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Top Trenders: Health Officials Warn of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

It occurs naturally in seawater, and officials say it can get into your bloodstream through an open wound or if you eat raw shellfish.
Here are your Top Trenders for Monday, September 30th!

NUMBER 5 - PASTER SHOT DURING SERMON
A Louisiana pastor was shot and killed inside his church as he delivered a sermon Friday. Police said Pastor Ronald Harris was shot inside the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center. More than sixty people were attending a revival service. Investigators said Woodrow Karey walked in and shot Harris once with a shotgun, and then fired again at close range. Karey ran, but then called the sheriff's office and surrendered. Police say they have no information on a motive.

NUMBER 4 - DEADLY FLESH-EATING BACTERIA
Health officials in Florida are warning beachgoers and seafood lovers to be careful, as cases of a deadly flesh-eating bacteria spread. Officials say nine people have died from the Vibrio Vulnificus bacteria in Florida so far this year. It occurs naturally in seawater. But health officials say it can get into your bloodstream through an open wound or if you eat raw shellfish. Once that happens, medical officials say about half of the cases will be fatal.

NUMBER 3 - A-ROD FIGHTS DOPING SUSPENSION
A team of attorneys representing Alex Rodriguez will face off against Major League Baseball Monday in a closed-door meeting. They will try to fight his 211 game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs. A lot is riding on the decision. Upholding the suspension would mean a huge financial loss for A-Rod. Overturning it could be seen as a major defeat for the league. Arguments could last as long as five days.

NUMBER 2 - TWO POPES TO RECEIVE SAINTHOOD
We now know when two former popes will be officially named as saints by the Catholic church. Monday, Pope Francis announced the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be held April 27th, 2014. To be named a saint involves a series of steps, including leading a holy life and performing at least two church-verified miracles.

NUMBER 1 - GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
In Washington, a possible government shutdown is looking more and more likely. Sunday, the Republican-controlled House sent a short-term spending bill back to the Senate with two new anti-Obamacare provisions attached. Both the president and Senate Democrats have said they will not approve any plan that includes changes to the health care reform. If no deal is reached by midnight Monday, the government will shut down Tuesday.

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