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Top 10 summer exhibits in Florence

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Escape the heat this summer by exploring the best exhibitions that Florence has to offer in its best- and lesser-known, often air-conditioned museums. Alternatively, check out the outdoor art installations up at beloved Forte Belvedere and in Giardino dell’Orticoltura. There’s something for all art lovers this summer in Florence!  Read more. From the Florentine, BY CATRIONA MILLER   (JULY 8, 2014 – 11:00)

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NYU Accra Closes For The Semester As Ebola Epidemic Spreads

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NYU Local: Today, the World Health Organization declared the worst Ebola outbreak in history a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, calling upon the aid of global powers with the resources necessary to contain the disease. The epidemic has already claimed the lives of nearly a thousand and yesterday prompted NYU to cancel its fall semester abroad program in Ghana. …

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Modesty, or Lack Thereof

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Germans strike me as remarkably comfortable with nakedness. Where public nudity is more or less illegal in most of the U.S., that is not the case here. The textbook used in my language course includes a two-page spread of a cruise ship filled with people, many of whom are nude. We were supposed to recite sentences aloud to explain what activities …