Morning Maddow: August 26

Updated
 
A convoy of UN chemical weapons inspectors leaves the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, Syria, on Monday.
A convoy of UN chemical weapons inspectors leaves the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, Syria, on Monday.
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UN says snipers shoot at inspectors heading to site of alleged gas attack in Syria.

Pres. Obama met with his national security team about Syria this weekend.

Foreign Policy reports on the U.S.’s role in Iraq’s chemical attacks on Iran.

Buffalo clinic that offers abortions is adding a birthing center.

Next months recall elections in Colorado will also be a test of same-day voter registration.

A special election in Texas this week could be the first to enforce the state’s new voter ID law. 

Alabama Republicans won’t punish a young party leader for publicly defending marriage equality.

The commander of the 341st Missile Wing (which handles nuclear weapons) is relieved of command.

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Morning Maddow: August 26

Updated