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Media Censorship: Mine Probe Reporter Threatened

A journalist is targeted for his work covering coal-seam exploitation in central China. A top investigative journalist who exposed the problem of land subsidence in the poverty-stricken coal-mining heartland of Shanxi says he has received anonymous phone calls and threats

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Feb 26, 1972: Dam Collapses in West Virginia

A dam collapses in West Virginia on this day in 1972, flooding a valley and killing 118 people. Another 4,000 people were left homeless. Coal mining was the chief industry in Logan County, West Virginia, in the 1970s. Such mining

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