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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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buried lead

January 2nd, 2015
06:36 PM ET

Where's my hoverboard? 2015 is Marty McFly's future

If you're a nerd, it's the first question you asked when the clock struck midnight, 2015.

"So where are all the flying cars? And the hoverboards we were promised?"

In the blockbuster film hit "Back to the Future," which came out 30 years ago, and its sequels, this, 2015, is "the future" - the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown zoomed off to visit in their souped-up flying DeLorean.

Indeed the whole premise of the sequel was about all the amazing technology that we would have in the future, today. So how did the team behind the movies do in their predictions?

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world lead

January 2nd, 2015
06:30 PM ET

Expert: Did mechanical problems cause AirAsia crash?

In addition to the urgent task of recovering the passengers still missing, investigators are racing to find the flight's black boxes.
Officials need these recorders to determine what exactly happened to AirAsia 8501, and to try to prevent it from happening again.

CNN Safety Analyst David Soucie and CNN Aviation Analyst Les Abend discuss.

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pop lead

January 2nd, 2015
06:07 PM ET

What did Ebert's friends learn from new CNN documentary?

Film critic and friend of Roger Ebert, Kenneth Turan, says Ebert's impact on film was much larger than just his syndicated show with Gene Siskel.

CNN Film's "Life Itself" airs Sunday January 4th.

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pop lead

January 2nd, 2015
06:03 PM ET

Remembering the king of critics, Roger Ebert

Before there were Facebook likes, he owned the thumbs up. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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politics lead

January 2nd, 2015
06:01 PM ET

New Year's resolutions for 2016 hopefuls

It's New Year's, so it's time for resolutions. Eating right. Going to the gym. Quitting smoking. Divesting interests from boards, nonprofit organizations and private sector corporations that could complicate your presidential run.

Okay, that last one isn't really a common resolution, but it was breaking news as the ball dropped Wednesday night - Jeb Bush took that step, getting ready for his 2016 possible candidacy.

CNN's Chris Moody and The Atlantic's Molly Ball discuss resolutions that he and the other would-be candidates need to make.

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