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Morning Brief: June 10

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Researchers discover that King Tut's dagger was made from a meteorite.  They say that the ancient Egyptians knew what they were using.  That they understood that meteorites were "rare chunks of iron."  The ancient Egyptian understanding of meteorites anticipated Western culture by more than two millennia.

 

NEED TO KNOW

Indian farmers pray monsoon rains will end drought. [CNN]

President Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton. [Daily News]

Labor, gaming laws still face unclear future with week until legislative session ends. [City & State]

Norman Seabrook's Ouster as Union Chief May Complicate Overhaul at Rikers. [New York Times]

What Christie, N.J. unions are saying about big pension court ruling. [NJ.com]

 

SPORTS

The Yankees take on the Tigers at 7:05.

The Mets face the Brewers at 8:10.

 

WEATHER

Mostly sunny. 77/60. [Full Forecast]

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm.  The kite was struck by lightening and this allowed Franklin to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightening.

 

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