, treachery and more than a few surprises. >> hi. >> what are you doing here? >> i'm returning him to you. i don't want him anymore. >> what? >> he's damaged. he has no place else to go. he's been living in my house for two years. >> dad, i'm so sorry. but you know, tony's living in the basement. >> your ex-h-husband suldn't be living in your basement.
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>> critics are saying that is no way to make a movie giving it a 58% on rotten tomatoes. i'm disappointed. pete ham nond writes jennifer lawrence problems a mop can be just as empowering as a bow and arrow. joshua writes the film does little to live up to its title or aspirations. that is such a bummer. what a great cast. >> jay law is getting a lot of buzz for that film and a lot of oscar bz for it. >> maybe the critics are wrong. >> i'm going to put this fleer the fire and see if it will just catch fire. >> festive little elf. >> might be a little bit too much. >> nice and toasty. >> polyester does burn. >> this is fantastic. this is my christmas gift. >> merry christmas. believe we're still worth the fight you'll see there's hope for this world tonight
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it's on us to stop sexual assault. learn how and take the pledge at itsonus.org. thisorning on "world news now," extreme wthernd holiday heart ache. >> the growing human toll after tornadoes tear through the south and the snowstorm that could slow down christmas travelers.
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payback time. americans held hosge in tehran back in 1979, the surprising plan to send them millions of dollars in compensation. celebrating christmas. tension and hope at jesus crisis' birthplace and the pope's sermon hitting home this morning. >> and later tracking santa. the government operation going back 60 years, following old saint nick making deliveries. how the popular program started with a mistake. it is friday, christmas day, december 25th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. merry christmas. i'm marci gonzalez in for reena ninan. >> and merry christmas. i'm kendis gibson just looking to sue where santa is. he's heading for wichita, kansas at this hour right now. hehe's been very, very busy. >> very busy.
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kids get to sleep. >> hopefully they're asleep by now. >> you never know. staying up, listening for those reindeer. >> of course. you know, we're going to start in the heartland of this country where it's a heartbreaking christmas day with the severe weather that's tearing through the south ruining this holiday for millions of people. at least 14 people are dead as tornadoes tore through seven states. >> they included one of the longest traed twisters ever observrved in december. more now from abc's elizabeth hur. >> back it up. >> back it up. >> reporter: the tornadoes so powerful, homes were demolished. tractor-trailers flipped and debris tossed for miles. >> just rumbling thunder and then with the lightning striking then you see it, that's when it was really, really intense. >> reporter:r: from tennessee to misssippi -- >> we heard this great bigwhoo calm.
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reported tornados touched down cutting a path of destruction and leaving many homeless. >> it's devastating. kind of crushes you here at christmas. >> it's very heartbreaking. explain it. >> reporter: t the damages are so widespread, a state of emergency has beeeen declared in tenneee and mississippi. state officials vowing to help everyone now beginning the rebuilding. >> this was a well organized effort and we will recover. >> reporter: and after reeking havoc in the south, that same storm system headed east triggering dangerous flash flooding in parts of georgia and alabama. kendis and marci? >> thank you, elizabeth. the s severe weather extended all the way up to the great lakes bringing michigan its first tornado ever in the month of december. it touched down about 20 miles west of detroit with 90-mile-an-hour winds.
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but no reported injuries. there were also several tornadoes in northern california ea of sacramento. some roofs damaged, trees and fences torn down, but there were no reports of injuries, as well here. one traffic accident blamed on the tornadoes though. the drive was distracted looking at the storm. if you are looking for a whist christmas, try omaha. the city buried by 6 to 8 inches of snow yesterday. snow plows got a late start makingearly everyone else late wherever they wereeading and there were a whole bunch of fender benders and traffic on the whizlowed to crawl but at least they got their picture perfect holiday. not so much here in new york where not only is there no snow but yesterday's high temperature set a record, 672 degrees. still can't believe it. it was like that all over the northeast. holiday travel could be a nightmare in other parts of the country. here's accuweather meteorologist good morning. >> happy christmas morning,
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balmy in the east. if you're looking for a white
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pressure forming on the leaside contest in sexs is facing new charges. ma reek abdul kareem prosecutors say also planned t fight witith isis and accused of trying to blow up the site of the super bowl game in phoenix as well as a mal. kareem was already charged with providing the guns used in the texas attack. 36 years after their capture, the americans taken hostage in tehran in 1979 are set to receive millions of dollars in compensation. it's news that brought tears to the eyes of the former hostages. abc's tom llamas has the details. >> more than 30 years after the hostages were paraded before the world, a measure of justice.
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embassy in tehran in 1979. >> spendnd at least another night imprisons in the american embassy. >> they became gshl pawns. their ordeal dragging on more than a year. rodney was o of them, a 22-year-old marine south carolinaing as a security guard at the embassy. >> being held hostage was 444 days of a bads nightmare where each day we woke up and thought we were dead. >> reporter: finally on the day rold reagan was sworn? >> day one of treem for 52 americans. >> reporter: in all the years since, the former hostages fought for compensation. now it's finally come buried in a budget bill president obama signed last friday. they will each receive up to $4.4 million. that's $10,000 for every one of the 444 days they spent in captivity. he calls it justice. >> tom llamas, abc news, new york. the pope sounding a somber note during his christmas eve mass, noting the simplicity of jesus christ's birth.
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called society's intoxication with consumerism, pleasure, abundance and wealth. he says an jesus calls on christians to act in a way that is simple, balanced, consistent, capable of seeing and doing what is essential. the upsurge of violence in the holy land brought more tension to christmas celebrations. mahmoud abbas joined christian faithful in bethlehem for midnight mass. it has bn at the center of violence but as molly hunter reports, the celebrations have returned. >> reporter: mixed feeling between the celebration and the sad feeling. >> reporter: that sad feeling shared widely this year. after nths of violence in the occupied palestinian territories and israel left 19 israelis and more than 130 palestinians dead, israel says more than half of those palesestinians were attackers. in manger square, the birthplace
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tourism suffering. peopople say ty've never seen it like this. >> but at the same ti, there is a certain fling of resilience. people insist to celebrate christmas to send a msage of hope that we, the christians and muslims, the palestinians are here. we were here. and we'll stay here forever. >> resilience and happiness says natalee. >> are you going to celebrate more this year because of the tension, because of the violence? >> because the only way you peace. >> merry christmas. bethlehem. back here in the state environmentalists are delivering a bit of a buzz kill over america's christmas ligh. while light displays are a small fraction of the electricity we consume annually, a new study finds that the lights we turn on burn up more energy than some >> wow.
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tanzania are some of the countries that use less power than the u.s. over the days. your big christmas tree is bad news to the environment. >> yeah. well, there is something else eve. a non-profit group gave free marijuana joints to the homeless and anyone else who wanted one. the group cannabis can says it wants to use pot for good and to bring people together. >> that's kind of them. that group says it's high time, high time,hat the homeless had access to restrooms and showers. so it's raising money. an it's illegal to smoke mariana in public in colorado but giving it as a gift is okay. the oup wishes everyone "a happy canamas." >> exactly. that's --o they're a bunch of hungry homeless people right about now in denver.
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>> medical use. they have arthritis, too. >> is thatt it? >> uh-huh. coming up "in the mix" if your gift wrapping technique is less than artful, we'll make you feel a little better. >> who is behind the bombshell plan to crack down and deport immigrants? we'll tell you who is speaking out. later the government's popular santa tracking program following st. nick's big night of deliveries after six decades. we're reveaealing how it actually all started. >> remember to find us on facebook wnnfans.com and
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surveillce camera, he enters a upstairs. the man spots the cameras at one point but is unable to disable them but his face clearly seen. he stole more than $100,000 worthh of items. the homeowner says theurglar was just feet away from his enter. >> wow. >> but with $100,000 worth of items nearby, i would have -- i mean, i can understand why he didn't enter the bedroom. he was busy. >> i guess so. the obama administration has launched a new salvo in the debate over illegal imgration. the department of homeland security is set to deport thousands of central american immigrants living here illegally since last year. abc's pierre thomas has the latest. >> reporter: they came over the southern border by the thousands. children and families, in some cases, fleeing violence and persecution in central america. many bussed beyond the border. inside the u.s. >> turn around and go back.
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now, with illegal border crossing spiking again, hundreds targeted for deportation in a series of sweeps that could begin as early as next month, if >> i think what they're trying to do here is send a message to central america, saying, don't come. and in order to do that, i think they believe that images of families being offloaded on planes in central america, that it's going to deter people from coming. >> reporter: the families targeted for deportation had their requests for asylum rejected by immigration judges. but the removal is sparking controversy, because the obama administration has typically focused on deporting criminals, not families. >> very tough day, frankly, for this news to break, on christmas eve. >> reporter: some administration critics said the plan is symbolic window dressing that will do nothing to stem the tide of illegal immigration. in many cases these families will have to be tracked down. our sources say immigration a and custom enforcement agentses are confident they can be located. it's t too diffilt for families
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we'll have to see what happens. oppoposition t this plan is fierce. pierre thomas, a abc ne, washingtgton. might be a little bit too late advice. medical researchers have advice for parents about what not to give your children for christmas. before you buy flashy electroninic device, consider a book or a simpler toy. researchers at the northern arizona university have found that playing with toys and books that don't require a power source is promoted more meaningful interactions between children and parents. they say playtime with electronic toys fostered less meaningful interactions. >> and the kids will be thrilled. >> i'm sure they'll b thrilled. >> for grown-ups who can't resist those electronic devices we have got an after christmas deal for you. best buy is selling the apple iphone 6 s for just $1. >> a buck? >> yeah. a steep discount from the usual $200 but it applies only to the 16 gig version a it's only for verizon and sprint customers.
