Morning Brief: February 5
The issue of net neutrality is still alive and well, with an important vote coming up later in February. The FCC chairman has proposed strict regulations for the Internet, which would prevent providers from blocking or slowing web service for countless Americans. Many net neutrality advocates fear providers will create "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" depending on how much a customer pays and how much individual websites pay them. They want the Internet to remain free and democratic. Internet providers are, of course, saying they would never create such lanes and opposing the regulations.
NEED TO KNOW
New Light Cast on Secret Pages of 9/11 Report [New York Times]
How the GOP Would Repeal and Replace Obamacare [Washington Post]
Initial Findings of NTSB Investigation of Metro North Crash [CBS Local]
New York's Gambling Sales Down in 2014 [NY Daily News]
Full Service Resuming on Metro North's Harlem Line [CBS Local]
The Rangers beat Boston 3-2.
The Nets won against Toronto 109-93.
The Islanders are in Philly at 7.
Some light snow this morning clearing way for sun in the afternoon, 35/8. [Full Forecast]
ON STAGE TONIGHT
- Peter Wolf And The Midnight Travelers with Kenny White @ City Winery
- Freedy Johnston @ Rockwood Music Hall
- Albert Lee (with Atlas Gray) @ the Towne Crier Café
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ the South Orange Performing Arts Center
- Amy Helm @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
- Jamie Cullum (with Lisa Fischer) @ the Beacon Theatre
- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe featuring Vokab Kompany and Roosevelt Collier with Robert Randolph @Brooklyn Bowl
- Scars On 45 @ Rockwood Music Hall
- Bettye LaVette @ Café Carlyle
- The Robin Zander Band featuring Robin Zander of Cheap Trick @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
- Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (with Larry Stevens) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
- Joy Askew @ Rockwood Music Hall
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1994, white supremacist Byron de la Beckwith was convicted of the murder of black civil rights leader Medgar Evens over 30 years after the crime.
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