Outlook dims for asbestos reform in US Senate

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By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The outlook dimmed for establishing a fund to compensate asbestos victims this year after the Senate majority leader on Monday left it off a list of priorities for the few days left in the legislative period. Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist said he had not given up on the legislation. But he wants the Senate to finish work by Oct. 8, so lawmakers will have time to campaign for Nov. 2 elections. His priorities for the eight or nine ...

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