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Tue., Jan. 27, 1998

Ten years ago: The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the nomination of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy to the Supreme Court.

Five years ago: The Commerce Department imposed temporary tariffs on steel imports from 19 countries, drawing sharp criticism from some of the affected nations.

One year ago: Switzerland’s ambassador to the United States, Carlo Jagmetti, resigned after outraging Jewish groups and their supporters by likening his country’s Nazi gold crisis to a war that had to be won.


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