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WASHINGTON (AP) As Americans travel for Thanksgiving, today is expected to be Amtrak's heaviest travel day of the year. Amtrak expects to operate every available passenger rail car in its fleet today, as ridership reaches as high as 127,000 passengers.

WASHINGTON, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey congressman has fired his chief of staff after the aide was arrested in Maryland on a charge of soliciting sex from a minor. Rep. Steve Rothman took the action after learning that Robert Decheine was among 11 people snared in a Gaithersburg, Md., police sting.

WASHINGTON (AP) The governors of Virginia and Maryland and the Mayor-elect of Washington have issued a joint statement supporting the results of a report that recommends changing the governing structure of Metro. The report said that Metro's structure has contributed to the system's deterioration in recent years.

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