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

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

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The latest on national protests. Plus, what went wrong in Yemen rescue attempt?

The latest on national protests. Plus, what went wrong in Yemen rescue attempt?

politics lead

January 2nd, 2014
06:37 PM ET

Bloomberg aide: Inauguration speeches misrepresented mayor's record

(CNN) - Several speakers at de Blasio's inauguration Wednesday made pointed criticisms of Bloomberg's policies - one called the city's justice system "deeply Dickensian," another referred to the city as a "plantation" boasting "a gilded age of inequality.

"The mayor has heard worse," said Howard Wolfson, former deputy mayor under Bloomberg.
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money lead

January 2nd, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Netflix testing new pricing plans

(CNN) - If you like your Netflix plan, you can keep your Netflix plan. Hmmm, sound familiar?

The video streaming company said there really is no need for customers to get antsy about some pricing packages being rolled out this year. Several new plans are being tested by Netflix to try and attract new subscribers.

One of them would let users pay $6.99/month to watch just one video stream. Another plan for $9.99/month would allow streaming of three videos at once.

But the company says these new plans are only being tested, and may never be available to everyone.

Which should mean the old plans are here to stay, right? Assistant managing editor of Fortune Magazine Leigh Gallagher joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

pop lead

January 2nd, 2014
06:04 PM ET

Backlash for 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

(CNN) - The new movie "The Wolf of Wall Street," which tells the story of real-life con-artist Jordan Belfort, has got some people so upset, they're calling for boycotts.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the slick-talking Belfort, who runs a successful, but corrupt stockbroking firm. Throughout the film, viewers are constantly reminded of just how much fun Belfort and his cohorts had living the high life on the backs of their victims.
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national lead

January 2nd, 2014
05:31 PM ET

Arrest in murder of popular priest

(CNN) - A beloved Roman Catholic priest was found dead Wednesday in his church's rectory, spurring police to launch a murder investigation and those he touched to try to make sense of his sudden passing.

Eureka, California, Police Chief Andy Mills told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" that police arrested suspect Gary Lee Bullock Thursday afternoon.

"Based with what we found on the scene and interviews we've done with people, he seems to be the person that there's no question in our mind is responsible for this heinous act," Mills said.

Mills said officers - responding to a call from staff at St. Bernard Church - first came across the victim around 9 a.m. Wednesday. He did not elaborate on how the death occurred.

For more of our interview with Chief Andy Mills, check out the video above.

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national lead

January 2nd, 2014
05:11 PM ET

Nor'easter forming off the East Coast predicted to bring blizzard conditions

Are you experiencing winter weather? Send your photos and videoof ice, storms and snow to iReport.

(CNN) - If you live in the Northeast, get ready to get pummeled.

A nor'easter forming off the East Coast of the United States is expected to bring blizzard conditions by Thursday night to Long Island and Cape Cod.

About a third of the nation - 100 million people in 22 states - is in the path of the storm, which is expected to be at its fiercest between 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

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