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Morning Brief: February 11

Morning Brief: February 11
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Anchors Away!

A big day for news anchors, both serious and satirical. Jon Stewart will be stepping down from The Daily Show before the end of the year where he’s served as anchor for nearly two decades (this, of course, months after his protégé Stephen Colbert left his eponymous show to take over for David Letterman). And Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC Nightly News for six months, effective immediately in the wake of a changing-story scandal. The story’s been written before, but it seems the satirical news media has gotten the best of the “real guys” once again.

NEED TO KNOW

American Hostage Mueller’s Family, U.S. Government Say She is Dead [Reuters].

Federal Judge Sets Hearing in Alabama Over Same-Sex Marriage [NY Times].

Tim Cook’s Big Day: Apple hits $700 Billion [USA Today].

NYC Council Demands Details About Bus Expansion [WFUV News].

Cop Involved in Fatal Shooting of Akai Gurley has been Indicted on Manslaughter Charges [NY Daily News].

SPORTS

Isles top Edmonton 3-2

Rangers outlast Toronto 5-4.

Nets fall to Memphis 95-86.

Tonight

Knicks play in Orlando at 7:00 for their last game before the All-Star break

WEATHER

Another sunny day, but snow could be falling by nighttime 30/22.[full forecast].

ON STAGE TONIGHT

• Albert Lee @ Iridium

• “Take Me To The River Live” featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush, Otis Clay, Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, Jerry Harrison and a thirteen piece house band with Stax Records Hi Rhythm Section and The Royal Memphis Horns led by Ben Cauley (with Stax Music Academy All-Star Broomfield Band and DJ Jonathan Toubin) @ Brooklyn Bowl

• James Maddock @ Rockwood Music Hall

• Zap Mama and Antibalas @ the Highline Ballroom

• Buster Poindexter @ Café Carlyle

• Milton @ the Living Room

• Martha Redbone @ Joe’s Pub

• Upstate featuring Rebecca Martin, Guillermo Klein and Larry Grenadier @ Rockwood Music Hall

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner

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