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Morning Brief: August 12

Morning Brief: August 12
Like to play in the sand?

Amateur artists are called to sign up to participate in the 23rd Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest. Free registration for a chance to win cash prizes. [Full details]

Partly cloudy with a chance of showers, high 83. Probably won't see blue skies until Wednesday. [Full forecast]


New York City's mayoral candidates look to Cincinnati as model for New York City's school system. [New York Times]

Loud music and dancing abound for Manhattan's Dominican Day Parade. [DNA Info]

Sixteen people were shot, one fatally, Sunday morning across all five boroughs. [Daily News]

New York City's mayoral candidates file financial disclosures. [WFUV News]

What was thought to be a "lethal agent" discovered at JFK airport Sunday turned out to be beauty supplies. [DNA Info]

Los Angeles Angels at Yankees; 7:05 p.m.
Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers; 10:10 p.m.

1994: Major League Baseball players go on strike, leading to the cancelation of that year's World Series.

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