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Morning Brief: May, 17

[Photo; flickr, Keith Allison]

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Yesterday’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas got pretty heated. During the game, the Rangers’ second baseman Rougned Odor punched the Blue Jay’s Jose Bautista in the face after he slid into second base. While Bautista’s dangerous slide instigated Odor to throw the punch, the animosity between the two teams stems from last year’s game, when Bautista did his infamous bat flip [full story].

NEED TO KNOW

China Quietly Targets U.S. Tech Companies in Security Reviews [NY Times]

Hillary Clinton Shapes Potential New Role for Bill Clinton [NY Times]

David M. Durst, Developer of Manhattan Towers, Dies at 90 [NY Times]

Sen. Schumer Pushed to Revive Gun Background Check Bill [NY Daily News]

Missing Columbia Student Nayla Kidd Found ‘Safe and Sound’ [NY Daily News]

SPORTS

The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees, 12-2

The Colorado Rockies beat the New York Mets, 4-3

TODAY

The New York Yankees @ Arizona, 9:40 PM

The New York Mets host the Washington Nationals, 7:10 PM

WEATHER

Clear with Periodic Clouds, 66/52 [full report]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 WFUV Presents: Cage the Elephant with Portugal The Man @ Central Park SummerStage

 The 1975 @ Barclays Center

 Andrew Dice Clay @ The Capitol Theatre

 Wolf Parade @ The Bowery Ballroom

 The Kills @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

 Mac DeMarco @ Market Hotel

 The Boxer Rebellion @ Mercury Lounge

 Elizabeth and the Catapult @ Rockwood Music Hall

 Delbert McClinton @ The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company

 Justin Hayward @ Ridgefield Playhouse

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 2004, the first same-sex marriages in the U.S. were performed in Massachusetts. 

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