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Morning Brief: May, 17

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Hillary Clinton is currently holding a slim lead over Donald Trump in the national polls. Clinton holds 48 percent of the votes, while Trump holds 45 percent. NBC News broke down the polls to better understand where the two candidates stand amongst voters. According to the news outlet, Trump attracts more white voters by 14 points, while Clinton attracts more females by 15 points. Meanwhile, those with high school degrees or less favor Trump by 5 points, while those with college degrees favor Clinton by 7 points. [full story]

NEED TO KNOW

Baghdad Attacks by Isis Point to Trouble for Group, but Not Imminent Defeat [NY Times]

Transgender Bathroom Debate Turns Personal at a Vermont High School [NY Times]

Thousands Stranded as Fire Disrupts Metro-North Rail Service [NY Times]

Lincoln Center’s Greener Damrosch Park Unveiled to Public [NY Daily News]

Hundreds of EMS Workers Who Helped in 9/11 Clean-Up Effort Told Their Work Can’t be Verified [NY Daily News]

SPORTS

The New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals, 2-0

The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees, 5-3

TODAY

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

The New York Yankees at Oakland, 10:05

WEATHER

Cloudy, 66/54 [full report]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 James Blake @ Webster Hall

 Antibalas @ Brooklyn Bowl

 Wolf Parade @ The Bowery Ballroom

 Rubblebucket @ House of Yes

 Marc Ford @ Daryl’s House

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 2004, Apollo 10 was launched, and it was the second spacecraft to orbit the moon.

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