5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: This photo released by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement shows natural gas spewing from the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

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

1. Fire Breaks Out on Evacuated Gulf Gas Well

A natural gas well off the Louisiana coast has caught fire after a blowout, prompting the evacuation of 44 workers. No injuries were reported.

2. Weiner Says Sexting Continued After Resignation

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner acknowledged that he sent previously undisclosed explicit messages and inappropriate photos to a woman during summer 2012, a year after he publicly resigned from Congress amid a scandal for similar behavior.

3. Cop Who Released Boston Bomber Photos Stripped of Badge and Gun

Sgt. Sean Murphy, the Massachusetts state trooper who released photos of the accused Boston bomber's surrender, was stripped of his gun and badge and placed on restricted duty while the department conducts an investigation into his unauthorized release of the photos.

4. Woman in Ricin Case Gives Birth in Custody

Shannon Guess Richardson, the Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has given birth prematurely to a baby boy while in custody.

5. Prince William and Kate Middleton Leave Hospital With Baby Boy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left St. Mary's Hospital Monday, giving the world a first glimpse of their son before heading home to Kensington Palace.

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