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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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Will Maine enforce quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients?

Will Maine enforce quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients?

national lead

October 30th, 2014
06:26 PM ET

Town manager: People concerned about nurse defying quarantine

(CNN) – Fort Kent town manager Donald Guimond agrees that nurse Kaci Hickox has a right to leave her home, but he echoed the governor's statements that people in the community are worried.

"Folks in our community are concerned about this situation," Guimond said.

Hickox worked in West Africa, the Ebola hot zone, and is now fueling a fierce debate over competing american principles of liberty and security. She is defying orders to remain inside her home in Fort Kent, Maine.

Check out our interview with Fort Kent town manager Donald Guimond above.

national lead

October 29th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

Is a routine Ebola quarantine even legal?

(CNN) – Is there any legal precedent that would determine whether Maine has the right to enforce the 21-day home quarantine against Doctors Without Borders nurse Kaci Hickox?

And is something the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the Obama administration could have done from the onset to prevent this battle between states and health care workers over the best ways to protect the public?

Pennsylvania State University's Gavin Macgregor-Skinner and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discuss.

national lead

October 23rd, 2014
07:13 PM ET

State senator: Leakers trying to 'incite' Ferguson community

(CNN) - Supporters of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot dead by a police officer in August, say leaks of the autopsy and details of investigation are doing more harm than good.

"My constituents feel as though this information that has been leaked is merely out in public to incite the community," State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"People are wondering, why now?" Chappelle-Nadal said, saying her constituents believe authorities are trying to rile up the community "instead of bringing peace."

For more of our interview with State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, check out the video above.

world lead

October 22nd, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Possible terror link to Ottawa attack?

(CNN) – Ottawa police confirmed to CNN that they are looking for more than one suspect in connection with multiple shootings around Ottawa's downtown area.

There has been no official word that the suspects have ties to extremist groups.

But some Canadian officials aren't waiting for law enforcement officials to label this an act of terror. Conservative Cabinet Minister Jason Kenney sent a tweet Wednesday, saying on part: "Canada will not be terrorized or intimidated."

FULL POST

national lead

October 21st, 2014
05:17 PM ET

Friend, spokesperson: Thomas Duncan's fiancée 'cried deeply' for him

(CNN) – They spent 21 days cut off from the rest of the world, and now that they are out of quarantine, loved ones of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are doing their best to reclaim the lives they had before this virus turned their worlds upside down.

Duncan's fiancée Louise Troh "is hoping that people will give her the privacy that she needs," said Saymendy Lloyd, family friend and spokesperson for Troh.

"She, you know, (is) thinking of Eric, now that she's back outside, life is, you know, a little bit getting back to normal. And through her transition, yesterday she cried deeply for Eric," said Lloyd.

For more of our interview with Saymendy Lloyd, check out the video above.

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