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July 18th, 2012
06:49 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.
Rebels Kill Top Syrian Officials: Four top Syrian officials were killed during a meeting of ministers and security officials in Damascus on Wednesday. Among the four were Syria’s Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha and Deputy Defense Minister Assef Shawkat, President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law. The explosion, which happened at a national security building, was carried out by the rebel Free Syrian Army. According to top Free Syrian Army official Colonel Malek al-Kurdi, the bombs were detonated from outside of the building.

Deadly Bus Attack in Bulgaria: On Wednesday, six people were killed and 30 were injured after a bomb exploded on a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the attack, which took place at the Black Sea City of Burgas, is the work of Iranians. “All signs lead to Iran. Only in the past few months we have seen Iranian attempts to attack Israelis in Thailand, India, Georgia, Kenya, Cyprus and other places,” said Netanyahu. Netanyahu claims that his country will “respond with force to Iranian terror.”

McCain Defends Clinton Aide: Arizona Senator John McCain came to the defense of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin. Last month five members of Congress, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, drafted a letter to the State Department requesting that they investigate if Abedin (who happens to be Muslim) has any ties to t he Muslim Brotherhood through her family. “These sinister accusations rest solely on a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations of members of Huma’s family, none of which have been shown to harm or threaten the United States in any way,” said Sen. McCain on the Senate floor. “These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis, and no merit. And they need to stop now.”

Veepstakes Do Matter: According to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, 74 percent of registered voters either care “a lot” or “somewhat” on whom presidential candidates pick as their ‘number two’. However on the other hand, 25 percent of voters polled said that it does not matter to them at all.
Previewing this Sunday...

Virginia Senate Race: This Saturday Candy is moderating the Virginia Senate Debate between George Allen and Tim Kaine. State of the Union will air highlights from the debate on Sunday morning.

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

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