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Morning Brief: January 14

Morning Brief: January 14
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NY Clawing Its Way Towards Pet Laws

Is declawing your cat a stress-saver, or animal cruelty? Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal seems to think it’s the latter. She’s introduced a bill that would ban declawing cats, except for serious medical reaons. It would be the nation’s first statewide ban of the common procedure, which takes out pets’ sharp front claws. The bill hasn’t yet been introduced in the state senate, but we’ll be keeping our eyes out and our nail-clippers ready.

NEED TO KNOW

With New Cover of French Paper, New Fears [NY Times].

Tsarnaev Lawyers Ask for Delay in Boston Trial, Citing Paris Attacks [LA Times].

Christie to NJ Mayors: Look to Camden for Signs of Reform [WFUV News via AP].

Federal Appeal Court Questions NYPD Surveillance of Muslims Post 9/11 [WFUV News via AP].

After Awards Coup, Amazon Lands Woody Allen for TV Series [Reuters].

SPORTS

Islanders smother Rangers 3-0

Tonight

Nets host Memphis, 7:30 PM

Devils @ Los Angeles, 10:30PM

WEATHER

Chance of flurries in the afternoon and late, 29/24 [full forecast].

ON STAGE TONIGHT

• Shawn Colvin and Jackson Browne (with Kate Davis) @ City Winery

• “Light Of Day Winterfest NYC” featuring Suzanne Vega, Dramarama’s John Easdale, John Eddie And His Dirty Ol’ Band, Joe D’Urso And Stone Caravan and more @ the Cutting Room

• Ramsey Lewis “In Crowd 50th Anniversary” @ the Blue Note

• WFUV PRESENTS: Dr. Dog (with Roadkill Ghost Choir) @ the Bowery Ballroom

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1639, the "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.

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