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5 stories to follow: April 3

Here's your daily round-up of five stories you should be following:

5 stories to follow: April 3

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Amtrak and the state reached an agreement on paying for continued train service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
Amtrak and the state reached an agreement on paying for continued train service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Here's your daily round-up of five stories you should be following:

1. Replacing Schwartz: U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is widely expected to run for governor of Pennsylvania next year. She hasn't officially announced, but a flood of Democrats are already showing interest in her congressional seat representing parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Potential challengers for the seat include former City Controll Jonathan Saidel, state Sen. Daylin Leach, state Rep. Brendan Boyle and Montco Commission Chairman Josh Shapiro.

2. Cold-case confession: A 1990 murder in Atlantic County was solved when a Ventnor man turned himself in for the crime. Steven L. Goff surendered this week, admitting that he killed 15-year-old Frederick Hart, who disappeared in May 1990 and whose body was found in a wooded area in Galloway Township in December 1991.

3. Changing stances on gay marriage: Every Democratic member of Congress from the region now supports same-sex marriage, including those who voted for the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act.

4. Amtrak upgrades: The Obama administration is weighing 15 options for improving rail service on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. The upgrades could eventually lead to a Philadelphia-to-New York City trip that takes just 40 minutes.

5. Rutgers basketball video: Rutgers is reconsidering its decision to retain men's basketball coach Mike Rice after a video showing him shouting, shoving and throwing balls at players surfaced.

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