5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: In this Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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

1. Severe Weather Threatens Holiday Travel

Two major storms are targeting the country, threatening to make travel hazardous for the nearly third of all Americans traveling this Christmas.

2. 'Fiscal Cliff' Deadline Looms Closer

Time is running out to avoid the so-called "Fiscal Cliff." With just eight days left, Democrats and Republicans are said to be far from a deal.

3. Sen. Crapo Arrested on DUI Charge

Idaho Republican Sen. Michael Crapo has been charged with driving under the influence after police in Virginia picked him up on Sunday for running a red light. Crapo was released on $1,000 bond.

4. Afghan Police Officer Kills US Adviser

An Afghan policewoman shot and killed a U.S. civilian adviser at in Kabul. The woman has been arrested and is in police custody. It has not been determined if the shooting was intentional or accidental.

5. The Queen Goes 3D for Olympics tribute

The queen plans to pay tribute to Olympic and Paralympic athletes in her Christmas broadcast, which for the first time will be done so in 3D. The queen will hail the "splendid summer of sport."

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