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Morning Brief: February 19

Morning Brief: February 19
What you need to know for February 19!


Today, partly cloudy and windy with a high of 24, and tonight, partly cloudy with a low of 4. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

President Obama says the United States is not at war with Islam. [ABC News]

An arctic blast is bringing record lows to the United States. [NBC News]

The New York Times takes an in-depth look at Mayor Bill de Blasio's state of the city speech. [NYT]

New York's first African-American county clerk takes office. [NY Daily News]

New York City's dangerous intersections targeted for improvements. [NY Post]


The New York Islanders host the Nashville Predators at 7. 

The New York Rangers welcome Vancouver at 7. 

On Stage Tonight

 Leon Russell (with Riley Etheridge Jr.) @ the Space at Westbury

 Buster Pondexter @ Café Carlyle
 Don McLean @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
 Sharon VanEtten with Leon Bridges @ Warsaw
 Average White Band @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
 The Weight featuring members of The Band, The Levon Helm Band and The Rick Danko Group @ the Bell House
 Railroad Earth @ Brooklyn Bowl
 Kermit Ruffins And The BBQ Swingers @ the Blue Note
 Professor Louie And The Crowmatix @ Lucille’s Bar and Grill in the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
 Eric Bibb and Guy Davis @ the Towne Crier Café
 Foreigner @ the Capitol Theatre
Today in History
In 1878, Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.