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WASHINGTON (AP) Amtrak is preparing for snow. Officials say the company was preparing for a snowstorm expected to dump up to 20 inches of snow on the Washington region. They say extra crews will be available to ensure that the overhead wires electric trains use to get power do not get a buildup of ice.

WASHINGTON (AP) Students at Washington's Catholic University of America are having some exams rescheduled because of snow. A major storm bringing up to 20 inches of snow is expected to hit the area tonight. As a result, Catholic decided to cancel exams planned for tomorrow, the last day of exam period, and rescheduled them for Monday.

WASHINGTON (AP) Internal ethics investigators at the U.S. Justice Department are being asked to look into the case of a man freed from prison this week after 28 years because DNA testing showed he was innocent. Donald Eugene Gates' conviction was based largely on an FBI forensic analyst's testimony whose work later came under fire.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Washington, D.C., woman who was convicted of killing her four daughters has been sentenced to 120 years in prison. Banita Jacks was found in her southeast Washington rowhouse in January 2008 with her children's decomposing bodies.

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