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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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November 20th, 2014
06:01 PM ET

Exploding airbag maker grilled on Capitol Hill

(CNN) – Japanese made Takata airbags have been linked to 5 deaths. The potentially deadly airbags are in millions of cars, some have been recalled, some are still on the road.

For nearly three hours Thursday, senators grilled a Takata executive, auto executives from Honda and Chrysler, and the federal safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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November 19th, 2014
06:33 PM ET

Can rape accusations against Bill Cosby be prosecuted?

(CNN) – The tally of Bill Cosby's alleged rape victims now stands at 15, a number that includes women who never came forward, but were named as "Jane Does" in a civil suit against the comedian more than a decade ago.

The most recent accusation is being levied by a woman who was once a huge star in her own right. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, supermodel Janice Dickinson accused Cosby of assaulting her in 1982.
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November 18th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Is the "achocolypse" looming?

A race to save one of the world's most precious gifts: chocolate. For a lot of you, the sweet treat is as good as gold. But once the good stuff runs out, the backup option could leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Literally. It's all about supply and demand. And right now, demand is winning out. The deficit on this delicacy is something we're calling: the achocolypse. Jake Tapper reports.

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November 13th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Gas prices are low, but for how long?

(CNN) – The national average for gas is just $2.91 per gallon, according to Triple AAA. That's almost a 30-cent drop in just the last month.

How long could this trend last?

CNN's Cristina Alesci reports.

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November 11th, 2014
05:36 PM ET

Is Google renting NASA airfield to prepare for space exploration?

(CNN) - Another tech giant is headed to a new frontier after seemingly conquering Earth.

Google plans to pay NASA more than one billion dollars to operate this huge hangar in California. It's large enough to hold six football fields!

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