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Morning Brief: February 12 2016

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New York City cop Peter Liang was found guilty last night of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of unarmed Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn housing project. The suprising verdict sends a strong message that excessive police force will not be tolerated in New York. Liang faces up to 15 years of prison and is the first NYPD cop to be convicted in a police-involved shooting in nearly a decade. Akai Gurley was shot dead by Liang in a darkened stairwell at the Pink Houses on November 20th. 

Need To Know

NYPD cop found guilty of manslaughter in fatal shooting [NY Daily News]

Democratic Debate: Hillary slams Bernie as unrealistic [NY Times]

Report shows Airbnb manipulated New York City listing data [Fortune]

Undeniable proof for the existence of black holes [BCC]

Marco Rubio gets aggressive on the campaign trail to try to pick up lost momentum [NY Times]

Record lows for the Valentine's Day holiday [ABC]

Weather

Coldest day of the year for most of the tri-state area. Temperatures will dip down to near zero [Full Forecast]

Sports

YESTERDAY 

Islanders beat the Kings 5-2.

TODAY

Rangers take on the Kings tonight at 7PM.

Today In History

Today in 1818 Chile gained its independence from Spain.