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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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Following Scotland's historic vote on independence from the U.K.

Following Scotland's historic vote on independence from the U.K.

sports lead

September 16th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

Is domestic violence in the NFL as widespread as portrayed?

(CNN) – In the wake of scandals involving two of its star players, the NFL has a growing image problem, not only with fans, but also with sponsors.

Anheuser-Busch, a beer company that spent $34 million on Super Bowl ads last year, is taking the league to task.
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money lead

September 16th, 2014
06:28 PM ET

Could NFL scandals alienate female fan base?

(CNN) – The National Football League is a $10 billion a year industry that attracts millions of fans around the world.

So it's no wonder the league is scrambling to recover from what's been an embarrassing, and perhaps even costly start to the 2014 season, thanks to back-to-back scandals involving two of the NFL's marquee players.
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world lead

September 16th, 2014
06:23 PM ET

Al Qaeda branches urge terrorists in Syria to unite

(CNN) – Terrorist group ISIS was originally a branch of al Qaeda in Iraq.

But main al Qaeda leadership cut ties in February, after ISIS supposedly disobeyed orders. Among the groups ISIS is fighting in Syria now is an al Qaeda affiliate called the al Nusra front.

But other al Qaeda branches, in an extraordinary move, are calling on these terrorist forces in Syria to take a hard look in the mirror, put aside their differences and focus on what's really important to them – hating and killing Americans.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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world lead

September 16th, 2014
06:17 PM ET

Doctor: More than U.S. military needed to fight Ebola

(CNN) – President Obama announced Tuesday the United States will send troops, material to build field hospitals, additional health care workers, community care kits, and badly needed medical supplies in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

An expert in humanitarian medicine and tropical diseases called the plan "impressive."
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world lead

September 16th, 2014
06:09 PM ET

Experts: We knew how to fight earlier Ebola outbreak, this is a different disease

(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Obama said experts know how to fight this disease, but international leaders need to move fast, as the cases continue to multiply rapidly.

But public health experts tell CNN they knew how to fight the earlier Ebola outbreaks, in rural and remote areas: go in, isolate sick individuals, find out with whom they had close contact, follow them, and isolate them if they get sick.
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