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AP: Knicks’ J.R. Smith To Win NBA’s Sixth Man Of The Year Award

A person with knowledge of the voting results tells The Associated Press that J.R. Smith has won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.



Md. Seeks To Block $18.5M Award In Inmate’s Death

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is asking a Baltimore judge to cancel or reduce an $18.5 million award stemming from the murder of an inmate aboard a state prison bus.



Mikulski To Receive Harriet Ross Tubman Award

The Maryland African American Tourism Council plans to honor U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski with the 2012 Harriet Ross Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Ed Norris: Matt Birk, Man Of The Year

In a time where bad behavior is not just forgiven but sometimes admired it’s a welcome relief to remember that men like Matt Birk still play football


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Diana Ross, Glen Campbell Honored For Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Allman Brothers, Glen Campbell and Diana Ross were among the recipients named Friday of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.



Michelle Obama Champions New Award For Young Poets

Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities are helping to create a new award honoring five outstanding high school poets who will serve as literary ambassadors nationwide.


Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the 2011 Blue Ribbon Award.


9-11 awards

911 Dispatchers Honored With Annual Awards

When 911 is dialed, these men and women are on the other end. And every year, each county in Maryland recognizes one 911 operator for their oustanding service.


People The Edge

Guitarist Honored Alongside Nation’s Top Artists

Warner Williams just might be there picking his guitar, a bucket set in front of him for tips. It’s one of the last places you’d look for major talent, but Warner Williams’s stage is wherever he is.


National Park Service

Park Service Starts Civil War Junior Ranger Award

The National Park Service is offering a new Civil War Junior Ranger award to children who visit sites associated with Red Cross founder Clara Barton.


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Ex-NSA Worker Charged In Leaks Case Honored

A former National Security Agency employee accused of mishandling classified information is warning that as the United States elevates national security to a state religion, whistleblowers and dissenters are at risk of being marked as traitors.


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ACC Names Terps’ Thomas Top Rookie

Maryland forward Alyssa Thomas is the Atlantic Coast Conference’s rookie of the year in women’s basketball.