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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

A.M. Buzz: Crime and dining on the streets

Good morning. It’s a newsy morning, so let’s plunge in.

Five years after the slaying of Robert Wone, his widow settled a wrongful death lawsuit against three men who were acquitted of trying to cover up the slaying. She spoke to Keith Alexander in her first extensive interview.

Murder and mayhem, continued: A 54-year-old psychiatrist killed her 13-year-old son, then herself at their Kensington home. Siblings were found guilty of a 2009 murder of a pizzeria owner. You can find more crime and justice news at our Crime Scene blog.

D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander improperly used her constituent services fund to pay for political robo-calls, but she did not personally benefit from money that she raised to help needy Ward 7 residents, according to an audit released Wednesday by the Office of Campaign Finance.

Exterior of Bassin's Restaurant at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the first sidewalk cafe in the area, on August 25, 1977. (Joel Richardson - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Now that the temperatures have moderated, it might be time to enjoy your favorite sidewalk cafe. Don’t take it for granted--unlike Paris, Washington D.C. dining al fresco has only been around for 50 years. Our story tells you why (with some cool links in the story, IMHO).

The latest in our series about federal employees who are in the running for a top government award — Ann Marie Oliva streamlined paperwork to help advocates for the homeless.

Coming today: Albert Haynesworth’s court hearing is scheduled for this morning; the Tuskegee Airmen are meeting at National Harbor; and there undoubtedlywill be more breaking news. We will have it all at PostLocal.Oh, and happy birthday, Mr. President.

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