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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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Many Comedians Have 'The Daily Show' To Thank For Their Thriving Careers

As Jon Stewart's final week hosting The Daily Show gets underway, we examine the show's legacy and the many careers and spinoffs it's launched.
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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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Ted Cruz Makes 'Mmm ... Machine-Gun Bacon'

Cruz cooking bacon on a machine gun follows a string of GOP candidates trying to stand out online by destroying a cell phone, playing Operation, and critiquing Sharknado 3.
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Group Offers To Help Revive HitchBOT That Was Vandalized In Philadelphia

A kid-sized robot that's built around a PVC bucket and sports a friendly face, the hitchBOT couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece.

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