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Morning Brief: May 12

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New York City's trying to go a little safer and a little greener. De Blasio's set to announce upgrades to the city's fleet of 2800 municipal vehicles to do just that. Efforts include new side guards on city vehicles and ordering nearly 200 new electric cars and buses. It's all a part of the mayor's ongoing Vision Zero and NYC Clean Fleet initiatives.

NEED TO KNOW

Brazil's Senate Poised to Suspend Rousseff Pending Trial [Reuters]

Trump's Candidacy Sparking a "Surge" in Citizenship, Voter Applications [Washington Post]

Health Care at New Jersey Immigrant Prison Substandard, Watchdog Groups Say [New York Times]

Sixth Member of ISIS Wannabe Crew Charged in Brooklyn Federal Court [NY Daily News]

Ex-NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos, Son Face Sentencing in Corruption Case [NBC New York]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Mets beat the Dodgers 4-3

The Yankees were beaten by the Royals 7-3.

TODAY

The Yankees play the Royals again at 7.

The Mets face the Dodgers at 10.

WEATHER

Sunny and warm then clouds rolling in overnight, 74/55 [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  •  Iris Dement & Loudon Wainwright @ The Space at Westbury
  •  Alice Cooper @ The Capitol Theatre
  •  Fruit Bats @ Rough Trade NYC
  •  Ginger Baker’s “Air Force 3” @ Tarrytown Music Hall
  •  Old 97s, Heartless Bastards, and BJ Barham @ Irving Plaza
  •  Lapsley @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  •  Blue October @ Webster Hall

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1949, the 11-month Soviet Union blockade against West Berlin was lifted after it was broken by US-British aircrafts with supplies.

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