Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. 13 People, Including 3-Year-Old, Shot in Chicago
At least 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were shot at a basketball court on Chicago's South Side Thursday night, authorities said.
2. Politics US and Iran Eye Diplomatic Defrosting at UN
President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may meet for the first time next week, which could symbolize an effort to easing the tension between the two countries.
3. House Slashes $40 Billion of Food Stamps Over Next Decade
The House of Representatives voted to approve about $40 billion worth of cuts to food stamps over the next 10 years, although the bill must be reconciled with a Senate-passed measure that proposed just $4.1 billion of cuts over the same period of time.
4. Can Michael Bloomberg Make a Difference On Guns?
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the gun control group co-founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, brought their "No More Names" tour back to Washington, a week after the group lost a significant fight over gun control at the state level.
5. Cher 'Ashamed' of Bashing Miley Cyrus
Cher is backtracking on comments she made earlier this week about Miley Cyrus' controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, admitting she was "a little ashamed" for what she said.