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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

Continuing coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Plus, the latest on Mideast tensions.

Continuing coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Plus, the latest on Mideast tensions.

world lead

June 6th, 2014
11:49 PM ET

Bowe Bergdahl: Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown

(CNN) – In this in-depth, three-part documentary, CNN's Jake Tapper reports on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's time in captivity, life before the Army, and what happened the night he disappeared in Afghanistan.

Watch part two here, or by clicking on the video below.

Watch part three here, or by clicking on the video below.

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national lead

June 6th, 2014
06:28 PM ET

GOP senator opposes regulations limiting truck drivers' hours on the road

(CNN) – Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is pushing an amendment through Congress to change regulations put into effect just last summer that limit the number of hours long-haul truck drivers can be on the road.

CNN aviation and government regulation correspondent René Marsh reports.

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buried lead

June 6th, 2014
05:36 PM ET

The VA's war on whistleblowers?

(CNN) – How did the Department of Veterans Affairs manage to keep a lid on its scandal involving outrageous wait times at its hospitals, until CNN blew that lid off in April?

Through a campaign by management of intimidation and fear, according to VA employees from all across the country, who have spoken to CNN.
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world lead

June 6th, 2014
05:17 PM ET

Stephen Colbert, as you’ve never seen him, shares emotional story of his uncle's D-Day service

By CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper

His grave at Arlington National Cemetery reads: ANDREW EDWARD TUCK III, 1st Lieutenant, United States Army. But to comedian Stephen Colbert he was Uncle Eddie, a hero of Normandy and his mother’s beloved younger brother.

Tuck was in F-Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, and jumped behind enemy lines on D-Day
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politics lead

June 6th, 2014
05:04 PM ET

The time Obama asked Hillary to attack Palin

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton dishes on the Obama campaign's reaction to then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's selection as Sen. John McCain's running mate, and why she declined to follow the Obama campaign's playbook on slamming the pick, in her upcoming book, "Hard Choices," a copy of which has been obtained CBS News.
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