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1998 in Review

News of the Nation

The Year in Review

by Borgna Brunner

The year began with rumblings of a presidential sex scandal and ended with the impeachment of the president. Congress consumed itself in vituperative partisanship, while America's foreign policy turned tough, abandoning talk for military strikes against three terrorist states.




Did you know?  Memorial Day originated in 1868, when Union General John A. Logan designated a day on which the graves of Civil War soldiers would be decorated.