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This Morning from CBS News, Oct. 20, 2014

Fighting ISIS

CBS News correspondent Holly Williams was escorted into Syria on yesterday by Kurdish fighters engaged in a brutal war against ISIS. The Kurds are out-gunned and out-manned, but Williams discovered that one of the fighters who has joined their ranks is an American volunteer.

Frontline training

Just back front the frontlines fighting Ebola, where the death toll tops 4,500, an American doctor is bringing back the know-how to train healthcare providers to protect themselves from the deadly virus. CBS News Correspondent Elaine Quijano sees the training at the CDC's mock Ebola ward.

New protocols

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Health [NIH] National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told Face the Nation Anchor Bob Schieffer the soon to be released protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be much more stringent than the current guidelines.

Ending life

Barbara Mancini's father was terminally ill, in pain and had repeatedly said he wanted to die. One morning while she was caring for him, Mancini says he asked her to hand him his bottle of morphine. "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper reports, she was then prosecuted for allegedly helping her 93-year-old father kill himself.

Middle seniors

Family members, who themselves are senior citizens, often serve as caregivers for the tens of millions of elderly Americans who aren't rich or poor enough to obtain necessary long-term care. CBS News Sunday Morning Correspondent Rita Braver reports the problem of inadequate eldercare is becoming a national crisis.

"Web-side" manner

With waits at doctors' offices increasing, online visits are becoming the new house calls. Google is testing such a service. As CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers reports, other companies already offer it. Taking medicine from "the doctor is in" to "the doctor is online."

Oldest distillery

An American businessman is lending his know-how to an old Chinese company facing very modern challenges. The baijiu distillery dates back over 1,000 years and it's product has been a status symbol. Recently, the Chinese government's anti-corruption crackdown has driven revenues down 79 percent. But, as CBS News Correspondent Seth Doane reports, the company's American CEO thinks he can turn things around by selling less and making more.

Modern Pope

Pope Francis held a beatification ceremony at the Vatican, at the end of a very difficult meeting where bishops failed to agree on some of the church's most challenging issues. The mass elevated Pope Paul VI to one step short of sainthood. CBS News correspondent Allen Pizzey reports the Pope's praise of Pope Paul VI for creating the Synod whose purpose is to adapt the ways and methods of the church to modern times was a clear allusion to the latest Synod's failure.

Tampon Run

Two New York City high school girls, Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, are part of a new wave of feminist gamers. The girls are using a computer game they developed called Tampon Run to empower women in the gaming community, inspire other young female coders and game developers, and change the conversation around menstruation, all at the same time.

Lucas on film

Star Wars creator George Lucas talks with CBS This Morning Anchor Charlie Rose on the potential implosion that can may happen in the film industry.

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Money Watch

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