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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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August 15th, 2014
05:31 PM ET

Has community lost faith in Ferguson PD?

(CNN) – New Yorker contributor Jelani Cobb tells CNN's Jake Tapper Ferguson community "fundamentally, more than anything, wants respect and recognition as human beings."

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August 15th, 2014
05:28 PM ET

Brown family attorney accuses police of 'character assassination' to 'justify this execution'

(CNN) – After nearly a week of protests and pleading, today the Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson finally released the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Also released were accusations that Michael Brown was a suspect in a convenience store robbery that took place just before the shooting.

But what police here in Ferguson call "transparency" is being labeled nothing short of "character assassination" by Brown's family.
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August 15th, 2014
05:02 PM ET

Officer who shot Brown interviewed twice

(CNN) – CNN Justice Correspondent Pamela Brown reports on new details in the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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August 15th, 2014
04:51 PM ET

Chief: Officer didn't know Brown a suspect

Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) – We finally know the name of the officer who shot and killed unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday. He is Darren Wilson, a white 28-year-old who's been on the force for six years. And that is not the only bombshell the Ferguson police force dropped today.

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August 15th, 2014
02:40 PM ET

Missouri governor talks to CNN

(CNN) - Anchor of "The Lead" and CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper speaks to Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Missouri, and Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson on the latest in the Michael Brown investigation and the battle to keep the peace in Ferguson.

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