Morning Brief: January 11
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Last night, President Obama delivered his farewell address at McCormick Place, Chicago. President Obama came to Chicago in his early 20's, where he worked with church groups. In his speech, he touched on the concept of hope while citing the U.S. Declaration of Independence. He stated, "Now this is where I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved, and they get engaged, and they come together to demand it. After eight years as your president, I still believe that." Furthermore, the President highlighted our country's accomplishments over the past eight years. Some of these include job growth, relations with the Cuban people, and the end to Iran's nuclear weapons program. To watch the full farewell speech, click here.
Israel Buries 4 Soldiers, but the Mourning is Marred by Discord [NY Times]
Arms Seized off Coast of Yemen Appear to Have Been Made in Iran [NY Times]
Dylan Roof is Sentenced to Death in Charleston Church Massacre [NY Times]
Trump Tower Security Until Donald's Swearing-in Will Cost $37.4 M [NY Daily News]
Lawmakers Demand Cuomo pay $4.3 billion in Overdue School aid [NY Daily News]
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets, 117-97
The New York Islanders host the Florida Panthers, 7:00
The New York Knicks @ Philly, 7:00
Partly cloudy, 49/43 [full report]
ON STAGE TONIGHT
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE AT CITY WINERY
THE WAILERS AT BROOKLYN BOWL
BILLY JOEL AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
KEYON* HARROLD AND FRIENDS AT THE BLUE NOTE [*KEE-awn]
“CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND BIRTHDAY OF CLARENCE CLEMONS” AT THE CUTTING ROOM, WITH WILLIE NILE, CHUCK PROPHET, JAKE CLEMONS AND MORE
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created.
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