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House: 'Star Wars' tests, GIs in Latin fray ruled out

The House voted 238 to 181 Wednesday to ban testing of antisatellite weapons against a fixed target in space unless the Soviet Union resumes tests of its weapon. The Soviets have halted their antisatellite tests and have called for a treaty banning the weapons.

Hours later, the House approved, 341 to 64, a ban on sending US troops ''into or over El Salvador or Nicaragua for combat'' unless those forces are needed to save US embassy personnel or other American citizens.

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But the House did approve the continued deployment of Pershing II nuclear missiles in Europe and production of the B-1 nuclear bomber, two weapons central to Reagan's defense buildup.

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