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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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January 4th, 2015
11:30 AM ET

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January 2nd, 2015
05:42 PM ET

Despite skeptics, FBI insists North Korea behind hack

The White House and U.S. intelligence officials are standing by their assertion that North Korea was behind the cyber attack against Sony–despite evidence presented by outside experts this week that calls that into question, and in some cases implicates a former employee of the studio.

So what makes the FBI so sure North Korea was responsible? CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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January 2nd, 2015
05:39 PM ET

U.S. imposes new sanctions on North Korea over hack

The U.S. fires back against North Korea, announcing President Obama has authorized additional sanctions in response to the North Korean regime's "ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies, particularly its destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment."

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December 31st, 2014
06:40 PM ET

What to do to protect your family from flu epidemic

(CNN) – A deadly outbreak spreading quickly across the U.S. has already been blamed for the deaths of 15 children.

It's the flu and the CDC today announced that it is officially an epidemic.

And while you may not see patients quarantined or treated by doctors in hazmat suits like we did when Ebola hit our shores, this flu strain is a serious concern for health professionals because it is not only dangerous, it is unpredictable and mutating.

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December 31st, 2014
06:29 PM ET

Live report: New Year's Eve in Times Square

(CNN) - As many as a million people will gather for the biggest party of them all in Times Square tonight.

CNN's Rosa Flores joins "The Lead" live from the middle it all in New York with a preview of the evening's festivities.

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