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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks at a meeting titled "Italy, Europe, An Answer to Terror," held at the Capitolini Museum in Rome last November. Renzi's government is offering all Italian 18-year-olds 500 euros to spend on cultural events. The goal is to educate and to help a growing number of young immigrants assimilate. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Italy's 'Cultural Allowance' For Teens Aims To Educate, Counter Extremism

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Farmer Daniele Pacicca in the Calabria region of southern Italy shows the stumps of his 13 olive trees that were hacked down this summer. With the help of GOEL Bio, he was able to replace them with twice as many new trees, 26. Chris Livesay for NPR hide caption

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'Tough Guy' Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win

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Stuck cable cars hang off the Mont Blanc massif between France and Italy on Friday. Dozens of tourists who were trapped in cable cars dangling above the Alps overnight, including a 10-year-old child, have all been safely rescued. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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A boy is crowded among more than 700 migrants on a wooden boat before being rescued about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. The boat was one of 40 vessels rescued on Monday. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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Firefighters gather near the damaged Sant'Agostino church and rubble and debris of destroyed buildings inside a cordoned-off area on Sunday in the central Italian village of Amatrice. Andreas Solaro /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the devastated Italian town. Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake devastated central Italy, destroying numerous villages, including Accumoli. Rescue teams are searching for survivors and victims. Michele Amoruso/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Residents stand among damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit Amatrice on Wednesday. Central Italy was struck by a powerful, magnitude 6.2 earthquake in the early morning. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sylvia Poggioli holds her hard-earned new Italian driver's license. After intense cramming, she aced the exam. The total cost for driving school, exam and license fees came to nearly $700. Courtesy of Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Letter From Rome: The Hardest Exam Is The Driving Test

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Former CIA operative Sabrina De Sousa, photographed in her then-home in Washington, D.C., in 2013, has lost an appeal to the Portuguese court system and will be extradited to Italy, she says. Barbara L. Salisbury/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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