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More CIA aid for rebels held up on Capitol Hill

The White House pledged Tuesday it will keep up the fight for funds for CIA-backed guerrilla operations in Nicaragua. With the administration's reluctant agreement, the Senate voted 88 to 1 Monday to set aside President Reagan's request for $21 million in additional aid to the rebels this year.

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The House approved the bill Tuesday without dissent. House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill said there was no chance that it would ever be approved under any circumstance.

The Senate compromise was worked out to save politically popular domestic programs, such as summer jobs for the young.

After the Senate vote, Republican leader Howard Baker of Tennessee said, ''We are saving our fire for another time.''

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