Software coders (from left) William Stevens, Michael Harrison and Brack Quillen work at the Bit Source office in Pikeville, Ky., in February. The year-old firm has trained laid-off coal workers to become software coders. Sam Owens/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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From Coal To Code: A New Path For Laid-Off Miners In Kentucky

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is following through on a promise he made to drop the state-run health insurance exchange in favor of the federal HealthCare.gov. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Kentucky Governor Tells Feds He Will Dismantle State's Insurance Exchange

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A coal miner stands in the Dotiki mine, operated by Alliance Coal, in Webster County, Ky. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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In Kentucky, The Coal Habit Is Hard To Break

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Kentucky Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin campaigns at a Louisville Chick-fil-A in May. David Stephenson/AP hide caption

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Meet Matt Bevin, The Political Outsider Who Is Now Kentucky's Governor

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Buddie, the mascot for the pro-marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio, waits on a sidewalk to greet passing college students during a promotional tour at Miami University of Ohio last month. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Edgar Orea, right, preaches to a group of same sex marriage supporters that gathered outside the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., on Thursday. Supporters of jailed County Clerk Kim Davis plan a prayer rally to call for her release. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Street preacher Jeffrey Shook, with Unity Baptist Church in Hickory N.C., preaches to Kim Davis protesters in front of the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., Thursday. Same-sex couples in Rowan County began marrying Friday — but Davis' lawyers say those licenses are invalid. Charles Bertram/TNS/Landov hide caption

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Edgar Orea, right, addresses a group of same-sex marriage supporters outside the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., Thursday. Rowan County is set to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples Friday. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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In Kentucky, Long-Awaited Marriage Licenses Could Come Friday

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (right) talks with David Moore on Tuesday morning following her refusal to issue a marriage license to him and his partner at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul wants to run for both his Kentucky Senate seat and the White House, but a current state law prohibits him from doing so. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Rand Paul Wants To Run For President — And Senate

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