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This Morning from CBS News, Oct. 16, 2014

Ebola grilling

There are few crises that can tear members of Congress away from their reelection campaigns less than three weeks to election day. Ebola is one of them. Some House Energy and Commerce members will be returning to Washington today in order to grill top officials over the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis at home and abroad. The hearing comes a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a second Texas healthcare worker had contracted the virus, and that the CDC cleared her to travel by plane after beginning to showing symptoms.

Ebola response

President Obama scrubbed his first campaign trip of the mid-term election cycle to discuss the federal Ebola response and demand better performance. CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett reports the President acknowledged breakdowns that led to the transmission of Ebola to two nurses and allowed the second to fly commercially.

Mystery man

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson was transferred to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital Wednesday for ongoing treatment after being diagnosed with Ebola. She was helped from an ambulance onto a waiting plane by four medical workers in the now-familiar white hazmat suits, but there was one other person wearing street clothes on the tarmac. According to CBS 11 News in Dallas, questions about who the man carrying a clipboard might be poured in.

Liberian nurse

Nurses will often work up to three hours in hazmat suits in the stifling heat. CBS News Correspondent Debora Patta reports, a colleague writes names on nurses' masks, so at least patients can tell who is under the double layer of protective gear -- and then they enter the Ebola ward. It's a corridor of misery and suffering. Nurses have some of the toughest jobs. Putting in intravenous drips, taking blood or cleaning up vomit -- all bring them into contact with highly contagious bodily fluids.

Hollowed army

The U.S. has been training the Iraqi army for a decade, but the Iraqi troops have been performing abysmally in most areas. "The Iraqi forces, unfortunately, as a result of actions taken by the previous government, were in many aspects hollowed out," Deputy U.S. National Security Adviser Tony Blinken told CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer in Iraq.

Rescue mission

A former Homeland Security agent, Tim Ballard now heads up Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit group that rescues trafficked kids. CBS News Correspondent Elaine Quijano reports suspected traffickers arrive on an island recently to finalize a deal with the undercover team. Fifty-four boys and girls, aged 11 to 18, were ushered in for what had been billed as a sex party.

Gamegate threats

A lecture on the depiction of women in video games was cancelled at Utah State University this week after the school received threats of a mass shooting. CBS News Correspondent Jericka Duncan reports on a controversy that started in the virtual world, but is now causing real fear in the real world.

Salmon cannon

In the Pacific Northwest the salmon are running. They migrate from the ocean into rivers where they eventually spawn on gravel beds. But on one river near the border of Washington State and Oregon, CBS News Correspondent Ben Tracy found the Salmon are hitching a ride.

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