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WASHINGTON (AP) Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey are expected to visit Capitol Hill to press Congress to preserve arts funding amid budget cuts. However, a hearing at which the actors were to testify today has been cancelled.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Amtrak is seeking nearly $1.3 billion to speed trains between Boston and Washington. Amtrak is seeking $238 million for preliminary engineering and environmental analysis on two new high-speed tunnels between New Jersey and New York and a new Penn Station South in Manhattan.

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say a Maryland man has been killed in a car accident in the Third Street Tunnel in Washington. D.C. police say 33-year-old Jeffery Keith Edwards of Upper Marlboro was killed late Sunday when his Chevrolet Corvette crashed in the southbound lanes of the tunnel.

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Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

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Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.

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