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

 

Headlines -
A man from Halifax, Mass., who had his penis removed due to penile cancer, underwent the experimental 15-hour operation earlier in May. The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor.

Desegregation - The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi ruled the Cleveland School District must consolidate its middle schools and high schools to achieve desegregation. The district offered up two alternatives to help desegregate the schools. One option was open enrollment. The other was turning one high school into a STEM magnet school. Both were found to be unconstitutional.

Iraqi officials have raised the death toll from the day's bombings of Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad to 69 killed. Scores have also been wounded in the wave of attacks.

Bernie Sanders wins in Oregon.

Planes and ships scour waters of the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, searching for EgyptAir Flight 804 after it disappeared from radar and, according to authorities, presumably crashed into water as it flew from Paris to Cairo. No trace has been found of the Airbus A320, which had 66 people on board, and there's too little information to tie what's likely to be a devastating tragedy to any particular cause.

The GOP-led House on Thursday morning voted to bar the Confederate battle flag from flying over some federal graveyards, with Speaker Paul Ryan and his top lieutenants joining Democrats to approve the measure despite most Republicans voting against it.

Phoenix - Jonathan Lowe, a reporter for KPHO, was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly defecating on a front lawn near the subject of his story’s home.

The Secret Service has shot an armed man outside the White House, according to US officials.
Police told ABC News that a man brandished a weapon at a security checkpoint near the building and was shot in the stomach. The White House was briefly placed on lockdown after the shooting on Friday. President Barack Obama was playing golf in Maryland at the time. The man was transported to hospital with critical injuries, officials said. Vice-President Joe Biden was in the White House at the time. He was taken to a "secure area" during the incident, White House officials said.

 

Sports -
Passing - Dick McAuliffe: Former Detroit Tigers Infielder Dies at Age 76, He was famous for his unique batting style where he faced the pitcher until the ball was delivered.

 

Technology news -
Google Chrome Plans to Phase Out Full Flash Support on Browser by End of 2016 . Under the proposal, the software will continue to run by default on 10 popular sites, including YouTube and Facebook, Google says. Users will have to select Flash to run elsewhere.

Hewlett-Packard today began taking orders for its first 3D printer, the HP Jet Fusion printer, which it said will be up to 10 times faster than existing machines and can cut the cost of manufacturing parts in half.

The first Uber car that doesn't need a driver has hit the streets.
The ride-hailing behemoth announced in a blog post Thursday that it has begun testing a self-driving car in Pittsburgh, home of the company's nascent Advanced Technologies Center.

 

Entertainment -

Kim Kardashian has made a promise that we fully believe she'll keep.She promised to keep the bare photos coming - that she'll be sharing her enviable figure with masses again (and again and again and again).

Passing - Morley Safer of “60 Minutes.” He just retired last week. He was 84..

Italian Paramedic Goes on Trial for Allegedly Stealing James Gandolfini’s Rolex as He Lay Dying. The trial of Claudio Bevilacqua for the alleged June 2013 theft began Monday in Rome. He's accused of stealing the $3,000 watch after Gandolfini suffered a massive heart attack in his hotel room.
Sara Ramirez: Actress Confirms She Is Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy' After 10 Seasons.
Passing - John Berry, Original Member of Hip-Hop Group Beastie Boys - Dies at 52
The Whitney Houston estate has canceled a planned duet between The Voice coachChristina Aguilera and a Houston hologram slated to air on the show next week after deciding that some details weren't finished yet before it was leaked.

 

Top hit singles -
Panda - Desiigner
One Dance - Drake fea. WizKid & Kyla
7 YEars - Lukas Graham
I Took A Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner
Don’t Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers fea. Daya
Work From Home - Fifth Harmony fea. Ty Dolla $ign
Needed Me - Rihanna
Pillowtalk - Zayn
Work - Rihanna fea. Drake
Stressed Out - twenty one pilots
Never Forget You - Zara Larsson & MNEK
This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris fea. Rihanna

Top movies -
The Angry Birds Movie
Captain American: Civil War
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
The Jungle Book (2016)
The Nice Guys
Money Monster
The Darkness
Zootopia
The Hunstman: Winter’s War
Mother’s Day
Barbershop: The Next Cut

 
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