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Morning Brief: August 27

 Morning Brief: August 27   (Photo: DWS Montag Zen, Wikimedia Commons)

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Today's Thursday--but never too early to get a a start on the weekend. So here's a handy list of some of the best Happy Hours in New York City. 
 
NEED TO KNOW
 
Greek Prime Minister Struggles to Keep Party Together  [Wall Street Journal]
 
Possible Biden Run Causing Stir Amongst Obama Donors  [Washington Post]
 
NYC and Verizon Fight Over Alleged Broken Promises on Internet Service  [New York Times]
 
Pope May Travel Through Central Park in NYC Visit  [New York Times]
 
New Task Force Formed To Clean Up Times Square  [NY Daily News]
 
WEATHER
 
Mostly Sunny skies, highs of 84 degrees. 
 
SPORTS
 
Yesterday
 
Yankees fell to the Astros, 6-2
 
Mets beat the Phillies, 9-4
 
Today
 
Mets play the Phillies at 7:05
 
ON STAGE TONIGHT
 
Suzanne Vega @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
 
Eric Burdon And The Animals and Edgar Winter @ the State Theatre
 
BoDeans with Bob Malone @ City Winery
 
Rusted Root (with Kristen Graves) @ the Towne Crier Café
 
Royal Southern Brotherhood featuring Cyril Neville, Bart Walker, Tyrone Vaughan, Yonrico Scott and Charlie Wooten @ Iridium
 
The Monkees @ the Mayo Performing Arts Center
 
WFUV PRESENTS: “Downtown Comes Uptown” featuring Morningsiders, Michael Daves, Animal
Years and Kate Davis @ the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
 
TODAY IN HISTORY
 
Today in 410 CE, the sacking of Rome by the Visigoths finally comes to an end, after 3 days of chaos.