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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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Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

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October 22nd, 2014
06:31 PM ET

Obama: We stand side-by-side with Canada

(CNN) – President Barack Obama comments on the Ottawa shootings around Parliament Hill that have left on Canadian soldier dead.

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October 22nd, 2014
06:25 PM ET

Canada's past battles with terror

(CNN) – The FBI is on alert after shots were fired in and near Canada's Parliament building Wednesday.

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces is dead, along with one gunman, and police in Canada are not ruling out more suspects.

This is the second time this week that the Canadian military became a target. On Monday, suspected ISIS supporter Martin Rouleau ran a car into two Canadian soldiers in Quebec, killing one.
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October 22nd, 2014
06:15 PM ET

What can authorities learn from Ottawa shootings?

(CNN) – Canadian authorities have asked the FBI to help them trace the identity of the dead shooter, saying "We stand ready to assist our Canadian partners as they deal with the ongoing situation in their capital."

What will be the bureau's first steps?

Former executive assistant director of the FBI Shawn Henry and former senior FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole discuss.

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October 22nd, 2014
06:13 PM ET

When and where the Ottawa shooting took place

(CNN) – Canada's capital was locked down after a gunman fired shots around Parliament Hill, and inside Parliament itself.

CNN's Tom Foreman walks through what happened today, when and where.

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October 22nd, 2014
06:07 PM ET

In Canada Parliament attack, soldier shot, killed - one suspect also dead

(CNN) - Shots that rang out in the Canadian capital Wednesday left a soldier and a gunman dead, a city on lockdown, and a series of questions about security threats facing the nation.

Parliament member Kyle Seeback called it a "horrific day."

And it may not be over yet.

Authorities haven't ruled out the possibility that an additional shooter could be on the loose. And Ottawa Police Constable Chuck Benoit told CNN that there was more than one person involved in the shootings.

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