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'Miracle' recounts story of 1980 hockey team for a new generation

...during the Cold War extended beyond sports. Iranian revolutionaries were holding 52 Americans hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Watergate, the Vietnam War, high interest rates and a gasoline shortage led President Jimmy Carter to say...
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Iraq's 1980s war with Iran: from wealth to war debt

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In a park near the Tigris River, twin monumental sculptures - with swords crossing high overhead, gripped in fists said to be modeled on Saddam Hussein's hands - commemorate the long, bitter conflict that the Iraqi leader proclaimed the Qadissiya War.
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Iranian soccer team to play United States, Mexico

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's soccer team will leave Jan. 5 for its first exhibition games in the United States. The Iranians, who upset the Americans 2-1 at last year's World Cup, play the U.S. team on Jan. 16 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. On Jan. 9, Iran plays Mexico at Oakland, Calif.
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U.S. soccer team thinking about points, not politics

SAINT-JEAN D'ARDIERES, France -- Forget the ayatollah, forget the shah, forget the hostages. American players are a lot more interested in points than politics. "We want to win the game for all the right reasons, the three points," Eric Wylnalda said Sunday's World Cup matchup against Iran. "From their perspective, I can't comment."
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'I am not a crook'?

...president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's face, they see one of their captors from 1979's 444-day siege of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. His friends near the circle of Iranian power flatly deny it. But one takes little comfort in Iranian officials...
New-books list begins with 'endless' novel

Although it has no ending, "21" is itself an ending. It's the last book in Patrick O'Brian's popular series of naval adventure novels set in the early 19th century and featuring the exploits of British seamen Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin.
Carter grieves for lost, urges Kerry to focus on Iraq

...are involved in a similar crisis, particularly the Hensley family." Sixty-three hostages were taken at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, and were held during the last 444 days of Mr. Carter's term. They were freed as President Reagan...
Across the southeast

...RECTORTOWN, VA. - Elizabeth Ann Swift Cronin, one of two women held hostage for 444 days after the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, in 1979, died Friday in a horseback riding accident. She was 63. Ms. Cronin was the ranking political...
'Echoes in Blue' showcases contemporary Iranian art

NEW YORK -- The painting is beautiful to see - an orange-striped curtain hangs from a wood pole above a shimmering ocean - but the title "Separation" hints at another meaning.
Iran-US match more than just a game

PASADENA, Calif. -- When the U.S. soccer team played Iran two years ago, it was in the World Cup, soccer's most important stage. When the teams meet in a rematch Sunday in the Rose Bowl, it will be only an exhibition game, but it will be the first match between the teams on U.S. soil. "I think we're treating it as an important game, but the implications come from the public," said Eric Wynalda, the American scoring leader with 33 goals in 102 games. "I do think it was a brutal loss that we suffered in the World Cup, and it would be nice to redeem ourselves for that."
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