5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio departs the Capitol in Washington, Oct. 10, 2013, en route to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama about a solution to ending the government shutdown.

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

1. White House and GOP Meet, Promise More Talks

The White House described President Obama's meeting with Congressional Republicans as a "good meeting," hinting at progress toward ending the government shutdown.

2. Police Say Sex Offender Located in US

Michael Sean Stanley, a violent and high-risk sex offender who's been missing for more than a week in Canada, has been found in the U.S.

3. Obama Signs Bill to Pay Military Death Benefits

President Obama signed legislation assuring families of fallen troops will receive death benefits after they were suspended amid the government shutdown.

4. Kenneth Bae's Mother in North Korea to Visit Her Imprisoned Son

The mother of a detained American missionary Kenneth Bae is in North Korea to meet her ailing son who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for attempting to overthrow the North Korean government.

5. 'Glee' Pays Tribute to Monteith

"Glee" said goodbye to Cory Monteith's character, Finn, in Thursday night's tribute episode.

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