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Preelection jitters are stalling Senate consideration of civil rights legislation. Southern Democrats who must delicately balance their black and white constituencies desperately want to minimize controversy this year. A group of 12, led by Louisiana's John B. Breaux, is urging chief civil rights sponsor Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) to seek a compromise with the White House that would avert an ugly veto battle.EDITED BY STEPHEN H. WILDSTROM


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