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sunday in stores or online. but a whole lot of fine print, as well. so, yeah, we've t to investigate this a little further. >> sounds good. coming up in our next half hour, donald trump turns up the heat. he is now taking aim at not just hillary but bill clinton's scandals, as well. and what he called hillary clton in his latest tweet. >> first for those of us who have been nice thisyear, santa has taken flight. the team at nororad is tracking his every move. but do you know why the government launched this mission in the f first place. >> you're watching "world news now." >> he's in mexico. >> announcer: "world ws now"
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nice and cozy. so as we fire up, you know, the yule log, santa claus has been flying around the globe for hours. he's just finishing up his deliveries here in america. look at him go. >> busy,usy man. worldwide, childre have been following his travels thanks to norad's santa tracker which this year turned 60 years old. ears abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: santa claus is u under theatchful eyes of norad. >> so, on the screen, you'll see the last place that we've seen santa claus, which, in this case, was russia. and then it also tracks the number of gifts delivered, which is just over 2 billion. for things like missile attacks,
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how important is this mission? >> oh, this is a no fail mission. >> reporter: a mission that goes story goes, back in 1955, a number to call santa. but that number was off by one, so, instead of reaching the man in redkids were calling colonel harry shoup on his red phone. >> that red phone was top secret. >> reporter: the colonel ordered his men to play along. >> he was military through and through, but he loved kids. and he loved christmas. >> reporter: a and a tration was born. norad has been playing along now for 60 years. >> santa loves cookies and milk. >> reporter: 1,500 volunteers taking 135,000 calls from excited kids in 235 countries. >> he's headed for ban galore, india righnow. >> reporter: you might just reach terry, taking calls today
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her dad. so, your first call, what es >> oh, it's great. better than i even thought. it's wonderful. >> reporter: she says that went for her dad, too. a simple mistake he helped turn into 60 years of magic. clayton sandell, abc news, colorado springs. that is so cool. always a tradition in my family, put out the cookies and the mit is. >> still to this day. >> we're checking to see where kendis is. because he might be breing into your home. >> i think i'm stuck. >> yeah. >> just trapped up there. >> i have to anchor by myself
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>> can we turn the air up? all right. >> time now for "the mix" and a lot of people are probably pulling an all nighter right now trying to get the last minute gifts wrapped. take it easy on yourself. as bad as your gifts may look, they cannot possibly be as terrible as these we're about to show you. this person forgot to buy christmas wrapping. >> what is that? >> happy birthday paper. under the christmas tree. >> happy birthday baby jesus. >> that must be the birthday. that might be your gift. excuses. this person wraps a chair. >> i think i know what it is. >> i think the real gift is an iphone on the chair. so a little clever. is next one someone decided trash bags are the best way to wrap gifts. >> this woman -- want to quickly show you this woman in kentucky wanted to include her dogs on the hiday tradition. they were there. >> at the kids tae.
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wn they yell it's half past 3:00 tell them hey, it's nuts to >>, news to me, that's the world news polka. stuck here on the overnight but that's okay because when he comesown the chimney we say hi to santa claus hope he brings just o one gift get us off this midnight shift
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this morning on "world news now," the christmas disaster in the south. after deadly tornadoes take a heartbreaking toll, the holiday clean-up and the snowstorm that
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>> shopping cenenter gunfire. the second shooting incidenent this week scaring holiday shoppers at busy american malls. how police responded this time. and new this half hour, an unrgettable way to raise a stink about taxes. >> seven chickens left at a department of revenue office, what happened to the birds and what police have to say. and later on in "the skinny," disappointment for janet jackson fans. her concert tour called off and the personal reason lined it. it is friday, it is christmas day, december 25th. >> annncer: from abc news, is is "world news now." >> good morning, and very merry christmas to you. i'm marci gonzales in for reena ninan. >> and merry christmas. nice to be spending the holiday with you and you, as well. thank you for joining us here. we want to get to our top story because it is tragic. deadly tornadoes i in the south
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>> among the hardest hit areas northwestern mississippi where seven people have died. dozens more have been injured c's phillip mena has the story. >> reporter: severe weather stillll on the ve. with blinding rain in alabama and flooded roads south of atlanta. this after a devastating christmamas week tnado outbreak. >> oh! i think that's a tornado brewing up! >> reporter: over 24 tornadoes reported. >> i looked up, the roof was blowing off the house. tornadoes merge into one massive twister. swirling winds lifting this tractor trailer and sending it careening onto its side. in holly sprprings, miissippi -- >> monster tornado. >> reporter: the national weather service says this tornado was at least an ef-3 and may have tracked over 100 miles across two states. >> it was like a war zone. >> reporter: first responders rushing help the injujured, including retired nurse sherry keel. she was on her way home from last-minute christmas shopping. >> there's a ladface down in the ditch.
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>> reporter: tt child, just 7 years old, dididn't surve. can't imagine what that mom is going to feel when she's told that her child didn't make it. >> reporter: gwendolyn jones had no storm shelter. she and her family took celter in the safest place they could >> and we lalaid here the floor and holding hands and praying >> reporter: the room her daughter and granddaughter live the community here coming together. shelter, hoping to salvage some kind of christmas. this motor home was parked 100 yards away. and the only thing that stopped it was a two-story building, now obliterated. and the trailer attached to that rv, they found it a quarter mile away. phillip mena, abc news, holly springs, mississippi. a snowstorm hitting the great plains making travel dangerous. the omaha area got about hf a foot of snow.
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accidents. meteorologist cam tran tells us snowstorms could make travel dangerous across an even wider
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good only five minutes pass between a request for a taser and when officer jason van dyke opened fire. >> fired by the police. gunfire by the police. >> you guys okay? >> everything's fine. >> to protest that shooting, about 100 protesterers marched along chicago's busiest shopping district but the this protest appeared to have less impact on merchants than a bigger one on black friday. and an off-duty police officer shot and killed a teenager at a north carolina ma following a dispute between two groups. last minute shoppers scrambled as the gunre erupted. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: it happened again. this time, a shooting in a north carolina shopping mall, packed
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gunfire sending many in n the crowd fleeing in panic. inside, this man finding safety, huddling behind a clothing rack. >> we were just walking and people just starterunning, yelling, screaming. so, i just -- my first thing to do is get safe. >> reporter: images from the northlake mall in charlotte captured the chaos and confusion. >> he started shooting. >> reporter: authorities say the shooting occurred after two groups of people inside the mall got into an argument. an off-duty police officer intervened and fatally shot one person who they say was armed. >> this is not a random act of violence. this is something that happened between two parties who were beefing back and forth. >> reporter: this incident comes just two days after a shooting at one of the country's biggest malls new york's long island. there, too, scenes of panic when a would-be robber allegedly fired a gun in a struggle with a store security guard. in north carolina tonight, the at least four peopl gone to the hospital and yet another community on edge.
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the federal government is making plans for mass deportations that could start as early as next month. the targets would be thousands of central americans who have come here fleeing gang violence in honduras and el salvador. their request for asylum in the u.s.s. were denied but they haven't left. >> i think what they're trying to do is send a message saying don't come and in order to do that, i think they believe if there are images of families being off loaded in planes in central america, that it's going to deter people from coming. > the plan has to be approved by the whihite house and opposition is fierce from both left and right and even withinnomeland security itself. 36 years after their capture, the americans taken hostage in 1979 are set to receive millions of dollars in compensation. that's after a provision in the spending deal signed last week. each of the 53 hostages and their estates are set to receive up to $4.4 million.
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for a $600,000 payment, the hostages spent 444 days in captivity. we got a somber message from the pope during his christmas eve mass. pope francis condemned what he call society's intoxicationing with consumerism, pleasure, abundance and wealth. while noting the simplicity of jesus' birth he said jesus calls on christianans to actn a way that is simple, balancnced, consistent and capable of seeing and doing what is essential. in japan, the christmas tradition is to line up for kentucky fried chicken. >> what's wrong with that? >> yeah, it's a little different. eatinghe colonel's chicken is so popular kfc starts taking reservations in october. the wait time can be as long as six hours if you don't have a reservation. about 3.6 million people will feast on kfc today? >> japan? >> in japan. >> i don't blame them. good for them.
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crispy or the original. >> or the original. >> i was always an original person back when i ate the bird. it was good stuff. >> love it. >> good yard bird there at kfc. >> this is something of a christmas tradition, as well. war skiing on the potomac near e nation's capital. >> this is the 30th year saint nick has made the splash. he was joined this year by mrs. clause, elves, indeer, frosty the snowman. surprised he didn't melt in this weather and even t grinch was there. we didn't spot anyembers of congress out there, but who knows. >> so there was a grinch you mentiod. so i'm sorry, kidding. kids, if santa doesn't bring you what you wan this had morning, now w you know what he was doing instead. the temperatures in d.c., yeah, upper 70s yesterday. >> can't resist. >> i didn't get a lot of sleep in new york because there was an ice cream truck outside my apartment. ice cream truck on christmas eve.
