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Morning Brief: August 11

by Stephanie Colombini
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Taxi.

AshtonPal, Flickr

Here's what you need to know for the day.

Weather

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 85, and tonight, partly cloudy with a low of 70. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Iraq's Al-Maliki steps up struggle to keep his job. [ABC News]

New York could be in line to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. [NY Daily News]

Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidates go back and forth in a debate before Tuesday's primary election. [Wall Street Journal]

Sports

The New York Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies today at 1:05.

The New York Yankees are in Baltimore playing the Orioles tonight at 7:05

On Stage Tonight

Three Dog Night @ City Winery

Angela Johnson @ Blue Note

Jay Brannan with Bess Rogers & Special Someones @ Highline Ballroom, 8.

Chicha Libre @ Barbes, 9:30.

Today in History

In 1951, the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-1 during the first Major League Baseball game televised in color.

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