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May Holidays Are a Mixed Bag

Russia's May holiday tradition is a classic example of what some would call doublethink.

Swedish Victory Lets in Russians

Sweden beat Switzerland 5-2 at the world ice hockey championships on Tuesday, bouncing Latvia from the tournament and letting Russia back in.

A Bread Run With the Great Bronstein

David Bronstein is truly one of the more compelling figures in the annals of Soviet chess.

Controversial 'Little Dancer' Hits Auction Block

Edgar Degas' ""Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen"" -- a meter-tall statue of a ballerina, complete with a muslin tutu and satin hair ribbon -- exists in 31 guises.

Talmud Team Finds Intelligence Trove

What began Tuesday as a hunt for an ancient Jewish text at secret police headquarters wound up unearthing a trove of Iraqi intelligence documents and maps relating to Israel as well as offers of sales of uranium and other nuclear material to Iraq.

Beijing Opens Up Over Sub Disaster

A periscope poking over the surface of the Yellow Sea and spotted by fishermen led to the discovery of a disabled, half-submerged Chinese submarine and its 70-man crew dead at their posts, news reports said Tuesday.

How Hanoi Halted the Spread of SARS

Doctors and nurses clustered around the bed of Nguyen Thi Men when she emerged in mid-March from a nine-day coma, urging her to stay alive.

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