5 Things To Know This Morning

Election Night Victory and DefeatMatt Rourke/AP Photo
President Barack Obama waves during an election night party, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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

1. Obama Wins Reelection

President Barack Obama has been reelected, beating his Republican opponent Governor Mitt Romney. In his victory speech, the President said that he and Governor Romney "battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply."

2. Maine, Va. Approve Same Sex Marriage

Voters in Maine and Maryland approved same-sex marriage and in Colorado and Washington, legislation was passed legalizing recreational marijuana use.

3. Nursing Home Residents Evacuated in NYC

Hundreds of nursing home residents have been evacuated from the ravaged storm zone of the Rockaways section of New York City, where a severe storm is expected to hit today.

4. Nor'easter May Lead to Canceled Flights

Airlines are considering canceling flights in advance of a Nor'easter expected to hit the northeast coast just over a week after Hurricane Sandy. United Airlines is grounding about 500 flights out of the New York area starting at noon Wednesday.

5. Election Night Lights Up Twitter

On Election Day, conversations around the election totaled 32 million tweets with 23 million tweets sent after the first poll closed. Within minutes of clinching victory, @BarackObama's "Four more years" tweet quickly became his most retweeted tweet ever.