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In the Kitchen of a World-Class Coach

One of my earliest chess memories is a comedy skit with James Belushi as a tyrannical chess coach.

California Governor Set to Face Recall Vote

Democrat Gray Davis will have to fight for his job this fall in the nation's first gubernatorial recall election in 82 years, state officials announced after tallying the results of a Republican-led petition drive that seemed far-fetched months ago.

House Halts Media Conglomerates

House lawmakers voted to block a new regulation that would allow individual companies to buy up television stations reaching nearly half of U.S. viewers.

A Platform for Power That's Rotten to the Core

For Putin, attacking the rot and corruption around the Kremlin would mean removing his own power base.

It's the Little Words That Count

One of the pleasures of Russian is the muttered sounds that represent every emotion known to mankind.

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