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Morning Brief: March 11

Morning Brief: March 11
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Ferrets Be Gone - And Stay Gone!

NYC’s ferret-lovers aren’t getting the spring-time news they were hoping for: after years of the furry-friends being illegal in the city they’ll likely stay that way, after a Board of Health ruling. “’They seem,’ a frowning health official said at one point, ‘to be uniquely problematic.’

NEED TO KNOW

Hillary Clinton: ‘I used one Email for convenience’ [CNN].

Italian Architects Look to Recreate High Line Success in Rome [NPR via WFUV].

Cardinal Egan’s Funeral Mass is Celebrated [NY Times].

Bronx Man Busted for Pointing Laser Beam at Planes in LaGuardia Airport, NYPD Helicopter: Cops [NY Daily News].

NYC Calls on Citizens to Crack Down on Idling Vehicles [WFUV News].

SPORTS

Knicks fell to Utah, 87-82

Nets lost to New Orleans, 111-91

Rangers topped the Rival Islanders, 2-1

Devils fall hard to Minnesota, 6-2.

Tonight

Nets head to Miami to take on the Heat, 7:30

Rangers are in the Capital, puck drops at 8:00

WEATHER

Clouds early, but burning off by afternoon, 55/36 [full forecast].

ON STAGE TONIGHT

• Brandi Carlile @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg

• Alabama Shakes (with Songhoy Blues) @ the Beacon Theatre

• Herb Alpert And Lani Hall @ Café Carlyle

• Teddy Thompson @ Rockwood Music Hall

• Of Montreal (with Yonatan Gat) @ Webster Hall The Grand Ballroom

• Ben Ottewell of Gomez (with David McMillin of Fort Frances) @ Rough Trade NYC

• Los Lonely Boys (with The Coordinates) @ City Winery

• The Airborne Toxic Event @ Warsaw

• Cursive (with Beach Slang, John Congleton And The Nighty Nite) @ the Bowery Ballroom

• Lunasa @ the Highline Ballroom

•WFUV PRESENTS: Drive-By Truckers @ the Tarrytown Music Hall

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 2011, an earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude struck 81 miles east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

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