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Morning Brief: December 8

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Yesterday, New York City's health department announced that four more infants in the city have birth defects resembling the Zika virus. The first infant case was this past July. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett says, "As we enter the holiday season, we urge all pregnant women in New York City, those who might become pregnant and their male sexual partners not to visit places where this is active Zika virus transmission." At least 8,000 people in New York City so far have been tested for Zika; 962 of them tested positively and 325 of them were also pregnant. [full report]

NEED TO KNOW

Facebook Struggle to put out Online Fires in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict [NY Times]

Girl Posting From Aleppo Gains Sympothy, But Doubts Follow [NY Times]

Heart-Rending Testimony as Dylann Roof Trial Opens [NY Times]

Trump now Says he Wants to Help Kids of Undocumented Immigrants [NY Daily News]

NYC Auto Dealer to pay $1.5M Penalty for Charging Hiddens Fees [NY Daily News]

WEATHER

Clear with periodic clouds, 44/31 [full report]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band @ Irving Plaza

 The Drums, Polica & It Will @ Saint Vitus Bar
 
 An Evening with Gary Clark Jr. @ Carnegie Hall
 
 Nelly McKay @ Church of St. Paul And St. Andrew
 
 Yael Naim @ HighLine Ballroom
 
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1980, John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman in New York City. 
 
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