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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.

On the Next Episode of The Lead

New audio of the Ferguson shooting. Plus, Obama approves reconnaissance flights over Syria.

New audio of the Ferguson shooting. Plus, Obama approves reconnaissance flights over Syria.

politics lead

August 27th, 2014
05:32 PM ET

McConnell, opponent react to secret audio tape with Koch brothers

(CNN) – Democrats are hyperventilating over audio obtained by The Nation, of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell saying the GOP will be attaching "riders" on the spending bill, to force the President's hand on everything from Obamacare to funding for the EPA. He made the comments two months ago to a group of donors, including the Koch brothers.
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money lead

August 25th, 2014
06:33 PM ET

Is Burger King moving to Canada?

(CNN) – This meal deal doesn't come with fries, but it could come with a massive tax incentive for Burger King, because the chain is now reportedly in talks to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian doughnut and coffee chain.
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world lead

August 22nd, 2014
06:30 PM ET

Could the U.S. have done more to save James Foley?

(CNN) – Their brother was beheaded by terrorists. Now, the siblings of American journalist James Foley say more could have been done to save him from ISIS, and they hope more will be done to save another American hostage, Steven Sotloff.

"Even take the money aside, there's more that could have been done directly on Jim's behalf, and I really hope in respect to Steven, they do something quickly," Michael Foley told Yahoo! News.
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world lead

August 21st, 2014
06:42 PM ET

Navy SEAL: White House should not have revealed any information about failed rescue mission

(CNN) – Before American journalist James Foley was executed by the terrorists known as ISIS, the militants had tried to squeeze a ransom out of the United States, asking for more than $130 million in exchange for his life, according to Foley's former employer, the GlobalPost.

The U.S. has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists.

The White House said there was a rescue attempt to save Foley and other ISIS hostages, a special operation that was launched early this summer that ultimately failed.
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world lead

August 20th, 2014
06:43 PM ET

Britain's David Cameron: 'Increasingly likely' ISIS fighter on execution video was British

(CNN) – The militant fighter seen in a horrific video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley is likely from Britain.

"We have not identified the individual responsible on the video, but from what we've seen it looks increasingly likely that it is British citizen. This is deeply shocking," Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday.
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