5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Jodi Arias

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

1. Arias Wants Her 'Freedom' Someday

In a jailhouse interview just hours after a jury began deliberating her fate, Jodi Arias spoke Tuesday about her murder trial. Arias said she "deserves a second chance at freedom someday."

2. White House Identifies Benghazi Suspects

The White House believes there is enough proof to seize five terrorist suspects for questioning in their involvement in the attack last year on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, but prefers to wait until investigators have enough evidence to try them in a U.S. civilian courtroom.

3. Immigration Reform Moves to Senate

Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.

4. Pickler Crowned "DWTS' Champ

Country singer Kellie Pickler came into the final "Dancing With the Stars" finale in second place but finished in first, taking home the Mirror Ball Trophy.

5. Okla. Tornado Upgraded to Rare EF-5

The National Weather Service concluded the mammoth tornado that destroyed countless homes and claimed 24 lives in Oklahoma was an EF-5, the highest category on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity.

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