This morning, “Starting Point” is live at 7am Eastern. Christine Romans sits in for Soledad O’Brien as host today, joining panelists, columnist Will Cain, host of “HuffPost Live” Alicia Menendez and CNN contributor Margaret Hoover. Our panel will be talking about the following top stories:

Eight dead as 5.8 earthquake shakes northern Italy

Radioactive material found in tuna

Five guys and a goat walk 2,000 miles to raise money for cancer research and reverse the Chicago Cubs’ curse.

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[UPDATED 7:30am Eastern] Mitt Romney campaign’s press secretary Andrea Saul says if Romney were commander in chief, he would work with allies to arm the opposition in Syria to stem the tide of violence.