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Morning Brief: September 15th

Morning Brief: September 15th [Bo Insogno, flickr]

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A state of emergency has been declared in California as wildfires ravage communities in the northern part of the state. Nearly 500 buildings and 150,000 acres of land have been scorched by the flames. As of 12:00AM EST over 23,000 people have evacuated their homes as firefighters try to contain the wild conflagrations. 

Need To Know

California Wildfires Destroy Hundreds of Homes [BBC]

Police Search for Gunman After Professor Murdered [NY Daily News]

Pope's Visit Poses Security Threat [NY Times]

Aid Declines for Refugees in Europe [NPR]

Kentucky Clerk Won't Block Gay Marriage Licenses [Reuters]

Sports

YESTERDAY

Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1

Mets beat the Miami Marlins 4-3

TODAY

Yankees and Mets face the same teams tonight at 7:10.

Weather

Clear and sunny during the day and then cooler at night, 84/62[Full Forecast]

On Stage Tonight

  • Jackson Browne @ the Capitol Theatre
  • Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell @ the Beacon Theatre
  • St. Paul And The Broken Bones and Sean Rowe @ Webster Hall in the Grand Ballroom
  • Langhorne Slim And The Law (with Twain) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • Kim Simmonds And Savoy Brown @ the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
  • Blue Sky Riders featuring Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman @ City Winery
  • Diane Coffee (with Whitewash and Lemon Twigs) @ Baby’s All Right
  • Os Mutantes @ Le Poisson Rouge
  • WFUV PRESENTS: “On Your Radar”, hosted by John Platt, featuring Mason Porter, Lovers League and 
  • Mark Allen Berube @ Rockwood Music Hall

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The Mayflower departed from Plymouth England with over 100 pilgrams to the New World.

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