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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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A look at one of the key Senate races: Sen. Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan Grimes.

A look at one of the key Senate races: Sen. Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan Grimes.

politics lead

September 1st, 2014
06:16 PM ET

Election season kicks into high gear

Labor Day in Washington echoes like a starter pistol's blast, signaling that election season is kicking into high gear.

CNN’s Dana Bash reports on the upcoming midterm elections.

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money lead

August 29th, 2014
05:57 PM ET

Google reveals secret drone delivery system

(CNN) - Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, the company revealed Thursday. The technology giant started running its first test flights earlier this month as part of Project Wing, a secretive, 2-year-old program exploring drone delivery.

CNN's Athena Jones reports.

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national lead

August 26th, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Audio tape may have captured shooting

(CNN) - Could a newly released audio provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown's shooting death?

The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Brown was shot by Ferguson, Missouri, police on August 9, the man's attorney told CNN.

In the recording, a quick series of shots can be heard, followed by a pause and then another quick succession of shots.

Forensic audio expert Paul Ginsberg analyzed the recording and said he detected at least 10 gunshots - a cluster of six, followed by four.

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national lead

August 25th, 2014
06:38 PM ET

Officer Wilson supporters: Government and media choosing sides in Ferguson

(CNN) – The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown Monday drew thousands, including celebrities, civil rights leaders, and a White House delegation.

But for those seeking justice for the officer who killed Brown, the service was seen as another example of how the government and media are unfairly choosing sides in that deadly confrontation.

This weekend, supporters of Officer Darren Wilson gathered outside a south city St. Louis bar, popular with local law enforcement.

"My name is Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson," a woman said to a cheering crowd.
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national lead

August 21st, 2014
05:48 PM ET

What are police taught to do if they feel their lives are being threatened?

(CNN) – It is now clear that the account the police chief of St. Louis gave about the police shooting of a young African-American male on Tuesday – that he "pulled out a knife and came at the officers, gripping and holding it high" – is not true.

After CNN obtained cell phone video of the incident and notified the police about that fact, the police released the video to the public, which shows the young man was not holding the knife high at all.

There are other questions about that shooting of a man the neighborhood knew to be emotionally distressed, including why the two officers shot him nine times.

And the larger issue at play with this and the shooting of Michael Brown – just what are cops taught to do if they feel their lives are being threatened?

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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