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Morning Brief: May 25

[Photo courtesy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill]

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Some new companies are looking to turn food waste into profits.  Approximately 40 percent of the U.S. food supply is wasted - that's more than 20 pounds of food per person per month.  These startups aim to reduce that by turning food waste into edibles, or redistributing food before it is thrown away.  Read more at The New York Times.

NEED TO KNOW

Eurozone creditors have approved Greece's request for funds. [The Guardian]

Bronx man arrested on terrorism-related charges [CBS New York]

U.S. Senate unanimously approves a bill on Sexual Assault Victims' Rights. [Business Insider]

Separately, cancer patient pushes for a law challenging the statue of limitations for a misdiagnosis. [NY Daily News]

De Blasio's approval rating sinks to 41%. [Wall Street Journal]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Mets lost to the Nationals 4-7.

The Yankees beat the Blue Jays 6-0.

TODAY

The Mets play the Nationals at 1:05pm.

The Yankees play the Blue Jays at 7:05pm.

WEATHER

Sunny with a hint of summer heat.  88/66.  [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

WFUV Presents: BORNS @ Terminal 5

Cindi Lauper @ Beacon Theatre

Twin Peaks: Down in Heaven Tour @ The Bowery Ballroom

Justin Hayward w/ Mike Dawes @ City Winery

Corinne Bailey Rae @ National Sawdust

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1977, the first Star Wars opened in theatres.

 

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