Morning roundup

Top Stories: Violence In Syria; Obama To Meet With Chinese Vice President

Good Morning!

Our early headlines:

Drop In Auto Sales Leads To Smaller-Than-Expected Gain In U.S. Retail Sales

Rick Santorum Faces Off With Occupy Movement At Campaign Event

USS Abraham Lincoln Clears The Strait Of Hormuz

Iranian Is Suspected In Bangkok Explosions

Mormon Baptism Of Wiesenthal Kin Sparks Jewish Outrage

A Year After Uprising, Bahrain Sees Protests Quelled By Teargas

Other stories making headlines:

— Violence in Syria, U.N. Warns of Civil War (AP)

— Pentagon working with FAA to open U.S. airspace to combat drones (L.A. Times)

— China's leader-in-waiting to meet with Obama (CNN)

— Kate Upton has SI covered (Boston Globe)

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