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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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Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

Florida governor's debate

politics lead

October 21st, 2014
08:27 PM ET

Florida governor's debate

(CNN) – Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott faces off with Democratic candidate Charlie Crist.

Ebola, jobs, and wages
Is Gov. Scott confident Florida hospitals could treat Ebola patients? Why should voters trust Crist when he's changed his party and his views? And what about jobs, and minimum wages?


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politics lead

October 21st, 2014
05:26 PM ET

CNN Florida governor debate: What to watch for

Watch: CNN's Jake Tapper and WJXT's Kent Justice will moderate the Florida gubernatorial debate Tuesday night in Jacksonville starting at 7 p.m. ET.

(CNN) – Whether you like them, loathe them, or just want to see how they fair without a fan, you can catch Florida's gubernatorial candidates facing off tonight on CNN in their third and final debate.

CNN's Jake Tapper will be asking the tough questions, along with WJXT anchor Kent Justice. Check out their preview of tonight's debate in the video above.

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national lead

October 17th, 2014
06:25 PM ET

W.H.O admits mistakes on Ebola outbreak

(CNN) – The World Health Organization "bungled" the Ebola response, and it has admitted the mistakes, says CNN' chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

"I don't think that necessarily means that it can't be handled going into the future," said Gupta.

Check out more analysis from CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the video above.

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national lead

October 17th, 2014
05:54 PM ET

Ohio officials tracking more people who had contact with Ebola nurse

(CNN) – Frontier Airlines is trying to contact hundreds more passengers who flew with Amber Vinson, a Dallas nurse who treated an Ebola patient and then was diagnosed with the virus herself this week after flying round trip between Dallas and Cleveland.
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national lead

October 15th, 2014
05:11 PM ET

Joint Chiefs chairman: We knew about ISIS back in February

See Kyra Phillips' interview with Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at 10 p.m. ET on CNN.

(CNN) - The U.S. has a "winning strategy" to defeat ISIS, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told CNN exclusively Wednesday, adding that he "can't foresee" sending "large ground combat forces into Iraq."

Gen. Martin Dempsey also touched on his concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus and what's more to come in the coalition battle against murderous Islamic extremists.

CNN's Kyra Phillips reports.

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