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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.

money lead

May 22nd, 2014
06:14 PM ET

Art critic: I don't care what happens to the thieves, just bring back the masterpieces

(CNN) – In 1990, two men disguised as police officers tied up the security guards at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and boosted 13 masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt and Manet.

All told, the works were worth half a billion dollars.

Now, 24 years later, the FBI says the paintings have been spotted by what they call "credible sources." The persons of interest in the case are linked to organized crime.
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politics lead

May 22nd, 2014
06:06 PM ET

Will Hillary face a challenge from the left?

(CNN) – Is there any hunger on the left for an alternative to Hillary Clinton? As of now, so many potential presidential hopefuls are waiting to see what she does, and if she runs they won't.

But should they be thinking that way?
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national lead

May 22nd, 2014
05:59 PM ET

Boehner 'closer' to calling for Shinseki's resignation

(CNN) – The pressure is mounting against Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, who is under fire after CNN first reported that at least 40 veterans died while waiting for appointments through the Phoenix VA system, many of whom were allegedly placed on a secret waiting list.

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Gen. Shinseki is still the right man to lead the agency, but others aren't so sure.

CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash reports.

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world lead

May 22nd, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Ukraine: 16 killed in attack on soldiers in Donetsk

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) – Sixteen people were killed an attack overnight on soldiers in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, local health officials said, in the latest spike in violence ahead of the weekend's presidential election.

At least 13 of those who died in Donetsk were soldiers, according to acting President Oleksandr Turchynov.

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national lead

May 22nd, 2014
05:51 PM ET

Carson: Being a 'savvy' politician means 'rearranging your priorities,' even on abortion

(CNN) – Ben Carson is a renowned neurosurgeon, a popular figure among conservatives, and, it turns out, a shrewd campaign strategist.
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