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November 2, 1983



Washington

Senate rejects nuclear freeze

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In a major victory for President Reagan, the Senate killed a proposal Monday night calling for a nuclear weapons freeze with the Soviet Union and signaled its support for the nuclear ''build-down'' he supports.

In its first vote on the highly controversial issue, the Republican-led Senate voted 58-40 to kill the mutual and verifiable nuclear freeze proposal offered by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D) of Mass.