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Morning Brief: October 4th

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Bees are known for their eclectic dances, but in Hawaii, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find them in abundance.

Dance puns aside, 7 species of bees native to Hawaii have been given endangered status by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The designation will give the bees more protection, allowing authorities to start recovery programs.  They’ve been impacted by a variety of threats, such as habitat destruction, the introduction of nonnative plant species, and natural weather events. Pollinators all over the world are in danger of extinction, which could have unforeseen consequences on our food supply.

NEED TO KNOW

State Attorney General Orders Trump Foundation to Cease Raising Money in New York [New York Times]

U.S. abandons efforts to work with Russia on Syria [Washington Post]

Federal Court Blocks Gov. Pence's Attempt To Bar Syrian Refugees From Indiana [NPR]

New Jersey Gas Tax Hike Could Create Ripple Effect For Consumers [CBS New York] 

Former Dishwasher Leading Effort to Keep Carnegie Deli Open [NBC New York]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY
The Giants lost to the Vikings.

WEATHER
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. [full forecast]
 

ON STAGE TONIGHT
GRAHAM NASH AT THE BEARSVILLE THEATER
HOW TO DRESS WELL AT WEBSTER HALL
BILL FRISELL AT THE BLUE NOTE
BAD RELIGION AT IRVING PLAZA
VIOLENT FEMMES AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE
LAKE STREET DIVE AT THE TROY SAVINGS BANK MUSIC HALL
THE HOT SARDINES AT HIGHLINE BALLROOM
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND WITH DAVE MASON AT THE BEACON THEATRE

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1957, the Soviet Union inaugurated the “Space Age” with its launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite.   

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