5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Vin Testa of Washington waves a rainbow flag in support of gay rights outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced.

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

1. Supreme Court Poised to Make Gay Marriage Decisions

The Supreme Court is set to hand down decisions today in two cases concerning gay marriage: The Defense of Marriage Act, which doesn't grant gay married couples federal benefits; and California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in that state.

2. Putin Confirms Snowden Is in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that Edward Snowden is in a Moscow airport, but said he is a "free person" and will not be stopped from leaving the country by Russian authorities despite warnings from the U.S. government that the 30-year-old should be handed over.

3. Markey Wins John Kerry's Senate Seat

Democrat Representative Ed Markey won the Massachusetts special election to fill the Senate seat vacated when John Kerry became secretary of state, defeating businessmen and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez.

4. Monster Sued After Teen's Death

The mother of a 19-year-old who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year has filed a lawsuit against Monster Beverage, claiming her son's death was caused by habitually drinking the company's energy drinks.

5. Monica Lewinsky Negligee For Sale

Personal items once owned by White House intern Monica Lewinsky and obtained during a federal investigation into her affair with President Bill Clinton are going on sale. The lot is believed to be worth between $25,000 and $50,000 but will not include the infamous blue dress.

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