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(CNN) - It seems there are more questions than answers surrounding Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in the House, and whether or not he spoke to a white supremacist group back in 2002.
He apologized yesterday for appearing at the convention of the European American Unity and Rights Organization, which was founded by David Duke, the notorious former Klan leader and state lawmaker.
But Duke's former campaign manager told Slate.com that Scalise actually had been invited to talk to a local civic association gathering in the same location, saying quote: "He spoke early in the day to a contingent of people prior to the conference kicking off. He was not there as a guest speaker at the conference."
If that's true, then what did Scalise apologize for?
CNN's Athena Jones joins "The Lead" live with all the latest.
Washington (CNN) - House Republican leadership is standing by Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3-ranking House Republican, in the wake of a firestorm of criticism surrounding his 2002 speech to a white supremacist group.
Scalise's position as House majority whip has been thrown into doubt by the revelation, and the congressman had been calling members to gauge the level of support he had from his party, according to a senior House Republican source.
But House Speaker John Boehner, in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, said Scalise has his "full confidence" as whip.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3-ranking House Republican, isn't denying a Louisiana blog's allegation that he spoke at a white supremacist forum in 2002.
According to an agenda for the event and notes attendees posted afterward, Scalise appeared at the National/International EURO Workshop on Civil Rights - a forum hosted by a white nationalist organization founded by David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
(CNN) - The arrest of Jesse Matthew - the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham - has resulted in a "significant break" in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said.