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BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld is frustrated after the second police-involved shooting in the city in two days. Bealefeld says something needs to be done to put "maniacs" with handguns in jail and keep them there.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Maryland Department of Education has named six public schools 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. The schools are selected based on state and national requirements for achievement and improvement. Each school will get more than $6,000 in tech equipment and $1,000 each from corporate sponsors.

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