5 Things to Know This Morning

5 Things to Know This Morning

June 17, 2013— -- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Syria Set to Top G8 Summit Agenda in Ireland

The civil war in Syria is expected to dominate much of the discussion as President Obama sits down today with the Group of 8 leaders in Northern Ireland.

2. Supreme Court DOMA Ruling Looms

The Supreme Court faces a choice this month to uphold or strike down all or parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act's definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.

3. Obama's Approval Rating Plummets

President Obama's approval rating dropped to 45 percent, his lowest in more than a year and a half, with the half the public indicating they don't believe him honest or trustworthy, according a national poll released today.

4. Report: UK Spies Hacked Foreign Diplomats

A new set of classified documents suggests Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower, obtained more government surveillance materials than once thought, including a document that shows how American and British intelligence agencies eavesdropped on world leaders in 2009.

5. Miss Connecticut Crowned Miss USA

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady was crowned Miss USA Sunday night. Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord was the first runner up.