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Morning Brief: May 25

Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan A. Colon

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In honor of Fleet Week, the Intrepid is hosting a variety of events from May 24th-29th. Among other activities, you can watch Top Gun on the flight deck Friday. Then on Saturday it’s the Battle of the Big Bands, where you’ll have the opportunity to listen to some local music groups and participate in a swing dance competition. People will also be able to enjoy live performances by Broadway stars throughout the weekend. [Read More]

NEED TO KNOW

GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says [NPR]

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer [NY Times]

DeVos won’t say whether she’d withhold federal funds from private schools that discriminate [The Washington Post]

NYC boosts security after Manchester bombing out of 'abundance of caution' [amNY]

Manchester attack: Police hunt 'network' behind bomber [BBC]

Mayor Promises to Crack Down on City Employees Who Abuse Parking Placards [WNYC]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0.

The San Diego Padres beat the Mets 6-5.

TODAY

The Yankees take on the Kansas City Royals at 1:05 PM.

The Mets face the San Diego Padres at 7:10 PM.

WEATHER

Cloudy, with a high of 63. [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

OH WONDER @ ROUGH TRADE N-Y-C

10,000 MANIACS @ CITY WINERY

LITTLE FEAT @ THE KLEIN

BILLY JOEL @ MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

SARA WATKINS @ ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL

WFUV PRESENTS: PIXIES @ BROOKLYN STEEL

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1977, the first film in the Star Wars franchise was released. Star Wars: A New Hope was written and directed by George Lucas. It ended up making around $776M from box offices worldwide.

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