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Morning Brief: December 6th

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President Elect Donald Trump has chosen retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  The move brings another Washington outsider, as well as a strict conservative into the Trump White House.  [NY Times]



Shinzo Abe to Become First Japanese Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor [NY Times]

Oakland fire toll at 36; DA promises 'thorough' probe [CNN]

Legal Aid Society sues NYPD for concealing cop discipline records from public [Daily News]

Hospital Construction Booms Amid Shift to Outpatient Services [DNA Info]

Hotel Project Would Revive Embodiment of Jet Age at Kennedy Airport [NY Times]


WEATHER: Rain coming in the evening, with a high of 48 degrees



  • Bon Iver @ Pioneer Works

  • Celtic Women @ State Theatre New Jersey

  • Reverend Horton Heat @ House of Independents (Asbury Park)

  • Steve Tyrell @ Café Carlyle

  • Norah Jones @ Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank)

  • Dave Koz & Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas @ Town Hal


TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first president, George Washington.


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