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House leaders agree to cut aid asked for El Salvador

Speaker Thomas O'Neill said Thursday that House leaders have agreed to provide $32 million in emergency military aid for El Salvador, rather than the $ 62 million sought by President Reagan, but will refuse to approve the $21 million Mr. Reagan wants for Nicaraguan rebels.

In a related development, 13 House Democrats called on Attorney General William French Smith to seek a special prosecutor to investigate whether the Reagan administration broke the law by its previous financial support for Nicaraguan rebels.

The congressmen called for a court-appointed counsel ''to investigate, and if necessary prosecute,'' top officials, including President Reagan, for possible violations of the Neutrality Act by their support of Nicaraguan ''contras'' seeking the overthrow of the Sandinista government.

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