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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.

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Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

sports lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:24 PM ET

UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (CNN) - For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

"These counselors saw the paper classes and the artificially high grades they yielded as key to helping some student-athletes remain eligible," Kenneth Wainstein wrote in his report.

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world lead

October 22nd, 2014
04:43 PM ET

Ottawa police: We are looking for additional suspects

(CNN) – A police spokesman says there is definitely more than one person involved in Wednesday's Ottawa shooting, and that they are looking for additional suspects.

"We have to apprehend and arrest the people that are involved in this morning's incident, and at this time we don't have these people," said Constable Chuck Benoit.
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world lead

October 23rd, 2014
07:31 PM ET

Ottawa shooting suspect had ties to online jihadists

(CNN) – The alleged gunman behind Wednesday's Ottawa shootings, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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national lead

October 23rd, 2014
07:13 PM ET

State senator: Leakers trying to 'incite' Ferguson community

(CNN) - Supporters of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot dead by a police officer in August, say leaks of the autopsy and details of investigation are doing more harm than good.

"My constituents feel as though this information that has been leaked is merely out in public to incite the community," State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"People are wondering, why now?" Chappelle-Nadal said, saying her constituents believe authorities are trying to rile up the community "instead of bringing peace."

For more of our interview with State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, check out the video above.

national lead

October 23rd, 2014
07:09 PM ET

CDC sending Ebola 'detectives' to New York City

(CNN) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are packing up and getting ready to go to New York City, where a doctor who returned from Guinea ten days ago is showing Ebola symptoms.

In such situations, the CDC usually sends "disease detectives," CNN's senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports.

The so-called detectives will follow up with people the suspected patient had contact with, see if anyone s getting sick, give instructions on how to monitor themselves, and quarantine them if needed.

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national lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:53 PM ET

Ferguson grand jury leaks put town back on edge

(CNN) – Frustration over leaks about the official autopsy results and alleged testimony from unnamed witnesses in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, is raising new ire in Ferguson.

Ire expressed at the highest levels at the U.S. Justice Department where Attorney General Eric Holder called the leaks "inappropriate and troubling," since they come while the grand jury is still convening and before the federal investigation has concluded.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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world lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:47 PM ET

Canadian shooting: What we know

(CNN) – A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain.

Why did he shoot? Why did he target Nathan Cirillo? Is he connected to the militant group ISIS? Here's a list of what we know - and don't know - in the Ottawa shooting.

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