Friday, July 11, 1997

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  • CAMPAIGN FINANCE

  • NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

    The House Republican leadership and conservative rank-and-file members won a crucial floor vote yesterday, effectively eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • BOSNIA ARRESTS

    NATO-led troops seized an alleged Bosnian Serb war criminal and killed another yesterday in their first ever raid against Bosnian war crime suspects. But the operation did not target the most prominent Bosnian war suspects — former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and the former military chief, Gen. Ratko Mladic. And there is still widespread skepticism that the 30,000 NATO troops will not make a concerted effort to arrest those two leaders and other indicted war criminals.

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