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Clay Mullins (left), brother of mine disaster victim Rex Mullins, listens as Upper Big Branch miner Stanley "Goose" Stewart tells the House Education and Labor Committee that the mine "was a ticking time bomb" because of problems with ventilation and explosive methane and coal dust. Jon C. Hancock/AP hide caption

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Mine workers stand at the entrance of the Upper Big Branch coal mine on April 9, a few days after an explosion killed 29 men. Matt Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Mine Owner, Safety Agency Face Federal Inquiry

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FBI Probing U.S. Officials And Massey, Owner Of W. Va. Mine Where 29 Died

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Samaranch, 89, Reshaped Face Of Modern Olympics

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