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WASHINGTON (AP) Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has been released from Howard University Hospital after a week of treatment for dehydration and an infection. A Barry spokeswoman says the 73-year-old Barry -- who had a kidney transplant in February -- was released from the hospital yesterday.

WASHINGTON (AP) Amtrak says its ridership dropped by more than 1 million passengers during the past year. But it was still the second-highest year in the railroad's history. Figures released by the nation's intercity rail operator show Amtrak carried 27.2 million passengers during the 12 months that ended Sept. 30.

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