5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, Brad Pitt, left, and Angelina Jolie arrive before the 84th Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

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

1. Politicians Want Hearings on IRS Scandal

Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for hearings and an investigation into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service inappropriately placed extra scrutiny on conservative groups. The President has called the alleged actions outrageous and has promised accountability.

2. Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy to Prevent Cancer

Actress Angelina Jolie revealed in the New York Times this morning she's going to undergo a preventive double mastectomy after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

3. Justice Dept. Obtains AP Phone Records

In what The Associated Press is calling a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather news, the Justice Department has secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors from the AP.

4. NOLA Parade Shooting Suspect Named

New Orleans police say they have identified a 19-year-old man as a suspect in the weekend shooting that wounded 19 people, including two children, during one of the city's iconic second-line parades.

5. Minnesota Votes to Allow Gay Marriage

Minnesota is set to become the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage today after the state's legislature voted yesterday to approve the measure.

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