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Morning Brief: August 12

by Stephanie Colombini

Stephanie Colombini, WFUV

Here's what you need to know for the day.


Showers likely today, with a hear near 79. Possible thunderstorms tonight, with a low around 69. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Actor Robin Williams does at 63. [NY Daily News]

New York City faces public housing crisis. [NY Times]

New York City competes to host Democratic National Convention. [Politico]


The New York Yankees are in Baltimore playing the Orioles tonight at 7:05.

The New York Mets host the Washington Nationals at 7:10.

On Stage Tonight

Tori Amos Unrepentant Geraldines Tour @ Beacon Theatre, 8.

Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall: Stage 1, 10.

Today in History

In 1877, Thomas Edison invents the phonograph and makes the first sound-recording.


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