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Massey Plans To Seal West Virginia Coal Mines

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The federal agency plans to meet with Massey on May 5.

The southern West Virginian mine is the scene of the nation’s deadliest coal mine explosions since 1970.

Last year’s April 10 blasts remain the subject of civil and criminal investigations.

Massey, meanwhile, is nearing completion of a $7.1 billion takeover by Abingdon, Va.-based rival Alpha Natural Resources. Both companies expect to close the deal on June 1.


Patti Smith Reveals Her Solitary Soul In The 'M Train'

Smith follows up to her National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, with another memoir, M Train. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it is a haunting story about weathering life's storms.

California City Orders Restaurants To Use Disposable Plates, Cups

Officials in Fort Bragg also ordered restaurants to serve water to customers only upon request. As part of a stage 3 water emergency, things like washing cars using city water are prohibited, too.
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The Realities And Possibilities Of Eating Well On $4 A Day

Some see the so-called "food stamp challenge" as one that builds empathy, others see it as a publicity stunt. We consider the realities -- and possibilities -- of eating well on $4 a day.

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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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