Morning Brief: 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
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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