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Morning Brief: October 17

Morning Brief: October 17
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Art in Odd Places

This year's theme is NUMBER at Art in Odd Places' ninth annual festival in New York City. It runs along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River until Oct. 20. [More]

WEATHER
Could it get any more like spring? Mostly cloudy today, with a high of 75. Showers likely later tonight. [Full forecast]

NEED TO KNOW
Cory Booker wins the special Senate race in New Jersey. [New York Times]

After much construction, a water tunnel will open underneath Manhattan. [New York Times]

Police say a man in Brooklyn was arrested after smuggling 49 guns into the city from North Carolina. [Daily News]

An Upper West Side elementary-school principal is banning Rainbow Loom bracelets, citing them as a cause of playground fights. [New York Post]

SPORTS
Edmonton Oilers at Islanders; 7 p.m.

ON STAGE TONIGHT
Menomena, The Helio Sequence; 5:30 p.m. at Webster Hall [More]

TODAY'S HISTORY
1979: Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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