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Morning Brief: July 8

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Morning Brief: July 8  (photo: Alan Turkus, Flickr)

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The new Whitney Museum has been getting rave reviews for quite a while now, so really, you should go. Because of the large amount of people trying to go, they want you to reserve a time for visiting. It's yet another example of the cultural gems we're lucky enough to have here in New York City. 
 
NEED TO KNOW
 
Sunday is New Deadline for Eurozone-Greece Deal  [Wall Street Journal
 
Cruises to Cuba to Begin Next Year  [NPR
 
NYC to Host Ticker-Tape Parade for US Womens Soccer Team  [New York Times]
 
Gov. Cuomo to Appoint Special Prosecutor for Police Killings  [New York Times]
 
New York City Reaches Agreement on Visits to Hart Island  [NY Daily News
 
WEATHER
 
Solid chance of thunderstorms, with highs of 86. Tonight, lows of 72 degrees. 
 
SPORTS
 
Yankees play the A's at 7:05
 
Mets play the Giants at 3:45 
 
ON STAGE TONIGHT
 
Dion (with Buddy Fitzpatrick) @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center
 
World Party (with Gabriel Kelley) @ City Winery
 
The John Scofield Trio featuring Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart @ Birdland
 
Jimmie Dale Gilmore @ the Towne Crier Café
 
Assembly Of Dust (with Ben Cameron) @ Brooklyn Bowl
 
Hayes Carll (with Ronnie Fauss) @ Mercury Lounge
 
The Stepkids @ “Mad. Sq. Music” at Madison Square Park
 
WFUV PRESENTS: The Yonder Mountain String Band (with Union Rail) @ the Ridgefield Playhouse
 
TODAY IN HISTORY
 
Today in 1497, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama sets sail in the first European sea voyage to India.