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Ten years ago: Frantic efforts continued in Midland, Texas, to save 18-month-old Jessica McClure, who had fallen 22 feet down an abandoned well the day before. (Jessica was freed the following evening.)

Five years ago: The State Department acknowledged that it had improperly handled requests for the passport file of Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton.

One year ago: CSX Corp. announced plans to buy Conrail Inc. for $8.4 billion to create the nation’s third-largest railroad.


 
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Trump administration pulls U.S. out of UN human rights council

UPDATED: 7:23 p.m.

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.