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Friday, July 18, 1997

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  • CAMPAIGN FINANCE HEARINGS

    The Senate committee investigating campaign finance abuses yesterday focused again on the activities of Democratic fund-raiser John Huang. Republicans questioned why Huang frequently left his Commerce Department office and walked across Pennsylvania Avenue to use an office belonging to an Arkansas investment banking firm.

  • FAILED COUP AT THE HOUSE

    Two and a half years ago, Georgia Republican Newt Gingrich led the Republican Party to an historic electoral victory in the House of Representatives. But now, the Republican Revolution appears to be eating its own children.

  • PENTAGON CHIEF

    At the White House yesterday, President Clinton and Defense Secretary William Cohen formally nominated Army General Hugh Shelton for the post of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He replaces outgoing Army General John Shalikashvili when his term as chairman expires at the end of September.

  • TWA ONE YEAR LATER

    One year after TWA Flight 800 exploded off the coast of Long Island, New York, killing all 230 people on board, the fall-out from the crash is still being felt. Investigators have still not definitively found the reason for the explosion although early theories targeted Arabs and Arab-Americans as the perpetrators of a terrorist bombing.

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