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Morning Brief: November 1st

by Kris Venezia
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Day of the Dead Band.

flickr, Senor Cado

Today is the Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead.

The holiday is celebrated in Mexico and other areas around the world, and it focuses on the gathering of friends and family to pay tribute to those who have died.

Weather

Forecasters say to expect wind today with scattered showers and a high of 70. Tonight, mostly clear with a low of 50. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

A new poll says New Yorkers are in favor of adding casinos to the state. [NY Times]

A federal appeals court has blocked stop-and-frisk charges for New York police. [NY Times]

Some New Jersey schools are concerned about safety on election day. [WFUV News]

Sports

The Brooklyn Nets host the Miami Heat at 8.

The New York Islanders are in Ottawa at 730.

Today in History

In 1946, the New York Knicks played against the Toronto Huskies in the first Basketbal Association of America game.

WFUV's Morning Brief is published each weekday morning at 5 a.m. Do you have an event or news item that should be included? Email cryan@wfuvnews.org or leave a comment below.

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