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SOTU Sneak Peek
March 14th, 2012
03:13 PM ET

SOTU Sneak Peek

There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories we are looking at this week.

Santorum takes the Deep South: Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi last night. He's solidified his position as the favorite candidate for the GOP's conservative base. Santorum may have the momentum, but Romney has the delegate count in his favor. Last week, the Gingrich campaign said they had to win Alabama and Mississippi to remain credible. But there are no signs of Gingrich bowing out. Last night he asserted he would continue to the national convention in Tampa.

Seeking calm after Afghan Massacre: U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was in Afghanistan today seeking to calm the tensions after the suspected killings of 16 Afghan men, women and children by a U.S. soldier. Panetta said the killings Sunday, as well as the accidental burning of Qurans by U.S. troops last month and deadly riots that resulted, were "deeply troubling." In Washington, President Obama said Tuesday that American officials were "heartbroken" by the deaths but had no plans to change course in the decade-old war in Afghanistan. Speaking with British Prime Minister David Cameron today at the White House, Pres. Obama said he remained committed to completing the mission successfully by turning over security responsibility to Afghan forces by the end of 2014.

Much more to come, make sure to check back on Friday for our full Rundown and don’t forget to tune in Sunday at 9am & Noon ET.

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