January 28, 1998 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: The Supreme Court of Canada struck down the nation’s restrictive abortion law. A 13-day standoff in Marion, Utah, between police and a polygamist clan ended in gunfire that killed a state corrections officer and seriously wounded the group’s leader, Addam Swapp.

Five years ago: The Israeli Supreme Court unanimously upheld the deportations of 400 Palestinians to Lebanon.

One year ago: O.J. Simpson’s fate was placed in the hands of a civil court jury that was charged with deciding whether Simpson should be held liable for the slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The jury found that Simpon was liable, and ordered him to pay $33.5 million.

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