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Who would have won?...Trump takes jab at UN...Violent Christmas



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HONOLULU (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama are trading competing claims about who would have won the presidential election had it been a contest between the two of them. Obama says in a podcast hosted by his former adviser David Axelrod that he's confident he would have won a majority of Americans if he'd run this year on the vision he's pursued for the last eight. Trump took to his preferred medium -- Twitter -- to say "NO WAY!"

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump is turning his Twitter attacks toward the United Nations following its Friday vote to condemn Israeli settlements. Trump today tweeted that the U.N. is "just a club for people" to "have a good time." The Obama administration's abstention from the Security Council vote brushed aside Trump's demands that the U.S. exercise its veto. He tweeted after the vote that "things will be different" come Jan. 20.

CHICAGO (AP) — Travel warnings are being eased for large swaths of North Dakota as the last of a blizzard moves through the northern Plains. The Dakotas have been getting walloped by a combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds since yesterday morning. Long stretches of highways have been forced closed. South of that storm system, some unseasonably warm weather is raising the risk of tornadoes and thunderstorms. Severe weather could develop in Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee.

CHICAGO (AP) — Violence didn't pause for the Christmas holiday in Chicago. Dozens were shot over the weekend in what police describe as "targeted attacks by gangs against potential rivals who were at holiday gatherings." The holiday violence caps a particularly deadly year in the city. More than 700 homicides have been reported, compared to fewer than 500 last year.

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania cancer patient who won a raffle for a year's worth of free pizzas has donated his prize to a food bank. Thirty-six-year-old Josh Katrick, who's undergoing treatment for colon cancer, says he's been getting so much from his family and friends that he wanted to give back to those who could use the pizza more. When the pizza parlor learned he'd be donating the pies, it doubled down and offered the food bank an additional round of free pizza.

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