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Del. Melony Griffith To Run For Maryland State Senate

A powerful Democratic state senator from Prince George's County has picked up a primary election opponent.

State Del. Melony Griffith says she will run for state Senate that is currently held by fellow Democrat Ulysses Currie. Griffith has scheduled an October 15 announcement of her bid to represent District 25. She has served in the lower chamber since 1998, and recently was the chair of the Prince George's County delegation for two terms.

Currie is a former Senate Budget and Taxation Committee chairman. He was censured last year by the Senate for failing to disclose work for a grocery store chain that paid him about $245,000 over several years. He was acquitted of all charges in a bribery trial in federal court in 2011.

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'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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4 Questions With NPR's Nina Totenberg About Justice Antonin Scalia

NPR's legal affairs correspondent talks about about Scalia's life, legacy and what's next.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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