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the cause of a sleepless night in new york city. love it. >> coming up in "the skinny," christmas treasure coming to the palin family and california's governor sends a gift t hollywood "a" listers. >> also ahead a fowl protest at the revenue department. why did a taxpayer dump seven chickensns andake off? oo and no immediate holiday truce between donald trump and hillary clinton. the war of words on social media takes a new tone. you're watching "world news now." so how ya doing? enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinumax. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels. and you're coming with me... wait, what?! you realize i have gold status? do i still get the miles? new mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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66-year-old taxpayer. the motive? well, it's unclear. animal control was called in to remove the flock. >> it's not often that we take in seven chickens at once and certainly not under this circumstance. >> not often or ever. >> you think? >> the chicken dropper is now banned from returning to the building. >> the chicken dropper? i guess what else do you call him? >> yeah, i mean, yeah. >> so we don't know the why. >> the delivery man. >> we don't know the w he did it. i guess he got his point across somewhat because we're talking about it. >> absolutely. if he took those to japan on christmas day, man. >> kfc, done. >> turning now to the race for the white hoe and the rhetoric is apparently not leing up for christmas. >> not in the christmas spirit at all. with the latest polls showing hillary clinton and donald trump running in a dead heat, donald trump's campaign is turning up the heat and it's not just
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is targeting. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: no christmas eve quiet on donald trump's twitter feed. retweeting this -- "why is hillary en allowed to run? she's a criminal." his campaign spokeswoman even summoning t ghost of her husband's scandals. >> hillary clinton has some nerve to talk about the war on women and the bigotry towards women when she has a serious problem in her husband. >> reporter: trump campaign upping the rhetoric after he described clinton's loss to presesident oba by using offcolor slang of the male anatomy. >> she was favored to win and she got [ bleep ]. she lost, i mean, she lost. >> reporter: trump insists his use of the term was neither vulgar nor misogynistic. >> to me, that's really a reference to getting beaten and really pretty decisively. anand when iaid it, nobody in the audience thought anything about it. they clapped, they didn't view that as being a horrible thing. >> reporter: but clinton's
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degrading and disgusting. >> i really deplore the ne of his campaign and the inflammatory rhetoric. it's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism. >> reporter: and that brought this veiled threat from trump, "hillary, when y complain about a penchant for sexism, who are you referring to? i have great respect for women. be careful." hours later, his spokeswoman dropping this bomb. >> i can think of quite a few women that have been bullied by hillary clinton to hide her husband's misogynist sexist secrets. >> reporr: no comment from the clinton campaign, but tonight, trump and his family go to church near his palm beach home, , perhaps there will be a momentary truce. jim avila, abc news. >> coming up, california's governor has a big christmas present fofor a hollood "a" lister. >> and disappointing news for janet jackson fans. why the singer is stepping off
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"the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.. meatball on white! next! you want mtard on thahat or not come on, come on. i haven't got all day here! it doesn't come with peppers! they're extra! hurry upup.pay theady! next! the chicken's fresh. i kikilled it self. so that's what you want? next! while we're still young! you know you told me you wanted mustard. get outta here! time's up! back of the line! hey. excuse me. what!
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coming up next, troubling news from rock star janet jackson. >> she posted this on instagram. she's postponing her unbakable world tour till the spring because she must have surgery soon. jackson did not reveal what kind of surgery she would be undergoing but asked only that fans pray for her, for her family and for their e entire company during this difficult time. >> jackson told fanso hang o to those tickets that they would be honored in a special way when her new concert schedule is announced. she was going to be in new york >> did you get tickets? >> last second stubhub. >> yh, exactly. next to an early christmas present for the palin family. >> bristol palin who launched an abstinen campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother seven years ago has given birth to a second child, a girl named sailor grace. palin instagrammed this photo saying our family couldn't be more complete. >> okay, so here's the issue.
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the father of sailor graceut announced she was pregnant shortly after her engagement to marine war hero dakota meyer was brok off this spring, last spring. meyer also posted "best christmas present ever." >> about the baby, not the broken engagement. okay. to be clear. >> so yeah, so maybe he's the baby daddy? maybe there's an episo of "maury" coming up soon? >> tune in. finally the spirit of christmas comes alive in the locker room. . >>his is really cool. something you just don't see very often or frankly ever. carolina panthers running back fozzy whittaker dressed up as rudolph the red nosed reindeer singing the temptations version of silent -- let's have him sing it. sleep in heaven, heavenly
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merry christmas to all you, all of you we mean it merryhristmas to all of you >> merry christmas, everybody. >> the temptations. >> do you know that? it's probably i'm showing my age here. that's a reay classic and great christmas song there >> i appreciated your attempmpt nging it. i'd like for you to continue that please. >> a lot o of peopleo not appreciate it. that's what happens if you're 14-0, you can sing anything you want. >> in a reindeer costume, shirtless like that guy.
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>> coming up, box office. >> you know how haa it is to
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enough. the best costume change ever. >> festive is one word to call it. >> yeah. l right, well it is now time for "insniac theater" if you can even listeto what we're saying with this distraction here. >> i'm trying to not get it close to the fire. >> definitely flamammable. >> checking out two films opening this weekend. >> this week, we're going to start with quintin tarantino's latest advenenture "the hateful eight," stars kirk russell and samuel l. jackson. they're trying to find shelter a blizzard but end up getting involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. >> one of them fellows is not what he says he is. >> what is he? >> in cahoots with this one, that's what he is. them is here to see she goes free. solid 75% rating on rotten love it.
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100% tarantino pleasure entertainment and andy crump calls it a towering work as profound as it is profane. >> next up, an appropriate title for christmas "joy," starring jennifer lawrence, robert de niro, bradley cooper and david o. russell. it tells the story of a family across four generations and the woman at the center of it all who rises to bece the founder animatetory arc of a powerful family businessdy nasty. but along that road to success isis beayal, treasury and more than a few surprises. >> h >> i'm returning him to you. i don't want him anymore. >> what? >> he's damaged. he has no place else to go. he's been living in my house for two years. but you know, tony's living in the basement. >> youex-husband shouldn't be living in your basement. that's not the proper way to be divorced. >> okay. >> critics are saying that is no way to make a movie giving it a
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i'm disappointed. pete hammond writes jennifer lawrence proves a mop can be just as empowering as a bow and arrow. wo >> why so ary. >> joshua sarns writes the film does little to live up to its title or aspirations. that is such a bummer. what a great cast. >> j. law is getting a lot of buzz f that film and a lot of oscar buzz for it. >> maybe the critics are wrong. >> i'm going to put this near the fire and see if it will just catch fire. >> festive little elf. >> might be a little bit too much. >> nice and toasty. >> polyester does burn. >> this is fantastic. this is my christmas gift. >> merry christmas.ve beeve we're still worth the fight you'll see there's hope for r this woror tonight
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together, we can solve hunger. together, we're feeding america. this morning on "world news now," the christmas disaster in the south after deadly tornadoes take a heartbreaking tollll, the holiday clean-up and the
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shopping center gunfire. e second shooting incident this week scaring holiday shoppers at busy american malls. how police responded t this time. and new this half hour, an unforgettable way to raise a stink about taxes. >> seven chickens left at a department of revenue office, what hpened to the birds and what police have to say. >> and later on in "the skinny," disan bint 0ment for janet jackson fans. her concert tour called off and the personal reason behind it. it is friday, it is christmas day, december 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, and very merry christmas to you. i'm marci gonzales in for reena a nin. >> marci is, merry christmas. nice to be spending the holiday with you and you, as well. thank you for joining us here. we want to get to our top story because it is tragic. deadly tornadoes in the south and midwest that have killed at least 14 people. >> a among theardest hit areas
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seven people have died. dozens more have been injured some seriously. abc's phillip mena has the story. >> reporter: severe weather on the move. with blinding rain in alabama and flooded roads south of atlanta. this after a devastating christmas week tornado outbreak. >> oh! i think that's a tornado brewing up! >> reporter: over 24 tornadoes reported. >> i looked up, the e roof was blowing off the house. >> reporter: watch as these two tornadoes merge into one massive twister. swirling winds lifting this tractor trailer and sending it careening onto its side. in holly springs, mississippi -- >> monster tornado. >> reporter: the national weather service says this tornado was at least an ef-3 and may have tracked over 100 miles across two states. >> it was like a war zon >> reporter: first responders rushing to help the injured, including retired nurse sherry keel. she was on her way home from la-minute christmas shopping. >> there's a lady face down in
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>> r reporter:hat child, just 7 years old, didn't survive. >> i can't imagine -- i just can't imagine what that mom is
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that her child didn't make it.an area of low p pressure rming on the lee side of the rockieses. snow across ah and western colorado. we could pick up about a foot of snow there. and then that system will shift off to the north and east bringing widespread snow across the northern plains. we could see major travel delays in this area due to poor visibility and drifting snow and then the system will move off the north and east into minnesota bringing upwards of 6 inches of snow into minneapolis. the big storm system developing over the weekend. we could see blizzard li conditions across new mexico into the texas panhandle and heavy rain into east texas as lower mississippi. heading back home from the lidays could be treacherous. back to yoyou.
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other newsthere were black lives matter protests across the u.s. on christmas eve including in chicago. investigators released recordings of chicago police radio calls from the night teenager laquan mcdonald was shot and killed. the radio traffic shows only five minutes pass between a request for a taser and when officer jason van dyke opened fire. >> fired by the police. gunfire by the policice. >> you guys okay? >> everything's fine. >> to protest that shooting, about 100 protesteters march along chicago's busiest shopping district, but this protest appeared to have less impact on merchants than a bigger one on black friday. and an off-duty police offir shot and killed a teenager at a north carolina mall following a dispute between two groups. last minute shoppers scrambled as the gunfire erupted. here abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: it happened again. this time, a shooting in a north carolina shopping mall, packed with last-minute christmas shoppers. gunfire sending many in the
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inside, this man finding safety, huddling behind a clothing rack. >> we were just walking and people just started running, yelling, screaming. so, i just -- my first thing to do is get safe. >> reporteter: imagefrom the northlake mall in charlotte captured the chaos and confusion. he started shooting. >> reporter: authorities say the shooting occurred after two groups of people inside the mall got into an argument. an off-duty police officer inteened and fatally shot one person who they say was armed. >> this is not a random act of violence. this is something that happened between two parties who were beefing back and forth. >> reporter: this incident comes just two days after a shooting at one of the country's biggest malls on new york's long island. there, too, scenes of panic when a would-be robber legedly fired a gun in a struggle with a store security guard. north carolina, at least four people gone to the hospital and
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the federal government is making plans for mass deportations that could start as early as next month. the targets would be thousands of central americans who have come here fleeing gang violence in honduras and el salvador. their requts for asylum in the u.s. were denied, but they haven't left. >> i think what they're trying to do is send a message to centl america saying don't come and in order to do that, i think they believe if there are images of families being off loaded on planes in central america, that it's going to deter people from coming. > the plan has to be approved by the white house and opposition is fierce from both left and right and even within homeland security itself. 36 years after their capture, the americans taken hostage in 1979 are set to receive millilions of dlars in compensation. that's after a provision in the spending deal signed last week. each of the 53 hostages and their estates are set to receive up to $4.4 million.
