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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.

On the Next Episode of The Lead

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

April 8th, 2014
10:41 PM ET

Flight 370 search: What is the Bluefin-21?

(CNN) – The Bluefin-21 is an unmanned vehicle that will eventually aid in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. It can go on a 24-hour mission underwater.

Bluefin Robotics manufactures the vehicle, and its president and CEO, David Kelly, explains what the Bluefin-21 does, and how it gets data.

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April 8th, 2014
10:10 PM ET

Debunking the Flight 370 Diego Garcia Island theory

(CNN) – Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, there have been countless outrageous conspiracy theories about what may have happened to the plane, ranging from alien abductions, to Bermuda Triangles over the Indian Ocean.

Many have been so absurd, we didn't find it necessary to debunk them.

But there's one theory that seems to be picking up steam as of late, a theory that needs a debunking. It involves Diego Garcia – a tiny, remote island that many have probably never even heard of.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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national lead

April 8th, 2014
10:08 PM ET

Boston Bombing survivor dances again

(CNN) – Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis personifies the determination, the spirit, and the toughness of "Boston Strong."

Haslet-Davis was one of the 260 people wounded in the bombings on April 15th of last year. But she refused to give up her life as a dancer, even after one of the blasts blew off part of her leg.

CNN's Anderson Cooper shares her riveting story of recovery Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET, in a CNN special report "The Survivor Diaries."

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world lead

April 8th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

Analysis: Putin knows U.S., EU unwilling to go to war over Ukraine

(CNN) – Mountains of tires, Molotov cocktails, and razor wire now litter a government building in Donyetsk, just one of the cities in eastern Ukraine that pro-Russia protesters are attempting to take by force.

Meanwhile in nearby Luhansk, there are conflicting reports of a hostage situation. Kiev says 51 government workers have now reportedly been released after being detained and threatened with explosives.
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April 8th, 2014
09:55 PM ET

Flight 370 search area narrowed again

(CNN) – CNN safety analyst and author of "Why Planes Crash" David Soucie, Boeing 737 Captain John Gadzinski, and CNN aviation analyst and pilot Miles O'Brien discuss the latest developments in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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