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Wed., Dec. 10, 1997, midnight

Ten years ago: President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev concluded three days of summit talks in Washington. Violinist Jascha Heifetz died in Los Angeles at age 86.

Five years ago: President-elect Clinton announced his first Cabinet selections, including Lloyd Bentsen to be treasury secretary and Leon Panetta to be budget director. Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., apologized for what he called “unwelcome and offensive” actions toward women, but refused to resign.

One year ago: On International Human Rights Day, President Clinton urged the Senate to embrace a 17-year-old treaty barring abuses against women.


 
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