Morning Report: Monday, August 12

August 12, 2013 Heather Chin
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It’s rain on-and-off all today, with early morning showers making way for a cloudy, overcast afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Temperatures are in the mid-70s and will reach a high of 83 degrees. Winds are moving east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.

The sun will set at 7:58 p.m. and the moon is in the waxing crescent phase. 

Six things to know today:

  • A federal judge ruled that NYC’s stop-and-frisk tactics are unconstitutional, violating the 4th and 14th Amendments. [NYTimes]
  • The Federal Communications Commission voted 2 to 1 to reduce the rates inmates and their families pay for interstate calls from prison. The new rates will take effect in 120 days. [CNN]
  • JP Morgan will face a federal fine for “misrepresenting the bank’s multimillion dollar loss” in 2012. [NYTimes]
  • 13 shootings took place in Brooklyn this weekend. [News 12]
  • How two DUMBO-based companies, Etsy and MakerBot, are impacting one another, aka how Etsy is being changed by 3-D printing. [TechNewsDaily]

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