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PHOTO: Pharrell Williams, and Daft Punks Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo accepts awards onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Daft Punk, Macklemore Top Left-of-Center Grammys
The Grammy Awards celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who's clearly uncomfortable with the current themes in pop music.

2. Maryland Mall Shooter Darion Marcus Aguilar Was 'Gentle Person,' Mom Says
A woman who identified herself as the mother of the 19-year-old gunman in the Maryland mall shooting said Sunday she is dumbfounded and has no explanation for why her son would have killed two people.

3. No Gay People in Sochi, Mayor Claims
Amid swirling anti-gay sentiment in Russia, Sochi’s mayor claims there are no gay people in his city. “It’s not accepted here in the Caucasus where we live. We do not have them in our city,” Anatoly Pakhomov told BBC Panorama in an interview.

4. Hundreds Fall Ill on Caribbean Cruise
U.S. health officials will board a cruise ship docked in the U.S. Virgin Islands to investigate an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300 people with gastrointestinal symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea, a cruise company spokeswoman said Sunday.

5. Avalanches Close the Only Road Leading Into Small Alaska City
Avalanches have dumped 30 feet of snow and ice on an Alaska highway, closing the only road into the port city of Valdez. City officials say it will be at least a week before Richardson Highway, State Route 4, reopens. That highway connects Valdez to Fairbanks.

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