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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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politics lead

June 24th, 2014
06:27 PM ET

Charlie Rangel's last fight has been his hardest

New York (CNN) - He says it's his last fight. And it's been his hardest.

After 43 years in Congress, New York Rep. Charlie Rangel said the campaign for his 23rd term is his final one.

The 84-year-old "Lion of Harlem" wants two more years in Washington, but on Tuesday, voters will decide if his time is up.

He's a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and the former chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee.

But the legend of Harlem politics is on shaky ground.

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national lead

December 2nd, 2013
04:57 PM ET

NTSB: Train was going 82 mph at time of derailment

New York (CNN) - The commuter train involved in a deadly weekend derailment in the Bronx was doing 82 mph as it entered the 30-mph curve where it jumped the tracks, federal safety officials said Monday.

The National Transportation Safety Board reported that figure based on preliminary data from the event recorders taken from the locomotive and another car, NTSB member Earl Weener told reporters. The data showed the engineer cut the throttle six seconds before the locomotive came to rest and applied the brakes five seconds before, a move Weener said came "very late in the game."

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