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Morning Brief: November 27

Morning Brief: November 27
Strong winds may keep big balloons of Macy's parade grounded.

According to parade rules, if the wind blows 23 mph and gusts reach 34 mph, the large character balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade must be grounded and excluded from the parade. On Thursday, wind speed is expected to reach 23 mph with gusts up to 45 mph, according to the National Weather Service. [New York Times]

Heavy rain today, with a high of 58. Should clear up by tomorrow. [Full forecast]

Court sides with City Council over Mayor Bloomberg on homeless-shelter policy. [Capital]

NYPD responds to critics with new pedestrian safety stats. [Capital]

New Jersey now allows online gambling. [New York Times]

Manhattan politicians seek to rein in SantaCon event. [DNA Info]

Rangers at Florida Panthers; 7:30 p.m.
Winnipeg Jets at Islanders; 7 p.m.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, The Smith Street Band, Koo Koo Kanga Roo; 6:30 p.m. at Terminal 5 [More information]

2005: The first partial human face transplant is completed in France.

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