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Thursday News: Burr gets a lump of coal money

NC SENATOR WHO CHAMPIONS FOSSIL FUELS GOT THEIR MONEY (McClatchy Newspapers) -- With checkbooks in hand, executives from the embattled coal mining industry converged last year on the remote Olde Farm Golf Club near southwest Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Unlike in 2010, when golf legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player played the elite course in Bristol, Virginia, to raise money for homeless kids, the beneficiaries of the gathering on June 10, 2015, were two political allies of the coal industry: Republican Sens.
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