What we’re reading: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. Kerry said chemical weapons...
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. Kerry said chemical weapons...
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The White House and State Department are signaling the next steps for the U.S. in Syria. Stay with msnbc.com throughout the day for the latest updates.

In the opinion pages: The Wall Street Journal editorial board believes the focus of the U.S. military action in Syria should be on Bashar Assad. The New York Times editorial board states that a political agreement is still the best-case scenario for Syria. The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson speaks with aid workers and Syrian refugees in Jordan.

What we're reading: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Updated