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Morning Brief: October 15

Morning Brief: October 15 [Global Panorama, flikr]

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The presidency of Russia's Vladimir Putin has been defined by his aggressive foreign policy decisions. Two weeks of air and missile strikes are continuing this trend, sending a message to the West that Russia wants to take on a much larger role in international politics than the one it has had since the fall of the Soviet Union. Some say Syria is a testing ground for Russia to assert this new role. The strikes have involved aircrafts never before tested in combat, some say they surpass American capabilities.  

Need To Know

Russia Uses Syria to Show Off its Might [NY Times]

Major Gun Trafficking Bust in NYC [ABC]

U.S. Troops May Stay in Afghanistan [CBS]

Celebrity Basketball Player Suffers Drug Related Brain Injuries [NBC]

Weather

Today will be sunny and cooler, 65/53 [Full Forecast]

Sports

TODAY

Mets will take on the Dodgers tonight at 8:07 away 

YESTERDAY

No local sports.

On Stage Tonight

WFUV Presents: Benjamin Clementine @ Highline Ballroom

Glass Animals @ Terminal 5

Mat Kearney @ State Theatre 

Tobias Jesso Jr. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Kurt Elling @ Café Carlyle

Taj Mahal @ Towne Crier Café

Today In History

Today in 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ending Cold War tensions.