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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 22, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
The Supreme Court handed President Obama a significant legal defeat Thursday, refusing to revive his stalled plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and give them the right to work legally in the United States.
In response, Obama sharply criticized congressional Republicans for refusing to consider his nominee to the Supreme Court, and he vowed that existing programs implemented under his executive authority to prioritize deportations would continue.

A judge on Thursday found the sole officer charged with murder in the death of Freddie Gray in police custody not guilty of all charges, leaving prosecutors without a conviction for the third time in the high-profile case that engulfed the city in riots and unrest last year.

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow since World War Two to the European project of forging greater unity.
Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum defied bookmakers' odds to show a 52-48 percent victory for the campaign to leave a bloc Britain joined more than 40 years ago.

More than 30 people were treated for burns Thursday night after walking on hot coals at an event hosted by self-help guru Tony Robbins, fire officials said. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to multiple calls about "burn victims" — some who needed to be hospitalized — around 11 p.m. local time following the motivational speaker's "Firewalk" at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Northern Ireland's deputy leader Martin McGuinness called on Friday for a vote to unite the two sides of the Irish border as stocks tumbled in the economic and political fallout from Britain's decision to quit the EU.
Ireland has the EU's fastest-growing economy but also more to lose from Brexit than any other member state, with far-reaching implications for its trade, economy, security of energy supplies and peace in British-ruled Northern Ireland.

Flooding - West Virginia rescue crews worked steadily overnight and into the morning to answer emergency calls from residents stranded by fast-moving floodwaters that have killed at least 26 people -- the deadliest flash flooding in the United States since 2010.


Neo-Nazi’s - Seven people were taken to hospitals Sunday after violence broke out between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters, said authorities in Sacramento, California. The Traditionalist Worker Party, or TWP, whose leader describes it as a "white nationalist" group, had a permit for a noon rally near the state Capitol, said Officer George Granada, California Highway Patrol public information officer with the Capitol Protection Division. Another group showed up "to stop them from carrying on their permit," he said.


The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state.
The 5-3 ruling is the most significant decision from the Supreme Court on abortion in two decades and could serve to deter other states from passing so-called "clinic shutdown" laws.

So far - 150 homes have been destroyed in a brush fire near Bakersfield.


Police have released disturbing 911 audio in the case of aTexas mother who police say gunned down her two adult daughters before she was fatally shot by an officer. Police say Christy Sheats, 42, shot and killed her two daughters , 17-year-old Madison and 22-year-old Taylor, Friday in the family's home outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear. Her husband Jason Sheats, 45, survived.

Three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday, killing 36 people and wounding close to 150 in what Turkey's prime minister said appeared to have been an attack by Islamic State militants.
One attacker opened fire in the departures hall with an automatic rifle, sending passengers diving for cover and trying to flee, before all three blew themselves up in or around the arrivals hall a floor below, witnesses and officials said.

Sports News -

Justin Verlander: Detroit Tigers Pitcher Ties Career Record for Most Runs Allowed in a Start. He becomes the first Tigers player to allow four home runs in an inning. Verlander allowed eight earned runs on nine hits in Sunday's loss.

Passing - Jim Hickman (79) - An All-Star in 1970 and played for the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.

 

Technology news -
Google Fiber has signed a deal to acquire Webpass, a high-speed wireless ISP. "By joining forces, we can accelerate the deployment of superfast Internet connections for customers across the US," Webpass founder Charles Barr wrote. "Webpass will remain focused on rapid deployment of high-speed Internet connections for residential and commercial buildings, primarily using point-to-point wireless."

Apple today told several news sites that it plans to discontinue its Thunderbolt Display, which has been available for purchase online and in Apple retail stores since it was first introduced in the summer of 2011.

Microsoft is officially winding down production and sales for its Surface 3 tablet. And this likely doesn't come as news if you've been perusing the Microsoft Store to buy one at any point recently. The only model currently available is one that comes with 64GB of storage, 2GB of memory, and both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE capabilities (all for $500).

 

Entertainment news -

HBO cancels the highly anticipated series, “Vinyl.” Producers were Tom Hanks, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese.

Steve Tyler announces that Aerosmith will do a farewell tour - sometime in 2017.

Passing - Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's longtime guitarist and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, died Tuesday at his home in Nashville. He was 84.

More Elvis-related - Lisa Marie Presley Files for Divorce From Michael Lockwood. They have two young daughters.

 

Top music albums -
Last Year Was Complicated - Nick Jonas
Views - Drake
Hamilton: An American Musical - Broadway Cast
Lemonade - Beyonce
ANTI - Rihanna
The Human Condition - Jon Bellion
25 - Adele
Blurryface - twenty one pilots
Traveller - Chris Stapleton
If I’m Honest - Blake Shelton
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
Thank You - Meghan Trainor
Strange Little Birds - Garbage
Islah - Kevin Gates
Pure McCartney - Paul McCartney
A/B - Kaleo
Fitz and the Tantrums - Fitz and the Trantrums
Purpose - Justin Bieber

 

Top Movies -
Finding Dory
Independence Day: Resurgence
Central Intelligence
The Shallows
Free State of Jones
The Conjuring 2
Now You See Me 2
X-Men: Apocalypse
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Warcraft

 
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