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Mining interests in Congress

Several members of Congress have financial interests in the mining industry, which is being scrutinized by the federal government for safety lapses after a mine explosion killed 29 miners this month. Republican candidates have received the most campaign contributions from mining interests, followed by lawmakers from mining states.

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For miners, solace and talk of return
Article | BECKLEY, W.VA. -- They sat in the second and third rows Sunday, as President Obama called coal miners the embodiment of the American work ethic. A family that has become the face of West Virginia's grieving by simple, heartbreaking math.

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