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Morning Brief: December 8 2015

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Presidential hopeful and billionaire Donald Trump shocked thousands when he released a statement suggesting the U.S. block Muslim immigrants and visitors from entering the U.S. The comments, which were later struck down by his rivals, were the latest escalation of Mr. Trumps unabashed rhetoric against Muslims.

Need To Know

Donald Trump Calls For Total Ban On Muslims Entering U.S. [Washington Post]

Justice Department Opens Up Investigation into Chicago Police [NY Times]

Killers Were Long Radicalized [NY Times]

Hidden Portrait Found Under Mona Lisa [BBC]

New York Ed. Dept. Clarifies Goals [NY Times]

Sports

YESTERDAY

Knicks lost to the Mavericks 104-97

TODAY

Islanders take on the flighers tonight at 7PM.

Weather

Partly cloudy today with a high of 49 degrees. [Full Forecast]

On Stage Tonight

  • Dinosaur Jr. @ The Bowery Ballroom
  • Deerhunter & Atlas Sound @ Irving Plaza
  • Evan Dando & Ben Seretan @ the Knitting Factory
  • Whitehorse @ Mercury Lounge

Today In History

Today in 1980 John Lennon was shot.