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Morning Brief: August 19

by Kris Venezia
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Jeffery Zeldman, Flickr

What you need to know for August 19!

Weather

Today, mostly sunny with a high of 81, and tonight, clear with a low of 66. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

President Obama has sent the Attorney General to Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard is also deployed. [LA Times]

Mayor Bill de Blasio added 1,062 employees to the city payroll. [The Brooklyn Reader]

Some New York City apartments segregate the poor from the rich. [Huffington Post]

New Jersey farm pays tribute to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter with an amazing corn maze. [ESPN]

Sports

The New York Yankees host the Houston Astros at 7:05.

The New York Mets travel to Oakland to face the Athletics at 10:05.

On Stage Tonight

• Howie Day (with Leslie DiNicola) @ City Winery

• Harper Simon (with The Shivers and Hayley Coupon) @ Rough Trade NYC
 
• Midge Ure @ Iridium
 
• Golden State Lone Star Revue featuring Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty And Anson Funderburgh @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
 
• Tab Benoit @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne

Today in History

In 1934, the first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio. 

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