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Morning Brief: May 12th

Morning Brief: May 12th
What you need to know for May 12th!


Today, partly cloudy with a high of 82, and tonight, isolated thunderstorms with a low of 64. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

East Ukraine separatists hold a referendum on self-rule. [The Sydney Morning Herald]

The New York Police recruit Muslims to be informants. [New York Times]

New York and New Jersey Superstorm Sandy aid is nixed by a federal official. [NY Daily News]


The New York Yankees host the New York Mets at 7:05.

The Brooklyn Nets welcome the Miami Heat in game 4 of the Second Round in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The series is 2-1 in favor of the Heat. Tip-off is at 8.

On Stage Tonight

• Asgeir @ Rough Trade NYC
• Justin Nozuka (with Sanders Bohlke, Megan Bonnell) @ Rough Trade NYC
• Keren Ann @ Joe’s Pub
• Robben Ford (with Jason Loughlin) @ City Winery
• Marc Ribot Trio @ Le Poisson Rouge
• “Soul Out Loud – Soul Night” featuring Ryan Shaw @ the Cutting Room
• “Les Paul Mondays” featuring Glen Burtnik with the Les Paul Trio @ Iridium
Today in History
In 1949, the Soviet Union lifts a blockade on Berlin.