5 Things To Know This Morning

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

1. Last of 33,000 Surge Troops Leave Afghanistan

The last of the 33,000 U.S. troops sent to Afghanistan two years ago have left the battlefields there, a U.S. official has confirmed. There are now 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan.

2. White House Calls Benghazi Incident "Terrorist Attack"

The White House referred to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans a "terrorist attack" for the first time on Thursday. Press Secretary Jay Carney described the assault as an act of terrorism to reporters aboard Air Force One.

3. iPhone 5 Launch: Maps Feature Biggest Complaint

The iPhone 5 is available at 356 Apple stores in the U.S. today. One of the biggest features of the company's new iOS 6 operating system is a new Maps app. However, the biggest complaint from users who updated to the new system is that that maps app. Many have reported misplaced towns and cities.

4. Dry Winter Predicted for Northeast

The 2012-2013 Farmer's Almanac has printed a summary of the national weather for November to March. The summary shows a cold and dry winter season for New England and a "mild and dry" winter for most of the Upper Midwest. Last winter was the 4th warmest in recorded U.S. history.

5. Space Shuttle Endeavour Returns to California

Space shuttle Endeavour returned to California on Thursday after a cross-country journey honoring NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and her astronaut husband Mark Kelly. The shuttle will head to Los Angeles International Airport where it will be prepared for a ride through the city streets before becoming a museum showpiece.

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