UPDATE 1-US senator resisting cut in asbestos claims fund

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(Recasts, adds details, quote, background) WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter indicated on Thursday he is resisting Republican attempts to reduce the size of a proposed $140 billion fund to compensate asbestos victims. Specter told a news conference he will meet next Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and other Republicans to try to resolve differences over his asbestos proposal. He said some Republicans wanted to reduce ...

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