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Morning Brief: December 29

Morning Brief: December 29 [flickr, tomo nosi]


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]




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]




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.




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




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




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


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