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SOTU Scoop
October 16th, 2014
04:27 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, October 16, 2014.

1. Ebola hearing on the Hill. The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was grilled by members of Congress about the response to Ebola cases in the United States. Many lawmakers expressed concern about how the CDC is handling a limited outbreak of the virus. Amber Vinson, the second Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse to contract Ebola, said she was cleared by someone at the CDC to board a flight from Cleveland to Dallas earlier this week after she called to report that she had a fever and had previous contact with an Ebola patient. "I have not reviewed exactly what was said but she did contact our agency and she did board the plane," Dr. Thomas Frieden told the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Frieden has said that Vinson should not have been allowed to take a commercial flight. Vinson is being treated at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.