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r a $600,000 payment, the hostages spent 444 days in captivity. we got a somber message from the pope during his christmas eve mass. pope francis condemned what he called society's intoxication with consumerism, pleasure, abundance and wealth. while noting the simplicity of jesus' birth he said jesus calls on christians to act in a way that is simple, balanced, consistent and capable of seeing and doing what is essential. in jan, the christmas tradition is to line up for kentky fried chicken. >> what's wrong with that? >> yeah, it's a little different. eating the colonel's chicken is so popular kfc starts taking reservations in october. the wait time can be as long as six hours if you don't have a reservation. about 3.6 million people will feast on kfc today. >> in japan? >>? japan. >> i don't blame them.
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crispy or the original. >> or the original. >> i was always an original person back when i ate the bird. it was good stuff. >> love it. >> good yard bird there at kfc. >> this is something of a christmas tradition, as well. water skiing on the potomac near the nation's capital. >> this is the 30th year saint nick has made the splash. he was joined this year by mrs. clause, elves, reindeer, frosty the snowman. surprised he didn't melt in this weweather aneven the grinch was there. we didn't spot any members of congress out there, but who knows. cheering them on at least. >> so there was a grinch you mentioned. so i'm sorry, kidding. kids, if santa doesn't b bring you what you wanted this morning, now you know what he was doing instead. the temperatures in d.c., yeah, upper 70s yesterday. >> can't resist. >> i didn't get a lot of sleep in new york because there was an ice cream truck outside my apartment. ice cream truck on christmas eve. >> first time ever that has been the cause of a sleepless night
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love it. >> on christmas eve, amazing. love it. >> coming up in "thekinny," christmas treasure coming to the palin family and california's governor sends a gift to hollywood "a" listers. >> also ahead a fowl protest at the revenue department. why did a taxpayer dump seven chickens and take off? into and. >> and no immediate holiday truce between donald trump and hillary clinton. the war of words on social media takes a new tone. you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now." i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? he has that dry scratchy thing going on. guess what? it works on his cough too. cough! guess what? it works on his cough too. what? stop! don't pull me! spoiler alert! she doesn't make it! only mucinexex dm relies bothwet and dry coughs for 12 hours with two medicines in one pill. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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66-year-old taxpayer. the motive? well, it's unclear. animal control was called to remove the flock. >> it's not often that we take in seven chickens at once and certainly not under this circumstance. >> not often or ever. >> y you think >> the chicken dropper is now banned from rerning to the building. >> the chicken dropper? i guess what else do you call him? >> yeah, i mean, yeah. >> so we don't know why. >> the delivery man. >> we don't note why he did it. i guess he got his point across somewhat because we're talking about it. >> absolutely. if he took those to japan on christmas day, man. >> kfc, done. >> turning now to the race for the white house and the rhetoric is apparently not letting up for christmas. >> not in the christmas spirit at all. with the latest polls showing hillary clinton and donald trump running in a dead heat, donald trump's campaign is turning up the heat and it's not just
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is targeting. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: no chriristmas ev quiet on donald trump's twitter feed. retweeting this -- "why is hillary even allowed to run? she's a criminal." his campaign spokeswoman even summoning the ghost of her husband's scandals. >> hillary clinton has some nerve to talk about the war on women and the bigotry towards women when she has a serious problem in her husband. >> reporter: trump's campaign upping the rhetoric after he president obama by using offcolor slang of the male anatomy. >> she was favored to win and she got [ bleep ]. she lost, i mean, she lost. >> reporter: trump insists his use of the term was neither vulgar nor misogynistic. >> to me, that's really a reference to getting beaten and really pretty decisively. and when i said it, nobody in the audience thought anything about it. they clapped, ththey didn'view that as being a horrible thing.
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degrading and disgusting. >> i really deplore the tone of his campaign and the inflammato rhetoric. it's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism. >> reporter: and that brought this veiled threat from trump, "hillary, when you complain about a penchant for sexism, who are you referring to? i have great resct for women. be careful." hours later, his s spokeswom dropping this bomb. >> i can think of quite a fefew women that have been bullied by hillary clinton to hide her huhusband's sogynist sexist secrets. >> reporter: no comment from the clinton campaign, but tonight, trump and his family go to church nr his palm beach home, so, perhaps there will be a momentary truce. jim avila, abc news. >> coming up, california's governor has a big christmas lister. >> and disappointing news for janet jackson fans. why the singer is stepping off
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from rock star janet jackson. >> she posted this on instagram. she's postponing her unbreakable world tour at least until the spring because she must have surgery soon. jackson did not reveal what kind of surgery she would be undergoing but asked only that fans pray for her, for her family and for her entire company during this difficult time. >> jackson told fans to hang on to those tickets that they would be honored in a special way when her new concert schedule is announced. >> i was looking forward to it. she was going to be in new york in february. >> did you get tickets? >> no, but was going to try to get t some. >> last second stubhub. >> yeah, exactly. next to an early christmas present for the palin family. >> bristol palin who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother seven years ago has given birth to her second chd, a girl named sailor grace. palin instagrammed this photo saying our family couldn't be more complete. >> okay, so here's the issue.
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the father of ilor grace but announced she was pregnant shortly after her engagement to marine war hero dakota meyeyer was broken off this spring, last spring. meyer also posted "best christmas present ever." okay. to be clear. baby daddy? maybe there's an esode of >> o yes. finally the spirit of christmas comes alive in the locker roomom. >>hihis is reay cool. something you just don't see very often or frankly ever. carolina panthers running back fozzy whittaker dressed up as rudolph the red nosed reindeer singing the temptations version of silent -- let's have him sing it. >> oh, wow. sleep in heaven, heavenly
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merry christmas to all of you, all of you we meant merry christmas to all of you >> merry christmas, everybody. >> the temptations. >> do you know that? it's probably i'm showing my age here. that's a really classic and greachristmas song there. >> i appreciated your attempt singing it. i'd like for you to continue that please. >> a lot of people do not appreciate it. that's what happens if you're 14-0, you can sing anything you want. >> in a reindeer costume, shirtless like that guy. i liked it. >> coming up, box office.
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all right, well it is now time for "insomniac theater" if you saying with this distraction here. >> i'm trying to not get it close to the fire. >> definitely flammable. >> checking out two films weekend. >> this week, we're going to start with quintin tarantino's latest adventure "the hateful eight," set in post civil war wyoming. l. jackson. they're trying to find shelter in a blizzard but end up getting involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. >> one of them fellows is not what he says he is. >> what he? >> in cahoots with this one, that's what he is. one of them, maybe even two of them is here to see she goes free. >> "hateful eight" is getting a solid 75% rating on rotten tomaes and the critics seem to love it. mike scott writes it's 100% tarantino pleasure
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calls it a towering work as profound as it is profane. >> next up an offering from another hollywood heavyweight with an appropriate title for jennifer lawrence, robert de niro, bradley cooper and david o. russell. it tells the story of a familyly across four gerations and the woman at the center of it all who rises to become the founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. but along that road to success is betrail of, treachery, and more than a few surprises. >> hi. >> what are you doing here? >> i'm returning him to you. i don't want him anymore. >> what? >> he's damaged. he has no place else to go. he's been liviving in myouse for two years. >> dad, i'm so sorry. but you know, tony's living in the basement. >> your ex-husband shouldn't be living in your basement. that's not the proper way to be divorced. >> okay. >> critics are saying that is no way to make a movie giving it a
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i'm disappointed. pete hammond writes jennifer lawrence proves a mop can be just as empowering as a bow and wow. >> why sangry. >> joshua starnes writes the film does little to live up to its title or aspirations. that is such a bummer. what a great cast. >> j. law is getting a lot of buzz for that film and a lot of oscar buzz for it. >> maybe the critics are wrong. >> i'm going to put this near ththe fire a see if it will just catch fire. >> i think you should dance. you look like a festive little elf. >> might be a little bit too much. >> nice and toasty. >> polyester does burn. >> this is fantastic. this is my christmas gift. >> merry christmas.fantastic. this is my christmas gift. >> merry christmas. believe we're still worth the fight
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it's on us to stop sexual assault. learn how and take the pledge at itsonus.org. this morning on "world news now, extreme weather and holiday heart ache. >> the growing human toll after tornadoes tear through the south and the snowstorm that could slow down christmas travelers.
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payback time. americans held hostage in tehran back in 1979, the surprising plan to send them millions of dollarars in compensation. celebrating christmas. tension and hope at jesus christ's birthplace and t pope's holiday sermon hitting home this christmas morning. >> and later tracking santa. the government operation going back 60 years following old sain nick making his deliveries, how the popular program started with a mistake. it is friday, christmas day, december 25th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, , everyone merrrry christs. i'm marci gonzalez in for reena ninan. >> and merry christmas. i'm kendis gibson just looking to see where santa is. he's heading for wichita, kansas at this early hour right now. he's been very, very busy.
