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1996 Apr 19
President Clinton, visiting Russia, paid tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Russians who died in the Nazi siege of Leningrad -- and to the victims of the Oklahoma bombing as well.
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1996 Apr 21
President Clinton and Boris Yeltsin traded warm compliments and played down nagging differences, insisting their election-year summit in Moscow was not being influenced by presidential politics.
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1996 Apr 22
Pres. Clinton endorsed a plan to expand the Point Reyes National Seashore by 38,000 acres. The Dept. of the Interior was to buy easements from local farmers and to begin purchasing the 564-acre Giacomini dairy ranch.
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1996 Apr 24
Pres. Clinton signed the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA). It restricted the role of federal judges in reviewing state cases.

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1996 Apr 28
President Clinton gave 4 1/2 hours of videotaped testimony as a defense witness in the criminal trial of his former Whitewater business partners.
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1996 Apr 30
President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres signed an accord in Washington extending U.S. help to Israel in countering terrorism.
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1996 Apr
Mark Jimenez, Philippine computer businessman residing in Florida, warned the Clinton administration of an impending military coup in Paraguay.
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1996 Apr
President Clinton signed a farm law that scheduled a seven-year phaseout of subsidies. The US government ended its price guarantees for farmers in what supporters called the Freedom to Farm law. The law also eliminated government controls on what crops farmers could grow and how many acres they could plant. Farmers in 1999 rallied in the Capital to protest the law.

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1996 May 1
PLO leader Yasser Arafat received a statesman's welcome at the White House, where he met with President Clinton for 45 minutes, then lashed out at Israel for keeping its borders closed to Palestinian workers.
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1996 May 9
In dramatic video testimony to a hushed courtroom in Little Rock, Ark., President Clinton insisted he had nothing to do with a $300,000 loan at the heart of the criminal case against his former Whitewater partners.
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1996 May 15
Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole announced he was leaving he Senate after 27 years to challenge President Clinton full time.
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1996 May 17
President Clinton signed a measure requiring neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in. Megan's Law, as it's known, is named for Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old New Jersey girl who was raped and slain in 1994.
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1996 May 18
President Clinton, seeking to deflect Republican criticism that he was weak on welfare reform, endorsed Wisconsin's welfare-to-work plan in his Saturday radio address.
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1996 May 22
President Clinton counterattacked against Republican criticism of his foreign policy during a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.; the president then traveled to New York where he was cheered by sailors from four nations aboard the USS Intrepid.
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1996 May 24
President Clinton underwent his annual physical at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, where he had a precancerous lesion removed from his nose. On the plus side, his weight was the same as the year before -- 216 -- and his cholesterol count had improved from 203 to 191.
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1996 May 25
President Clinton, honoring the men and women who died in military service, used his weekly radio address to defend America's global military role, saying it "is making our people safer and the world more secure."
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1996 May 28
A US jury convicted the former business partners of Pres. Clinton in the Whitewater Case. James and Susan McDougal, and Jim Guy Tucker, governor of Arkansas. Tucker was charged with creating a sham bankruptcy to avoid paying taxes on profits from a sold cable TV company in which he was a partner. Tucker resigned after the verdict. He briefly reversed his decision, but finally stepped down in July. In 1998 Tucker pleaded guilty to a felony charge of fraud and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors of independent council Kenneth Starr.
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1996 May 30
The House called off a contempt-of-Congress vote after President Clinton's aides turned over 1,000 pages of papers and a long-sought list of documents in the travel office firings.
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1996 May
Osama bin Laden was driven out of Sudan under pressure from the Clinton administration. His horse, “Swift Like the Wind,” was left behind. He had lived there for some years running a construction company and allegedly recruiting and training terrorists. Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, a Saudi Arabian-backed jihadist leader, invited bin Laden back to Afghanistan and bin Laden returned.
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1996 Jun 8
Declaring racial hostility was behind recent church fires in the South, President Clinton said in his weekly radio address he would devote whatever resources were needed to "smother the fires of hatred."
