News on this day in 1996. Mapping out how the Bosnian War Crimes Tribunal would be set up. Bob Dole is confident he'll win the Iowa Caucus and Anti-Abortion forces on the move, bolstered by the new Congress and pledge to overturn Roe vs. Wade. And the weather in much of the country was lousy then too.
January 12, 2011

The endless debate continued in 1996.

Since it was an election year, contenders from the GOP were off and running in the Iowa Caucus with Bob Dole the odds on front runner for the Republican nod. The Bosnian War Crimes Tribunal was getting underway and Anti-Abortion activists were bolstered by the new Congress and the endless pursuit in overturning Roe V. Wade was starting up again with both sides as heated up as ever. Jack Kevorkian was back on trial. The IRA took credit for a bomb set off in London, killing two people and AT&T and MCI were teaming up to share phone lines, now that the new Telecommunications Bill allowed more competition in the marketplace.

Remember MCI?

Here is the news of January 12, 1996 as reported on NPR's Morning Edition.

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