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kids get t to sleep. >> hopefully they're already asleep by now. > you nev kw. staying up, listening for those reindeer. >> of course. you know, we're going to start in the hea was really, really intense. missssissippi >> we heard d this gre big whoo ke a train, and then it was calm. >> reporter: at least two dozen
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cutting a path of destruction and leaving many homeless. >> it's devastating. kind of crushes you here at christmas. >> it's very heartbreaking. i don't even have the words to explain it. >> reporter: the damages are so widespread, a state of emergency has been declared in tennessee and mimississipp everyone now beginning the process of recovering and rebuilding. >> this was a well organized effort and we will recover. >> reporter: and after wreakin havoc in the south, that same storm system headed east triggering dangerous flash flooding in partof georgia and alabama. kendis and marci? >> thank you, elizabeth. the severe weather extended all the way up to the great lakes bringing michigan its first tornado ever in the month of december. it touched down about 20 miles west of detroit with 90-mile-an-hour winds.
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but no reported injuries. there were also several tornadoes in northern california east of sacramento. some roofs were damage adadd, trees and fences torn down, but there were no reports of injuries, as well here. one traffic accident blamed on the tornadoes thou. the driver was distracted looking at the storm. if you are looking for a white christmas, try omaha. the city buried by 6 to 8 inches of snow yesterday. snow plows got a late start making nearly everyone else late wherever they were heading and there were a whole bunch of fender benders and traffic on the highways slowed to a crawl, but at leasthey got their picture perfect holiday. not so much here in new york where not only is there no snow but yesterday's high temperature set a record, 72 degrees. still can't believe it. it was like that all over the northeast. holiday travel could be a nightmare in other pararts of country. here's accuweather meteorologist cam tran. good morning, cam. >> happy christmas morning, kendis and marci.
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if you're looking for a white christmama you've got to head out west. we have an area of low pressure forming on the lee side of the rockies that will bring widespread snow into utah and western colorado and then that system will shift off to the north and east bringing snow into the northern plains. we could see poor visibility as well as drifting snow making travel a bit dangerous. the system will move into minneapolis by saturday morning. but the big storm system we're talking about will be over the weekend. we've got a major storm developing across the south that will bring liz zard-like conditions into new mexico and into the texas panhandle. we could see up to 10 inches of snow in el paso. heavy rain in east texas and severe weather possible in the lower mississippi heading back homeorhe holidays could be a bit dangerous. back to you, kendis and marci. >> thanks to cam there. chaos at a north carolina mall after gunfire erupted between two groups of teenagers. police in charlotte say an off-duty oicer killed one of the gunmen. panicked shoppers scrambling for
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out. the officer was placed on administrative leave pending the tcome of the investigation. an arizona man accused of helping attack a prophet muhammad cartoon contest in texas is facing new charges. prosecutors say malik abdul kareem also planned to fight with isis. he's also accused of plotting to blow up the site of the 2015 super bowl game that was in phoenix as well as a mall. kareemem was alrdy charged with providing the guns used in the texas attack. 36 years after their capture, the americans taken hostage in tehran in 1979 are set to receive millions of dollars in compensation. it's news that brought tears to the eyes of the former hostages. abc's tom llamas has the details. >> reporter: more than 30 years after the those american who is tangs were paraded before the world, a measure of justice. the 53 americans seized by an
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embassy in tehran in 1979. >> they will spend at least another night imprisoned in the american embassy. >> they became international pawns. their ordeal dragging on more than a year. rodney was one of them, a 22-year-old marine south serving as a security guard at the embassy. being held hostage was 444 days of a bad nightmare where each day we woke up and thought we were e dead. >> reporter: finally on the day ronald reagan was sworn in -- >> day one of freedom for 52 americans. >> reporter: in all the years since, the former hostages fought for compensation. now it's finally come buried in a budget bill president obama signed last friday. they will each receive up to $4.4 million. that's $10,000 for every one of the 444 days they spent in captivity. he calls it justice.e. >> tom llamas, abc news, new york. the pope sounding a somber note during his christmas eve mass, noting the simplicity of jesus christ's birth. pope francis condemned what he
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with consumerism, pleasure, abundance and wealth. he says jesus calls on christians to act in a way that is simple, balanced, consistent, capable of seeing and doing what is essential. the upsurge of violence in the holy land brought more tension to christmas celebrations. palestinian president mahmoud abbas joined christian faithful in bethlehem for midnight mass. bethlehem habeen at the center of violence, but as molly hunter reports, the celebrations have returned.. reporter: mixed feeling between the celebration and the sad feeling. >> reporter: that sad feeling shared widely this year. after months of violence in the occucupied paltinian territories and israel left 19 israelis and more than 0 palestinians dead, israel says mo than half of those palestinians were attackers. in manger square, the birthplace of jesus, the crowd's smaller. tourism suffering.
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like this. >> but at the same time, there is a certain feeling of resilience. people insist to c celebrate christmas to send a message of hope that we, the christians and muslims, the palestinians are here. we were here. and we'll stay here forever. >> reporter: resillence and happins says natalie. >> are you going to celebrate more this year because of the tension, because of the violence? >> because the only way you fight war is by happiness and by peace. peace by happiness, by music. >> merry christmas. >> molly hunter, abc news, bethlehem. >> back here, state environmentalists are delivering a bit of a buzz kill over america's christmas lights. while holiday light displays are only a small fraction of the electricity we consume annually, a new study finds that the lights we turn on buburnp morenergy than some nations in a year. >> wow.
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tanzania are some of the countries that use less power than the u.s. over the holidays. so your big christmas is b news to the environment. >> yeah. well, there is something else burning in denenver on cistmas eve. a non-profit group gave free marijuana joints to the homeless and anyone else who wanted one. the group cannabis can says it wants to use pot for good and to bring people together. >> that's kind of them. th group says it's high time, high time, that the homeless had access to restrooms and showers. so it's raising money. it's illegal to smoke marijuana in public in colorado but giving it as a gift is okay. the group wishes everyone "a happy cannimas." >> exactly. that's -- so there are a bunch of hungry homeless people right
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>> munchies with candy canes. >> medical use. they have arthritis, too. >> is that it? >> uh-huh. coming up "in the mix" if your gift wrapping technique is less than artful, we'll make you feel a little better. >> also ahead, who is behind the bombshell plan to crack down and deport iigrants? we'll tell you who is speaking out. later the government's popular santa tracking program following st. nick's big night of deliveries after six decades. we're revealing how it actually all started. >> remember to find us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."@abcwnn.
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home as the couple sleeps upstairs. the man spots the cameras at one point but is unable to disable them but his face clearly seen. he stole more than $100,000 worth of items. the homeowner says the burglar was just feet away from his bedroom but never tried to enter. >> wow. >> but with $100,000 worth of items nearby, i would have -- i mean, i can understand why he didn't enter the bedroom. he was busy. the obama administration has launched a new salvo in the polarizing debate over illegal immigration. the department of homeland security is set to deport thousands of central american immigrants living here illegally since last year. abc's pierre thomas has the latest. >> reporter: they came over the southern border by the thousands. children and families, in some cases, fleeing violence and persecution in central america. many bussed beyond the border. inside the u.s. >> turn around and go back. >> reporter: some facing angry crowds, while the government
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now, with illegal border crossings spiking again, hundreds of those families are being targeted for deportation in a series of sweeps that could begin as early ass next month, if approved by the white house. >> i think what they're trying to do here is send a message to central america, saying, don't come. and in order to do that, i think they believe that images of families being offloaded on planes in central america, that it's going to o deter pele from coming. >> reporter: the families targeted for deportation h had their r requestsor asylum rejected by immigration judges. but the removal is sparking controversy, because the obama administration has typically focused on deporting criminals, not families. this news to break, on christmas eve. >> reporter: some administration critics said the plan is symbolic window dressing that will do nothing to stem the tide of illegal immigration. in many cases these families will have to be tracked down. our sources say immigration and customs enforcement agents a are confident they can be located. they say it's simply too
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opposition to this plan is already fifierce pierre thomas, abc news, washington. might be a little bit too late advice. medical researchers have advice for parents about what not to give your children for christmas. before you buy a flashy ectronic device, consider a book or a simpler toy. researchers at the northern arizona university have found that playing with totoys and bks that don't require a power source promoted more meaningful interactions between children and parents. they say playtime with electronic toys fostered less >> and the kids will be thrilled. >> i'm sure they'll be thrilled. >> for grown-ups who can't we have got an after christmas deal for you. best buy is selling the apple iphone 6s for just $1. >> a buck? >> yeah. a steep discount from the usual $200 but it applies only to the 16 gig version and it's only for verizon and sprint cusustomers.
