5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: A portion of the Interstate 5 bridge is submerged after it collapsed into the Skagit River dumping vehicles and people into the water in Mount Vernon, Wash., Thursday, May 23, 2013.

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

1. 3 Injured After Bridge Collapse in Washington State

Three people were sent to the hospital after a portion of an Interstate 5 highway bridge in Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday, dumping two vehicles into the water.

2. Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Heathrow

A British Airways plane made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow Airport this morning due to a technical fault. The Oslo-bound plane turned back shortly after takeoff as smoke began to trail from the engine.

3. Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America voted to lift its longtime national ban on admitting openly gay Scouts but will continue to exclude openly gay adults from leadership roles.

4. Congress Targets Sexual Assaults in the Military

Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are reaching legislation to address the rise of sexual assault in the military.

5. Obama Defends Drones in Speech

President Obama declared "America is at a crossroads" in his highly anticipated speech Thursday, defending the use of drone strikes and laying out a new phase of counterterrorism.

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