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Morning Brief: October 6

Morning Brief: October 6 [Photo: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Wikimedia Commons]

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Facebook's not just for posting status updates anymore. The company's planning to launch a satellite into space in order to expand internet access across Africa. It's under construction right now, but is set to launch into space next year. The effort's part of Facebook's Internet.org platform.

NEED TO KNOW

Historic Pacific Trade Deal Faces Skeptics in US Congress [Reuters]

US Military Struggles to Explain How it Wound Up Bombing Doctors Without Borders Hospital [Washington Post]

Second Victim of Brooklyn Apartment Explosion Found [New York Times]

Petitioners Call for Ban of Gun Shows at Westchester County Fair [CBS New York]

Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge to New York State's Vaccine Requirement for Kids [NY Daily News]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

No local sports yesterday.

TONIGHT

The Yankees host the Astros at 8 for a wild card playoff game.

WEATHER

Mostly sunny then partly cloudy overnight, 74/60 [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  • FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks) @ Terminal 5
  • Wavves @ Irving Plaza
  • Tame Impala @ Radio City Music Hall
  • Steely Dan: AJA @ Beacon Theater

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1973, the Yom Kippur War begins.

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