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Ten years ago: The U.S. House of Representatives handed President Reagan a major defeat, rejecting his request for at least $36.25 million in aid to the Nicaraguan Contras.

Five years ago: Marge Schott was suspended as Cincinnati Reds owner for one year for repeatedly using racial and ethnic slurs. The suspension was lifted after eight months. In Los Angeles, the federal trial began for four police officers charged in the videotaped beating of Rodney King.

One year ago: The Army announced that a retired female sergeant major had accused Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney of sexual assault and harassment. McKinney, who was accused of sexual misconduct by six women, is scheduled to face court-martial.


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