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

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Will Maine enforce quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients?

Will Maine enforce quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients?

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October 30th, 2014
06:30 PM ET

Ebola update: Maine can't reach deal with nurse Kaci Hickox

(CNN) - Negotiations over where a Maine nurse can be allowed to go have failed, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, and he's going to "exercise the full extent of his authority" to keep Kaci Hickox away from public places.

The state is now saying it doesn't want to confine Hickox, who recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with the organization Doctors Without Borders.

They want the nurse - who has twice tested negative for Ebola and says she feels healthy - to avoid public places such as stores for 21 days. That's the deadly virus' incubation period. Much of that period in her case is already up; it is set to end the second week in November.

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October 30th, 2014
06:26 PM ET

Town manager: People concerned about nurse defying quarantine

(CNN) – Fort Kent town manager Donald Guimond agrees that nurse Kaci Hickox has a right to leave her home, but he echoed the governor's statements that people in the community are worried.

"Folks in our community are concerned about this situation," Guimond said.

Hickox worked in West Africa, the Ebola hot zone, and is now fueling a fierce debate over competing american principles of liberty and security. She is defying orders to remain inside her home in Fort Kent, Maine.

Check out our interview with Fort Kent town manager Donald Guimond above.

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October 30th, 2014
06:08 PM ET

Hagel tells White House his concerns on ISIS strategy

(CNN) – The U.S. is now almost three months into the war to degrade and destroy ISIS.

The Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs Chairman gave an update Thursday on the bombing campaign and on efforts to take back ISIS gains on the ground. So far, that task has been left to forces in the region that are friendly to the U.S. Some have endured a slaughter, at the hands of these terrorists.

Secretary Hagel also apparently sent a memo to President Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice, blasting parts of his Syria policy.

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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October 29th, 2014
06:31 PM ET

Hawaii volcano: Lava inches closer to homes, but some might stay

Pahoa, Hawaii (CNN) - A 2,000-degree river of lava could swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next day or two - and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

Molten rock from the Kilauea Volcano was about 350 yards from the nearest cluster of homes late Tuesday night, said Troy Scott of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

At some point Wednesday, the glowing lava could be visible from the houses, he said.

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October 29th, 2014
06:29 PM ET

Did the Russians hack the White House?

(CNN) – White House intruders aren't only coming from over the fence.

The Obama administration says hackers have broken into an unclassified computer network used by the President's top advisers. The White House would not confirm the nature of the attack, or when it happened, but according to the Washington Post, the Russians are responsible.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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