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  • 1980 'miracle on ice': an American in Moscow recalls Soviet reaction

    Olympics blog 1980 'miracle on ice': an American in Moscow recalls Soviet reaction

    A US student learned something about Soviet diplomacy while visiting during the 1980 Olympic men's hockey 'miracle on ice.'

  • The Possessed

    The Possessed

    Quirky, comical essays explore the relationship between Russian literature and life.

  • Opinion When athletes praise God at the Super Bowl and other sports

    The problem isn’t the faith of believers like Drew Brees. It’s the media assumption that every person of faith adheres to a highly traditional version of Christianity.

  • Dow closes below 10000 for first time in three months

    Dow closes below 10000 for first time in three months

    Concerns about the ability of Greece, Spain, and Portugal to pay their debts caused the Dow Jones Industrial average to drop more than 100 points, closing below 10000 for the first time since early November.

  • What Wall Street wants from Obama in State of the Union address

    What Wall Street wants from Obama in State of the Union address

    President Obama has responded to recent setbacks by striking a more populist tone, and his primary target has been Wall Street. Bankers are hoping he takes a more inclusive line in his State of the Union address Wednesday.

  • A Mountain of Crumbs

    A Mountain of Crumbs

    A writer recalls a Soviet childhood, lived at the height of the cold war.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/20

    A Haitian woman, Madame Marcus, holds her newborn baby boy after giving birth to her second child at a makeshift hospital run by the Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST) in a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. A 6.1-magnitude shook the capital on Wednesday morning, a little over a week after the city was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake, which killed and displaced hundreds of thousands.

  • In Pictures This Week in Weather 01/11-01/15

    Workers de-ice a cargo plane at the airport in Munich, Germany, on Monday after Germany was hit with heavy snowfall over the weekend.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/13

    United States Agency for International Development (USAID) search and rescue officials and K-9 Units depart from Fairfax, Va., for Haiti on Wednesday. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday and International Red Cross spokesman Paul Conneally said an estimated 3 million people may have been affected by the quake and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the scope of the destruction to emerge.

  • In Pictures Holiday lights around the world

    Festive lights cover a house on 34th St in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood.