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One Week Until Midterms

It's just one week to the Midterm elections! Real Clear Politics labels at least 9 Senate races as too close to call, and it says 11 Governor's races are too close to call. RCP also has 23 House races as too close to call. The Hill reports that Republicans' confidence about taking control of the U.S. Senate is growing. It appears the GOP has had some success in making many races a referendum on President Obama, and what's seen as a botched handling of several crises including the threat from ISIS, and Ebola.

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Politics & Ebola

Pressure from the White House appears to have softened the resolve of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that folks who treated Ebola in West Africa would be subjected to a 21 day quarantine on their return to New York. NJ Gov Chris Christie has made a similar decision. Cuomo, however, now says the quarantine is voluntary, and quarantined individuals can spend their 21 days at home. Meantime, Christie now says a nurse being held there can spend her 21 day quarantine at home.

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Ebola in New York City

It's the East Coasts first case of Ebola. A doctor who lives in Harlem recently got back from Liberia where he treated Ebola patients is being treated under quarantine at Bellevue Hospital. His fiancé also under quarantine at this hour despite having no symptoms. Mayor Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers are not at risk though other folks Dr Craig Spencer had contact with are being quarantined and folks who live near him are being given information. One note, Dr Spencer had a temp of 100.3 not 103 as previously reported.

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Terror Comes to Canada

Canada is reeling today after what the Prime Minister called two terror attacks this week. Canadian PM Stephen Harper called the murder of a guard at Canada's tomb of the unknown solider at the National War Memorial "brutal and violent." Harper said "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated."

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Ebola Fears Spreading

Ebola back in the top spot in our rundowns today as a Dallas nurse who treated the now-dead patient who brought the deadly disease from Africa tested positive. The female nurse became the first person to catch Ebola inside the United States. Texas now monitoring dozens who may have had contact with the nurse. Casey Stegall and Alicia Acuna reporting. Dr Manny is calling for the resignation of the head of the CDC over the botched handling of Ebola.

Another person has died from Enterovirus in the U.S. We should keep this on our radar.

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Stopping ISIS

The U.S. and the Coalition fighting ISIS terrorists have stepped up airstrikes in defense of the Syrian town of Kobani - under siege from ISIS. Despite progress by terrorists, the town hasn't fallen. There's been at least 25 airstrikes in and around Kobani. ISIS is shelling a nearby border town with Turkey in an attempt to cut off Kobani. Greg Palkot at the border for us again live. Meantime, AP today reports the U.S. airstrikes against Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria last month failed to stop a plot to blow up airplanes over the U.S. and Europe.. We'll discuss with our guests.

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Friendly Fire

ISIS terrorists continue to tighten the noose on the Syrian town of Kobani. They have the town surrounded on three sides. Syrian civil rights groups are demanding world powers to fight harder to save the Kurdish town near the border with Turkey. Kurdish protests in several cities in Turkey have led to the deaths of at least 14 people. Kurds in Turkey want Turkey to intervene militarily inside Syria to save the town. Greg Palkot reports from the border region.

ISIS shot down another Iraqi chopper today near the refinery town of Beiji.

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ISIS Advances

Airstrikes have rained down on ISIS positions near the strategic Syrian border town of Kobani today. Terrorists have come close to seizing the town near the Syrian border. In fact, an ISIS flag was flown over one building inside the town. Greg Palkot reports for us today from Sanliurfa, Turkey. Meantime, protests have broken out in several Turkish cities over the plight of the Kurds.

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Shock Move from SCOTUS on Gay Marriage

A surprise move this morning from the first day of the new Supreme Court term. The highest court in the land rejected five appeals of lower court rulings that made gay marriage legal in five states.

It means that gay marriage will soon be legal in 30 U.S. states and D.C.

Our legal panel weighs in.

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Ebola "Chaos"?

The Ebola case in Texas is not being handled well.

There is new reporting the apartment where the man who'd been in Liberia has still not been sanitized a week after he fell ill, and four days after he was quarantined.

Four other people live in the apartment. They are all quarantined there under armed guard. As late as Wednesday county officials were visiting the apartment without protection. 100 people are reportedly being contacted for signs of the deadly virus.

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