5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Former South African President, Nelson Mandela leaves a chapel in Johannesburg, South Africa, in this file photo.

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

1. Landslide on Washington Island Forces Evacuations

A landslide destroyed at least one home and prompted the evacuation of 34 others in Washington state. The landslide broke loose overnight on Whidbey Island, about 50 miles outside of Seattle.

2. Mandela in Hospital With Lung Infection

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital just before midnight on Wednesday because of his lung infection. He remains in doctor's care.

3. Cyprus Banks Open, Limit Transactions

Banks in Cyprus are due to reopen this morning for the first time since March 16. Banks have hired extra security and instituted cash curbs capping total transactions on any cards.

4. Beavers Help Contain Oil Spill

A group of beavers helped contain a Chevron diesel fuel spill in Utah. The six beavers built a dam blocking a large portion of the spill from rolling into Willard State Park.

5. '15 Minutes of Fame' Not Also True, Study Says

New research claims that most people who become "truly famous" stay famous for decades. The study, which appears in the American Sociological Review, sampled thousands of names mentioned in thousands of print media sources from 2004 to 2009 and found that the most mentioned celebrities had been in the news for over a decade.

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