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Morning Brief: December 4

Morning Brief: December 4 [Photo: m01229, Flickr]

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Tomorrow's the 29th annual Miracle on Madison Avenue event. It's a good time to get some Upper East Side holiday shopping because 20% of sales will go charity to help children in need. Specifically, the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center. Nearly 80 stores are participating.

NEED TO KNOW

San Bernardino Suspects Appears to Have Been Radicalized [NBC News]

Floodwaters Recede as Rain in Chennai Eases [BBC]

Testimony of Trial Details No-Show Job of Dean Skelos' Son [New York Times]

NJ Lawmakers Fail to Override Veto of Gun Legislation [CBS New York]

City and Con Edison Employees to Testify on Gas Explosion During Hearing [DNAinfo]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Rangers were beaten by the Avalanche 2-1.

The Devils topped the Hurricanes 5-1.

WEEKEND

The Rangers play the Senators Sunday at 7.

The Islanders face the Blues at 7:30 and the Senators tomorrow at 7.

The Islanders take on the Flyers at 7 and the Panthers Sunday at 7.

The Knicks and Nets face off at 7. The Knicks play the Bucks tomorrow at 8:30.

The Nets face the Warriors Sunday at 6.

The Jets and Giants play each other Sunday at 1.

WEATHER

Partly cloudy then clear tonight and staying that way for Saturday, 51/38 [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

• WFUV Presents: George Winston @ Landmark on Main Street

• WFUV Presents: The Lonely Heartstring Band @ the Emelin Theater

• Holiday Cheer for WFUV feat. Brandi Carlile and Friends: Dawes, Sharon Jones and

the Dap Kings, and Lucius @ the Beacon theater

• Dinosaur Jr. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

• The 1975 @ Terminal 5

• Fourplay @ Blue Note Jazz Club

• Hot Tuna Acoustic @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

• Dar Williams @ Towne Crier Cafe

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1991, hostage Terry Anderson was freed in Lebanon.

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