News Briefs

March 18, 1998
DAILY BRIEFINGS

News Briefs


MILITARY ADDING 10 "CHEM-BIO" RESPONSE TEAMS-"The military will create 10 new emergency teams to help domestic agencies quickly respond to attacks with chemical or biological weapons, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said yesterday" (The Washington Post).

FIVE GUILTY IN AILIEN SMUGGLING-"Federal authorities in El Paso yesterday announced the indictment of 13 suspected alien smugglers and guilty pleas by five others after the breakup of two rings that allegedly have spirited thousands of illegal immigrants into the United States since last year" (The Washington Post).

CLINTON PUSHES MEDICARE FOR MILLIONS AGES 55-64-"President Clinton went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and at a rally with three dozen Democratic members of Congress, pushed his proposal to open Medicare to millions of people 55-to-64 years old" (The New York Times).

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