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December 08, 2019

On This Day in 1907
At 10:20 am., explosions occurred at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines at Monongah, West Virginia. The explosions ripped through the mines at 10:28 a.m., causing the earth to shake as far as eight miles away, shattering buildings and pavements, hurling people and horses violently to the ground, and knocking streetcars off the rails. Three-hundred and sixty-two men and boys died. It remains the worst mine disaster in U.S. history. Over 3,200 miners were killed on the job in U.S. mines in 1907 because mining companies persistently disregarded recognized safety practices.
- Voices of Labor

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Study: Romney's Medicaid Scheme Would Throw 10s of Millions Off Rolls
Posted On: Oct 25, 2012

Oct. 26, 2012 | A study released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds that block-granting Medicaid, as Romney proposes, would see tens of millions of poor Americans lose their health insurance, while the remaining Medicaid beneficiaries would get reduced coverage. Romney also wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid. Between block-granting Medicaid and scrapping ACA, Romney would take health insurance away from between 31 and 37.5 million Americans. Read more here.


 
 
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