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Morning Brief: August 13

by Stephanie Colombini
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Kris Koeller, flickr

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

Weather

Possible thunderstorms today, with flash flood watches in effect until 6 pm.  High near 81. More chances of rain tonight, with a low around 64. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Europe promises to aid thousands of people fleeing Islamic militant forces in northern Iraq. [ABC News]

Increasing anger over recently released graphic details of Robin Williams' suicide. [USA Today]

Mayor De Blasio pushes New York City's advanced transit system as an advantage for hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. [Capital NY]

Sports

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

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

On Stage Tonight

WFUV Presents: Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson, Andrew McMahon @ Central Park, 5.

Kings of Leon: 2014 Mechanical Bull Tour @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 7.

Today in History

In 1942, Walt Disney's Bambi debuts at New York City's Radio City Musical Hall.

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