5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Jim Avila of Fusion Network on the South Lawn Drive, Oct. 28, 2013.

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

1. 8-Year-Old Nearly Kidnapped From Home

Colorado police are on the hunt for a predator who failed to kidnap an 8-year-old girl from her home after she fought back and escaped.

2. Obama Won't Say If He Knew of NSA Spying on Merkel

President Obama refused to corroborate reports that the National Security Agency had tapped the cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

3. Chris Brown Arraigned on Misdemeanor Assault, Released

A judge reduced R&B singer Chris Brown's felony assault charge stemming from an alleged altercation outside a Washington, D.C. hotel to a misdemeanor assault.

4. Body of Missing Woman Found in Shallow Grave

Mandy Matula, a Minnesota woman who was reported missing six months ago, was likely killed by a single gunshot wound to the head before she was buried in a shallow grave, police said.

5. Snooki Booted From 'Dancing'

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and her partner Sasha Farber were eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars" Monday night.

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