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Under Obama, coal country fights for its way of life


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Processed coal streams out into a pile after being cleaned in the prep plant at the Century Mine near Beallsville, Ohio, January 25, 2013. While cities such as Pittsburgh have recovered from the decline of coal and steel, rural areas such as the Ohio Valley have been largely left behind. Four or five mines operate in an area that once had 25, veteran miners say. Picture taken January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Cohn