5 Things to Know This Morning

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

1. Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis Expected to Be Killed

Aaron Alexis, the man who carried out the massacre in the Washington Navy Yard last week, had a "delusional belief" that he was being controlled by electromagnetic waves and fully expected to be killed when he launched his attack, federal investigators said.

2. American Sentenced for Conspiring With Taliban

U.S. citizen Alwar Pouryan was sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban and acquire anti-aircraft.

3. Russia Expects Syria Resolution Soon

Russia's deputy foreign minister said the U.N. Security Council is two days away from agreeing on a resolution in Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles.

4. New Island Off Pakistan's Coast May Not Stay Afloat

A team of Pakistani researchers took samples from a new island that mysteriously appeared off the coast following a massive earthquake this week, but warned area fishermen to avoid it and experts said the island may disappear as quickly as it arose.

5. Oracle Team USA Completes Stunning Comeback

Oracle Team USA defended the America's Cup after clawing back from a 7-point deficit in what has been called one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

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