When Coal Is Over

In this Oct. 19, 2014 photo, unemployed coal miner Steven Fields, 50, left, sits on the railroad tracks near his home in Coxton, Ky. Fields was laid off from his coal mining job five years ago and plans to leave his family behind to look for work in Alabama. “There just ain’t nothing for me to do here,” says Fields. “I figured I got about ten years left to work, I’m fighting for those ten years.” (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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