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Morning Brief: June 14th

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If you watched the Belmont Stakes, you might have noticed a new jockey signing autographs. It was really comedian Tyler Fisher posing as a jockey. Weighing in at 5-foot-3 and 115 pounds, it seemed to be the perfect role for the comedian. [Full Story]

 

NEED TO KNOW

French Police Chief and Partner Killed in Stabbing Claimed By ISIS [The Guardian]

Orlando Shooting: What Motivated a Killer? [CNN]

NYC Man Among Those Gunned Down in Orlando [NBC]

Unknown Man Shoots 5 Teens at Playground [CBS]

New Expansion of Statue of Liberty Museum Planned [DNA Info]

SPORTS

The Yankees take on the Rockies today at 8:40 PM.

The Mets host the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10 PM.

WEATHER

Mostly cloudy, 82/61. [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 WFUV Presents: The Jayhawks @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

 WFUV Presents: Florence and The Machine @ Barclay’s Center

 WFUV Presents: Beth Orton @ (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker St, NYC

 WFUV Presents: Tame Impala @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn)

 Al Stewart @ City Winery

 Chairlift @ Coffey Park

 Brett Dennen @ Bowery Ballroom

TODAY IN HISTORY

Congress officially adopts the stars and stripes as the U.S. flag in 1777. The original flag featured 13 stars and 13 red and white stripes.

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