February 24, 1998 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: In a ruling that expanded legal protections for parody and satire, the Supreme Court overturned a $200,000 award that the Rev. Jerry Falwell had won against “Hustler” magazine and publisher Larry Flynt.

Five years ago: At the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Eric Clapton won six trophies, including album of the year for “Unplugged” and record and song of the year for “Tears in Heaven.”

One year ago: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met in Beijing with Chinese officials, telling them to improve their country’s record on human rights or face condemnation by the United States and its allies.

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