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Morning Brief: December 8

Morning Brief: December 8
New York's host to the royals.

Prince William and Kate Middleton landed in New York to cameras and adoring fans yesterday afternoon. After a fairly quiet evening out of the public eye, we'll see them out and about again today as Will heads to Washington to talk with President Obama and Kate inspects a child-development center with the First Lady here in New York. And you can spot them at the Nets game tonight, were the royal couple will be sitting court side.


First of the 43 Missing Mexican Students Declared Dead [New York Times]

Grand Juries Almost Always Side with Police in Fatalities [New York Times]

The Eric Garner Decision Reveals the Racial Divide in Staten Island [Washington Post]

Toll Hikes Take Effect on Port Authority Bridges and Tunnels [CBS Local]

Unions and Cab Drivers Oppose de Blasio's Proposed Ban on Horse Carriages [NY Daily News]


The Giants beat the Titans yesterday 36-7.

The Jets, however, fell the Vikings 30-24.

The Rangers lost to the Red Wings on Saturday 3-2. They'll host the Penguins tonight at 7.

The Islanders were also beat, losing to the Blues 6-4 on Saturday.

And the Devils were defeated by the the Capitals on Saturday 4-1. They'll be in North Carolina playing the Hurricanes at 7.

The losses continue for basketball, with the Nets falling to Hawks 98-75 on Friday. They're playing the Cavaliers at home in Brooklyn at  7:30.

And the Knicks lost to the Trail Blazers 103-99.


It'll be partly cloudy today with a chance of rain and highs around 38. Tonight will be rainy with lows around 36. It's going to be the beginning of a winter storm, so be prepared for some bad weather.


  •  The Smashing Pumpkins @ Webster Hall
  •  The Empty Hearts featuring Elliot Easton of The Cars, Wally Palmar of The Romantics, Clem Burke of Blondie and Andy Babiuk of The Chesterfield Kings (with The Connection) @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
  •  Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney “Celtic Twilight Christmas” @ Carnegie Hall
  •  Milton “Milton’s Back Room B-Side Party” @ Pete’s Candy Store
  •  Betty with Gloria Steinem and surprise artists @ City Winery
  •  Angela McCluskey And Paul Cantelon @ Rockwood Music Hall
  •  WFUV PRESENTS: “Holiday Cheer For FUV” featuring Conor Oberst and friends, Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, The Felice Brothers, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow and Jonathan Wilson @ the Beacon Theatre


On this day in 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman.

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