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Morning Brief: July 2

Morning Brief: July 2
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Here's what you need to know for the day.

Team U.S.A. got knocked out of the World Cup, losing to Belgium 2-1 in extended time. [NBC News]

Weather

Partly sunny today, with a high near 88.  Chances of thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Mostly cloudy tonight, with a low around 73. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Israel launches air strikes over the Gaza Strip after kidnapped teens' deaths. [TIME]

Census estimates indicate New York City's non-Hispanic white population's growing. [NY Times]

The NYPD's cracking down on New York City subway acrobats. [ABC News]

Sports

The New York Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays this afternoon at 1:05.

The New York Mets are in Atlanta playing the Braves tonight at 7:10.

On Stage Tonight

Wildfox Presents NYLON Music Tour 2014: Au Revoir Simone, Little Daylight, the Lower 48 @ Brooklyn Bowl, 8.

Night Beats, LODRO, Beverly, Roya, Black Lips @ Baby's All Right, 8.

Today in History

In 1976, North Vietnam reunites with South Vietnam.