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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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Frank Morris (in the apron and visor) is seen standing in front of his shoe shop in Ferriday, La., in the 1950s. He was killed when the shop burned down in 1964. Until now, the case has gone unsolved. Courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown hide caption

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Solving A 1964 Cold Case: Mystery Of Frank Morris

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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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Brendan Jannesen, 23, plays Wii ping pong as part of his balance therapy with physical therapist Brian Smith. Project Share provides a combination of physical, speech and occupational therapy, coping skills and psychological counseling to brain-injured troops. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Philanthropist Provides Care That The Pentagon Won't

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Sarah Wade, 36, and her husband, Ted Wade, 33, of Chapel Hill, N.C., often travel to Washington, D.C. for his medical care after he was injured while riding in a Humvee in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, on Feb. 14, 2004, and suffered a traumatic brain injury, as well as an above-the-elbow amputation of his right arm. Sarah has also been actively lobbying to get the right kind of care for her husband. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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Pentagon Plan Won't Cover Brain-Damage Therapy

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