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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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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.
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Me-Tea-Morphosis: Tea Bags Get Second Life As Works Of Art

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President Obama Addresses African Union In Ethiopia

President Obama addressed the African Union in Ethiopia on Tuesday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so. He encouraged African leaders to step down when their term is up and not aim to be president for life. The current AU chairman is Robert Mugabe, who has has been president of Zimbabwe since the country won independence in 1980.
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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of two miles – and can very accurately kill that person."

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