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Morning Brief: April 14

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Today is the first day the New York International Auto Show is open to the public. The show is the most popular car show in the world, with more than a million visitors anticipated. About a thousand cars, trucks and SUVs will be on display this year. One of the more notable unveilings at this year's show is the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: a muscle car with 840 horsepower and the ability to cover a quarter mile in less than ten seconds. Other significant vehicles on display at the auto show are a new Lincoln Navigator and a Porsche station wagon called the Panamera Sport Turismo. The show runs though April 23rd. [NY Daily News]
 
NEED TO KNOW
President Trump Signs Legislation Walking Back Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Policies [NPR]
North Korean Representative Responds To Trump Administration Comments [NBC4]
Connecticut Boarding School Acknowledges History Of Sexual Abuse [NY Times]
What Mayor de Blasio May Have Learned From His Week On Staten Island [WNYC]
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy Says He Won't Seek Third Term [NY Times]
 
WEATHER
Mostly sunny today, with a high of 62. Tonight it remains clear. The low should be around 47.
 
SPORTS 
Yesterday: The Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3 to 2.
Today: The Rangers play the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7:00pm. 
 
ON STAGE TONIGHT
  • Jolie Holland @ Mercury Lounge
  • Trey Anastasio Band @ The Capitol Theatre
  • Jon McLaughlin @ City Winery
  • Adam Ezra Group @ Fairfield Theatre Company
  • Billy Joel @ Madison Square Garden
  • The Felice Brothers @ Towne Crier Café
  • Chris Smither @ Daryl’s House
  • Tony Bennet @ Theatre at Westbury
  • Modern English @ Rough Trade NYC
  • Betty Who & VÉRITÉ @ Webster Hall
  • Samantha Fish @ Highline Ballroom
  • George Winston @ Sheen Center
  • WFUV Presents: Richard Thompson @ Tarrytown Music Hall
 
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. The assasination took place five days after the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, effectively ending the Civil War. Booth, in an effort to save the Confederacy, shot the President during a performance of "Our American Cousin" while shouting "Sic semper tyrannis," which translates to "Thus always to tyrants." Lincoln was the first U.S. President to be assassinated. Booth later died from a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound after being cornered by authorities in a barn in nearby Bowling Green, Virginia.