UPDATE 1-Frist to bring up asbestos bill by April

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(Adds reaction, details) By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist said on Friday that "good progress" had been made on a bill to reform the asbestos litigation system, and he planned to bring legislation to the Senate floor by the end of March or the first week of April. Representatives for workers injured by the fire-proofing mineral agreed progress had been made on setting up a payment mechanism for asbestos victims but said other issues ...

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