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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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How many terrorists have actually been taken out in the latest round of airstrikes?

How many terrorists have actually been taken out in the latest round of airstrikes?

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October 1st, 2014
06:35 PM ET

ISIS advances on Turkish border

(CNN) – They are adapting and somehow still advancing despite days of coalition airstrikes. ISIS fighters in Syria are closing in on a key border town within sight of Turkey.

And while it's still unclear whether the bombing campaign has done anything to accomplish the president's goal of 'degrading and destroying ISIS,' there are new concerns about the toll the campaign's taking on innocent people who have already survived years of war from many different angles.

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October 1st, 2014
06:24 PM ET

Are U.S. airports doing enough to screen for Ebola?

(CNN) – Outside of the medical community, they may play the biggest role in helping to stop the spread of Ebola beyond West Africa's borders and yet, it seems many U.S. airport workers don't have a clue what steps they're supposed to be taking to identify possibly infected passengers.

In some cases, they're not even screening travelers who admit they've come into contact with someone who has the disease.

CNN's Aviation Correspondent Renee Marsh reports.

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October 1st, 2014
06:15 PM ET

Protester: Chinese censors no match for foreign media coverage

Hong Kong (CNN) - A spokesman from the Hong Kong Federation of Students is undeterred by the efforts of the Chinese government to block social media sites and censor coverage of massive protests in Hong Kong, saying it's a "hurdle" they expected.

"In China, democratic movements encounter many hurdles and one of them is no matter how many people are out there on the street, they will try their best to suppress instead of hearing the voice of the people," Yvonne Lang tells CNN's Jake Tapper. "Provided that there are a lot of foreign media who came to Hong Kong for news regarding this movement, I believe that the message could be spread all over the world, including mainland China."

For more of our interview with Yvonne, watch the video above.

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October 1st, 2014
05:56 PM ET

Hong Kong: Can Chinese government wait out the protesters?

Hong Kong (CNN) – Today is a holiday in Hong Kong, but pro-democracy protesters aren't taking any time off.

They are demanding that China give them more say over their elected officials, and have now issued an ultimatum to their current - Beijing-approved - chief executive.

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September 30th, 2014
06:49 PM ET

ISIS advancing despite airstrikes

Are U.S. airstrikes against ISIS effective? Tom Foreman maps the current ISIS' territory in Syria and Iraq.

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