December 16, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: Former White House aide Michael K. Deaver was convicted of lying to a House subcommittee and a grand jury investigating whether he had violated federal ethics laws (he was fined and ordered to perform community service).

Five years ago: Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger said Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic had to answer for atrocities committed in former Yugoslavia.

One year ago: The Supreme Court ruled that states must let parents appeal orders terminating such rights even when they cannot afford court fees.

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