5 Things To Know This Morning

PHOTO: President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney confront each other during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University on Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y.

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

1. Obama, Romney Square Off in Second Debate President Obama and Governor Romney squared off in a town hall style debate at Hofstra University on Tuesday night. According to Twitter, the social networking site had more than 7.2 million total tweets during the duration of the presidential debate, referencing the debate, candidates and related terms.

2. 4.0 Magnitude Quake Hits Hits Maine A 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook southern Maine on Tuesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Maine Emergency Management Agency had no immediate reports of damage.

3. Hurricane Rafael Tears Past Bermuda Hurricane Rafael tore past Bermuda on Monday night. By 8 p.m. the storm was a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 85 miles per hour. Rafael is expected to die down later in the week, according to forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

4. Pharmacy Linked to Meningitis Outbreak May be Investigated Two members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether a pharmacy linked to the meningitis outbreak violated any federal regulations or laws. The Centers for Disease Control reported on Tuesday that the number of illnesses linked to contaminated steroids shots hiked up the 233 in 15 states.

5. Beyonce Slated for Super Bowl Show Beyonce is slated to perform the halftime show at the upcoming Super Bowl in New Orleans, a source close to the Super Bowl told the Associated Press on Tuesday. The official announcement is expected to come out today.

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