5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Womens downhill gold medal winners Switzerlands Dominique Gisin, left, and Slovenias Tina Maze stand together on the podium during a flower ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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

1. Double Gold Awarded for Rare Tie in Women’s Downhill
Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland finished with the exact same time in the women’s downhill skiing race today, resulting in a rare Olympic tie.

2. Millions in South Prepare for 'Catastrophic' Ice Storm
Atlanta dodged the first punch of a dangerous winter storm Tuesday, but forecasters warned of a potentially "catastrophic" second blow in a thick layer of ice that threatened to bring hundreds of thousands of power outages and leave people in their cold, dark homes for days.

3. Zippers get a Makeover
After more than 100 years, the zipper has finally gotten a makeover, thanks to inventor Scott Peters, his mom, and his physically challenged uncle.

4. First Lady's Unexpected Dinner Gown Choice
Michelle Obama chose a Venezuelan-American designer for the gown she wore Tuesday to the state dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande.

5. Meet America’s Top Dog, Sky the Wire Fox Terrier
Sky is America’s top dog. The wire fox terrier won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday.

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