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Hillary Clinton walks back coal remarks after confrontation in West Virginia

Hillary Clinton walks back coal remarks after confrontation in West Virginia

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton tried to make amends with West Virginia voters Monday after a laid off miner confronted her over comments she made weeks ago about putting the coal industry "out of business.''

The exchange during a visit to a health center in Williamson, West Virginia, highlighted the challenge Democrats will face in November winning over working-class voters in states that have lost jobs in manufacturing and mining.

"I don't mind anybody being upset or angry" about the struggles of the industry, its workers and their families, Clinton said. "That's a perfect right for people to feel that way. I do feel a little bit...

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