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SOTU Scoop
October 9th, 2014
04:40 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, October 9, 2014.

1. Ebola. The United States is stepping up efforts to prevent an outbreak of the virus in America. The Obama administration announced five U.S. airports will begin screening passengers arriving from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Ebola has taken a severe toll on all four West African countries. The new screenings will be conducted at New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports, Chicago's O'Hare, Washington, D.C.'s Dulles and Atlanta's Hartsfield airports. Great Britain says it is also beefing up its screening of passengers arriving at London's two airports. Meanwhile, the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola at a Dallas hospital Wednesday, is questioning his treatment. They want to know why he was not immediately administered an experimental drug that has shown promise in fighting the virus.