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but some voters are feeling the burn. vermont senator bernie sanders giving the former secretary of state a run for her money. some polls showing him ahead in the key early state of new hampshire. the controversy over clinton's private e-mail server dogged her on the trail for some time. earlier this fall she tried to put it to bed. >> that was a mistake. i'm sorry about that. i take responsibility. >> reporter: that issue sparked perhaps the only real fireworks in the democratic debates. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. >> reporter: the highlight on capitol hill this year came in september when pope francis delivered a historic address to congress. that visit was orchestrated by house speaker john boehner who just one day later dropped a bombshell on washington, announcing he was resigning. >> i woke up and i said my prayers as i always do, and i decided, you know, today's the day i'm going to do this. >> reporter: that launched a mad scramble among house republicans.
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conservatives threw their weight around rejecting candidates to replace boehner. when the dust settled, it was paul ryan who emerged as his party's best option to lead a very fractured republican majority. and while it feels like the presidential campaign has been going on forever, there's still several weeks to go before voters finally get to have their say. karen travers, abc news, washington. and, of course, it's only going to get hotter with the iowa caucuses in february, new hampshire coming up. so big year ahead, of course. >> absolutely. if you thought you saw the last of donald trump, huh-uh, 2016 will be him versus it seems like the rest of the field not only the republicans, he's been taking on hillary lately but the one thing i'm looking forward to is more "snl" skits, the best part of the election year in my opinion. >> yeah, great, great point. >> all of it. all right.
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coming up, buckling down on those new year's resolutions. >> and the most popular new year's resolution is to lose weight. how hollywood does it, coming up. i pinky promised my little girl a fabulous
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kick did like khloe and carrie, bend like jen? now you can as the stars dish on everything from their diet secrets to fitness routines in the latest issue of "us weekly." >> every year, of course, after the holidays getting into the new year, everyone is ready to get their diets and exercise routine into high gear. all of these stars each of them have a fun little tip that anyone can pick up at home. >> for actress gabrielle union, balance is the name of the game. >> balance yourself. if you want the doughnut, have the doughnut. i ate a whole serving of apple cake. i needed it so i ate it. >> top tips? >> eliminate all sugary drinks. are lean meat, sleep and regulating your schedule. i try to get to bed early. >> reporter: no cookies for this cookie. "empire" actress taraji p. henson dropped two sizes in a year thanks to daily two-hour workouts focusing on jogging,
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squats and her core. the actress revealing i tell myself just show up and your body will change. >> reporter: white hot j.lo loves her greens. i eat asparagus, brussell sprouts, kale, everything you can think of, says the superstar. >> she told us she feels better now than she did when she was in her 20s. >> reporter: aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. i like what gabrielle union said, it's all about balance. you got to the have the that berger if you want that berger. dodieprive yourself. >> so many people saying no more drinking after tonight. no more burgers after tonight. look at that. >> and you want to pump some iron like that, phillip. >> see how swoll i am? because i did so much. that's why. >> okay. all right. >> we'll see you. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. hi, anne.
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making news in america this morning -- the new year arrives safely across the u.s. celebrations from coast to coast are carried out with tight security. for authorities 2016 is off to a successful start. towering inferno, the spectacular scenes from dubai as a luxury hotel is engulfed in flames. investigators now on the scene. quite an arrival on the west coast. some absolutely amazing facts about the largest cargo ship to ever arrive here in the u.s. it cleared the golden gate bridge with just 20 feet to spare. and starting the new year the right way. the reason they came together in the first place.

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