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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 27, 1971
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(Studio) Senator Armed Services Committee votes: to extend draft 2 years; give Nixon power to end college deferments. Anti-war protesters demand end to draft at National Selective Service Hdqtrs.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Demonstrators try to block employees returning to selective service building after lunch. Defense Secretary Laird says new low draft calls for rest of yr.; USSR deploying multiple warheads on missiles; expanding anti-ballistic missile system around Moscow; unless Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) talks succeed, will ask Cong, for more defense weapons money. Secretary Laird shows Soviet missile submarine photos taken 400 mile from Honolulu, Hawaii.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.

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