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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Tuesday May, 14

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Tuesday May, 14

    What to Know

    • The sister of the 43-year-old NYC father who died after an NYPD officer allegedly used a banned chokehold on him left a courtroom wailing

    • If you haven't heard, K-pop sensation BTS is having a free concert in Central Park this week and the NYPD doesn't want you pitching a tent

    • It turns out gorillas hate getting caught in the rain as much as we do

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 

    Happy Tuesday! Bring the umbrella today just in case, but it should stay dry with highs in the 60s. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. Family Sobs, Some Protest During Chokehold Cop Trial Day One

    The sister of the 43-year-old New York City father who died after an NYPD officer allegedly used a banned chokehold on him in 2014 left a Manhattan courtroom wailing Monday as the now infamous video of the arrest that led to his death was played.

    Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, also left in tears as the video of her son saying "I can't breathe" repeatedly as he gasps for air during that July 2014 confrontation was played on the opening day of officer Daniel Pantaleo's departmental trial.

    Garner's dying words, captured in widely watched cellphone video, became a rallying cry for a national movement against police brutality.

    Read more here.

    2. Yes, BTS Has a Free NYC Show Weds; No, You Can't Camp Out

    If you haven't heard, K-pop sensation BTS is having a free concert in Central Park this week.

    And the NYPD doesn't want you pitching a tent to hold your spot for days.

    The South Korean boy band, made up of members RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook, will perform free in the park as part of the annual "Good Morning America" concert series.

    Read more here.

    3. Gorillas React, Protect Babies From Rain in Viral Video

    It turns out gorillas hate getting caught in the rain as much as we do. 

    A video from a zoo in South Carolina show them cowering under an overhang and then make a run for an indoor enclosure. 

    They are not monkeying around, either. 

    Read more here.

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