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Wed., April 30, 1997

Ten years ago: Pope John Paul II began a visit to West Germany. President Reagan welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone to the White House. Education Secretary William Bennett called for mandatory AIDS testing for several groups of people, including hospital patients and prison inmates.

Five years ago: As rioting in Los Angeles entered its second day, President Bush condemned the violence and said the Justice Department would intensify its investigation of police conduct in the beating of Rodney King.

One year ago: President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres signed an accord in Washington extending U.S. help to Israel in countering terrorism.

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