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Anne Frank at school in 1940, before the war.

A former Libertarian Party candidate for Arizona governor, Barry Hess, shared on Facebook an anti-Semitic screed by a notorious Holocaust-denying Neo-Nazi on Thursday, calling the "Diary of Anne Frank" a forged work of "Jewish propaganda" Read more»

Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup. Read more»

Researchers in the Netherlands found that microcirculation in the nasal mucosa of the animal draws in blood when cold to keep the nose warm during extreme temperatures. Read more»

Amsterdam's town council, backed by the tourist board and local campaigners, is opposing a new law proposed by the Dutch government that would ban foreigners from frequenting the city's cannabis-serving coffee shops by 2012. Read more»

Authorities in Europe on Monday stepped up efforts to stop the spread of a deadly E. coli outbreak that has killed at least 14 people in Germany. Read more»

We should be grateful that South Africa 2010 turned out to be an alluring celebration of game and country. Hell, by Sunday the vuvuzelas had begun to sound like late Miles Davis. Read more» 2

Yes, Spain lifted the World Cup today for the first time, but most soccer fans would agree that the real winner after a month of soccer was a German-based octopus named Paul. Read more»

Spain became the eighth nation to win the World Cup by scoring a goal against the Netherlands in extra time. In a fitting end to a low-scoring World Cup, the Spaniards had to wait until six minutes from the end of the 30-minute overtime to score the final's only goal. Read more»

Spain fans in Berlin celebrate their team's victory.

Sergio Ramos, the rampaging defender who wanted to be a bullfighter but his mother wouldn't let him, might not appear at first glance to be the Spanish soccer team's most articulate spokesman. Read more» 1

Vincent Van Gogh once said, "Orange is the color of insanity." This week his compatriots are proving the painter right. The Netherlands is going orange mad and just about the whole country is draped in the color of the Dutch royal house ahead of Sunday's World Cup final. Read more»

Mexico's keeper makes a save in the match against Uruguay, June 22.

Drama promised in semifinals between Germany and Spain, Netherlands and Uruguay Read more»

Another year, another Tour de Pharmacologie, er, Tour de France. Read more» 2

Smart v. Stupid: When someone says “The U.S. health care system is the best in the world,” that person is either telling a big lie, or repeating one. It turns out our system, to put it bluntly, stinks like a wet hound. If you’ve ever really, really needed health care, you probably already know this. Read more»

Sure, the world is mired in the worst economic 'downturn' since The Great Depression, But one Korean man looks on the bright side. Read more»

A 'coffee shop' in Amsterdam.

After 30 years of high times, Amsterdam continues to attract waves of tourists eager to smoke a reefer or two without having to look out for the cops. However Dutch attitudes are changing. Restrictions on cannabis sales are tighter, while youngsters seem indifferent to the coffee shops' charms. Read more»