Morning Brief: May 22
It’s Memorial Day weekend and thousands of travelers are going to be hitting the road for the beach the mountains, and the lakes. But what if the destination you type into Google Maps is accidentally… racist? Google is fixing a few spots in their popular Google Maps site and app after offensive search terms such as “n*****” led users to the White House. Google blamed it on crowdsourcing that isn’t thoroughly vetted.
NEED TO KNOW
Baltimore Freddie Gray case: Six officers charged [BBC].
Robert Gates Says Ban on Gay Boy Scout Leaders Must End [New York].
DC Mansion Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody [ABC News].
Council Speaker Sets Timeline for East Harlem Rezoning [The Real Deal].
Christie Prepares Expletive-Filled Audition for Next Comedy Central Roast [New York].
Mets top Cardinals 5-0 on a great performance by Jacob deGrom
Rangers play again in Tampa, facing a 2-1 deficit in the Eastern Conference Finals, 8:00
Mets head to Pittsburgh, 7:00
Yankees host Texas, 7:00
Mostly sunny, but a slight chance of showers in the late afternoon. 74/48 [full forecast].
ON STAGE TONIGHT
• Blues Traveler (with Brothers Keeper) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
• The B-52s (with French Horn Rebellion) @ the Wellmont Theater
• The Kennedys @ Rockwood Music Hall
• Joe Louis Walker @ Garcia’s at the Capitol Theatre
• The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (with Honey Island Swamp Band) @ Brooklyn Bowl
• Spottiswoode And His Enemies @ the Living Room
• Primal Scream (with special guests) @ the Stone Pony
• 10,000 Maniacs @ City Winery (Tonight and tomorrow)
• Pixies with TV On The Radio and John Grant @ the Stone Pony Summer Stage
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an "end to poverty and racial injustice" in America.
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