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SOTU Scoop
June 18th, 2014
03:25 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, June 18, 2014.

1. The crisis in Iraq. Iraq's military says it has prevented Islamic militants from taking over the country's largest oil refinery. But ISIS fighters, who have already seized control of parts of the country, are still trying to take over the city of Baquba, which is just 37 miles from Baghdad. Meanwhile President Obama is set to meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi about possible steps the U.S. will take to quell the chaos in Iraq.