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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Anti-Terror Bill Signed

WASHINGTON -- More than a year after the Oklahoma City bombing, President Bill Clinton signed into law an anti-terrorism bill that he said struck a "mighty blow" against forces of hatred and division.


With Republican Senate majority leader and presidential hopeful Bob Dole looking on, Clinton on Wednesday said the bill would give the government a strong new tools to pursue and prosecute those who commit violent acts.


The law requires chemical "tagging" of plastic explosives so they can be traced if used in bombings and makes it easier to expel foreigners suspected of belonging to groups the U.S. government considers extremist.


It also limits the number of federal appeals of death sentences, long sought by most Republicans and supported by Clinton but fought by opponents of capital punishment.