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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A spokesman for Maryland's governor says defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. has chosen Virginia rather than Maryland as the new site for its corporate headquarters. He says the company CEO told Gov. O'Malley yesterday the decision came down to a real estate decision.

BALTIMORE (AP) Gov. Martin O'Malley is jumping full bore into re-election mode by saying Maryland needs to move forward, not back to the ways of his political nemesis -- former Gov. Robert Ehrlich. O'Malley, a Democrat, kicked off a three-day campaign swing today in the Fells Point neighborhood in Baltimore.

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