Retired coal miners could face the loss of health benefits if Congress doesn't implement a fix by Friday. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

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Pension Deal In Spending Bill Will Cut Benefits Before Safety Net Fails

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Public Pensions Are About To Look Less Healthy

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The Northern Mariana Islands: white sand, blue water, and huge pension liabilities. Boltty Studio/Flickr hide caption

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Promises, Promises

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Bankrupt In Paradise

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