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Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/03/2011

A.M. Buzz: Virginia’s SEALs, making movies, embassy tours, Ticketmaster nicked

Good morning. We mentioned this in a tweet yesterday, but it’s good to know more: a Virginia-based SEAL team took down Osama bin Laden. (And considering how much Sept. 11 cost Northern Virginia in particular, this is sweet revenge.)


On a lighter note, the 48-hour film project this past weekend saw more than 100 crews racing to make seven-minute films, Tom Jackman reports on The State of NoVa blog. Screenings start tonight at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring.

Early weekend warning: Thousands of us look forward every year to the embassy crawl, otherwise known as Cultural Tourism D.C.’s open houses for virtually all of the embassies in Washington. The first one starts Saturday — the European Union’s Embassy Tour. The big event is May 14, with different embassies featured, so this is just an appetizer. It’s free, but bring ID because some embassies require security checks.

A native Washingtonian will lead Catholic Charities for the Washington region. Monsignor John J. Enzler will take the reins of the big charitable organization July 15. Catholic Charities has 77 programs in the District and Maryland and runs the majority of the District’s homeless shelters.

Day in and day out, some of the best writing at The Post comes from our small news obituaries team. The reporters there focus on local obits, but also write about the well known. They’ve got their own blog, PostMortem, so this is just a tip for the well-rounded reader.


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s final show at Shea Stadium in 2003. (William Perlman - Star-Ledger)
Who’s the Boss? The Maryland Consumer Protection Division announced that Ticketmaster has settled a suit over tickets at a 2009 Bruce Springsteen show at the Verizon Center. It’s paying a $90,000 fine, reimbursing the state $21,000 in costs — and there may be some money in it for you.

That’s it for now; watch PostLocal for all your news needs today.

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