Morning Brief: October 16

by Connor Ryan
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Cory Booker.

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New Jersey heads to the polls for a special election.

Polls in New Jersey open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. as Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan compete to fill the state's open Senate seat. [More]

WEATHER
Patchy fog today, with a high of 70. Showers possible tonight. [Full forecast]

NEED TO KNOW
Mayoral contendors Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota meet for the first of three televised debates. [New York Times]

The search for an autistic Queens boy continues. Officials at his high school now face questions. [New York Times]

What was once a dump becomes a golf course in the Bronx. [Wall Street Journal]

Despite pushback from critics, city officials add more bike lanes. [Wall Street Journal]

SPORTS
Rangers at Washington Capitals; 8 p.m.

ON STAGE TONIGHT
Savages, Duke Garwood at Terminal 5; 7 p.m. [More]

TODAY'S HISTORY
1964: China detonates its first nuclear weapon.

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