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Morning Brief: August 30

Morning Brief: August 30 [flickr, Jens Schott Knudsen]

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New York City subway riders pass time in transit with podcasts, candy crush, and Twitter. Now the MTA’s got a new option to keep riders busy on the train—free e-books. [full story]

 

NEED TO KNOW

 

State aid: Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion [EU News]

 

FBI Chief responds to concern over cyberthreats to US election system [ABC]

 

New York redefines what it means to be a parent [NBC]

 

New York Today: All Eyes on Tennis [The New York Times]

 

Christie vetoes $15 an hour minimum wage bill pushed by N.J. Democrats [NJ.com]

 

SPORTS

 

Yesterday’s games

 

The Mets beat the Marlins 2-1.

 

The Yankees lost 5-8 to the Royals.

 

Today’s games

 

The Mets host the Marlins at 7:10pm.

 

The Yankees play the Royals at 8:15pm

 

WEATHER

 

Sunny with a high near 85. [full forecast]

 

ON STAGE TONIGHT

 

The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Jjuujjuu @ Irving Plaza

 

Gallant, Eryn Allen Kane @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

 

Michael Daves @ Rockwood Music Hall

 

The Heydaze @ Mercury Lounge

 

Culture Club @ Theatre at Westbury

 

Johnny Lewis @ Rockwood Music Hall

 

The Duke Ellington Orchestra @ Blue Note Jazz Club

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

 

On this day in 1993, “The Late Show with David Letterman” premiered on CBS-TV. 

 

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