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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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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

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October 14th, 2014
06:17 PM ET

Obama convenes coalition leaders as air campaign fails to halt ISIS advance

Washington (CNN) - Defense chiefs from 22 nations fighting ISIS met all day at a secure facility to discuss the current military operations against ISIS.

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports

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October 10th, 2014
06:28 PM ET

U.S. Official: Iraq's Anbar vulnerable to ISIS

(CNN) – ISIS fighters are taking control of more and more key parts of the Syrian border city of Kobani, and a United Nations envoy tells Reuters that thousands of people "will most likely be massacred" if the city falls.

Human rights groups say Islamic extremists now control almost half the city – including the governmental square and the surrounding security zone. ISIS released a video that reportedly shows its forces inside Kobani, fighting Kurdish and Free Syrian Army forces. CNN has not independently confirmed the authenticity of the video.

Meantime on the other front of the war, Iraq, sources tell CNN that they are concerned that Anbar province, just west of Baghdad, could soon fall to ISIS too.

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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October 1st, 2014
06:35 PM ET

ISIS advances on Turkish border

(CNN) – They are adapting and somehow still advancing despite days of coalition airstrikes. ISIS fighters in Syria are closing in on a key border town within sight of Turkey.

And while it's still unclear whether the bombing campaign has done anything to accomplish the president's goal of 'degrading and destroying ISIS,' there are new concerns about the toll the campaign's taking on innocent people who have already survived years of war from many different angles.

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September 29th, 2014
06:41 PM ET

Hong Kong: Will crackdown become Tiananmen 2?

Thousands of protesters demanding democracy pack the streets in Hong Kong. CNN's Andrew Stevens and Jim Sciutto report.

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September 26th, 2014
05:54 PM ET

Gen. Dempsey stands by statement that U.S. ground troop recommendation is on the table

(CNN) – After ten days of administration denials, today, Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey stood by his commitment to recommend U.S. ground troops, if he believes they are necessary to win the fight against ISIS.

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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