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Morning Brief: December 18

Morning Brief: December 18
As Bill de Blasio begins announcing top-level positions within his administration, the spotlight turns toward chief of schools...

Who will be Bill de Blasio's choice for Schools Chancellor? Joshua Starr — a Maryland schools superintendent — Kaya Henderson — chancellor of the Washington school system — and Carmen Farina —a former deputy chancellor — are said to be in the running. [New York Times]

Partly sunny today — and a little warmer, with a high of 37. Some clouds rolling in tonight. [Full forecast]

Mayor Bloomberg responds to The New York Times feature story that was published recently about homelessness, that followed the story of a young girl and her family. [Capital New York]

Bill de Blasio plans Gracie Mansion Open House. [New York Observer]

Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito gets the support of de Blasio. [DNA info]

A blind man and his guide dog amazingly survive after getting run over by a train. [New York Post]

Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks; 8 p.m.
Pittsburg Penguins at Rangers; 8 p.m.
Washington Wizards at Nets; 7:30 p.m.

HANDEL Messiah; 8 p.m. at Carnegie Hall [More information]

1963: Actor Brad Pitt was born.

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