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Ten years ago: Kitty Dukakis, wife of Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis, revealed she’d been addicted to amphetamines for 26 years but had sought help and was drug-free. She later admitted to dependence on alcohol, and entered a recovery program.

Five years ago: Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with Group of Seven leaders holding their economic summit in Munich, Germany, where he offered a startling proposal to swap factories, energy resources and other properties for Russian debt.

One year ago: Hurricane Bertha slammed into the Virgin Islands with torrential rains and winds that gusted to 105 mph.


 
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Who are Diamond and Silk? How two small-town ex-Democrats found fame as ‘warriors’ for Trump

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