Guests and Topics: January 3

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West Virginia Mining Disaster

We'll have the very latest on the 13 miners trapped below ground in a West Virginia mine following an underground blast early yesterday.

Tests conducted to determine whether the men stuck in the state's Sago Mine are still alive were discouraging thus far, mine officials said earlier today, adding that carbon monoxide levels in parts of the mine are far above the normal limit.

"There is hope they could be at another location or they could be barricaded somewhere" else in the mine where the carbon monoxide levels aren't as harmful, Ben Hatfield, CEO of the mine owner, International Coal Group, said during today's press conference.

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--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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