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Obama expected at mine memorial


President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a eulogy at a public memorial for the 29 victims of the nation’s worst coal mine disaster in 40 years in Beckley.

The White House says Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will attend the service Sunday.

The event also will feature musical performances, prayers, tributes and remarks from clergy and Gov. Joe Manchin.

Manchin says the memorial is a chance for the state to pay respect to the dead and the two who were injured.

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