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Morning Brief: October 12

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Recent Wikileaks emails show the media's hidden support of Hillary Clinton and her campaign. Fox News reports that Clinton was given "advance notice of debate questions" and "the promise of positive coverage" [Fox News]. For example, one email from Donna Brazile, head of the Democratic National Committee, shows her telling the Clinton campaign that there would be a question on the death penalty during a debate. 

NEED TO KNOW

Pentagon Confronts a new Threat From ISIS: Exploding Drones [NY Times]

Iran Wins a big Game but Cheering is out of the Bounds [NY Times]

Hurrican Plunges a North Carolina Town's Future Into Doubt [NY Times]

NYC Drops Queens Homeless Shelter Idea After Public Opposition [NY Daily News]

Mayor de Blasio Asks Gov. Cuomo to Keep Gravity Knives Illegal [NY Daily News]

WEATHER

Mostly Cloudly, 65/56 [full report]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 Lissie @ The Bowery Ballroom

 Still Corners @ Mercury Lounge
 
 Marian Hill, VÉRITÉ, Shaed @ Webster Hall
 
 Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
 
 Norah Jones @ Loreto Theatre
 
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1492, Christopher Columbus made it to the Caribbean and believed he had reached the Indies.

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