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1996 Jun 9
White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," said it was wrong for an investigator to have obtained secret FBI files on 341 people, including prominent Republicans. President Clinton agreed with Panetta that an apology was called for.
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1996 Jun 13
Bill Clinton, in a speech endorsing a national effort against teen pregnancy, said: "The other thing we have to do is to take seriously the role in this problem of...older men who prey on underage women...There are consequences to decisions and...one way or the other, people always wind up being held accountable." [see Nov 15, 1995]
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1996 Jun 19
Chief executives from seven states, police, state attorneys general and members of Congress met with President Clinton at the White House to discuss ways of stopping the recent torching of black churches.
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1996 Jun 20
The Clinton administration announced it would veto the re-election of U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
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1996 Jun 22
US Pres. Clinton endorsed a national registry to track sexual predators as they cross state lines.
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1996 Jun 26
President Clinton and leaders of the world's other industrial powers gathered in Lyon, France, for their annual economic summit.
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1996 Jun 27
President Clinton and other Group of Seven leaders meeting in Lyon, France, pledged solidarity against terrorism following a truck bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 Americans.
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1996 Jun 30
President Clinton paid tribute to the 19 killed and hundreds wounded in the truck bomb attack in Saudi Arabia as he attended memorial services at Eglin Air Force Base and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.
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1996 Jun
In mid 1996 Gen'l. Ji Shengde, chief of Chinese military intelligence, ordered $300,000 to be deposited in his bank account to subsidize secret contributions to help re-elect Pres. Clinton. This information was later told to US federal investigators by Democratic donor Johnny Chung.
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1996 Jul 1
President Clinton declared an emergency in drought-stricken parts of the Southwest.
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1996 Jul 3
Pres. Clinton signed the Church Arson Prevention Act. It created a fund to help rebuild churches that were destroyed by a recent spate of arsons.
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1996 Jul 4
President Clinton extolled the joys of democracy and asked the nation to honor America's independence by praising continued free rule in Russia as he spoke during a jamboree honoring the 200th anniversary of Youngstown, Ohio.
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1996 Jul 6
President Clinton announced the biggest changes in the rules governing meat and poultry safety in 90 years.
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1996 Jul 7
President Clinton delivered more Whitewater trial testimony before video cameras, this time testifying in the case of two Arkansas bankers accused of making political contributions with bank funds; a jury later acquitted Herby Branscum Jr., and Robert M. Hill of four counts and was deadlocked on seven other counts.
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1996 Jul 16
President Clinton told the National Governors Association he was granting states new powers to deny benefits to recipients who refuse to move from welfare to work.
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1996 Jul 16
Handwriting analysis tagged Newsweek columnist and CBS commentator Joe Klein as the anonymous author of Primary Colors, a satire of the 1992 Clinton campaign.
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1996 Jul 16
Pres. Clinton waived for 6 months sanctions on Cuba that would have allowed US courts to sue foreign companies for the use of property confiscated by the Castro regime.
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1996 Jul 18
Recovery efforts continued off Long Island, N.Y., for the bodies of the 230 people who died in the fiery crash of TWA Flight 800; President Clinton urged Americans not to immediately assume the crash was the work of terrorists.
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1996 Jul 20
In his weekly radio address, President Clinton paid tribute to America's Olympic athletes at the just-opened Atlanta games, as well as 16 high school students from Montoursville, Pa., who died in the crash of TWA Flight 800.
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1996 Jul 26
President Clinton rejected a clemency plea from Jonathan Pollard, who'd spent more than 10 years in prison for spying for Israel.
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1996 Jul 28
President Clinton, addressing a veterans convention in New Orleans, called on Congress to pass expanded anti-terrorism measures.
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1996 Jul 31
After Pres. Clinton's announcement that he would sign it, 98 Democrats joined the House's Republican majority to pass a historic welfare overhaul bill. The White House won agreement with key Republican lawmakers on a package of anti-terrorism measures.
