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Senate OKs defense bill; House to debate changes

The Senate approved 83 to 8 a $187.5 billion defense bill for 1984 and sent it to the House of Representatives Tuesday, where a move is afoot to delete $115 million earmarked for chemical weapons.

Rep. Clement Zablocki (D) of Wisconsin has more than 100 sponsors for an anti-nerve-gas amendment. But opposition to the nerve-gas provision, which the House originally rejected, seemed to be crumbling.

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The Senate also approved a compromise version of the administration's controversial ''Radio Marti'' bill to transmit US broadcasts to Cuba 14 hours a day.