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Key dates in US relations with Cuba

...in 1980 and and the election of Ronald Reagan end the rapprochement.- CUBA STANDS ALONE: The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union devastates the Cuban economy, but the country limps along, first under Fidel and then, after he falls ill in 2006...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-17/key-dates-us-relations-cuba
Our inaction helped ISIS, experts say

...the same kind of mistake we made with the Taliban and Al Qaida," he said. The U.S. funded those groups when the Soviet Union had occupied Afghanistan, trying to help them push the Russians out of the country. "It sort of got out of control...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-06/our-inaction-helped-isis
Head of the South Regatta thrives on Augusta Rowing Club's anniversary

...regatta had special meaning after Grinko's passing. The former Augusta rowing coach led the United States, China and Soviet Union national teams, including the 1996 American men's quad sculling team that earned a silver medal in Atlanta.Despite...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-11-08/head-south-regatta-t
Group looking to bring 2024 Olympics to Boston honors past Olympians with state ties

...silver medal in 1994, and Michael Eruzione, the captain of the 1980 U.S. men's ice hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union in the so-called "Miracle on Ice" game en route to capturing a gold medal, were among those attending.Gov. Deval...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-10-06/group-looking-bring-2024-olympics
Class of '64: Annapolis produced admirals, CEOs - and this writer

...classmates in the line of duty.During and after Vietnam we participated in Cold War operations until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. As children of the '50s, this was the war we had expected to engage throughout our careers, and there was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-04/class-64-annapol
Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Grand Ole Opry' music star Hamilton was a class act

...Country Music Association.Laing also noted that Hamilton in 1974 became the first country music star to perform in the Soviet Union and in Czechoslovakia.Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., Hamilton supported the civil rights movement and performed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-09-24/ramblin-rhodes-grand-
US women capture second consecutive world gold medal

...6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans lost to Russia in the semifinals, they have won every Olympic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-10-05/us-women-capture-second-consecuti
'A naked abuse of power'

...the political spectrum, who liken a Texas county prosecutor's farcical charges to banana-republic politics and Soviet Union-era show trials.Sensational headlines such as "Perry faces up to 105 years in prison" betray the political vindictiveness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-22/naked-abuse-power
Animals entering political ads

...re-election campaign, President Ronald Reagan aired a commercial about a bear, a readily recognizable symbol for the Soviet Union."There is a bear in the woods. For some people, the bear is easy to see. Others don't see it at all," the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-08-14/animals-enteri
Don't tar Christian armies

...killings of China's Mao Zedong (60 million), the Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin (40 million), China's Chiang...million), Japan's Hideki Tojo (5 million), the Soviet Union's Vladimir Lenin ( 4 million), Cambodia's Pol Pot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-15/dont-tar-christian-armie