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Ten years ago: During a debate in Houston by Republican presidential contenders, Vice President George Bush argued that as President Reagan’s “co-pilot,” he knew how to “land the plane in a storm.”

Five years ago: Less than a week before Election Day, President Bush continued to emphasize that voters could not trust Bill Clinton in the White House; for his part, Clinton accused Bush of abusing the powers of the presidency.

One year ago: Richard Jewell, cleared of committing the Olympic park bombing, held a news conference in Atlanta in which he thanked his mother for standing by him and lashed out at reporters and investigators who had depicted him as the bomber. Comedian Morey Amsterdam died in Los Angeles at age 81.

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