January 14, 1998 in Nation/World

Milestones

 

Ten years ago: With the United States abstaining, the U.N. Security Council voted 14-0 to call on Israel to stop deporting Palestinians and to allow those already expelled to return.

Five years ago: Retreating from a campaign promise, President-elect Clinton said he would continue President Bush’s policy of returning Haitian boat people to Haiti. Talk show host David Letterman announced he was moving from NBC to CBS.

One year ago: The House Ethics Committee’s ranking Democrat, Jim McDermott of Washington, removed himself from the investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich, bowing to pressure concerning his role in the handling of an illegally taped phone call involving the House leader.


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