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Democrats spar in last debate of the year.

— -- 1. Democrats Spar During Last Democratic Debate of the Year

The Democratic presidential candidates sparred about gun violence, voter data and the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the last Democratic debate of 2015.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off the debate by apologizing to Hillary Clinton for a campaign aide who accessed her campaign’s private data. That aide has since been fired.

"Yes, I apologize," he said when asked by David Muir whether Clinton was owed an apology. "Not only do I apologize, I want to apologize to my supporters. This is not the kind of campaign that we run."

Hillary Clinton accepted Sanders' apology and instead issued plenty of jabs against Donald Trump.

"He is becoming ISIS's best recruiter," Clinton said. "They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists."

Clinton provided no further evidence to back up her claim, and ABC News reached out to the Clinton campaign for comment.

2. Quadruple Transplant Recipient Meets Parents of 5-Year-Old Donor Who 'Saved Her Life'

An 8-year-old girl, who received a quadruple transplant, got to the meet the parents of her donor in an emotional meeting.

Kyree Beachem met the parents of her donor Arianna Morales while Beachem received treatment at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Beachem has Hirschprung's Disease, a condition she was born with in which she has missing nerve cells from her colon, making it difficult to digest food.

"Not only has Kyree been given that chance, but three other families are holding their child's hand because of Arianna's gift of life," Kyree's mother said on Facebook.

3. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Has Biggest U.S. Opening in History

The "Force" was clearly with the producers of seventh "Star Wars" movie, which took in $238 million over the weekend in North America. Fans cheered the return of Han, Luke and Leia by turning out for the film in droves all over the globe.

Fans had been anticipating the movie for years, although director J.J. Abrams had managed to keep some of the film's biggest plot twists a secret. Globally the film took in $517 million, second only to "Jurassic World's" $525 million, but that includes audiences in China, according to The Associated Press.

The new "Star Wars" won't open in China until January.

4. Plane Makes Emergency Landing Due After 'False Alarm'

Passengers aboard an Air France flight faced a scary descent after crew members discovered an item they initially thought could be a threat to the plane.

However, the CEO of Air France said the suspicious item that led a Paris-bound plane to make an emergency landing in Kenya was a "false alarm."

Frédéric Gagey said the item found in the plane's bathroom appeared to be made of "cardboard, papers and what looks like a kitchen timer." The Air France flight, traveling from Mauritius to Paris, made an emergency landing early Sunday in Mombasa, Kenya, after the item was found.

"From the photos provided by the Kenyan authorities, nothing in the object found posed a threat for the plane or passengers," he said.

Bomb experts retrieved the item to examine it, said Kenyan police. The passengers were rerouted to Paris on another flight.

5. 'Staggering' Amount of Cocaine Discovered in Drug Bust

New York City police and federal agents announced Saturday they seized a "staggering" load of cocaine in the Bronx where it had been shipped from Massachusetts, and arrested two men from Puerto Rico alleged to be part of a major drug trafficking network.

According to court records, the defendants allegedly transported 136 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $3 million.

"The sheer amount of cocaine seized in this case is staggering," New York City's Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said. "This is the largest seizure of cocaine being transported in the region that our office has handled in recent years."