Six things to know – 1/6/16

Here are six things to know for today.

It’s still unconfirmed, but North Korea says it conducted a successful and powerful hydrogen bomb test. If confirmed, the move would be a huge jump in Pyongyang’s quest to improve it’s still limited nuclear arsenal.

President Obama’s executive order on gun control could prove ineffective. That’s according to his critics. The president’s executive action would have no impact on keeping weapons from the hands of criminals who use weapons bought by others, bough illegally, or stolen.

The armed group of protesters in Oregon says they fear a raid by the federal government. However, the Harney County joint information center says in a statement it has no information on arrests or arrests warrants and that authorities are "still working on a peaceful resolution."

The current El Nino weather pattern in the pacific has tied a record. Forecasters say the current weather pattern has pulled even with the 1997-1998 El Nino as the strongest on record, based on temperature measurements in the pacific.

Enrique Marquez, a friend of San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook, will be arraigned today. Marquez is accused of buying two of the assault weapons used in the attack. Marquez faces charges of providing material support to terrorists and other charges.

Tonight is the big drawing for the Powerball. The jackpot currently sits at $450 million.

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