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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.

national lead

September 29th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Police: Arrest in Graham disappearance yields break in another case

(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.

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money lead

August 29th, 2014
05:57 PM ET

Google reveals secret drone delivery system

(CNN) - Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, the company revealed Thursday. The technology giant started running its first test flights earlier this month as part of Project Wing, a secretive, 2-year-old program exploring drone delivery.

CNN's Athena Jones reports.

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sports lead

July 15th, 2014
10:12 PM ET

Tony Gwynn's death renews call for MLB to ban chewing tobacco

(CNN) – At Tuesday's All-Star game in Minnesota, it will be hard not to think of Padre great Tony Gwynn.

He was an all star 15 times, a man who lived to play and teach and talk baseball, and a man who died way too early because of a habit associated with it - chewing tobacco, a known cause of cancer.
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pop lead

June 18th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

Picasso's 'Blue Room' has a hidden occupant just beneath the surface

(CNN) - It took years and a good bit of detective work by art experts and scientists to unveil a painting hidden underneath Pablo Picasso's 1901 masterpiece "The Blue Room."

Using infrared technology, experts at The Phillips Collection in Washington discovered a portrait of a bearded man wearing a jacket and a bow tie, his face resting on his hand, with three rings on his fingers.

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politics lead

May 20th, 2014
07:00 PM ET

First lady gets political on school lunches

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama likes to use humor and high energy to push her initiatives, like "Let's Move" and her lunch program that set calorie limits on food served in school cafeterias.

But House Republicans are looking to give schools a permission slip to waive the program, and the first lady is fighting back.

CNN's Athena Jones reports.

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