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1996 Aug 1
In a political victory for President Clinton, a federal jury in Little Rock, Ark., acquitted two Arkansas bankers of misapplying bank funds and conspiracy to boost his political career; the jury deadlocked on seven other counts.
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1996 Aug 5
US Pres. Clinton signed the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act. It held that foreign companies with investments of more than $40 million in the oil and gas sectors of these nations to be subject to US imposed sanctions.
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1996 Aug 8
President Clinton belittled Bob Dole's tax plan, vowing to oppose tax cuts that he said the country couldn't afford. Republican sources, meanwhile, said Dole was seriously considering Jack Kemp to be his running mate.
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1996 Aug 18
On the eve of his 50th birthday, President Clinton was guest of honor at a trio of events in New York that combined celebrating with fund-raising. Ross Perot, the presidential nominee of the Reform Party, launched his campaign with a speech in which he criticized the Republican and Democratic parties as captives of special interests.
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1996 Aug 20
Pres. Clinton signed the federal minimum wage bill for an increase of .90 cents per hour in two steps to $5.15 per hour over 13 months. It was the first minimum-wage increase in five years. The bill included a $5,000 tax credit for the cost of adopting a child. He also signed a new retirement savings program for small-business workers.
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1996 Aug 21
President Clinton signed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, aimed at making health insurance easier to obtain and keep.
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1996 Aug 22
Pres. Clinton signed a welfare reform bill, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (welfare to work), to curtail fraud and abuse that also set new standards for disabled children and ended up eliminating many from supplemental security income. It ended guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanded work from recipients. It originated in the 1994 Republican "Contract with America." It included a ban on free federal medical care for new green-card holders during their 1st 5 years. The bill included “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families” (TANF), which replaced welfare.
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1996 Aug 23
President Clinton imposed limits on peddling cigarettes to children as he unveiled Food and Drug Administration regulations declaring nicotine an addictive drug. The same day, a jury in Indianapolis found cigarette companies were not responsible for the lung cancer death of a 52-year-old lawyer who began smoking at age 5.
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1996 Aug 25
President Clinton began a whistle-stop train trip in Huntington, W.Va., that would take him to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
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1996 Aug 26
Barbara Jewell, mother of security guard Richard Jewell, tearfully called on President Clinton to clear her son's name in connection with the Centennial Olympic Park bombing (Jewell was later cleared by the Justice Department).
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1996 Aug 27
First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed the Democratic convention in Chicago, forcefully making her husband's case for re-election while rebutting her Republican critics.
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1996 Aug 28
Democrats nominated President Clinton for a second term at their national convention in Chicago.
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1996 Aug 29
In a rousing climax to the Democratic convention in Chicago, President Clinton appealed for a second term, declaring, "Hope is back in America." The convention also nominated Al Gore for a second term as vice president. Earlier in the day, President Clinton's chief political strategist, Dick Morris, resigned amid a scandal over his relationship with a prostitute.
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1996 Aug 30
President Clinton and Vice President Gore, fresh from their renominations at the just-concluded Democratic National Convention in Chicago, set out with their wives on a bus caravan through America's heartland.
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1996 Aug 30
Dick Morris, the campaign strategist for pres. Bill Clinton, resigned due to exposure in a sex scandal.
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1996 Aug
Johnny Chung, a Democrat fund-raiser, met in China with Gen'l. Ji Shengde who directed that $300,000 be wired to Chung's bank account for use in Pres. Clinton's re-election campaign. Most of the money was spent for business and personal expenses.
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1996 Sep 4
Whitewater prosecutors had Susan McDougal held in contempt for refusing to tell a grand jury whether President Clinton had lied at her trial.
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1996 Sep 9
Promising safer skies, President Clinton issued orders to tighten airport security and challenged Congress to support a $1.1 billion anti-terrorism crackdown.
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