In Cumberland, Ky., Carlos Combs, a retired coal miner, showed a picture of his mining crew from 2002. Combs was laid off at least five more times before finally, in 2014, his doctor told him his body was giving out to black lung disease. He now lives with his wife on Social Security and pension payments.
In Cumberland, Ky., Carlos Combs, a retired coal miner, showed a picture of his mining crew from 2002. Combs was laid off at least five more times before finally, in 2014, his doctor told him his body was giving out to black lung disease. He now lives with his wife on Social Security and pension payments. HARRISON HILL NYT
In Cumberland, Ky., Carlos Combs, a retired coal miner, showed a picture of his mining crew from 2002. Combs was laid off at least five more times before finally, in 2014, his doctor told him his body was giving out to black lung disease. He now lives with his wife on Social Security and pension payments. HARRISON HILL NYT

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May 02, 2017 05:03 PM

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