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Documents in the News - 1995

Bosnia | Commerce Dept. Dismantling | Ebola Virus | Federal Budget G7 Summit | GATT | Glass Ceiling | Income Tax | Internet Protest | Medicare | NAFTA | National Performance Review | O.J. Simpson | Oklahoma City Bombing Persian Gulf War Syndrome | Proposition 187 | Quebec Election | Rabin Assassination | Religious Expression in Schools | Term Limits | Thanksgiving | U.N. Anniversary U.N. Conference on Women | Unabomber Vietnam War Memorial | Violent Crime Control Act | Whitewater |

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Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
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Israel Information Service ■ Immediate announcement of assassination on November 4, 1995 ■ Unknown whether web site will carry additional information Israel Line ■ Provides continuing press coverage ■ Special News Announcement President Clinton's Eulogy Yitzhak Rabin's Last Speech

Bosnia
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Bosnia (Netherlands) ■ Press releases, U.S. documents, peace proposals ■ European perspective Bosnia Home Page (CalTech) ■ News releases on war ■ Press releases by Bosnian government Peace Agreement, November 21, 1995 ■ Peace Agreement Summary (CalTech) ■ Peace Agreement Official Text (Dept. of State) ■ Press Briefing by Mike McCurry on Peace Agreement ■ President's Address to the Nation on the Bosnian Peacekeeping Mission (November 27, 1995) Connect to THOMAS for debates surrounding S.J.Res.44, passed by the Senate on December 13, 1995 and authorizing the use of troops Continuing Coverage of United States Military Presence ■ DefenseLINK (Dept. of Defense) ■ Speeches, press releases, briefings, and testimony by the Defense Department on Bosnia ■ Biographies, maps, and fact sheets ■ Department of State Foreign Affairs Network (UIC) ■ State Department speeches and foreign policy ■ White House Official Press Releases

Department of Commerce Dismantling Act
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Text of H.R. 1756 (Chrysler) Provisions incorporated into the Balanced Budget Reconcilation Act (H.R. 2491) Bill Status (via House Gopher) Maynard's Background Information

Domestic Terrorism (Oklahoma City Bombing)

Ebola Virus
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Centers for Disease Control Updates Centers for Disease Control Press Release (May 11, 1995) Ebola Home Page by Ornstein World Health Organization Press Release (May 12, 1995) Zaire/Ebola News from Nando

Federal Budget 1996 and Government Shutdown

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Federal Budget, FY96 (As proposed) Balanced Budget Reconciliation Act is H.R. 2491 The vetoed Continuing Budget Resolution, causing the first government shutdown, is H.J.Res. 115 CNN Coverage ■ Articles on the politics of the shutdown and budget proposals ■ Voting records on the relevant bills ■ Links to the White House and Republican National Committee The Continuing Budget Resolution without Medicare provisions is H.J.Res. 122 H.J.Res.125 extended the temporary operating budget PL 104-31 (H.J.Res.108) until December 15, 1995 Connect to THOMAS for the texts, bill status, and debates President's Balanced Budget Proposal (June 13, 1995) Shutdown '95 (Business Information Network) ■ Places to visit in Washington, D.C. during the December 1995 government shutdown ■ The NBC link includes information for furloughed workers on unemployment benefits ■ Public comments on the shutdown ■ The web site will be converted to a Washington Visitors' Guide when the shutdown has ended

Fourth United Nations Conference on Women, Beijing, Sept.1995
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United Nations Official Web Site for Conference ■ Official documents, statements by governments, press releases, and background papers ■ Day-by-day coverage ■ Alternative site for Official Report and Beijing Declaration Non-Governmental Organization Web Site ■ News releases and speeches of delegates ■ Day-by-date coverage ■ Links to web sites of participating organizations ■ Conference follow-up information United States Delegation ■ Speeches by all delegates to both the official and NGO conference ■ U.S. policy documents Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century ■ Web site of the Special UN General Assembly Session of June 2000, known as "Beijing +5" ■ Progress and obstacles to women's progress in health, poverty, safety, education, economics ■ Country reports from government and non-government sources ■ Links to UN web sites on improving the status of women

