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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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How many terrorists have actually been taken out in the latest round of airstrikes?

How many terrorists have actually been taken out in the latest round of airstrikes?

national lead

October 1st, 2014
06:40 PM ET

Only four U.S. hospitals prepared for outbreak

With the first Ebola diagnosis in the U.S., is the country prepared to handle a potential outbreak?

world lead

October 1st, 2014
06:35 PM ET

ISIS advances on Turkish border

(CNN) – They are adapting and somehow still advancing despite days of coalition airstrikes. ISIS fighters in Syria are closing in on a key border town within sight of Turkey.

And while it's still unclear whether the bombing campaign has done anything to accomplish the president's goal of 'degrading and destroying ISIS,' there are new concerns about the toll the campaign's taking on innocent people who have already survived years of war from many different angles.

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world lead

October 1st, 2014
06:24 PM ET

Are U.S. airports doing enough to screen for Ebola?

(CNN) – Outside of the medical community, they may play the biggest role in helping to stop the spread of Ebola beyond West Africa's borders and yet, it seems many U.S. airport workers don't have a clue what steps they're supposed to be taking to identify possibly infected passengers.

In some cases, they're not even screening travelers who admit they've come into contact with someone who has the disease.

CNN's Aviation Correspondent Renee Marsh reports.

national lead

October 1st, 2014
06:21 PM ET

NIH official: Not releasing information on patient's flights the right decision

Dr. Anthony Fauci defends the CDC's decision not to release the Ebola patient's flight information, saying the risk for transmission was low.

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national lead

October 1st, 2014
06:18 PM ET

Congressman: Secret Service director's announcement welcome

Rep. Mark Meadows, (R) North Carolina, told CNN's Jake Tapper he was glad to hear of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's resignation. "It's good for the president, for the first family, it's good for the American people," he said.

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