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Vol. 134 No. 7 AUGUST 14, 1989


COVER: Once again, the U.S. is caught up in the hostage agony

After Israel kidnaps a Shi'ite leader, terrorists announce the execution of one American and threaten another. George Bush works diplomatic channels and ponders a military strike, but the painful fact remains: the U.S. still has no effective way to deal with hostage taking. This time, however, there is a tantalizing glimpse of hope -- the prospect of Iran's cooperation. See NATION.


WORLD: The dogma of V.I. Lenin slips off its pedestal as perestroika brings revolutionary changes to Soviet politics

In the Congress of People's Deputies, reformers take...

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