Morning Maddow: August 2

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This giant fireball really does seem to be too huge to be real, but unfortunately it is.  Al Jazeera has video from another angle.

Everyone loves a scandal until the fact checking starts (chart!)

North Carolina shut down more abortion clinics in the last 3 months than in the previous 14 years

Members of Congress and their aides will now get their health care through the new state-run exchanges

The California prisons chief will meet with hunger strikers

Pictures of Snowden leaving the Moscow airport

What happens to dead skin in space