Drill Reaches Trapped Miners in Chile, but Risks Remain

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At 8:05 this morning, a powerful drill pierced through abrasive volcanic rock to reach 33 miners trapped nearly a half a mile underground since Aug. 5. But the ordeal is far from over and even now, the miners' rescue is likely to be days away, with the actual extraction beginning late Monday at the earliest.

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