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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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To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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