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

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world lead

July 22nd, 2014
04:30 PM ET

U.S. bans Israel flights, citing rocket attack

(CNN) - The Federal Aviation Administration has told U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport for up to 24 hours.

"The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile" from the airport Tuesday morning, the FAA said.

The suspension comes amid ongoing conflict between Israel and militants in Gaza. The Israeli military said at least 41 rockets were fired from the Palestinian territory toward Israel on Tuesday.

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national lead

May 12th, 2014
06:07 PM ET

Washington Monument reopens after quake repairs

(CNN) – Fresh off a $15 million, nearly three-year repair job, the Washington Monument reopened Monday.

One of Washington's most popular sites, the 555-foot obelisk had been closed since a magnitude-5.8 earthquake in August 2011 caused more than 150 cracks in the structure.

The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall hosted a reopening ceremony Monday morning. The ceremony included entertainment from "American Idol" winner Candice Glover, the Boy and Girl Choristers of Washington National Cathedral Choir, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the U.S. Navy Band.

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February 3rd, 2014
06:22 PM ET

Snow Storm sacks Super Bowl travelers

(CNN) - It's a sad day to be a Denver Broncos fan trying to get out of Super Bowl country.

The day after the Broncos' crushing 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, many fans trying to fly out of the New York region were stuck.

At least 6 inches of snow is expected to fall Monday on New York, and Philadelphia may get up to 10 inches.

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