G7 Summit, 1995
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G7 Summit (Dalhousie University) ■ Information about the economic summit of leaders from seven industrialized countries held in Halifax, June 1995 ■ Summaries of previous summits located under "Chronology" G7 Summit (University of Toronto) ■ Final communiques, press releases, statements of national delegations ■ Bibliography on the summit

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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

Glass Ceiling Reports, 1994 via Cornell Income Tax
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Federal Tax Forms (IRS) ■ Requires Adobe Acrobat software to view ■ Software and installation instructions available on this web site ■ Many reproducible tax forms also available at the Documents Center Internal Revenue Code ■ Searchable by keyword or detailed table of contents State Tax Forms ■ 1994 tax forms for five states as of October 23, 1995 State Tax Information ■ Annotated list of state tax information and forms

Medicare Preservation Act
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H.R. 2425 (Republican) ■ Introduced September 29, 1995 ■ Full text is 9379 lines and over 570,000 bytes; takes over eight minutes to download Provisions included in the Balanced Budget Reconciliation Act of 1995 (H.R. 2491) ■ Full text is over 1 million bytes; should be viewed in segmented status on Thomas THOMAS for debates and status of all bills

National Day of Internet Protest (Dec. 12, 1995)
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Links to web sites protesting federal censorship of the Internet

National Performance Review

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North American Free Trade Agreement

O.J. Simpson Trial Transcripts (Jack Walraven)
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Full text of court transcripts, selected evidence and juror interviews Searchable index to witnesses Jury instructions Links to other Internet sites

Oklahoma City Bombing

Persian Gulf War Syndrome
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Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses ■ Subtitle: VA, DOD Continue to Resist Strong Evidence Linking Toxic Causes to Chronic Health Effects ■ Report by the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight ■ Investigation launched in 1996 and published in November 1997 ■ Indicts handling of veteran illnesses Persian Gulf War Illnesses (Defense Department) ■ Medical research and analysis of the Gulf War Syndrome among veterans ■ Searchable declassified documents, including some from Iraq ■ Press releases, speeches, and fact sheets

Proposition 187 (California)

Quebec Separatist Referendum (October 30, 1995)
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Quebec Yes! (Separtist)

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Quebec No! (Federalist) Montreal Gazette Press Coverage Result: 50.6% NO; 49.4% YES Map of Election Results on Quebec Sovereignty ■ Map of returns by election district, 1993 and 1995, with gradations by percentage of the vote

Religious Expression Guidelines in the Public Schools
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Guidelines sent by the Secretary of Education to public schools in August 1995 Excerpt from President Clinton's July 1995 speech

Term Limits
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U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton (Supreme Court, May 22, 1995) ■ Syllabus ■ Consenting/Dissenting Opinions Constitutional Amendments, 104th Congress ■ H. J. Res. 73 ■ S. J. Res. 21 ■ Congressional Record (Thomas) ■ Legislative Histories - see LEGI-SLATE Gopher (UMich only)

Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1995

Unabomber
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FBI Notice ■ Description and chronology of crimes as well as sketch of suspect ■ Reward and FBI contact information Industrial Society and Its Future ■ Unabomber Manifesto printed in the Washington Post, Sept. 19, 1995 Unabomber Links (Yahoo)

United Nations 50th Anniversary

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Highlights of United Nations history Press releases, newsletters, photographs, and videos of the commemorative celebrations

Vietnam War Memorial
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Names of U.S. personnel killed during the Vietnamese War Name, rank, service branch, and hometown Indexed by first letter of last name

Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
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PL 103-322, 108 Stat. 1796, H.R. 3355 of 103rd Congress Please see paper copy in Documents Center

Whitewater
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Whitewater Scandal (Washington Weekly) ■ Chronology of events ■ Links to articles in the Washington Weekly for subscribers only Whitewater Scandal (CNN) ■ Senate roll call vote (Dec. 20, 1995) to take President Clinton to court ■ Links to related CNN stories

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