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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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Will Maine enforce quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients?

Will Maine enforce quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients?

national lead

October 28th, 2014
06:24 PM ET

Unstoppable lava a few feet from Hawaii homes

(CNN) – It's hot enough to vaporize a human being, and now a river of lava, chest-high in some places, is moving closer to a community where a thousand people live on the big island of Hawaii.

Many residents have left their homes already, as the Kīlauea Volcano threatens to change their lives, and geography forever.

Hawai'i Island Mayor Billy Kenoi joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss the latest.

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national lead

October 28th, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Fmr. U.S. surgeon general on Ebola quarantines: We need to make decisions based on scientific evidence

(CNN) – Governors issuing routine quarantines on individuals who have had contact with Ebola patients are trying to protect people in their states, but they are overreacting, says a former U.S. surgeon general.

"We must make our decisions based on scientific evidence as opposed to our reaction and when we do not have the knowledge, sometimes we overreact and we overprotect," says Dr. Joycelyn Elders.
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national lead

October 27th, 2014
06:44 PM ET

Doctor: Don't 'lock up' people who worked with Ebola patients

(CNN) – The automatic quarantines being handed out to health care workers and U.S. troops that have worked in Ebola-stricken West Africa are going too far, says an infectious disease doctor.

"It's not like we have to treat them as if they have to be locked up. That's just not necessary based on any of the science we have about this," said Dr. Michael Osterholm, with the University of Minnesota.

For more of our interview with Dr. Osterholm, check out the video above.

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national lead

October 24th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Washington school shooting: A father on edge

(CNN) – A father of students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School describes waiting to hear his two children are safe.

On Friday, a freshman student opened fire at the school, shooting five people, and killing one, authorities said. A federal law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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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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