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Morning Brief: December 9

Morning Brief: December 9
Life on Mars may not just be a Bowie song.

As life on earth seems to be growing more chaotic by the day as protests continue to mount across the world, scientists have recently found stronger evidence for ancient life on Mars. Up until now, scientists have found two of the three requirements for habitable life: standing water and an energy source, and five basic elements including carbon and nitrogen. Now, they've discovered a way that could have provided enough time for life to develop on the planet during ancient times.


Failed Raid in Yemen Suggests Lack of Information [Washington Post]

White House and GOP Clash Over Torture Report [New York Times]

Rikers Guard Involved in Baking Death of Marine Facing Criminal Charges [NY Daily News]

Eric Garner Protests Held Outside the Barclays During Will and Kate Appearance [DNAinfo]

NY State Attorney Seeks Power to Investigate Police Shootings [New York Times]



The Rangers beat the Penguins 4-3.

The Devils beat the Hurricanes 2-1.

The Nets were beat by the Cavaliers 110-88.


The Islanders play the Wild at 8.

The Devils play the Blackhawks at 7.

Knicks play the Pelicans at 8.


The Northeast's getting hit with a nor'easter. There'll be heavy wind and rain throughout the day that'll continue into nighttime, 43/38.


  •  Ben Watt (with Porcelain Raft) @ Le Poisson Rouge
  • James Blood Ulmer and Marc Ribot @ City Winery
  •  WFUV PRESENTS: “On Your Radar” hosted by John Platt featuring Kristin Andreassen, Zak Smith and The Hello Strangers @ Rockwood Music Hall


On this day in 1965, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the first animated special with The Peanuts, aired on CBS.

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