Thursday, June 19, 1997

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  • Tobacco Talks

    President Clinton told the Wall Street Journal today that he is staying out of the tobacco talks — at least for now. He’s quoted in the newspaper as saying that if he eventually thinks the deal being hammered out between the tobacco multinationals and state attorney generals needs modifying, he’ll say so.

  • Federal Death Penalty

    Timothy McVeigh was the last person sentenced under the Federal death penalty. But most people don’t realize that Timothy McVeigh was not convicted of killing 168 people in Oklahoma City, but of killing 9 Federal agents.

  • Gambling

    Over the last five years, gambling has quietly become one of the nation’s favorite forms of entertainment, generating more revenue than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships, and recording music combined. Last year, Americans sank more than $550 billion in legal wagers into casinos, racetracks, lotteries, and other gambling operations.