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Top Stories of 1995

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Top Stories of 1995

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TERRORISM IN OKLAHOMA City, blood-soaked Bosnia, and a not-guilty verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial are among 1995s biggest news stories, according to a year-end poll of executives and subscribers to Reuters, United Press International and the Associated Press.

At final count, 169 bodies were found inside the twisted wreckage of the bombed-out Alfred P. Murrah federal building. More than 500 people were injured on April 19 when the fertilizer bomb exploded.

Wrenching photos of a limp and bloody Baylee Almon, sobbing rescue workers, and disbelieving victims splashed across front pages of newspapers nationwide.

AP voted the bombing the biggest story of the year, UPI had it second, and Reuters, fourth.

After years of standing on the sidelines, the United States has committed itself to peace keeping in Bosnia, the second-biggest story of the year according to the AP. Bosnia was number one for UPI, as well as for Reuters.

In October, O.J. Simpson walked and the country convulsed. Reaction to the not-guilty verdict was largely split along racial lines, with many blacks cheering as many whites watched in stunned disbelief. AP voted the trial and acquittal the third-biggest story of the year, as did UPI. Reuters placed it number two.

This fall, as the peace process began to spread in the Mideast, violence took the life of one of its chief architects. On Nov. 5, Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was shot at point-blank range by an Israeli law student. …

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