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Morning Brief: August 21

Morning Brief: August 21
What you need to know for August 21!


Today, cloudy in the morning, partly cloudy in the afternoon, high of 78. Tonight, scattered showers are expected with a low of 66. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State. [Washington Post]

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with faith leaders over the death of Eric Garner. [Staten Island Advance]

Vice President Joe Biden visited Connecticut to discuss workforce development. [Wall Street Journal]

New York City lawmakers want more transparency in elections. [WFUV News]


The New York Yankees host the Houston Astros at 1:05.

On Stage Tonight

• Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band @ Jones Beach Theater

• George Clinton And Parliament @ Watermark Bar and Lounge
• X @ City Winery
• James Maddock @ Rockwood Music Hall
• Living Colour (with Danielia Cotton) @ the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Theater Square
• The Persuasions @ the Bitter End
• Will Hoge (with Bobby McGrath And The Brothers) @ the Highline Ballroom
• Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins and Howard Jones with Midge Ure of Ultravox, China Crisis and Katrina formerly of Katrina And The Waves @ the Best Buy Theater

Today in History

In 1961, Motown releases what would be its first number one hit, "Please Mr. Postman," by the Marvelettes.

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