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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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We are live on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, with the latest news and analysis.

We are live on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, with the latest news and analysis.

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August 20th, 2014
08:18 PM ET

AG Holder comes to Ferguson as tensions continue

(CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder said he hopes his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, will have a calming effect on the violence that has erupted between police and protesters, after the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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August 20th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

Analyst: Ferguson protests transforming a generation of activists and advocates

(CNN) – Outrage over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nation wide, and the protests are transforming a generation of activists and advocates, says CNN "Crossfire" co-anchor Van Jones.

"You have a generation being squeezed now between street violence and police violence. They're saying, 'listen, we've got to do something and we can't keep going the same way,'" Jones said, noting several incidents of violence against young, unarmed black men, as well as violence in Chicago, that has made headlines in recent months.
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August 20th, 2014
06:32 PM ET

How will witness accounts impact grand jury?

(CNN) – Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, have been demanding the immediate arrest of the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

But the reality is, it could be months before any decision is made on whether to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson.
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August 20th, 2014
06:20 PM ET

Airstrikes hit ISIS in Iraq as Obama condemns journalist's murder

(CNN) - There was no suggestion in President Barack Obama's remarks Wednesday about the terrorist beheading of an American journalist that the United States was backing down in its airstrikes in Iraq.

The President blasted ISIS and said that the world was "appalled" by the videotaped execution of James Foley that surfaced Tuesday.

Around that time came word that U.S. military forces struck ISIS in Iraq by employing fighter, remotely piloted and attack aircraft, unleashing 14 airstrikes near Mosul Dam.

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

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August 20th, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Brown family lawyer: We are seeking AG’s assurance that process will be fair, transparent

(CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday and made a pledge to the community that the federal investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager would be "fair and independent."

Holder will meet with the family of 18-year-old Michael Brown to hear their concerns about how this investigation might play out.

"At a minimum, I think they want to be assured that the process will be fair, that it will be transparent which is what they've been calling for from the very beginning. So they're hopeful that this meeting will add that reassurance that they've been looking for since day one," said Anthony Gray, co-counsel for the Brown Family.
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