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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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President Obama announces U.S. troops and funds will be sent to help fight Ebola.

President Obama announces U.S. troops and funds will be sent to help fight Ebola.

national lead

September 16th, 2014
07:13 PM ET

GAO report: Insurers not following Obamacare's abortion restrictions

(CNN) – It was one of the trickiest issues when lawmakers were debating Obamacare, in the end, the Affordable Care Act squeaked through congress after lawmakers crafted a compromise about abortion coverage. Customers who wanted to purchase a health plan that covers abortion services would be required to send a separate check to their insurers for that coverage. That way, no taxpayer money would be used to subsidize abortion.

But a new study by the federal Government Accountability Office surveyed 18 insurers.
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sports lead

September 16th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

Is domestic violence in the NFL as widespread as portrayed?

(CNN) – In the wake of scandals involving two of its star players, the NFL has a growing image problem, not only with fans, but also with sponsors.

Anheuser-Busch, a beer company that spent $34 million on Super Bowl ads last year, is taking the league to task.
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money lead

September 16th, 2014
06:28 PM ET

Could NFL scandals alienate female fan base?

(CNN) – The National Football League is a $10 billion a year industry that attracts millions of fans around the world.

So it's no wonder the league is scrambling to recover from what's been an embarrassing, and perhaps even costly start to the 2014 season, thanks to back-to-back scandals involving two of the NFL's marquee players.
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world lead

September 16th, 2014
06:23 PM ET

Al Qaeda branches urge terrorists in Syria to unite

(CNN) – Terrorist group ISIS was originally a branch of al Qaeda in Iraq.

But main al Qaeda leadership cut ties in February, after ISIS supposedly disobeyed orders. Among the groups ISIS is fighting in Syria now is an al Qaeda affiliate called the al Nusra front.

But other al Qaeda branches, in an extraordinary move, are calling on these terrorist forces in Syria to take a hard look in the mirror, put aside their differences and focus on what's really important to them – hating and killing Americans.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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world lead

September 16th, 2014
06:17 PM ET

Doctor: More than U.S. military needed to fight Ebola

(CNN) – President Obama announced Tuesday the United States will send troops, material to build field hospitals, additional health care workers, community care kits, and badly needed medical supplies in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

An expert in humanitarian medicine and tropical diseases called the plan "impressive."
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