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Morning Brief: April 7

Morning Brief: April 7
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A Remarkable Monument

New York City parks are full of big stone monuments. Would you notice if one of them changed a bit? Some artists put up a bust of Edward Snowden in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park. Authorities quickly covered it with a tarp and took it down, but any potential point about censorship was effectively made.

NEED TO KNOW

Virginia Fraternity in Retracted Rape Story to Sue Rolling Stone [Reuters].

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Wraps up with Clashing Portraits of Naïveté and Extremism [NY Times].

Advocates Urge CT Lawmakers to Protect Community Investment Act [WFUV News].

NYCHA Workers Use Tape to Fix Faulty Trash-Hauler Device Amid Safety Fear [NYDN].

SPORTS

Duke wins the NCAA Men’s Basketball national champsionship, beating Wisconsin 68-63

Yankees fell to Toronto 6-1

Mets win first game of the year, topping Washington 3-1

Nets win 106-96

Rangers beat Columbus, 4-3

Today

Rangers visit Devils, 7:00

Islanders host Philadelphia, 7:00

WEATHER

Rainy all day and night, 58/40 [full forecast].

ON STAGE TONIGHT

• Steve Earle with Willie Nile @ City Winery

• Robby Krieger featuring Waylon Krieger @ the Paramount

• Chet Faker (with XXYYXX) @ Terminal 5

• The London Souls (with The Skins) @ Bowery Ballroom

• George Winston @ Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1955, Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.

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