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WASHINGTON (AP) A former National Security Agency employee accused of mishandling classified information has received a $10,000 stipend and an award for blowing the whistle on mismanagement at the NSA. Thomas Drake warns that as the United States elevates national security to a state religion, whistleblowers and dissenters are at risk of being marked as traitors.

NEWARK, Del. (AP) Newark police say a dozen pounds of pot have been seized at a University of Delaware student's home. A school spokesman say 22-year-old Jarrett Husid also faces potential discipline by the Office of Student Conduct.

NEW YORK (AP) The Baltimore Orioles face the New York Yankees tonight in the hopes of their seventh win of the season. With yesterday's game postponed, the Orioles will face the Yankees' A.J. Burnett.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to speak at a high-level conference on U.S.-Islamic relations in Washington. O'Malley is scheduled to address the U.S.-Islamic World Forum today.

BALTIMORE (AP) Organizers of the Baltimore Grand Prix say former Secretary of State Colin Powell will serve as the event's honorary grand marshal. Powell will give the "start your engines" command to IndyCar drivers at the beginning of the 80-lap event in September.

BALTIMORE (AP) A Howard County judge says she will retire from the bench after her 15-year term ends in November. The Baltimore Sun reports that 58-year-old Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure said yesterday she will become a senior judicial fellow and lecturer at the University of Maryland law school.

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