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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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The latest news on the crisis in Ukraine, plus a look at the technology aiding in search for Flight 370.

The latest news on the crisis in Ukraine, plus a look at the technology aiding in search for Flight 370.

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April 18th, 2014
05:56 PM ET

'An investigation on steroids' – Behind the scenes on the hunt for Boston bombers

(CNN) – A look at what was happening behind the scenes, as the Boston Police Department worked around the clock to identify and capture the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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April 15th, 2014
04:28 PM ET

Better U.S. Navy tech 'ready for tasking' in search for Flight 370

(CNN) – The Bluefin-21, an unmanned underwater vehicle, is back in the water searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But considering the ocean depth and the size of the search zone, is the Bluefin the right equipment?

U.S. Navy Deputy Director for Salvage and Diving Mike Dean says there is at least one other piece of technology, the Orion, that could contribute more to this search.

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April 3rd, 2014
06:08 PM ET

Has Fort Hood changed since 2009 shooting?

(CNN) – The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is sending members of his crime victim services division to Fort Hood to work with victims.

Many question how could this happen at Fort Hood again, but the Army Chief of Staff, General Ray Odierno, testified in front of Congress Thursday, saying changes were made after the 2009 shooting that kept the situation from getting worse.
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April 1st, 2014
05:36 PM ET

Global airline group forming task force in wake of Flight 370

(CNN) – The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, prompts the need to know what happened to prevent future potential air disasters.

"The first lesson clearly is that we need to be in the position no track air crafts through the entire length of their flights even if it goes outside normal radar coverage," said Tony Tyler, general director of International Air Transport Association, or IATA.

The organization is forming a task force to make recommendations about how to keep track of planes.

IATA's head of corporate communications for the Americas Perry Flint joins "The Lead" to discuss.

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March 28th, 2014
06:02 PM ET

Difficult challenges in new search area

CNN's Tom Foreman explains the new obstacles investigators could face in trying to locate Flight 370.

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