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Morning Brief: October 8

Morning Brief: October 8 [Photo: Jeffery O. Gustafson, Wikipedia]

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Today's the first day of New York City Comic Con, the yearly celebration of all things pop culture. One of the largest gatherings after the original Comic Con in San Diego, the city's going to full of fans from here and surrounding areas. They'll be making their way to the Javits Center where the convention is held every year. But events have been going on since the beginning of the week as part "Super Week" around the city. And the convention's expanded this year, now with certain events being held at the Hammerstein Ballroom. It may be hard to completely avoid Comic Con activities in Manhattan this weekend.

NEED TO KNOW

Obama Issues Apology Over Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital [New York Times]

Congress Probes US Spy Agencies' Possible Lapses on Russia [Reuters]

Brooklyn Program Erasing Warrants for Low Level Offenses [New York Times]

All Businesses With Air Conditioning Must Keep Doors Closed New Law Says [DNAinfo]

Homeless Shelter Residents Say Landlords Are Refusing Their City Rent Vouchers [CBS New York]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Rangers beat the Blackhawks 3-2.

TONIGHT

No local sports tonight.

WEATHER

Partly cloudy for the day and night, 70/61 [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Luna, Diane Coffee @ The Bowery Ballroom

The War on Drugs, Natalie Press @ Radio City Music Hall

MS Mr, Jack Garratt, Verite @ Terminal 5

The Growlers, Babe Rainbow @ Irving Plaza

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1871, the Great Chicago Fire began.

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