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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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The latest on the crisis in Ukraine, plus why a 700-page book on economic theory is a best seller.

The latest on the crisis in Ukraine, plus why a 700-page book on economic theory is a best seller.

December 24th, 2013
06:08 PM ET

South Sudan 'spiraling into disaster'

In South Sudan, there are reports of mass graves and attacks on civilians as violence spreads throughout the country.

U.S. Marines continue to stand by in the region to help evacuate Americans caught in the middle of the chaos.

CNN's Elise Labott reports on the latest fears tensions between South Sudan's president and supporters of the former vice president could turn into a civil war.

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