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A.M. Buzz: Rockville explosion, green bullets, a prince of a visit

Good morning. News is already happening on this cool, rainy day, so let’s get to it.

We are not making this up: The U.S. Army will demonstate its new “green,” lead-free bullets in a live-fire event for news media at 8 a.m. today at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. Who is brave enough to go?

Pride in those Navy Seals who got Osama bin Laden have prompted a small surge in donations to the Virginia-based Navy Seal Foundation website, AP reports. But it’s a small surge — $6,000 or so to support the funerals, morale services and scholarships for children of the military.

Britain's Prince Charles accepts flowers from Nicole Pendergast, 7, of Washington, during a visit to Common Good City Farm in Washington, on May 3, 2011. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The 2011 Teacher of the Year is Michelle Shearer, from Frederick, Md. She talked to education blogger Valerie Strauss about the state of public education today and the route that schooll reform efforts have taken. We’ll have video of her later this morning.

DC Vote will stage a rally at 5:30 p.m. today in the Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Ave., to protest federal interference in Home Rule as the House brings the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” to the floor.

Hey, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Let’s celebrate!

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.


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