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Wed., Dec. 24, 1997

Ten years ago: In Lebanon, the kidnappers of Terry Anderson released a videotape in which the correspondent for The Associated Press told his family he was in good health. (Anderson was freed nearly four years later.) Five years ago: President Bush pardoned former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and five others in the Iran-Contra scandal. President-elect Clinton chose Zoe Baird to be attorney general, but the nomination fell apart over Baird’s hiring of illegal aliens as domestic workers.

One year ago: The streets of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, turned violent as demonstrators traded blows with supporters of President Slobodan Milosevic and were clubbed by police.

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