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Obama promises investigation into deadly mine explosion

WASHINGTON (AP) - He says the miners who died can't be brought back, but President Barack Obama says there needs to be a thorough investigation, in their memory, to determine what caused Monday's deadly coal mine explosion in West Virginia.

A team of federal investigators will arrive Monday. Meanwhile, families and friends of the 29 miners who died in the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in 40 years are trying to deal with their losses. There have already been funerals for some victims of Monday's explosion.

Crews are continuing to bring out the bodies of their colleagues.

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