News Digest October 3-9

NATION

Somalia Crisis

American Army Rangers in Mogadishu raided a suspected meeting place of fugitive warlord Mohammed Farrah Aidid, but the attack went awry and turned into a 15-hour fire fight, leaving at least 15 American soldiers dead, one taken prisoner and two unnacounted for. With Congress in an uproar, President Clinton addressed the nation and said he would immediately send more troops to Somalia, bringing their number to 10,000. Clinton pledged, however, that all forces would return home by March 31.

Shalala Follows a Tough Act

Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala went to Capitol Hill and found that...

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