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

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national lead

January 24th, 2014
06:20 PM ET

Charity gets win for now over Obamacare on contraception

(CNN) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday will enable a religious-affiliated non-profit and other groups like it to remain temporarily exempt from Obamacare requirements to cover birth control and other reproductive health they oppose on moral grounds.

The justices extended an injunction first granted on an emergency basis just before the New Year for a Catholic charity for the elderly run by nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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national lead

January 24th, 2014
06:15 PM ET

How has legalization of marijuana changed Denver?

(CNN) - Denver Mayor Michael Hancock opposed legalized recreational marijuana use and sales in his city, worried the city would become known as the marijuana capital, and concerned about the impact on kids.

Recreational use of marijuana has been legal in Colorado for more than a month.

"That's now water under the bridge. No, I did not support it when it went for a vote before the people, but at the end of the day, it's now legal in Colorado and Denver. And my job ... is to make sure it works according to the people's plan," said Hancock.
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politics lead

January 24th, 2014
06:13 PM ET

Gov. Snyder on whether Christie can get past scandals: I'll stay in my lane

(CNN) - It's been a rough week for the Republican Party, what with former Governor Mike Huckabee invoking "libido" in the birth control debate, and the ongoing controversy swirling around New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Meanwhile, at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting, the party is trying to focus on 2016, and move forward.

"We should be listening to our customers, the citizens. And when I talk to the citizens of Michigan, the primary things they are still focused in are more and better jobs," Michigan Governor Rick Snyder told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Asked whether he thinks Christie – who until recently was viewed as a strong Republican presidential candidate for 2016 – can move beyond the current scandals, Snyder did not give a ringing endorsement.

"The way I view it is, is I'm in Michigan, he's in New Jersey, I'm staying in my lane in Michigan, and New Jersey will work through their issues," said Snyder.

For more of our interview with Gov. Rick Snyder, check out the video above.

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politics lead

January 24th, 2014
06:09 PM ET

Bridgegate: No direct dirt on Christie so far

(CNN) - It should have been a week to remember for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, instead it stretched into one he'd probably like to leave on the side of the Jersey turnpike.

Tuesday's snowstorm ruined the party he planned for his second inauguration on Ellis Island, after he took his oath and gave a speech that ignored all the turmoil in his office.

There's the claim that his lieutenant governor threatened to withhold Superstorm Sandy relief funds from Hoboken if that city's mayor didn't do as told.

Then there's the audit into his office's use of Sandy funds in a commercial starring himself.

And Thursday, federal subpoenas came rolling into his re-election committee, as part of the investigation into the so-called Bridgegate scandal.

But federal investigators have not found anything close to a smoking gun tying the traffic scandal to Christie. CNN's Evan Perez reports.

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money lead

January 24th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Uber rival accuses car service of dirty tricks

New York (CNNMoney) - A rival car service says Uber has been using questionable tactics to recruit its drivers.

Gett, which allows users to order cars with a smartphone app, claims that Uber employees in New York ordered and canceled over a hundred of its cars during a span of three days last week.

The Uber employees received the Gett drivers' cell phone numbers from the order. On Tuesday, an Uber employee texted the drivers in an attempt to recruit them. In screenshots of the texts provided to CNNMoney, Uber offered Gett drivers money to come work for their company.

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