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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/17/2011

A.M. Buzz: Ban violence against 90-year-olds

Good morning.

Talk turns to money: The much-younger husband of 91-year-old socialite Viola Drath apparently approached one of Drath’s relatives the day she was reported dead and said that he and his wife had an agreement that he would receive tens of thousands of dollars upon her death, a source said. He was arrested last night during his evening stroll.

If you make it to your 90s — or even your 80s — you ought to be immune from violent crime, IMHO. Tis not so, unfortunately, Thelma Steele, 92, was found slain in her Forestville home Monday

Two deaths, no answers: A man was killed in Northwest Washington near Meridian Hill Park early this morning, and a woman was killed in Beltsville overnight. Details are sketchy in both incidents.

From a video shot by Prince George’s County Hospital workers.
A former colleague of mine used to say “the readers know more than we do” as we talked about the latest news in technology. It seems that applies here, too — a wildlife expert may have identified the mysterious animal seen around Cheverly, but the readers had it first.

Religious discrimination at the airports: A civil rights lawyer says the no-fly cases he handles for his Muslim American clients are so similar as to be the same, and the wrong placement of these American citizens on the no-fly list denies them their basic rights.

That’s it for the A.M. Buzz this morning; we’ll see you all day on PostLocal.

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