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The Senate voted 63 to 34 to end a ban on funneling military aid to rebels fighting the Marxist government of Angola. The Republican-controlled chamber attached an amendment to a State Department spending bill that, if enacted, would repeal a decade-old prohibition on aiding the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, known as UNITA. Backers said the vote will primarily lend moral support to the rebels and will not necessarily lead to U.S. funding for the guerrilla group.


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