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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 31st, 2014
06:46 PM ET

Friend of Virgin Galactic pilots: They loved to fly, it was their passion

(CNN) – Former Washington Post Reporter Joel Glenn Brenner was a friend of the pilots aboard Virgin Galactic's doomed SpaceShipTwo test flight.

"They were some of the best flight pilots I've ever seen. For two young gentlemen, they had talents like you would not believe," Brenner said.
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politics lead

October 31st, 2014
06:23 PM ET

Sen. Klobuchar reacts to predictions of a bad night for Dems on Nov. 4

(CNN) – Despite the ultra-close margins in key races across the country, are Democrats destined for a dismal election day?

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, has been ping-ponging from battle ground state to battle-ground state in support of fellow Democrats this year.

"Looking into a crystal ball at this moment when these races are so down to the wire and so close, I don't think we can make those kinds of vasts predictions yet," Klobuchar said.

For more of our interview with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, check out of the video above.

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October 31st, 2014
06:14 PM ET

Pa. police commissioner: I worried every night that Frein would kill my friends, colleagues

(CNN) – The Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner said the fear of not catching trooper-killing Eric Frein plagued him.

"I worried about that every night," Commissioner Frank Noonan told CNN.

"The most important thing that I was worried about is I was sending a lot of great people, good friends of mine into the woods, and he had a sniper rifle, and we knew that he may have explosive devices, too," he said.
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politics lead

October 30th, 2014
06:38 PM ET

2016 attacks begin early

(CNN) – The high stakes midterm elections are just five days away, and the 2016 race for White House will begin just hours after next Tuesday's ballots are cast.

Or has it already started?

Just in the past few hours it seems some possible hopefuls can't contain themselves, unable to hold off any longer.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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national lead

October 30th, 2014
06:26 PM ET

Town manager: People concerned about nurse defying quarantine

(CNN) – Fort Kent town manager Donald Guimond agrees that nurse Kaci Hickox has a right to leave her home, but he echoed the governor's statements that people in the community are worried.

"Folks in our community are concerned about this situation," Guimond said.

Hickox worked in West Africa, the Ebola hot zone, and is now fueling a fierce debate over competing american principles of liberty and security. She is defying orders to remain inside her home in Fort Kent, Maine.

Check out our interview with Fort Kent town manager Donald Guimond above.

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