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Thursday, January 8, 1998

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  • Medicare

    President Clinton said yesterday that he wanted to spend $21 billion in grants and tax breaks over the next five years on child care. According to the proposal, the states would receive $7.5 billion in additional child care support over the next five years which — the White House says — will double to two million the number of children receiving subsidized day care.

  • Arizona and Clinton’s Race Initiative

    President Clinton’s race panel heads to Phoenix, Arizona, next week. Even before the seven member panel has even arrived in the state, a storm of controversy has erupted over what the panel will be looking at.

  • Evolving Revolutionary

    Thirty-nine years ago today, on January 8, 1959, Fidel Castro and the main body of his revolutionary army marched into Havana, Cuba, sealing once and for all the victory against dictator Fulgencio Batista. But the heady days of Cuba’s revolution have been replaced by hardship and austerity.