5 Things To Know This Morning

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Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Colorado Shooting Suspect Charged with 24 Counts of Murder

James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings, has been charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. That's two counts for each of the 12 people killed and 58 injured.

2. Fighting in Aleppo, Syria Enters Day 10

The fierce fighting in the city of Aleppo, Syria, enters its tenth day. Activists report that government forces continue to bombard the city, the country's commercial hub.

3. Jury Selected in Apple-Samsung Lawsuit

A jury has been selected in the Apple – Samsung lawsuit. Apple maintains that Samsung's tablets and smartphones are knockoffs of Apple's iPad and iPhone products. Opening arguments are expected to begin today.

4. Sheryl Crow Granted Restraining Order

Sheryl Crow has been granted a temporary restraining order against Phillip Gordon Sparks, who publicly threatened to shoot the Grammy-winner. The order covers several members of her family, including her two young sons.

5. 'Circle of Friends' Author Dead at 72

Famed Irish novelist Maeve Binchy, who wrote bestsellers such as "Circle of Friends" and "Tara Road," has died. She was 72-years-old.

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