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Ten years ago: Three Israelis were killed when three Arab gunmen hijacked a commuter bus in the Negev Desert; the hijackers themselves were killed when Israeli forces stormed the vehicle.

Five years ago: Authorities said David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians, was becoming irritable and had rejected proposals to end a week-long standoff at his compound near Waco, Texas.

One year ago After a week of embarrassing disclosures about White House fund raising, President Clinton told a news conference, “I’m not sure, frankly” if he also had made calls for campaign cash. But he insisted that nothing had undercut his pledge to have the highest ethical standards ever.


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