Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dutch change on marijuana is upheld

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Dutch marijuana change is upheld

A Dutch court on Friday upheld a law that will prevent foreigners from buying marijuana in coffee shops across the Netherlands, potentially ending decades of "pot tourism." A group of coffee shops had challenged the plan, launched after southern cities complained of increased levels of drug-related crime. Coffee shops will be allowed to introduce a so-called weed pass for Dutch citizens, who will be permitted to keep buying cannabis.

3 return from space station

A Soyuz space capsule carrying two Russians and an American touched down safely Friday in Kazakhstan, ending the men's 163-day stay on the International Space Station. Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and NASA's Daniel Burbank were checked by medical personnel and cleared. Russia's Oleg Kononenko, NASA's Don Pettit and Holland's Andre Kuipers remain on the station.

No parole for 'mountain man'

Montana officials on Friday rejected parole for a "mountain man" who abducted a world-class athlete in 1984 to keep as a wife for his son, then wounded her during a rescue attempt. He also gunned down a would-be rescuer. The state Board of Pardons and Parole held its third parole hearing for Don Nichols, 81. During his 20-minute hearing, he expressed contempt for the board.

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