Morning Brief: September 13

by Jeff Coltin
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews

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"Day of Atonement" begins tonight

Sundown tonight marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews.

WEATHER

Much cooler weather today than the past couple of days.  Clouds in the sky, but rain unlikey.  Partly cloudy, High of 75. [full forecast]

NEED TO KNOW

A huge fire destroyed parts of the Seaside Heights boardwalk on the Jersey shore [USA Today].

Social-media giant Twitter plans to go public and has filed for an IPO [NY Times].

A lot of cannoli, eaten quickly in Little Italy [NY Daily News].

SPORTS

Jets lost to the Patriots 13-10

Yankees beat the Orioles 6-5.  They start a series against the Red Sox in Boston tonight at 7

Mets lost to the Nationals 7-2 last night.  They host the Marlins tonight at 7.

TODAY’S HISTORY

On this day in 1814, the British fail to capture Baltimore in the War of 1812.  Francis Scott Key composes the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” during the battle, which will later become “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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