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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

The latest news on Ferguson. Plus, a look at who could replace Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel.

The latest news on Ferguson. Plus, a look at who could replace Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel.

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November 26th, 2014
06:43 PM ET

Ferguson businesses destroyed after fires and looting

(CNN) – Ferguson store owners were promised they would be protected, assured their businesses would be safe.

"Together, we are all focused on making sure the necessary resources are at hand to protect lives, protect property, and protect free speech," Gov. Jay Nixon said ahead of the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday.

But that same night, those promises fell apart.
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November 26th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Brown family attorney: Officer Wilson is lying

(CNN) – Reacting to Officer Darren Wilson's first televised interview, attorney for Michael Brown's family said he has "no doubt" that Wilson is lying.
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November 26th, 2014
06:30 PM ET

Storm delays: Ditch the plane and take the train?

(CNN)- A messy mix of rain and snow is causing massive delays Wednesday, during one of the busiest travel times of the year.

If you're at an airport, waiting on your delayed flight, would you be better off ditching the flight?

TravelPulse.com founder and CEO Mark Murphy weighs in.


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November 26th, 2014
06:08 PM ET

Lawyers: No plans for Officer Wilson to talk to Michael Brown’s family

(CNN) – In his first televised interview, Officer Darren Wilson said he had no choice but to shoot and kill unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

When asked whether he is haunted by the incident, Wilson said his conscience is clear.

"How can your conscious be clear after killing somebody, even if it was an accidental death?" Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden told CBS.

In an interview with CNN, McSpadden said to this day she has not heard from any Ferguson official – not from the mayor and not from the chief of police.

But what about Wilson? Is there any plan to try to reach out personally in any way to the Brown family?

"At this point it would be inappropriate given the situation," said Danielle Thompson, an attorney for Wilson.
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November 26th, 2014
05:46 PM ET

Darren Wilson says he's sorry but his conscience is clear

(CNN) - Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since he fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, said he's not tormented by that fateful encounter on a street in suburban St. Louis last summer.

"I don't think it's haunting," Wilson told ABC News on Tuesday. "It's always going to be something that happened. The reason I have a clean conscience is that I know I did my job right."

Repeating what he told a grand jury investigating the shooting, Wilson said Brown reached into his police vehicle and grabbed for his gun. He feared for his life, he said.

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