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Morning Brief: September 9

Morning Brief: September 9
Wake up, kids!

Today marks the first day of school for New York City public school students. (This year begins later than most previous years because of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.)

A lovely day to walk your kids to school, partly cloudy, high of 74. [Full forecast]

The Republican Candidates for New York City’s Mayor squared off yesterday in the final debate with November’s general election on their minds [WFUV News]

Serena Williams wins her 17th Grand Slam singles title at the US Open in Queens. [ESPN]

New York City Opera, founded to make opera accessible to a wide audience, may be forced to cancel most of its season. [New York Times]

Ben Jealous, head of the NCAAP, will step down. [New York Times]

Yankees play the Orioles in Baltimore; 7:05 p.m.
Mets host the Nationals; 7:10 p.m.

1971: The Attica Prison Riot began in Western New York. 39 would die over the next four days, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

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