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Morning Brief: May 20

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Bob Dylan, President Obama, and a bunch of stupid pets—David Letterman’s done it all, and all of it is coming to an end tonight. The Late Show host is ending his 33 year-run to make way for Stephen Colbert, with his last show airing on CBS tonight at 11:35 New York time. The guests haven’t been announced for tonight’s show yet, but a whole red carpet full of stars are expected to pay homage to the late night legend.


U.N. Chief: North Korea Cancels Visit [CNN].

Takata Admits Airbag Defects; Recall Widens [NY Times].

Los Angeles Lifts its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour [NY Times].

Activist Emma Sulkowicz Carries Mattress Across Stage At Columbia Graduation [HuffPost].

$50M Worth of Heroin Seized in NYC [Associated Press].


Mets lost to St. Louis, 10-2

Yankees fell to Washington 8-6


Rangers @ Tampa, Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 - 8:00

Yankees finish up a 2-game series in Washington, 7:05

Mets host St. Louis, 7:10


Goodbye haze, hello sun. A few clouds at night 67/51 [full forecast].


• David Lindley @ Fairfield Theatre Company’s Stage One

• Buffy Sainte-Marie (with Samantha Crain) @ the Highline Ballroom

• Jason Isbell with Craig Finn featuring Joe Russo, Josh Kaufman and Jonathan Shaw @ the Capitol Theatre

• Primal Scream @ Irving Plaza

• Mariachi El Bronx @ Baby’s All Right

• WFUV PRESENTS: TV On The Radio (with Bo Ningen) @ the Kings Theatre

• WFUV PRESENTS: Courtney Barnett (with Chastity Belt and Darren Hanlon) @ the Bowery Ballroom


On this day in 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.

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