5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Dark clouds hang over U.S. Capitol in Washington

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

1. Obama Signs Bill to End Shutdown, Avert Default

The Senate and House approved a bill Wednesday night that reopens the government and extend the debt limit.

2. Cory Booker Wins Race for Senate Seat in NJ

Newark Mayor Cory Booker beat Republican Steve Lonegan for the vacant U.S. Senate seat.

3. LAX Changes Policy on Dry Ice After Bombs Explode

Los Angeles International Airport officials changed their policy on how dry ice is discarded after an employee made several bombs from an abandoned container of dry ice.

4. Caroline Kennedy Confirmed as Ambassador to Japan

Caroline Kennedy has been confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, making her the first female U.S. ambassador to Japan in U.S. history.

5. 'South Park' Misses Deadline

"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone missed a deadline of delivering their latest episode for the first time in the show's 17-season history.

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