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Morning Brief: September 2

Morning Brief: September 2 [Photo: Republic of Korea]

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If you’re one of the many New Yorkers eagerly anticipating Pope Francis’s visit later this month, you may want to consider heading over to Central Park on September 25. It’s been announced that the pope will be traveling past the park on his way from an east Harlem school to his Mass at Madison Square Garden. Lucky viewers will be able to catch a glimpse between West 72nd and West 60th streets. To quell overcrowding, the city is using an online lottery to distribute tens of thousands of tickets to the event.

NEED TO KNOW

Icelanders Call on Government to Take in More Syrian Refugees [The Guardian]

Two More Back Iran Deal; Obama One Vote from Major Diplomatic Victory [Washington Post]

CNN Changes Criteria for Deciding GOP Main Debate Lineup [Wall Street Journal]

Kentucky Clerk Defies Supreme Court Order on Gay Marriage [BBC]

Preservationists Fight Bill Setting Time Limit on Landmarks Decisions in NY [New York Times]

WEATHER
Partly cloudy and 87 degrees [Full Forecast]

SPORTS

Yesterday
The Mets fell to the the Phillies 7 to 14
The Yankees beat the Red Sox 3 to 1

Tonight
The Yankees face the Red Sox at 4:05
The Mets take on the Phillies at 7:10

ON STAGE TONIGHT

The Fixx (with Father Jones) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

Diane Birch @ Joe’s Pub

Christine Lavin And Don White with Julie Gold @ Don’t Tell Mama

Eilen Jewell @ the Hall at MP

Delta Rae (with Liz Longley) @ Daryl’s House

WFUV PRESENTS: James Maddock @ City Winery

WFUV PRESENTS: Lake Street Dive and Kitty, Daisy And Lewis @ SummerStage, Central Park Rumsey Playfield

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today in 1901, Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.