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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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The latest news on the crisis in Ukraine, plus a look at the technology aiding in search for Flight 370.

The latest news on the crisis in Ukraine, plus a look at the technology aiding in search for Flight 370.

world lead

April 17th, 2014
05:03 PM ET

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant with first child

(CNN) – Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child.

The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton made the announcement while sharing the stage with her mother at a women's event in New York.

"Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," Chelsea said at the end of the event.

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national lead

April 9th, 2014
10:04 PM ET

Bush 41 greets Obamas in Houston

(CNN) - Former President George H. W. Bush greeted President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama as they disembarked from Air Force One in Houston on Wednesday.

The former president, seated in a scooter, smiled and spoke with the Obamas for several minutes, according to pool reports.

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Christie's office to keep focus on the NYT, not him

politics lead

February 3rd, 2014
04:22 PM ET

Christie's office to keep focus on the NYT, not him

(CNN) – In more pushback, Gov. Chris Christie’s office on Monday will send to supporters a list of tweets and stories that highlight criticism of The New York Times' coverage of the latest development in the George Washington Bridge scandal that is roiling his administration, a source in the governor's office told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.

On Friday, the Times was the first to report that former Christie appointee, David Wildstein, alleged in a letter that "evidence exists" the embattled New Jersey governor knew in real time about bridge lane closures in Fort Lee that caused massive traffic gridlock, contradicting what he had previously said.

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politics lead

January 17th, 2014
06:50 PM ET

Barbara Bush hopes Jeb won't run for president

(CNN) - If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush makes a bid for the White House, he may not have his mother's blessing.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush said in an interview with C-SPAN on Thursday that the United States needs to expand the number of families holding the nation's highest political office beyond her own, as well as the Clintons and Kennedys.

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national lead

December 30th, 2013
04:59 PM ET

Top official who oversaw Obamacare website retiring

(CNN) –- The person tasked with overseeing the development of HealthCare.gov is retiring, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday.

The departure of Michelle Snyder, the chief operating officer at CMS who's been in public service for 41 years, comes a few months after the bungled launch of the federal health care insurance website.

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