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October 8th, 2014
04:56 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what we're watching October 8, 2014

1. Ebola in America. The first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. has died. Thomas Eric Duncan arrived in America from Liberia in mid-September. Although some members of his family are now isolated and being monitored, they so far have shown now symptoms of Ebola. In announcing Duncan's death, the Dallas hospital where he is being treated, said in a statement "Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in this unit, as well as the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital community are grieving his passing.  We have offered family our condolences and support at this difficult time.