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Sun., Dec. 21, 1997

Ten years ago:In New York, three white teenagers from the Howard Beach section of Queens were convicted of manslaughter in the death of a black man who was chased onto a highway, where he was struck by a car. A fourth defendant was acquitted.

Five years ago: President-elect Clinton tapped Richard Riley to be education secretary and Hazel O’Leary to be energy secretary.

One year ago: After two years of denials, House Speaker Newt Gingrich admitted violating House ethics rules.


 
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