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Morning Brief: August 9

Morning Brief: August 9
Do you remember the Coney Island of years ago?

Ride the Wonder Wheel for free. Hear the ragtime music. Watch the magicians. Stroll through the rich history of Coney Island Saturday afternoon. [More information]

Showers likely today — make sure to pack an umbrella when you head outside; high 83. Slight chance of thunderstorms tomorrow, but Sunday looks sunny and clear. [Full forecast]

Despite city officials' warnings, a new study shows there is no significant connection between living alone and the risk of dying from a heat stroke. [WNYC]

State is slow to fire workers who have abused disabled patients. [New York Times]

Deaf customers have filed a discrimination lawsuit against Starbucks. [New York Times]

New poll: Quinn well ahead of Democratic rivals; Thompson steams past de Blasio. [DNA Info]

Remember Sydney Leathers (Anthony Weiner's sexting buddy)? Turns out, she has announced her endorsement for Christine Quinn. [New York Observer]

Detroit Tigers at Yankees; 7:05 p.m.
Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks; 9:40 p.m.

1942: Mahatma Gandhi was arrested by British forces, igniting the Quit India Movement.

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