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.

Jennifer Griffin reporting on "Operation United Assistance" which is the U.S. mission to fight Ebola in Africa. As many as 4,000 U.S. troops could be called in to help. It's a dangerous mission, and has been slow to get off the ground.

Meantime, President Obama said the U.S. government is considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving here from West Africa. He ruled out, however, an outright ban on flights from West Africa. Yesterday we learned a nurse in Spain became the first person to *contract* Ebola outside Africa. She helped treat a priest who'd been in infected in Africa and brought to Spain for treatment. Amy Kellogg reporting on that. Meantime, the man in Dallas who brought Ebola with him to the U.S. from Africa is being treated with an experimental new drug. Jonathan Serrie reporting.

Laura Ingle will update us on the spread of another deadly disease - Enterovirus. Children in at least 43 states have been sickened by the respiratory disease. We'll look at how schools are reacting.

David Piper updating us on the fizzling Hong Kong protests.

President Obama is in New York and Connecticut today doing fundraising.

Molly Line is reporting today on the battle for Massachusetts Governor, and Alicia Acuna reporting on the tight races in Colorado.

That surprise Supreme Court decision yesterday not to take up gay marriage appeals means that gays and lesbians are legally getting married now in several additional states including Virginia. The number of states where gay marriage could soon be legal now up to 30.

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