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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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CEO Defends Massey Energy Before Senate Panel

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Massey Energy CEO To Appear Before Senate Panel

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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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Richard Bradford used to walk and take photos in the mountains near his home in West Virginia. He says he can't do that anymore because his home is nearly surrounded by Massey Energy mountaintop removal projects. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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At Least 25 Dead In West Virginia Mine Blast

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Good Reputation Propels Ford Up Image Survey

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Economy Added Jobs In March

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Census Hiring Boosts Employment Payrolls

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New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., in Fremont, Calif., is scheduled to close on April 1. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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