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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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