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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.

On the Next Episode of The Lead

Ebola in New York – we'll have the latest news on the patient, and talk to infectious disease experts.

Ebola in New York - we'll have the latest news on the patient, and talk to infectious disease experts.

world lead

October 23rd, 2014
07:31 PM ET

Ottawa shooting suspect had ties to online jihadists

(CNN) – The alleged gunman behind Wednesday's Ottawa shootings, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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national lead

October 23rd, 2014
07:13 PM ET

State senator: Leakers trying to 'incite' Ferguson community

(CNN) - Supporters of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot dead by a police officer in August, say leaks of the autopsy and details of investigation are doing more harm than good.

"My constituents feel as though this information that has been leaked is merely out in public to incite the community," State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"People are wondering, why now?" Chappelle-Nadal said, saying her constituents believe authorities are trying to rile up the community "instead of bringing peace."

For more of our interview with State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, check out the video above.

national lead

October 23rd, 2014
07:09 PM ET

CDC sending Ebola 'detectives' to New York City

(CNN) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are packing up and getting ready to go to New York City, where a doctor who returned from Guinea ten days ago is showing Ebola symptoms.

In such situations, the CDC usually sends "disease detectives," CNN's senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports.

The so-called detectives will follow up with people the suspected patient had contact with, see if anyone s getting sick, give instructions on how to monitor themselves, and quarantine them if needed.

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national lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:53 PM ET

Ferguson grand jury leaks put town back on edge

(CNN) – Frustration over leaks about the official autopsy results and alleged testimony from unnamed witnesses in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, is raising new ire in Ferguson.

Ire expressed at the highest levels at the U.S. Justice Department where Attorney General Eric Holder called the leaks "inappropriate and troubling," since they come while the grand jury is still convening and before the federal investigation has concluded.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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world lead

October 23rd, 2014
06:47 PM ET

Canadian shooting: What we know

(CNN) – A day after a gunman killed an army reservist in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, many questions remain.

Why did he shoot? Why did he target Nathan Cirillo? Is he connected to the militant group ISIS? Here's a list of what we know - and don't know - in the Ottawa shooting.

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