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Trump's Vow to Revive Coal Country is Met with Measured Hope

The hard-eyed view along the Tug Fork River in West Virginia coal country is that President-elect Donald Trump has something to prove: that he'll help bring back Appalachian mining, as he promised time and again on the campaign trail. Nobody thinks he can revive it entirely — not economists, not ex-miners, not even those recently called back to work.   But for the first time in years, coal towns are seeing a commodity that had grown scarcer than the coal trains that used to...

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