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Obama Certifies End to Ban on Gays in Military

President Barack Obama formally certified Friday the end of the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military. Obama said the policy change, which will go into effect in September, means the armed forces no longer will be deprived

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Jan 7, 1999: Clinton’s Senate Impeachment Trial Begins

On this day in 1999, the United States Senate begins its impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, the first president to be impeached by the House of Representatives since Andrew Johnson in 1868. The impeachment trial was the culmination of

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Dec 19, 1998: President Clinton Impeached

After nearly 14 hours of debate, the House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton, the second president in American history

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December 9, 1992: U.S. Marines Storm Mogadishu, Somalia

On this day in 1992, 1,800 United States Marines arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country. Following centuries of colonial rule by countries including Portugal, Britain and Italy, Mogadishu became

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