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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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Dutch frustration with Russia grows increasingly personal. Plus the latest on the Mideast conflict.

Dutch frustration with Russia grows increasingly personal. Plus the latest on the Mideast conflict.

world lead

March 31st, 2014
06:36 PM ET

Challenges of searching for Flight 370 underwater

(CNN) – Entering the fourth week in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, search teams comprised of 10 aircraft and eleven ships scoured almost 98,000 square miles, looking for any sign of the plane. So far, nothing.

A new search will start soon, with the biggest challenge – the underwater search – still ahead. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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March 31st, 2014
06:32 PM ET

Do pilots' personal lives matter?

(CNN) – How much does a pilot's personal life become an airline's business?

Retired Northwest Airlines pilot David Funk, who was also an accident investigator for the airline, joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

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money lead

March 31st, 2014
06:30 PM ET

Grieving families: Why did it take GM so long to recall cars?

(CNN)GM issued yet another recall Monday; 1.3 million vehicles are being recalled to fix a potential problem with power steering.

It comes just one day before top executives from GM – including new CEO Mary Barra – will appear before Congress to try and explain how and why the company failed to fix a safety defect that killed 13 people, and a congressional grilling is only the beginning for GM.
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March 31st, 2014
06:26 PM ET

Daughter of Flight 370 pilot lashes out at tabloid

(CNN) – None of the 239 people on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been scrutinized as much as the two men flying it.

Investigators, looking for any motive either may have had for changing the flight-path. Anyone who read Britain's "Daily Mail" may have believed the paper found the smoking gun, with potentially damning quotes about the captain's state of mind attributed to his own daughter.

But as CNN's Sara Sidner reports, that daughter says this all came as a very nasty, very unwelcome, surprise to her.

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March 31st, 2014
06:21 PM ET

U.S. Navy equipment listening for Flight 370's 'pings'

(CNN) – Investigators have searched by satellite, by plane, and by ship, combing for any remnants of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Now, the search continues underwater.

Australia's naval vessel Ocean Shield is towing behind it a black box locator, courtesy of the United States Navy, that will try to detect "pings" sent out by the plane's cockpit voice and flight data recorder.

Searchers are desperately hoping those pings are still transmitting from the missing Boeing 777.

CNN's Will Ripley reports from a boat ten miles off the coast of Perth, Australia, in the Indian Ocean.

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