McConnell, Trump hesitate on coal miners' pensions

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Mitch McConnell says the country must not turn its back on the nation's coal miners — but that's exactly what those miners say McConnell is doing.

For two years, the Senate Majority Leader has repeatedly blocked efforts to rescue a pension plan and health benefits for 13,000 retired union miners in his home state. Many face a slow death from black lung disease and other chronic ailments.

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