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sunday in stores or online. as welell. investate this a little further. >> sounds flashy and good. coming up in our next half hour, donald trump turns up the heat. he is now taking aim at not just hillary but bill clinton's scandals, as well. and what he called hillary clinton in his latest tweet. >> first for those of us who have been nice this year, santa has taken flight. the team at norad isis trackin his every move. but do you know why the government launched this mission in the first place? >> you're watching "world news now." >> he's in mexico. >> announcer: "world news s now"
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nice and cozy. so awe fire up, you know, the yule log, santa claus has been flying around the globe for hours. he's just finishing up his deliveri here in america. look at him go. >> busy, busy man. worldwide, children have been following his travels thanks to norad's santa tracker which this year turned 60 years old. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: santa claus is under the watchful eyes of norad. >> so, on the screen, you'll see the last place that we've seen santa claus, which, in this case, was russia. and then it also tracks the number of gifts delivered,hich is just over billion. >> reporter: usually on alert for things like missile attacks,
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how important is this mission? >> oh, this is a no fafail mission. >> reporter: a mission that goes back to the cold war, as the story goes, back in 1955, a sears newspaper ad gave kids a number to call santa. but that number was off by one, so, instead of reaching the man red, kids were calling colonel harry shoup on his red phone. >> that red phone was top secret. >> reporter: the colonel ordered his men to play along. >> he was military through and through, but he loved kids. and he loved christmas. >> reporter: and a tradition was born. norad has been playing along now for 60 years. >> santa loves cookies and milk. >> reporter: 1,500 volunteers taking 135,000 calls from excited kids in 235 countries. >> he's headed for bangalor, india, right now.
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reach terry, taking calls today for the first time ever. >> have you got cookokies for m? >> reporter: colonel shoup was her dad. so, your first call, what does it feel like? >> oh, it's great. better than i even thought. it's wonderful. reporter: she says that went for her dad, too. a simple mistake he helped turn into 60 years of magic. clayton sandell, abc news, colorado springs. that is so cool. always a tradition in my family, put out the cookies and the milk and then check to see where santa is. >> still to this day. >> we're checking to see where kendis is. because he might be breaking into your home. >> i think i'm stuck. >> yeah. >> just trapped up there. >> i have to anchor by myself e rest of the show because he's stuck. >> we'll be back.yself the rest of the show because
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>> time now for "the mix" and a lot of people are probably pulling an all nighter right now trying to get the last minute gifts wrapped. i still have a few. take it easy on yourself. as bad as your gifts may look, they cannot possibly be as terrible as these we're about to show you. >> really? mine are pretty bad. >> this person forgot to buy christmas wrapping. >> what is that? >> happy birthday paper. under the christmas tree. >> happy birthday baby jesus. >> that must be the birthday. that mht be your gift. that's why you're making excuses. this person wraps a chair. i think i know what it is. >> i think the real gift is an iphone on the chair. so a little clever. this next one someone decided trash bags are the best way to wrap gifts. don't bother with the wrapping paper. >> this woman -- want to quickly show you this s woman inentucky wanted to include her dogs in on the whole holiday tradition. and look at that. they were there.
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ninan. >> and merry christmas. nice to be spending the holiday with you and you, as well. thank you for joining us here. we want to get to our top story because it is tragic. deadly tornadoes in e south
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>> among the hardest hit areas northwestern mississippi where seven people have died. dozens more have been injured some seriously. abc's phillip mena has the story. >> reporter: severe weather still on the move. with blinding rain in alabama and flooded roads south of atlanta. this after a devastating christmas week tornado outbreak. >> oh! i think that's a tornado brewing up! >> reporter: over 24 tornaes reported. >> i looked up, the roof was blowing off the house. >> reporter: watch as these two tornadoes merge into one massive twister. swirling winds lifting this tractor trailer and sending it careening onto its side. in holly springs, mississippi -- >> monster tornado. >> reporter: the national weather service says this tornado was at lea an ef-3 and may have tracked over 100 miles across two states. >> it was like a war zone. >> reporter: first responders rushing to help the injured, including retired nurse sherry keel. she was on her way home from last-minute christmas shopping. >> there's a lady face down in the ditch.
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>> reporter: that child, just 7 years old, didn't survive. >> i can't imagine -- i just can't imagine what that mom is going to feel when she's told that her child didn't make it. >> reporter: gwendolyn jones had no storm shelter. in the safest place they could >> and we laid here on the floor and holding hands and praying >> reporter: the room her daughter and granddaughter livive , now destroyed. the community here coming together. dotions pouring into ts shter, hoping to salvage some this motor home was parked 100 and the only thing that stopped it was a two-story building, now obliterated. and the trailer attached to that rv, they found it a quarter milile away. phillip mena, abc news, holly springs, mississippi. a snowstorm hitting the great plains making travel dangerous. the omaha area got about half a foot of snow.
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accidents. meteorologist cam tran tells us snowstorms could make travel dangerous across an even wider area. good rning, cam. >> happy christmas morning, kendis and marci. christmas, head out west. an area of low pressure forming on the lee side of the ckies. we could pick up about a foot of snow there. and then that system will shift off to the north and east bringing widespread snow across the northern plains. we could see major travel delays in this area due to poor visisibility a drifting snow and then the system will move off to the north and east into minnesota bringing upwards of 6 inches off snow into minneapolis. the big storm system developing over the weekend. we could see blizzard like conditions across new mexico into the texas panhandle and heavy rain into east texas as well as severe weather in the lower mississippi. heading back home from the holidays could be treacherous. back to you. >> thanks, cam.
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lives matter protests on christmas eve including in chicago. investigators released recordings of chihicago pice radio calls from the night teenager laquan mcdonald was shot and killed. the traffic shows only five minutes pass between a request for a taser and when officer jason van dyke opened fi. >> fired by the police. gunfire by the police. >> you guys okay? >> everything's fine. >> to protest that shooting, about 100 protesters marched along chicago's busiest shopping district but the this protest appeared to have less impact on merchants than a bigger one on black friday. and an off-duty police officer shot and kild a teenager at a north carolina mall following a dispute between two groups. last minute shoppers scrambled as the gunfire erupted. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: it happened again. this time, a shooting in a north carolina shopping mall, packed
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gunfire sending many in the crowd fleeing in panic. inside, this man finding safety, huddling behind a clothing rack. >> we were just walking and people just started running, yelling,creaming. so, i just -- my first thing to do is get safe. >> reporter: images from the northlake mall in charlotte captured the chaos and confion. >> he started shooting. >> reporter: authorities say the shoong occurred after two groups of people inside the mall got into a an argume. an off-duty police officer intervened and fatally shot one person who they say was armed. >> this is not a random act of violence. this is something that happened between two parties who were beefing back and forth. >> reporter: this incident comes just two days after a shooting at one of the country's biggest malls on new york's long island. ther too, scenes of panic when a would-beobber allegedly fired a gun in a struggle with a a ste security guard. in north carolina tonight, the at least four people gone to the hospital and yet another community on edge.
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the federal government is making plans for mass deportations that could start as early as next month. the targets would be thousands of central americans who have come here fleeing gang violence in honduras and el salvador. thr request for asylum in the u.s. were denied but they haven't left. >> i think what they're trying to do is send a message saying don't come and in order to do that, i think they believe if there are image of families being off loaded in planes in central america, thattt's going to deter people from coming. > the plan has to be approved by the white house and opposition is fierce from both left and right and even within homeland security itself. 36 years after their capture, the americans taken hostagen 1979 are set to receive millions of dollars in compensation. that's after a provision in the spending deal signed last week. each of the 53 hostages and their estates are set to receive up to $4.4 million.
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for a $600,000 payment, the hostages spent 444 days in captivity. we got a somber msage from the pope during his christmas eve mass. pope francis condemned what he calleded society's intoxicationing with consumerism, pleasure, abundance and wealth. while noting the simplicity of jesus' birth he said jesus calls on christians to act in a way that is simple, balanced, consistent and capable of seeing an doing what is essential. in japan, the christmas tradition iss to line up for kentucky fried chicken. >> what's wrong with that? >> yeah, it's a little different. eating the colonel's chicken is so popular kfctarts taking reservations in october. the wait time can be as long as six hours if you don't have a reservation. about 3.6 million people will fet on kfc today? >> japan? >> in japan. >> i don't blame them. good for them. i wonder if they prefer extra
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>> or the original. >> i was always an original person back when i ate the bird. it was good stuff. >> love it. >> good yard bird there at kfc. >> this is something of a christmas tradition, as well. water skiing on the potomac near the nation's capital. >> this is the 30th year saint nick has made the splash. he was joined this year by mrs. clause, elves, reindeer, frosty the snowman. surprised he didn't melt in this weather and even the grinch was there. we didn't spot any mbers of congress out there, but who mentioned. so i'm sorry, kidding. kids, if santa doesn't bring you what you wan this had morning, now you know what he was doing instead. the temperatures in d.c., yeah, upper 70s yesterday. >> can't resist. >> i didn't get a lot of sleep in new york because there was an ice cream truck outside my aparent. eve.
