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Morning Brief: September 26

by Jeff Coltin
Groundhog

Groundhog, Marumari/flickr

Word has just gotten out that the famed Staten Island Chuck has died. Or rather, ONE Staten Island Chuck. Apparently the groundhog whose job it is to predict how much longer winter will last every February 2nd is actually a collection of groundhogs.

Hundreds Protest Rouhani Outside UN in New York

by Associated Press
Rouhani.

World Economic Forum, Flickr 

Hundreds have gathered in New York City to protest Iran President Hassan Rouhani during his remarks before the U.N. General Assembly.

   Former U.S. diplomats John Bolton and Bill Richardson were expected to address the crowd Thursday. Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle and Kerry Kennedy were also expected to speak.

   Security was tight in the plaza outsides the U.N. complex as chanting protesters donning yellow ponchos gathered in the rainfall.

Morning Brief: September 25

by Jeff Coltin
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter, Keith Allison/flickr

Tonight will be Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee Stadium. Or will it? No, we’re not expecting Jeter to pull a Michael Jordan and come out of retirement (twice!)—the issue right now is the weather.  Fears are drivng down ticket prices in what otherwise would be the most expensive regular season game in history. Only time will tell…

New York, New Jersey to Ramp Up Security

by Associated Press
New York harbor.

Diarlocritico de Venezuela, Flickr

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are announcing increased security across their two states.

   The measures are being taken in the wake of increasingly active terrorist groups overseas.

   Cuomo said Wednesday they are not linked to a specific threat targeting the New York City region.

   The governors appeared at 7 World Trade Center to sign a bistate memorandum of understanding. They say it will lead to further cooperation between the two states' law enforcement agencies.

Young Migrants to NYC to Receive Legal Help

by Associated Press
New York City

City Hall, Momos/wikimedia

The New York City Council and two philanthropic foundations are setting aside $1.9 million to help unaccompanied immigrant children facing deportation.
 
The Council announced Tuesday that it is earmarking $1 million for legal representation and other services for the minors.

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