Thursday, November 13, 1997

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  • Senate Votes On Civil Rights Nominee Lee

    Bill Lann Lee, President Clinton’s nominee for the country’s top civil rights enforcement post, heads to Congress today, where the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on his candidacy.

  • Public Health

    The American Public Health Association holds its 125th annual meeting in Chicago this week with many of the Association’s key concerns — from environmental and children’s health to disease control and food safety — facing serious challenges. In fact, the very notion of a public health is under severe attack in this age of privatization and globalization.

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