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The Senate -- in a move guaranteeing congressional approval -- voted 98 to 0 to provide medical treatment to Vietnam veterans exposed to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange. An amendment to a $205.3 million package extending veterans' programs would make a veteran eligible for preferential treatment if his doctor found there was "credible medical evidence" of a tie between the disease or disability and exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. It would give the same treatment to a veteran exposed to radiation during nuclear weapons tests.

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