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Morning Brief: December 29

Morning Brief: December 29 [flickr, tomo nosi]

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The year 2016 will actually last a second longer than the average year. Thanks to a slight slowing of the Earth’s orbit caused by ocean waves, we have to catch our clocks up a leap second to stay on track. [read more]

 

NEED TO KNOW

                                   

Asked about Russia sanctions, Donald Trump says ‘We ought to get on with our lives’

 

Trump touts previously announced Sprint, OneWeb hiring pledges [Politico]

 

With new monuments in Nevada, Utah, Obama adds to his environmental legacy [The Washington Post]

 

Why New York’s new Second-Avenue subway changes nothing [Business Insider]

 

8 roles that prove Debbie Reynolds was born to be an entertainer [E News]

 

SPORTS

 

Yesterday’s games

 

The Knicks lost to the Hawks 98-102.

 

The Nets lost to the Bulls 99-101.

 

The Devils lost to the Penguins 2-5.

 

Today’s games

 

The Islanders play the Wild at 8pm.

 

The Rangers play the Coyotes at 9pm.

 

The Devils play the Capitals at 7pm.

 

WEATHER

 

Rain and Breezy, high near 45. [full forecast]

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 

Galactic, Tauk @ Playstation Theater

 

A Special Bowl Train ft. DJ Talib Kweli @ Brooklyn Bowl

 

Bonobo @ Output

 

Gogol Bordello, Low Cut Connie @ The Space at Westbury

 

The Lone Bellow @ The Bowery Ballroom

 

Dar Williams @ The Bell House

 

Phish @ Madison Square Garden

 

Letters to Nepal @ Mercury Lounge

 

Macy Gray @ Iridium Jazz Club

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

 

On this day in 1997, Hong Kong began slaughtering all its chicken to prevent bird flu.

 

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