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WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says the two workers who were struck and killed by a maintenance truck had worked for the transit agency since 1990 and 1998. Metro says Jeff Garrard and Sung Oh were installing safety equipment early Tuesday on a track.

WASHINGTON (AP) Former first lady Laura Bush is joining an advisory board to help raise money to build the Smithsonian Institution's planned black history museum. Others who have been helping to raise private money to build the museum include Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones and Citigroup chairman Richard Parsons.

WASHINGTON (AP) Power is being restored after high winds and heavy rains led to power outages across the Baltimore-Washington area. Baltimore Gas + Electric says more than 13,000 customers were without power last night.

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