America’s first Ebola death. Leon Panetta blasts the President. US teens and ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Ebola’s shadow, a little longer this week in the United States. A death and screening. And in Africa, a dire warning to help now or pay later. In St. Louis, another police shooting of a young black man and instant protest. Did he hold a gun or a sandwich? Another victory, a big one, for gay marriage as the Supreme Court waves it through in five more states. On the Turkish border, ISIS bears down on little Kobani. Leon Panetta gives a poke to the president. Kim Jong Un is missing. And 17-year-old Malala wins the Nobel Peace Prize. This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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Reuters: Threat to Syrian town tests patience for U.S. strategy — "As President Barack Obama met with top brass at the Pentagon on Wednesday, his administration sought to set low expectations for what U.S.-led air strikes could accomplish in Syria's ground war, and acknowledged Kobani may fall into the clutch of Islamic State, also known as ISIL, in the days ahead."
Washington Post: Late-season surprises shake GOP confidence in Senate elections -- "Election Day may not resolve things, either. If the balance stays as even as it appears now, the question of which party holds a Senate majority may not be resolved until the last ballots are counted — and perhaps recounted — in far-flung precincts of Alaska. Or maybe until runoff elections that could happen as late as January."
New York Times: Newly Vigilant, U.S. Will Screen Fliers for Ebola — "Federal health officials will require temperature checks for the first time at five major American airports for people arriving from the three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus. However, health experts said the measures were more likely to calm a worried public than to prevent many people with Ebola from entering the country."
This program aired on October 10, 2014.