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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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The latest on national protests. Plus, what went wrong in Yemen rescue attempt?

The latest on national protests. Plus, what went wrong in Yemen rescue attempt?

July 30th, 2014
07:20 PM ET

Putin bets on Vegas, legalizes gambling in Crimea and Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin denies sending Russian troops into the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

Of course, he also denied sending troops into Crimea back in March, and now maps have to be re-drawn.

Putin signed a law to turn Crimea into the Las Vegas of Russia, or at least the Tunica, Mississippi of Russia.

You know what they say: Whatever happens in Crimea stays in Crimea - because militias and Russia’s increasingly repressive government won't let it leave.

CNN’s Tom Foreman reports.

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