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The Associated Press. Gov. Joe Manchin, left, gives a state certificate to the family of deceased coal miner Josh Napper on Wednesday at a candlelight vigil in Cabin Creek, W.Va.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Gas forces crews to abandon W.Va. mine rescue

MONTCOAL, W.Va. -- Dangerous gases forced rescue crews to abandon the search Thursday for four coal miners missing since an explosion killed 25 colleagues in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades.


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