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the cause of a sleepless night in new york city. love it. >> coming up in "the skinny," christmas treasure coming to the palin famimilynd california's governor sends a gift to hollywood "a" listers. >> also ahead a fowl protest at e revenue department. why did a taxpayer dump sevenen chickens and take off? oo and no immediate holiday truce between donald trump and hillary clinton. the war of words on social media takes a new tone. you're watching "world news now." so how ya doing? enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, wewe're abouto take off. thesdissolve fast. they're new liquid gels. and you're coming with me... wait, what?! you realize i have gold status? do i still get the miles? new mucinex sinus-s-max liqu gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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the motive? well, it's unclear. animal control was called in to remove the flock. >> it's not often that we e take in seven chickens at once and certainly not under this circumstance. >>ou think? >> the chicken dropper is now banned from returning to the building. >> the chicken dropper? i guess what else do you cal him? >> yeah, i mean, yeah. >> so we don't know the why. >> the delivery man. >> we don't know the why he did it. i guess he got his point across somewhat because we're talking about it. >> absolutely. if he took those to japan on christmas day, man. >> kfc, done. >> turning now to the race for the white house and the rhetoric is apparently not letting up for christmas. >> not in the christmas spit at all. with the latest polls showing hillary inton and donald trump running in a dead heat, donald trump's campaign is turning up the heat and it's not just
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is targeting. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: no christmas eve quiet on donald trump's twitter feed. retweeting this -- "why is hillary even allowed to run? she's a criminal." his campaign spokeswoman even summoning the ghost of her husband's scandals. >> hillary clinton has some nerve to talk about the war on women and the bigotry towards women when she has a serious problem in her husband. >> reporter: trump's campaign upping the rhetoric after he described clinton's loss to president obama by using offcolor slang of the male anatomy. >> she was favavored to n and she got [ bleeeep ]. she lost, i mean, she lost. >> reporter:rump insists his use of the term was neither vulgar nor misogynistic. >> t to me, th's really a reference to getting beaten and really pretty decisively. and when i said it, nobody in the audience thought anything about it. they clapped, they didn't view that as being a horrible thing. >> reporteter: but cnton's
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degrading and disgusting. >> i really deplore the tone of his campaign and the inflammatory rhetoric. it's not the first time he's demonstrated a penchant for sexism. >> reporter: and that brought this veiled threat from trump, "hillary, when you complain about a penchant for sexexism, who are you referring to? i have great respect for women. be careful." hours later, his spokeswoman dropping this bomb. >> i can think of quite a few women that have been bullied by hillary clinton to hide her husband's misogynist sexist secrets. >> reporter: no comment from the clinton campaign, but totonight, trump and his family go to church near his palm beach home, so, perhaps there will be a momentary truce. jim avila, abc news. >> coming up, california's governor has a big christmas present for a hollywood "a" lister. >> and disappointing news for janet jackson fans. why the singer is stepping off
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skinny, so skinny all right. topping our look at "the skinny" on this christmas mornrning, a very merry christmas to robert downey junior. >> the actor has been given quite a present from california governor jerry brown, an official pardon for a drug conviction that sent him to prison nearly 20 years ago. in 1996, police found cocaine, heroin and a pistol in his car when they stopped him for speeding and three years later he violated his parole. >> he was busy during those days. office says since then, he has lived an honest and upright life and conducted himself as a law abiding tizen. the iron man's conviction will remain on his record but so now will the pardon, and he will have his voting rights restored. next voter right there.
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coming up next, troubling news from rock star janet jackson. >> she posted this on instagram. she's postponing her unbreakable worltour till the spring because she must have surgery soon. jackson did not reveal what kind of surgery she would be undergoing but asked onlnly that fans pray for her, for her family and for their entire company during this difficult time. >> jackson told fans to hang on to those tickets that they would be honored in a special way when her new concert schedule is announced. >> i was looking forward to it. she was going to be in new york in february. >> did you get tickets? > no, butas going to try to get some. >> last second stubhub. >> yeah, exactly. next to an early christmtmas present for the palin family. >> bristol palin whoaunched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother seven yeyears ago s given birth to a second child, a girl named sailor grace. palin instagrammed this photo saying our family couldn't be more complete. >> okay, so here's the issue.
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the father of ilor grace but announced she was pregnant shortly after her engagement to marine war hero dakota meyer was broken off this spring, last spring. meyer also posted "best christmas present ever." >> about the baby, not the broken engagement. okay. to be clear. >> so yeah, so maybe he's the baby daddy? maybe there's an episode of "maury" coming up soon? >> tune in. finally the spirit of christmas comes alive in the locker room. >> this is really cool. something you just don't see very often or frankly ever. carolina panthers running back fozzy whittaker dressed up as rudolph the red nosed reindeer singing the temptations version of silent -- let's have him sing it. sleep in heaven, heavenly
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merry christmas to all of you, all of you we mean it merry christmas to all of you >> merry christmas, everybody. >> the temptations. >> do you know that? it's probably i'm showing my age here. that's a really classic and great chstmas song the. >> i appreciated your attempt singing it. i'd like for you to continue that please. >> a lot of people do not appreciate it. that's what happens if you're 14-0, you can sing anything you want. >> in a reindeer costume, shirtless like that guy.
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>> coming up, box office. >> you know how hard it is to
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enough. it. >> yeah. all right, well it is now time for "insomniac tater" if you can even listen to what we're saying with this distraction here. >> i trying to not get it close to the fire. >> definitely flammable. >> checking ouout two fis opening this weekend. >> this week, we're going to start with quintin tarantino's latest adventure "the hateful eight," stars kirk russell and samuel l. jackson. they're trying to find shelter involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. >> one of them fellows is not what he says he is. >> in cahoots with this one, that's what he is. one of them, maybe even two of them is here to see she goes free. >> "hateful eight" is getting a solid 75% rating on rotten tomatoes and the critics seem to love it.
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10 tarantino pleasure entertainment and andy crump calls it a towering work as profound as it is profane. >> next up, an appropriate title for christmas "joy," starring jennifer lawrence, robert de niro, bradley cooper and davavid o. russell. it tells the story of a familyly across four generations and the woman at the cente of it all who rises to becomehe founder animatetory arc of a powerful family businessdy nasty. but along that road to success is betrayal, treasury and more than a few surprises. >> hi. >> what are you doing here? >> i'm returning him to you. i don't want him anymore. >> what? >> he's damaged. he has no place else to go. he's beeliving in my house for two years. >> dad, i'm so sorry. but you know, tony's living in the basement. >> youex-husband shouldn't be living in your basement. that's not the proper way to be divorced. >> okay. >> critics are saying that is no way to make a movie giving it a
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i'm disappointed. pete hammond writes jennifer lawrence proves a mop can be just as empowering as a bow and arrow. wow. >> why so angry. >> joshua sarns writes the film does little to live up to its title or aspirations. that is such a bummer. what a great cast. >> j j. law is getting a lot of buzz for that film and a lot of oscar buzz for it. > maybe t critics are wrong. >> i'm going to put this near the fire and see if it will just catch fire. >> festive little elf. >> might be a little bit too much. >> nice and toasty. >> polyester does burn. >> this is fantastic. this is my christmas gift. >> merry christmas.ve believe we're still worth the fight you'll s there's hope for this world tonight
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that we have a serious hunger issue i making news in america this morning, severe holiday weather. rain across the south forcing evacuations while others start the long road back following these deadly storms.
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see em. then today's holiday around the world of the pope offering his christmas blessing before his message to the masses and the rather unusual christmas tradition being enjoy in japan right now. is a crackdown coming against hundreds of immigrant familiesho have had their requests for asylum rejected? how much longer could they have in this country? something of a surprising admission from chipotle about an e. coli outbreak linked to some of its restaurants. what the company is saying coming up. and we do say good morning to you on this christmas morning. this is anything but a white christmas for most of the country. heavy rain, of course, unseasonable temperatures and tornadoes. not exactly something for bing crosby song. >> not quite especially not in the south where christmas was ruined for many americans.
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latest. >> reporter: holiday weather for the e record books. this christmas morning the weather threat continues for parts of the south witheavy rain causing floodwatches. >> we woke up to civil defense pounding on our door telling us we h 20 minutes to leave our homes. >> reporter: people evacuated their homes to escape floodwaters from the southth the weather turned deadly. more than a dozen killed when 24 tornadoes. and one stretched 150 miles destroying homes and lives. >> if you look at the damage here, it is as bad as any tornado that we've had and i've been through a lot of them. >> reporter: in wisconsin, crews are working overtime to resestore power after strong winds wreaeaked hac in other parts of the midwest, snow and lots o it. a heavy downfall in omaha, nebraska, caused a traffic
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there. it's insane. >> reporter: along the east coast it's not a white christmas but it's definitely a warm one. record highs from florida to vermont. new york city, 70-degree weather had people in shortsnd t-shirts. >> i'm loving it. holiday. california. i'm fine right here. reporter: those residents should enjoy the warmhristmas because tempeperaturesre expected to drop next week. kenneth moton, abc news, there were several tornadoes in northern california east of sacramento. >> some roofs were damaged. tree and fences torn down. injuries. on traffic accident is plamed on the tornadoes though the driver was distracted by the storm. holiday travel could be a nighare in other parts of the country. here's accuweather's cam tran, good morning, cam. >> well, happy christmas. good morning. it'll remain balmy out in the
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white christmas you have to head out west. pressure will bring widespread snow utah and western colorado and will shift and brings it into the northern plains. could see poor visibility as well as drifting snow making travel a bit dangerous. the system will move into minneapolis by saturday morning but the big storm system we're weekend. we have a major storm saling across the south that will bring blizzard-like conditions into new mexico, even into the texas panhandle and could see upwards of ten inches of snow in el paso, as well looking at heavy rain in east tas and severe weather possible in the lower mississippi so heading back home for the holidays coululd be bit dangerouous. ck to you, kendis and marci. breaking news fromfrica where more than 100 have died in a gas explosion. it unfolded when a tanker truck ignited an inferno at a gat plant in nigeria. hundreds of people were lined up
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cylinders in time for christmas. witnesses described the horrible scene with many of the victims burned beyond recognition. and from the vatican, the pope sending a somber message during his christmas eve mass. >> noting the simplicity of jesus christ's birth pope francis condemned what he called society's intoxication with consumerism, pleasure and abundance and wealth and said jesus calls on christians to act in a way that is a little more simple, balanced, consistent and capable of doing what is essential and delivers his christmas message and blessing and he'll do that in 50 languages. fer pilgrims in the holy land put off by a surge of violence between israelis and palestinians. the palestinian president joined christian faithful for midnight mass in bethlehem. yesterday was quiet. in north carolina chaos at a mall after gunfire erupted
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police in charlotte say an off-duty officer shot and killed one of the gunmen. panic shoppers scramme for cover and the officer was placed on administrative leave until an investigation is complete. there were black lives matter protests on christmas eve including in chicago. investators released recocordings o chicago police radio calls from the night teenager laquan mcdonald was shot and killed. the radio traffic shows only five minutes pass between a request for a taser and when jason van dyke opened fire. >> shots fired by the police. shots fired by the police. >> you guys okay? >> everything is fine. roll an ambulance over here. >> reporter: the protest about that shooting 100 demonstrators marched along chicago's busiest shopping district but this protest appeared to have less impact on merchants and a bigger
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the obama administration is getting gting to launch a new salvo. >> the department of homeland security is going to sent thousandsf immigrants living here illegally. pierre thomas has the latest. >> reporter: they came from the southern border by the thousands. children and families, in some cases fleeing violence and persecution in central america. many bussed beyond the border inside the u.s. some facing angry crowds while the government determined their fate. now with illegal border crossings spiking again, hundreds of those families are being targeted for deportation in a series of sweeps that could begin as early as n next month if approved by the wte house. >> i think what they're trying to do is send a message saying don't come and in order to do that, i think they believe their images of families being offloaded in planes in central america that it's going to deter people from coming.
