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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of January 15, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, meaning international economic sanctions are lifted, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Saturday.

Walmart says it’s going to close some 269 stores and laying-off 16,000 employees.

The United States and Iran moved into a new era of international relations Saturday, with the implementation of a landmark agreement on Iran’s nuclear program on a drama-filled day that also saw the release of imprisoned Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and four other Americans.

At least two people were killed and several homes destroyed or damaged as tornadoes and storms roared through southwest Florida early Sunday.
In Manatee County, a storm swept through the town of Duette 40 miles southeast of Tampa, destroying mobile homes. Manatee County Sheriff spokesman Dave Bristow said two people died and five others suffered non-life threatening injuries in one devastated home. Four of the injured were between 6 and 10 years old, Bristow said.

Looks like Bernie Sanders was the highpoint of the fourth Democratic debate.

A group of Americans who disappeared in Baghdad over the weekend were kidnapped from their interpreter's apartment, according to multiple Iraqi sources.
The apartment is well-known in southern Baghdad as a brothel and is subject to frequent raids by Shiite militias, including the Iran-backed Asa’ib ah al-Haqq, a police official and a building resident told The Washington Post.

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would consider a legal challenge to President Obama’s overhaul of the nation’s immigration rules. Fourteen months ago, Mr. Obama ordered the creation of a program intended to allow as many as five million illegal immigrants who are the parents of citizens or of lawful permanent residents to apply for a program sparing them from deportation and providing them work permits.

Militants raided a university in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, timing their attack to a ceremony at the school to ensure maximum casualties.
After security forces combed the campus block by block after the massacre, Mehmood Khan, provincial home minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said 19 civilians were killed, along with four terrorists.

Year 2015 was the Earth's warmest since record-keeping began in 1880, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA said Wednesday.

Sports -

NFL Playoffs - The Arizona Cardinals defeat the Green Bay Packers 26-20… Also - The New England Pats defeat Kansas City Chiefs 27-20. … The Broncos defeat the Steelers 23-16. Carolina Panthers 31, Seattle Seahawks 24.
Passing - WWE wrestler Mike Sharpe: aka 'Iron Mike' Dies at Age 64.

Technology -
Apple releases a free iOS app called Music Memos that enables musicians and songwriters to record and analyze high-quality, uncompressed audio using the iPhone's built-in microphone, or an external microphone. The app is currently rolling out on the App Store worldwide.

Chrome is about to load web pages a lot faster than you've experienced up until now. Thanks to a new compression algorithm called Brotli, which Google introduced last September, Chrome will be able to compress data up to 26 percent more than its existing compression engine, Zopfli, which is an impressive jump.

Twitter anounces a new feature that would allow users to post tweets up to 10,000 characters long, up from its previous limit of 140 characters.

Entertainment news -

Passing - Actor Dan Hagerty (74) best-known for the 1970’s series, Grizzley Adams.

Passing - Actress Noreen Cocorran - (72) - best known as the daughter of the 1950’s tv series, Bachalor Father.

American Pie singer/author Don McLean -- Cops in Camden, Maine responded at 2 AM Monday to a 911 call at McLean's residence. Cops arrested the singer for domestic violence assault -- a misdemeanor.

Passing - Glenn Frey (67) a member of the super 1970’s band, “The Eagles.”

Passing - Dale Griffin, fondly remembered by 1970s rock fans as a founder member of Mott The Hoople, died at the age of 67. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Newlywed Jamie-Lynn Sigler revealed she has multiple sclerosis (MS).
The Sopranos alum, who just tied the knot with former Washington Nationals infielder Cutter Dykstra, told People that she was diagnosed about 15 years ago. "I wasn't ready until now," Sigler said of coming clean about her illness. "You'd think that after all these years, somebody would be settled with something like this, but it's still hard to accept."

Top Pop Hit Music Singles

Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Hello - Adele
Same Old Love - Selena Gomez
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Here - Alessia Cara
Hotline Bling - Drake
Stiches - Shawn Mendes
Like I’m Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor fea. John Legend
Don’t - Bryson Tiller
Jumpman - Drake & Future
Roses - The Chainsmokers fea. Rozes
The Hills - The Weeknd

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