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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.

politics lead

May 9th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Why is Hillary Clinton everywhere?

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton left public service 15 months ago, but she didn't leave the public's eye.

Since last month alone, the former Secretary of State has had more than a dozen speaking engagements and events.

Sure, the media has given her a lot of attention over becoming a grandmother, her upcoming book release, and yes, Benghazi, but is there a strategy behind all these public appearances?

CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

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pop lead

May 9th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Meet the 'techies' of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

(CNN) – The New HBO comedy 'Silicon Valley' is part "Entourage," part "Revenge of the nNerds." The series reveals the scruffy side of California's famous hub of tech entrepreneurs.

CNN's Laurie Segall caught up with the cast and creators.

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politics lead

May 9th, 2014
05:31 PM ET

Analysis: Hillary Clinton will be asked about Monica Lewinsky

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton has been hitting the speaker circuit lately, getting plenty of exposure, but also reminding critics of vulnerabilities. She has come under fire recently for her stance on Boko Haram, and Benghazi.

But she hasn't been asked about Monica Lewinsky, who resurfaced after ten years of silence, speaking out in an essay in the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

CNN political analyst and Politico reporter Maggie Haberman, and CNN's Brianna Keilar join "The Lead" to discuss.

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national lead

May 9th, 2014
05:23 PM ET

Source: VA Inspector General searching employees' computers

(CNN) – Criminal investigators from the the Office of Inspector General are on the ground in Phoenix, CNN has learned, and a source within Veterans Affairs says employees computers are being taken for examination.

On April 23, CNN revealed accusations from a retired Veterans Administration doctor that the VA in Phoenix had a secret list for patients waiting for doctor appointments that differed from the official list. He said then that 40 veterans died waiting for care.

Right now, the investigation's main focus is on Phoenix, but investigators are also looking into similar allegations of delayed care in San Antonio, Texas, Fort Collins, Colorado, as well as other locations.

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world lead

May 9th, 2014
04:40 PM ET

Amnesty: Nigeria knew of school raid ahead of time, failed to act

Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) - Nigerian military commanders knew that Boko Haram militants were on their way to raid a boarding school at least four hours before 276 girls were abducted last month, human rights group Amnesty International reported Friday.

But commanders weren't able to raise enough troops to respond and so left a contingent of 17 soldiers and a handful of police officers based in the town of Chibok to fend off the militants, the group reported, citing senior Nigerian military officials and "multiple interviews with credible sources."

Borno state Sen. Ahmed Zannah said Friday that the military sent reinforcements, but not until the militants were already in Chibok.

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