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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

A look at Obama's immigration plan. Plus, how long Takata knew of problems with its airbags.

A look at Obama's immigration plan. Plus, how long Takata knew of problems with its airbags.

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April 9th, 2014
10:30 PM ET

Students critically injured in mass stabbing expected to pull through

(CNN) – Twenty-one people were slashed, or stabbed at an attack at a Pennsylvania high school early Wednesday. Some suffered life-threatening injuries, but doctors expect all of them to pull through.

Chief medical officer at Forbes Hospital Dr. Mark Rubino gives CNN an update.

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April 9th, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Teen charged as adult in stabbing rampage at Pa. high school

Murrysville, Pennsylvania (CNN) - A teenage boy wielding two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, early Wednesday, before being tackled by an assistant principal, authorities said.

Twenty students and a security officer at Franklin Regional Senior High School were either stabbed or slashed in the attack, Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck told reporters.

The accused attacker was been identified as 16-year-old Alex Hribal, according to a criminal complaint made public. Hribal, who was arraigned as an adult, faces four counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a weapon on school grounds, the documents show.

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April 9th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Searching for a motive in school stabbing

(CNN) – Westmoreland County Emergency Management spokesman Dan Stevens gives new details on the teenage boy who went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, early Wednesday.

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April 9th, 2014
10:07 PM ET

Boston bombing survivor, fiancée: Year of struggle made us stronger

(CNN) – Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman's haunting, ashen face became an iconic image of the terror unleashed that day last April. He lost both legs in the attack.

Bauman's new book, "Stronger," begins with a chilling description:

"I know exactly when my life changed: when I looked into the face of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It was 2:48pm on April 15, 2013-one minute before the most high-profile terrorist event on United States soil since September 11-and he was standing right beside me."

"It started out as a really cool day in April," Bauman says.

Bauman was at the finish line with a couple friends, waiting to cheer on his then-girlfriend (now fiancée) who was running the race. He spotted a young man with a bag who looked completely out of place. Bauman looked down, the man was gone, and then saw an abandoned bag.

"Next thing I know I was on the ground. I heard a pop and saw a flash," Bauman said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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April 9th, 2014
10:04 PM ET

Bush 41 greets Obamas in Houston

(CNN) – Former President George H. W. Bush greeted President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama as they disembarked from Air Force One in Houston on Wednesday.

The former president, seated in a scooter, smiled and spoke with the Obamas for several minutes, according to pool reports.

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