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Morning Brief: December 30

Morning Brief: December 30 [flickr, Cordeiro Rift]

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NEED TO KNOW

                                   

Syria ceasefire begins, but is shaky with early clashes [Reuters]

 

Obama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interference [The Washington Post]

 

New York Democrats slam Obama over Israel [New York Post]

 

N.Y. minimum wage set to spike on New Year’s Eve [New York Daily News]

 

Metro-North adjusts train schedule for New Year’s, bans alcohol [Darien Daily Voices]

 

SPORTS

 

Yesterday’s games

 

The Islanders lost to the Wild 4-6.

 

The Rangers beat the Coyotes 6-3.

 

The Devils beat the Capitals 2-1.

 

Today’s games

 

The Knicks play the Pelicans at 8pm.

 

The Nets play the Wizards at 7pm.

 

WEATHER

 

Partly sunny, high near 41. [full forecast]

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 

Kamasi Washington, the Budos Band @ Brooklyn Bowl

 

Sleigh Bells (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl

 

Galatic: Late Night NYC @ Playstation Theater

 

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Haybaby @ Mercury Lounge

 

Brazilian Girls, Ren @ Rough Trade NYC

 

The Lone Bellow @ The Bowery Ballroom

 

David Wax Museum, Auld Lang Syne @ Mercury Lounge

 

Snarky Puppy @ Irving Plaza

 

Gov’t Mule @ Beacon Theatre

 

Phish @ Madison Square Garden

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

 

On this day in 1924, Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announced the existence of other galactic systems at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

 

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