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Gender Neutral and Father's Day

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

With the gradual acceptance of gay and lesbian couples and the enactment of more and more laws permitting same-sex marriages, are we beginning to see the breakdown of the role of both mothers and fathers in the lives of the family?

Lucia Graves

Massey Energy: Groups Call On Beau Biden To Revoke Coal Company's Corporate Charter

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Two public interest organizations are calling on Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to revoke the corporate charter of Massey Energy i...

TRAGIC: 17-Year Old Was Among Miners Now Declared Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A teenage boy who was on the job for just one hour is among the 29 New Zealand coal miners trapped after last Friday's explosion, the New Zealand Hera...

Six Months After Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster, Republicans Still Obstructing Progress

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Blumgart

If the Republicans and their industry allies are successful in sinking the Byrd Act, another option for worker safety reform won't present itself again soon, or at least until the next mine explodes.

Dan Froomkin

Obama On West Virginia Mine Explosion: Fault Lies With Mine Owners And Government, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama, after meeting with his top labor and mining safety officials, declared today that last week's devastating mine explosion was triggere...

The Miners Are Still Nameless

Ellen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Smith

As of this writing, the 29 miners remain officially nameless, except to their bosses at the Upper Big Branch mine.

West Virginia Mine Operator Escaped Extra Federal Oversight Despite Numerous Violations

New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER and IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The operator of the West Virginia mine that exploded on Monday, killing at least 25 people, was warned by federal officials just over two years ago th...

West Virginia Mine EXPLOSION: Massey Energy Mine Had Scores Of Safety Citations

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTCOAL, W.Va. -- A huge underground explosion blamed on methane gas killed 25 coal miners in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades...