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Tuesday, June 17, 1997

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  • Rent Control

    Some 2.7 million New Yorkers this week won a fierce battle in the State legislature to extend rent control laws despite a big effort by landlords to wipe out the 50 year old system.

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    Turkey’s prime minister bluntly criticized the military’s campaign against his government yesterday, saying it — not his Islamic-inspired policies — is the real threat to democracy.

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    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the break-in by Republican operatives at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington’s Watergate complex. The break-in, and the chain of events that it unleashed, ultimately led to the first ever resignation of a US president, Richard Nixon.