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In 1995, the U.S. Declared a State of Emergency. It Never Ended.

Trump recently renewed the terrorism state of emergency, which is just one of roughly 30 ongoing national emergencies in the U.S.
Source: Evan Vucci / AP

Terrorism haunts the Middle East, targeting Americans as well as their allies, with civilians bearing most of the pain. A major bombing in the region threatens to derail a top administration priority. The U.S. president declares a state of emergency.

It’s 1995.

President Bill Clinton declared terrorism a national emergency precisely 24 years ago, as a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings in Israel imperiled peace talks between the two sides. named groups whose activities, Clinton said, posed

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