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As news of Ebola hitting the United States spreads, about 1,400 U.S. troops will head to Liberia this month for a mission to curb the spread of the deadly virus. About 700 of those troops will come from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. The other half will be combat engineers from Army units across the force. The virus, which is spread through contact with bodily fluids of those infected, has killed more than 3,300 in Western Africa in recent months. Read more here…[USAToday]

National Football League (NFL) scandals continue this week, as Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman faces a sexual assault investigation stemming from an incident that occurred at a hotel last month. The Sept. 20 incident that happened at the Gaylord Hotel before the Cowboys played at St. Louis is still under investigation, according to Police spokesperson Barry Bowling. Read about it here…[ESPN]

A Florida officer is under investigation after he shot a 62-year-old woman in the back with a Taser on Tuesday. The officer, Terry Mahan, and others who responded to complaints about open-air drug sales in the area say they feared for their safety because residents were berating police and calling others to the scene. The woman, Viola Young, approached the police cruiser inquiring about a detained individual. An officer warned Young to stay back. Another one attempted to arrest the woman, but she pulled her arm away. Seconds later, she was stunned with a Taser. Watch the video here…[CNN]

A wine specialist in Spain died Monday after she fell into a fermentation tank. The 25-year-old woman was discovered by her uncle, famous winemaker Raul Perez. Emergency workers say Nivea Perez was observing the fermentation process when she fell, suggesting she may have been too intoxicated from the fumes to pull herself out. Read the tragic story here…[Gawker]

And then there’s this. Two Louisiana high school teachers were charged after it was revealed they had a threesome with a student. The student, who was 16 at the time, reportedly went to one of the teacher’s apartments after a football game in September. The student began having sex with both teachers simultaneously. Authorities were notified after the student was heard bragging to others about his sexual relationship with the teachers. Read about it here…[ABC13]

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