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.