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Morning Brief: November 20

Morning Brief: November 20
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President Obama warned Congress that if they didn’t act on immigration reform by the end of the year, he would. So Obama’s scheduled to make a speech tonight at 8 EST outlining executive actions he’ll take to reduce deportations—which would likely slow down the high rate of the past few years.


More than a Battle, Kobani is a Publicity War [NY Times]

Ferguson Braces for Finding on Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen [Reuters]

Buffalo Area Braces for More Snow [CNN]

Following Major Trafficking Bust, NY AG wants Stricter Gun Control [WFUV News]

Dreamlike “Treasure Island Park” Would Sit On Top of Hudson River [Huffington Post]


Nets lost to Milwaukee 122-118

Knicks fell to Minnesota 115-99

Rangers lost to Philadelphia 2-0

No local games tonight


Warmer than yesterday… but that isn’t saying much. Mostly sunny, 43/27 [full forecast].


• Trigger Hippy featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac and Nick Govrik @ the Gramercy Theatre

• Phosphorescent (with Lady Lamb The Beekeeper) @ Knitting Factory

• Peter Rowan @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

• Tommy Malone @ Hill Country (Manhattan)

• The Pat Metheny Unity Group Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Giulio Carmassi @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center

• David Sanborn @ the Blue Note

• Duke Robillard @ Iridium

• Shawn Phillips @ the Towne Crier Café

• Vinicius Cantuaria “Sings Jobim” @ the Jazz Standard

• Ace Frehley (with Charm City Devils) @ the Paramount

• Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone and The Buckinghams @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center

• WFUV PRESENTS: The John Butler Trio (with Monica Heldal) @ the Capitol Theatre


On this day in 1962, the Cuban missile crises ended, as the Soviet Union agrees to remove its missiles from Cuba, and U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.

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