News in Brief: September 17, 2015

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Queen Elizabeth Buys $1.57M Condo In Chicago

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Today, the Queen of England is officially a Chicago resident, Amazon is going to start selling tablets in six-packs, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News: Earth's record streak of record heat keeps sizzling​
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today that August, this past summer and the first eight months of 2015 all smashed global records in terms of heat.
Entertainment: The Queen of England is now a Chicago resident
  • Queen Elizabeth II just purchased a 26th floor condominium in Chicago. The 44 story building overlooks Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain.
Tech: Amazon is launching a super cheap tablet that sells in six-packs
  • Amazon announced that they are going to sell their Fire tablet for $50, and if you feel like buying a batch, you can get a six-pack for $250, which allows you to ultimately get one for free.
Sports: Patriots employees at center of league investigation reinstated by NFL
  • The NFL allowed for the New England Patriots to reinstate the two employees at the center of a scheme that involved improperly inflating footballs in the AFC championship game.
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