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Mine rescue progressing more quickly than expected

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - After 69 days underground, it's been a smooth ride to the surface for miners trapped in a Chilean mine. They've been lifted to the surface in a slender cage from nearly a half-mile underground, one at a time, in a process that's expected to continue through much of the night.

The miners have emerged looking healthy and clean-shaven.
They'll now be coping with their newfound fame and the many demands on their time.

With TV viewers around the world watching their rescue, requests are pouring in for the miners to tell their tales of survival, including invitations to appear on TV programs, and discussions of possible book and movie deals.

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