5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, in Hong Kong, June 9, 2013.

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

1. Snowden Gets Legal Help to Apply for Russian Asylum

NSA leaker Edward Snowden applied for asylum in Russia and, as a condition, agreed to stop harming the U.S., according to a Russian lawyer who is advising him.

2. Monteith Death Blamed on Heroin-Alcohol Mix

"Glee" star Cory Monteith died of mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia Coroners Service said.

3. Al Qaeda Leader in Yemen Killed by Drone

The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda announced the group's No. 2 figure Saeed al-Shihri died in a U.S. drone strike.

4. 21 Die After Eating School Lunch in India

At least 21 children died in Patna, India, and more than two dozen sickened after eating a free school lunch that was tainted with insecticide.

5. Yanks' Rivera Wins MVP in All-Star Game Finale

The American League defeated the National League 3-0 in the All-Star Game with New York Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera taking home MVP honors.

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