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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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Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Human-Used Antibiotics

Tyson, the country's biggest producer of chicken meat, says within 2 years, it expects to stop giving chickens antibiotics that humans also use. The decision echoes one by McDonald's last month.
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Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.
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Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

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