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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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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

politics lead

October 21st, 2014
05:22 PM ET

Florida politics in the spotlight

Watch: CNN's Jake Tapper and WJXT's Kent Justice will moderate the Florida gubernatorial debate Tuesday night in Jacksonville starting at 7 p.m. ET.

(CNN) – Republican Rick Scott is the 45th occupant of the governor's mansion in tallahassee…and he's trying to keep his keys to the front door...

His opponent – the guy who had the house before him, the 44th governor, then-Republican Charlie Crist, is now running as a Democrat.

Lets just say the respect each man has for his opponent knows bounds. The two men often drop the title "governor" when talking about each other.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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national lead

October 21st, 2014
05:21 PM ET

Ex-counterterror chief: U.S. lost track of terrorists after Snowden

Washington (CNN) - Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, a former top intelligence official said Tuesday.

"We've lost collection against some individuals, people that we were concerned about we are no longer collecting their communications," Matt Olsen, who until July led the National Counterterrorism Center, told CNN's Jim Sciutto. "We lost insight into what they were doing."
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national lead

October 21st, 2014
05:17 PM ET

Friend, spokesperson: Thomas Duncan's fiancée 'cried deeply' for him

(CNN) – They spent 21 days cut off from the rest of the world, and now that they are out of quarantine, loved ones of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are doing their best to reclaim the lives they had before this virus turned their worlds upside down.

Duncan's fiancée Louise Troh "is hoping that people will give her the privacy that she needs," said Saymendy Lloyd, family friend and spokesperson for Troh.

"She, you know, (is) thinking of Eric, now that she's back outside, life is, you know, a little bit getting back to normal. And through her transition, yesterday she cried deeply for Eric," said Lloyd.

For more of our interview with Saymendy Lloyd, check out the video above.

national lead

October 21st, 2014
04:28 PM ET

Texas Hospital: We let our guard down

(CNN) – The head of the Texas hospital that treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. admits the hospital simply had not done enough to prepare for an Ebola case.

The acknowledgment from Texas Health Presbyterian follows a series of public apologies, including a full page ad in Sunday's edition of the Dallas morning news.

CNN's Ed Lavendera reports.

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national lead

October 21st, 2014
04:21 PM ET

New Ebola travel restrictions in U.S.

Washington (CNN) - All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola virus can only enter the U.S. through five airports, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday.

Starting Wednesday, passengers traveling from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea can only gain entry through the international airports in New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago and Newark, New Jersey - which account for 94% of all incoming travelers from those countries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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