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Sen. Kaine Proposes Limited Action Against ISIS

The U.S. Senator from Virginia has offered a bill that grants the president the authority to strike ISIS, but it limits it to just one year.

In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.

A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.

In Other Historic Vote, Scotland Golf Club Admits Women

Some Scots cast another historic vote this week, admitting women to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Until now, women could golf outside the club but not even enter the building as guests.

Independence Chat Abounds Inside Inverness Pub

As Scots vote on whether to become an independent country, Melissa Block checks in with the patrons of Nellie Dean's, a popular pub just a short walk from two polling places in Inverness.

Islamic State Fight Will Take Time, Diplomacy

Melissa Block talks to former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin about the level of threat the self-described Islamic State poses to the United States.

Kurds: U.S. Fight Against ISIS Requires Ground Forces

Robert Siegel talks with Fuad Hussein, chief staff to the president of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq, about what's needed to fight ISIS and if the government in Baghdad is up to the task.

Referendum Vote Count Begins In Scotland

On Thursday, Scottish voters cast ballots in a referendum to decide whether their country should remain part of the United Kingdom or whether they should become independent.

Ukrainian President Lobbies Washington For Money, Arms Support

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Thursday. He's seeking more U.S. support as he struggles to end a Russian-backed separatist rebellion in Eastern Ukraine.

U.S. Leans On Egypt For Support In Fighting Islamic State Militants

It's an "I told you so" moment for Egyptian leaders, who have been trying to get the world on board with their crackdown on their opponents in the Muslim Brotherhood.