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Larry Hogan Pegs Boyd Rutherford As Running Mate For Maryland Governor

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Republican Larry Hogan has chosen Boyd Rutherford as his running mate in his campaign for Maryland governor, which he formally kicked off this week

Like Hogan, Rutherford was a member of former Republican governor Bob Ehrlich's cabinet. Rutherford also has served as associate administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration. 

Hogan's entry into the GOP primary means five candidates are seeking the party's nomination. Three Democrats are running for their party's nod, and they may also see a newcomer join the race. 

Speculation continues to swirl that first-term Congressman John Delaney might enter the Democratic primary. In a Washington Post interview, Delaney said he "expects" to be back in Congress next year, but did not outright deny a possible gubernatorial run. 

He'll have to decide whether to enter the primary by the end of February.

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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "
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America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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