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targeted had their requests denied but their removal is sparking controversy because the obama administration has typically focused on deporting crinals, not families. >> a very tough day for this news to break on christmas eve. >> reporter: some said the plan is symbolic window dressing that will do nothing to stem the tide of iegal immigration. in many cases these families will have to be tracked down but immigration and customs enforcement agents are confident they can be located. it'soo difficult for families to hide, theyy say. opposition to this plan is already fierce. pierre thomasas, abc news, washington. >> well, straight ahead, 2015 is so over when it comes toour money. what wall street is looking forward to. fedex not making any frienends this morning thanks to some deliveries that still need to be made. yeah, so what is the company doing about it. the americans who spent 444 days in captivity in iran, uncle
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will be at department stos which are struggling the most this year. two-thirds of us plan to shop the post-christmas sales. and when it comes t the money you have invested, those who manage it are alrlready loing ahead to 2016. some mutual fund managers and analysts say you should expect lower returns from stocks many could the new year and a few economists are predicting a recession with one week of trading left this year the dow is in negative territory, nasdaq is up for the year. we may never knowxactly what caused the e. coli outbreak at two chipotle restaurants. that's the word from chipotle which says it no longer has any of the ingredients that might have been contaminated. health officialsls also acknowledge the problem, chipotle's emphasis on fresh, locally produced ingredients may work against it here. chipotle's sales he taken a beating in recent months. all right, when we come back, a scker from janet jackson. some bad news for fans who might
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to a accidentsnd traffic jams, but no major injuries. >> snowy roads likely in many more places this morning from th rockies across to the twin cities in the south flooding is the main problem with wet road as cross the ohio vley and possibly into the mid-atlantic states. if you're flying airport deys are likeliest in houston, memphis, washington and denver. 36 years after their capture the americans taken hostage in tehran in 1979 are set to receive millions of dollars in compensation. >> it's news that brought tears to the eyes of the former hostages. tom llamas has the details. >> reporter: more than 30 years after those american hostages were paraded before the world, a measure of justice. e 53 americans seized by an angry mob that stormed the u.s. embassy in tehran in 1979. >> will spend at least another night imprisoned in the embassy. >> reporter: they became international pawns. their ordeal dragging on for more than a year, rodney sickman
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marine serving as a security guard at the embassy. >> being held hostage was 444 days of a bad nightmare where each day we woke up,e thought we were dead. >> reporter: finally onhe day ronald reagan was sworn in -- >> they won freedom for 52 americans. >> reporter: in all the years since the former hostages fought for compensation and now it's finally come. buried in a budget bill president obama signed last friday, they will each receive up to $4.4 million. that's $10,000 for every one of the 444 days they spent in cap difficul. sickmann calls it justice. tom llamas, abc news, new york. some personals in the news this christmas morning. bristol palin gave birth to sailor grace. she hasn't publicly identified sailor grace's father but dakotaa meyer posted best christmas present ever. troubling news about pop
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she posted on instagram that she is postponing her unbreakable world tour until the spring because of an undisclose upcoming surgery but told fans to hang on to their tickets until her concerts are rescheduled. california governor jerry brown has givenctor robert downey jr. an official pardon for that 1996 drug conviction that landed him in prison. brown's office says he has since lived an honest and upright life. the ironman's conviction will remain on his record but voting rights to him will be restored. five games on the nba christmas schedule including a rematch of last season's finals between the warriors an cavaliers. >> as for the christmas eve football action, highlights now from espn. good morning, america. and especially those watching in utica who like john buccigross. >> merry christmas to my favorite utica viewers. there was a football game played on christmas eve, an nfl football game.
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it's the capital one bowl mania. >> charles woodson, final season in the nfl. final home game in oakland, saying good-bye from free month, ohio and will return to ohio into the hall of fame, canton, less than two months of free month and phil rivers in overtime incomplete. jankowi kicked a field goal and raiders win in his final home game as a raider. a balmy 82 degrees in the bahamas thursday for the popeyes bahamas bowl between western michigan, middle tennessee. jamari bogan stealing the show, 215 yards rushing. four touchdowns, the kids from kalamazoo are happy and broncos win it, 45-31. i don't know what you got, america, but i got them those two highlights.
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>> merry christmas, america. environmentalists delivering a buzzkill over christmas lights. while holiday light splays are just a small fraction of what we consume consider this. >> they burn up more energy than nations use in a entire year. cambodia as an example. up next, that surprise we mentioned in denver. it was all for a good cause actually. >> and the holiday treat,fl locker room style lhthe
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way over here. a special christmas edition, of course, of "the pulse" and we're going to start with the traditional christmas meal in japan. >> christmas inot a national holiday there but having a meal of kfc fried chicken with the colonel is the way many celebrate the day there apparently. it is so popular that people start making reservations in october. >> that's insane. wait time, by ththe way, ce as long as six hours without a reservatn. the tradition dates back to 1974. >> but why? how did that get started? i have so many questions about this. >> i have no idea. >> but i like it. >> it's a good idea. >> delicious tradition. agreed. next up, the nfl team that as hot as this re burning behind us talking about the carolina panthers. >> as hot as this suit. they are undefeated, 14-0 right now w with twoames left in the regular season, d they can wrap up home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win on sunday. >> these panthers aren't all rough and tough, though.
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side as we check them out right now. >> really? >> yeah. sleep in heaven heavenly peace merry christmas to all of you all of u and we mean it merry christmas to all of you >> merry christmas, everybody. >> mry christmas. i love that they were hitting the notes while completely stark naked, the other guy there. >> i like it as well and i like when you sing along to it. >> i'll pass on that but that's panthers running back fozzy whittaker in his rudolph suit and his friend all nude hitting all the right notes in the carolina locker room after practice. a simple suggestion, guys, don't quit the day job. >> i'd give money to watch more of this. > really? >> oh, yeah.
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the way in to christmas, a nonprofit group in denver that gave free marijuana joints to the homeless and anyone else who wanted one. the group cannabis can s says it's high time that the homeless had access to rest rooms and showers so the group is raising money. >> oh, by giving this to them. it's illegal to smoke marijuana in public in colorado, by the way, but giving it as a gift is okay. the group wishes everybody, quote here, a happy cannimas. >> very festive. >> so there are a lot of home guys with the munchies this morning in denver. >> all right. stay with us. more news coming up. >> i'm going to burn this over there. just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets, and photo gifts,
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and hehelps stopt from spreading in the body tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before takining tamiu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescscents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. anti-flu? go antiviral with tamiflu. our top stories more than 100 peop are dead following a gas explosion in nigeria. the disaster unfolding when a tanker truck ignited an inferno at a gas industrial plant. at least 14 people are dead the south.
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flooding and at least one mudslide. seven of the deaths were in mississippi. freaky weatherlso in michigan. a rare tornado there in detroit and several to northern california. the brief twisters east of sacramentoamaged cars and property, but there were no serious injuries. and looking at today's weather, chilly inhe west, a free watch for the bay area. snow across the upper plains. more rain moving into the ohio vaey. and finally on this christmas morning let's take a visit, shall we, to what's being called california's miracle manor. it's an apartment complex for families with children who are critically ill. >> the miracle manor is near what is known as choc, the children's hospital of orange county. kabc reporter greg lee paid a visit. >> reporter: bridgette colby unpacks boxes while her two kid ss are here.
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miracle. >> our family is whole and that we can be a family and do what we need to do. >> repororter: wheshe was 1, doctors diagnosed sophia with hlh, an extremely rare disease that causes her immune system to organs. she began intensive treatment including chemotherapy and her family spending weeks at a time at children's hospital of orange county, all of it taking a serious toll? >> is it the meds, is if the food? all those things add up exponential. >> reporter: the family nearly lost their home and the nonprofit asked them to be the first family to move into the miracle manor, an apartment complex less than a mile when choc built specifically for families with critically ill children. >> a place where they could feel safe and comforted and partt of e community. > reporte doctors continue to monitor sophia after a bone marrow transplant from her father and while the family doesn't know what to expect the
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with the same things. >> i like it very much and i like how it's for families so that way there's more kids to play with around here. >> reporter: the colbys manage the property for four other families with critical illnesses, and while they wait to open their presents, bridget said this new community is more than a gift, it's a miracle. >> this gives the ten years of what we've been doing a purpose and hopefully we can help them get through it a little easier than we did. >> reporter: construction is under way on seven more units. miracles for kids hope to have families moved in by the spring. reporting in orange, greg lee, abc 7, eyewitness news. >> our thahanks to gg for that. and that's wt's ming news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america" and h making news in america this morning, severe holiday weather. rain across the south forcing evacuations while others start the long road back following these deadly storms.
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