The First Official State Firearm? Utah Aims At A Pistol

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Neglect Accusations Spur Defense Over Mine Disaster

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Howard Berkes reporting on 'Morning Edition'

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Mine Explosion Fractures Dean Jones' Family

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Feds Illustrate Likely Cause Of Upper Big Branch Mine Blast

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Relatives of Dean Jones, one of the 29 miners killed in the April 5 explosion of the Upper Big Branch mine, gathered for a vigil on April 10 with other families of the blast victims. From left are Julie Jones, Cassie Jones and Susan England. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Feds Reveal Theory On Why W.Va. Mine Exploded

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West Virginia State Police direct traffic at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine in Montcoal, W.Va., on April 5. Jeff Gentner/AP hide caption

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Massey Energy decided to close its Freedom Mine in Kentucky after it was targeted by federal regulators for the toughest enforcement action ever. Howard Berkes/NPR hide caption

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Landmark Coal Mine Safety Enforcement Case Settled

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