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Amsterdam, first city of the modern age


It’s the fishing village that grew to become one of the largest ports in Europe: capital of the Netherlands, birthplace of the modern stock market, home to Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh and Anne Frank. Jane Pauley explores Amsterdam:  Perhaps the best way to tour this city is by boat, along …

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Gouda cheesemaking: A Dutch family tradition


What could be more authentically Dutch than the wooden shoe? A wheel of Gouda cheese, perhaps?  Jane Pauley decided to check out both: Away from the historic canals, on the outskirts of Amsterdam, life starts early at the Clara Maria Farm. Every day since he was a boy, Kees-Jan van …

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BMW's Art Cars: A blend of art and speed


Anthony Mason paints a picture of race car art: Unveiled at Art Basel in Miami in November, it was tearing up the track in Daytona in January: The BMW M6 painted by renowned artist John Baldessari is a high-performance racing machine. As BMW Motorsport’s director put it, “On the outside, …

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Iran's election pits liberal reformer vs. hardliner


TEHRAN — Iran voted for a new president on Friday, with results yet to come in. The campaign had a familiar theme: The populist facing the incumbent. This race came down to a clear choice between the current moderate President Hassan Rouhani, whose promises for liberal reforms appeal to young people, …

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Keeping Holland's fabled tulips alive


Jane Pauley visits a place where one of the Netherlands’ most recognizable hallmarks is lovingly preserved: The church bells in the Dutch village of Limmen have been ringing on Sundays since the 13th century. And hidden in the shadow of a Protestant Reformed Church is another piece of this country’s …

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Farmers fear impact of U.S. exit from NAFTA


WASHINGTON – Some of the staunchest resistance to President Donald Trump’s threats to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement could come from some of his staunchest supporters: farmers. Farm Country is on red alert over the Trump regime’s position on the pact, which the president has characterized as a …

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Trump supporters in Illinois stick with the president


DIXON, Ill. — At Bill & Dick’s Barber Shop, Guy Ball was waiting for a haircut and weighing the news of a special counsel investigating the Trump campaign. “Everybody is looking for something to dig at,” Ball told CBS News. “It’s a witch hunt, that’s what [President Trump] tweeted this …

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