Top of the Morning: Latest on Syria Gas Attack

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Gas Attack Kills As Many as 1,300 in Syria, says Opposition

An early morning attack apparently using chemical weapons on the outskirts of Damascus killed an untold number of people. Opposition groups say the number could exceed 1,000. The Security Council met in an emergency session, but came to no swift conclusion. In the meantime a UN chemical weapons investigative team is in Damascus, but there is no certainty they would; This could be a significant turning point in international response to the conflict in Syria. (BBC

Egyptian Court Orders Release of Former Ruler

What revolution? “Egypt’s prime minister has ordered house arrest for former president Hosni Mubarak, after his imminent release from prison was cleared Wednesday by a Cairo court.  There has been no official word on the timing of the Mubarak release, but prison officials say it could come as early as Thursday.” (VOA