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Morning Brief: April 26

Morning Brief: April 26  (Photo: Matt Boulton, Flickr

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The Rangers may be out for the count, but at least one New York hockey team is moving towards the Stanley Cup. Earlier this week the Empire State building lit up in blue and orange to show the Isles' victory. They're moving on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here's hoping the we'll be seeing the blue and orange lighting scheme a bit more over the next few weeks.

NEED TO KNOW

Saudi Government Looks to Diversify Oil-Heavy Economy  [Wall Street Journal]

Obama Hopes to Help Democrats in Coming Election  [Washington Post]

Trump Campaign Makes Trump Tower a Flash Point  [New York Times]

De Blasio Argues Politics Behind Lawbreaking Allegations  [New York Times]

De Blasio Calls for Overhaul of NYC Elections Process  [New York Times]

WEATHER

Thunderstorms likely, and highs of 62 degrees

SPORTS

The Mets take on the Reds at 7:10

The Yankees play Rangers at 8:05

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 Robby Krieger (of The Doors) @ City Winery

 White Denim @ The Bowery Ballroom

 Frances @ Mercury Lounge

 Gypsy Kings @ The Paramount

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the Basque town of Gernica is bombed by German planes. The destruction would later inspire Picasso to paint the famous mural depicting the bombing, also called Guernica