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Black lung sufferers fear for benefits; feds cut the tax that funds care

Dylan Lovan, multiformat reporter, Louisville, Kentucky, who revealed that in the turmoil over the government shutdown, a tax that pays for medical treatment for black lung sufferers was quietly cut in half. Lovan broke the story with a muscular multimedia package demonstrating the decision’s impact at its most human, visceral level – and placed that in the context of the Trump administration’s promises to save the coal industry.

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