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Morning Brief: July 19th

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Late Show host Stephen Colbert crashed the Republican National Convention during their preparations dressed as Ceasar Flickerman from the Hunger Games. The comedian managed to address the crowd for a little while before he was promptly escorted off-stage. [Full Story]

 

NEED TO KNOW

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles [Reuters]

Baton Rouge shooter Gavin Long recorded social media messages firing on cops [The Daily Beast]

Cuomo details redesigned subway cars and major station renovations [NY Times]

Giuliani: What I did for New York, Trump will do for America [CNBC]

Gunman killed by police thought federal agents were chasing him [DNA Info]

 

SPORTS

The Mets are in Chicago to take on the Cubs at 7:05 PM.

The Yankees host the Orioles at 7:05 PM.

 

WEATHER

Sunny, 86/76. [Full Forecast]

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  • Justin Bieber @ Madison Square Garden
  • Reverend Horton Heat and Dale Watson @ The Highline Ballroom
  • Zack Wylde @ Webster Hall
  • The Temperance Movement and The Stone Foxes @ The Mercury Lounge
  • Water Liars and Tall Heights @ Rough Trade NYC

 

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

In 1996, opening ceremonies were held in Atlanta for the 26th Summer Olympic Games.

 

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