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Morning Brief: June 11

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Muhammad Ali was buried after a procession through his hometown.  The two-hour funeral procession took his body past places he spent much of his time during his childhood.  These places included his childhood home and the first boxing gym where he trained.  Ali's funeral car was showered with flowers by crowds of fans paying their respects to the boxer.  Years ago Ali planned out how he wanted his funeral.  He said he wanted his funeral to be as open as possible so his fans would have a chance to say goodbye.

 

NEED TO KNOW

Obama Loosens Restrictions on U.S.. Forces Fighting Taliban in Afghanistan [New York Times]

Earthquake measure 5.2 hits Souther California -- are more to come? [CNN]

Gawker, Filing for bankruptcy After Hulk Hogan Suit, Is for Sale. [New York Times]

Police Seek Arsonist After Attacks on 2 Staten Island Churches. [New York Times]

State could allow people to be buried with their pets. [Daily News]

 

SPORTS

The Yankees face the Tigers at 7:15.

The Mets take on the Brewers at 4:10.

 

WEATHER

Cloudy with a strong thunderstorm in the late afternoon. 82/70.  [Full Forecast]

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  • WFUV Presents: Judy Collins @ The Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Dave Matthews Band @ Xfinity Theatre (Hartford, CT)
  • The Fab Faux perform a "FAB FAUX FAN FAVORITES" show @ The Capitol Theatre
  • Ian Hunter @ City Winery
  • James McCartney @ The Saint
  • King Khan @ The Brooklyn bowl
  • Escondido @ Mercury Lounge
  • Valerie June @ Daryl's House
  • Rebelution @ Theatre at Westbury
  • Los Amigos Invisibles @ S.O.B's

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1776, congress appoints a committee of five to draft the Declaration of Independence.

 

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