UPDATE 1-U.S. asbestos bill gains another sponsor

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(Recasts with new co-sponsor, details of hearing) By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - Legislation to create a $140 billion asbestos compensation fund picked up another sponsor on Tuesday and supporters insisted the bill could withstand a constitutional challenge if it becomes law. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Arlen Specter announced at the end of a hearing on the bill that Republican colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina had signed on as a ...

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