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TRAPPED IN THE BODY OF A MAN?

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Scientists never found any differences between men and those who become transsexuals. Now, investigators from the NL reported evidence that they may be inherently different after all.

MOST YOUNG CHILDREN LIKE TO play dress-up, parading around the house in their dad’s wing tips or smearing their mom’s lipstick all over their face. But for a few youngsters, usually boys, this childhood rite is more than a game. They are obsessed with their mother’s clothes and wear them…

MAN THE DIKES!

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Saturation had made the dikes top heavy and even more unstable as water levels subsided. Almost all the embankments were holding as last week ended, but a red alert persisted.

FIFTY YEARS AFTER WORLD WAR II, SOMETHING LIKE BLITZKRIEG returned to Nijmegen last week. Dutch soldiers swarmed around the city while low-flying helicopters thundered overhead. Sirens pierced the air as police cars escorted emergency crews and equipment into town. The scenes reflected the kind of combat the Dutch know best:…

RHINE, RHINE GO AWAY

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A flooding provoked the largest evacuation ever mobilized in the Netherlands: 250,000 people were forced to flee their homes in Limburg and Gelderland.

Fifty years after World War II, something like the blitzkrieg returned to Nijmegen last week. Dutch soldiers swarmed around the city as low-flying helicopters thundered overhead. The scenes reflected the kind of combat the Dutch know best: struggling with the elements as an onslaught of water threatened to submerge vast…

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