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Families of lost miners say goodbye

  Funerals began Friday for victims of the W. Va. coal mining disaster, all of them miners who made a living that cost them their lives. NBC's Ron Mott reports.

Desperate hours drag on for mining families

  As details of the tragedy in W. Wa. unfold, the pain of grieving family members is felt across the entire coal mining community. NBC's Ron Mott takes a look at the personal impact of Monday's loss.

Massey's mine safety record under scrutiny

  Experts say that of the 124 safety violations issued this year at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, some involved ventilation issues, which should have--but failed to--raise a red flag for safety regulators. NBC's Lisa Myers reports.

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  Senator sides with big coal against EPA

Chris Hayes points out the power of the coal industry evident in pro-coal actions of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Matthew L. Wald, energy reporter for The New York Times, discusses.

  'The Dark Lord of Coal Country'

Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell joins Morning Joe to discuss former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and examining his role in the worse mining disaster in 40 years.

  New Zealand miners all presumed dead

Police in New Zealand said all 29 workers missing in a New Zealand coal mine are believed dead after a second explosion on Wednesday. It was not immediately known what triggered the second blast. ITN's Lawrence McGinty reports.

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