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...