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'No poet of the past century has voiced dilemmas of the individual conscience torn between anguish at injustice and horror of violence better, or more profoundly'

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A WOMAN involved in the Whitewater case broke four years of silence yesterday to say that President Bill Clinton told the truth about the scandal.

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Jones morass could still trap Clinton

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THE SMOKE has started to clear from the battlefield. The political casualties on both sides are being counted, and - on the Republican side at least, they are huge. But out of the mists of battle, President Bill Clinton emerges, still in office, as large as life and twice as boisterous, with two years of his Presidency left to run.

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Hyde hints at two charges

THE REPUBLICAN chairman of the committee that will decide on the course of impeachment hearings into President Bill Clinton has indicated that the number of accusations could be reduced to just two: lying under oath and obstructing the course of justice.

Monitor: The American press assesses Bill Clinton's future

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Clinton 'faces lesser charges'

REPUBLICANS WILL drop the most damaging charge against Bill Clinton, by dismissing the allegation that he abused his constitutional powers to impede investigations into his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, reports in the US said yesterday.
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