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Morning Brief: June 12

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Pilot Andre Borschberg took a quick spin around the statue of liberty in the Solar Impulse 2 plane before landing at its last stop, New York City.  The solar-powered plane flew around the world in a little over a year.  The plane broke aviation records.  But the pilots main focus was to raise awareness about climate change.  They wanted to show the world what amazing things could be done using renewable energy. [Full Story]

 

NEED TO KNOW

Libyan forces taking back ISIS stronghold. [CNN]

Dozens hurt as fans brawl at Euro 2016 site. [CNN]

Laid-Off Americans, Required to Zip Lips on Way Out, Grow Bolder. [New York Times]

Children in NYCHA housing test positive for high lead levels in blood from lead paint. [Daily News]

NYC Rent Guidelines Board will likely freeze rents for second straight year, may enact rent rollback. [Daily News]

 

SPORTS

The Yankees face the Tigers at 2:10.

The Mets take on the Brewers at 2:10.

 

WEATHER

Mostly sunny and windy. 81/58. [Full Forecast]

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  • WFUV Presents: Valerie June @ SOPAC
  • Jackson Browne @ Theatre at Westbury
  • Abbie Gardner @ Towne Crier Café
  • Into It. Over It. @Rough Trade NYC

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1987, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. 

 

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