UPDATE 1-No US Senate asbestos bill without 60 votes-Frist

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(Adds comment from Frist, background) By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Friday that 60 senators must pledge to help an asbestos bill overcome procedural hurdles before he would bring it up again on the Senate floor for debate. The bill to create a $140 billion fund to compensate asbestos victims was shelved this week after it failed to get the 60 votes it needed to defeat a senator's objection on the grounds that it violated ...

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