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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.

On the Next Episode of The Lead

The latest on national protests. Plus, what went wrong in Yemen rescue attempt?

The latest on national protests. Plus, what went wrong in Yemen rescue attempt?

world lead

December 16th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

New details on Sydney victims who died as heroes

(CNN) - There are still more questions than answers into what really happened during that dramatic siege of a cafe in Sydney, Australia that left two hostages dead as well as the gunman, an Islamic extremist.

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buried lead

December 11th, 2014
05:36 PM ET

Why Won't Washington Work: Funding to fix backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits stuck in Congress

(CNN) – It's a simple test that could solve hundreds of thousands of sexual assault cases and save countless more women from becoming victims of repeat offenders.

But right now, across this country, 400,000 rape kits are just sitting there untested, because police departments do not have the money to examine them.

Right now the funds to potentially fix this backlog are stuck in Congress, tied to a budget battle, while victims wait, and sexual predators walk.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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national lead

November 26th, 2014
05:17 PM ET

What passes for good news in Ferguson

(CNN) – The streets of Ferguson burst at the seams with protesters once again. Most were peaceful, yet there was also violence and unrest, as police cars were turned over, and torched in front of city hall.

Yet, Tuesday night was considered an improvement for officials.
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national lead

November 25th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Ferguson: How did we get here?

By CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper and Kim Berryman

(CNN) – The day after in Ferguson. Stores and livelihoods, and people's dreams were destroyed - looted, trashed and torched.

How did we get here?
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pop lead

November 20th, 2014
06:39 PM ET

Remembering legendary director Mike Nichols

(CNN) – Mike Nichols, legendary filmmaker, masterful storyteller, and one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, died Wednesday.

Nichols, 83, was a masterful storyteller whose most famous final scene, was from only the second film he'd ever directed – "The Graduate."

His characters illustrated, and acted out our lives, loves, failings, from the dissolution of a marriage in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," to our willingness to betray ourselves to please those we love in "Birdcage".

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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