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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Netherlands
A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: "What you looking for ... marijuana?" It's a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in the 1970s when it launched a policy of tolerating "coffee shops" where people could buy and smoke pot freely.
The Netherlands may be known as home to one of the world's most liberal drug policies, but it isn't totally freewheeling. There are plenty of rules and regulations smokers and weed-selling coffee shops must stick to.
A Mississippi man convicted in the death of a Dutch cyclist has died in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.
Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he simply doesn't get it on sex abuse.
Matchups for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association boys basketball tournament, beginning with Saturday's first round. First number is district and place, second is season record.
Karim Benzema kept up his prolific form by scoring a superb goal and helping to create another as France beat the Netherlands 2-0 in a pre-World Cup friendly on Wednesday.
Trustees at the University of West Alabama have voted not to extend President Richard Holland's contract -- and placed him on paid leave -- while his claims that enemies tampered with his performance evaluation are investigated.
The Dutch diplomat leading an international mission to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program says the pace of removing chemicals from the civil war-torn country is picking up and an end-of-June deadline for total destruction of the program is still achievable.
France coach Didier Deschamps is putting the finishing touches on his World Cup squad with two new call-ups looking to make their debuts against the Netherlands.
A divided Michigan House approved a mid-year spending bill Tuesday with more money for road maintenance because of the severe winter and to account for a delay in the expansion of Medicaid, setting up negotiations over differences with the Senate.
Dutch club Feyenoord says Fred Rutten will replace Ronald Koeman as coach next season.
New Hampshire increased its export of merchandise in 2013 by 22 percent over the previous year - leading a national surge that saw the U.S. exported a record $2.3 trillion in goods and services.
France coach Didier Deschamps called up Josuha Guilavogui on Sunday to replace Rio Mavuba in the squad that will face the Netherlands in a friendly on Wednesday.
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