The Week May 1-7


Assault Weapons Wasted

By a 216-to-214 vote, the House passed legislation to ban the production and sale of 19 assault weapons after a furious lobbying effort by the bill's sponsors and President Clinton. Because the Senate passed a similar bill last November, the final wording of the legislation will be worked out by a House- Senate conference.

Haiti Policy: Still "in Flux"

On Friday, at U.S. urging, the U.N. passed a resolution toughening the so far ineffective embargo on Haiti. Earlier in the week, President Clinton said he had not ruled out U.S. military intervention. Meanwhile, about 500 Haitian refugees...

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