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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

Ebola in New York – we'll have the latest news on the patient, and talk to infectious disease experts.

Ebola in New York - we'll have the latest news on the patient, and talk to infectious disease experts.

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."


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.

national lead

October 20th, 2014
06:10 PM ET

Keene vs. Ferguson: Double standard on violence?

(CNN) – There were violent clashes with police over the weekend. Crowds set fires on personal property, overturned cars, threw glass bottles at police, and tore down street signs. At one point things got so bad, officers used tear gas to disperse the crowd.

But this violence didn't take place at a protest over a police shooting or social injustice. It was the booze-fueled scene at a pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire. The rioters were mostly out-of-control college students from Keene State College.

In a news conference Monday, police announced dozens of arrests, and they say more could come as their investigation continues.

And while the event has been characterized by some as rowdy kids just letting loose, others say they see a clear double standard in how Keene rioters, mainly white college students, are being cast compared to the rioters in Ferguson, Missouri, who were predominantly African-American.

national lead

October 17th, 2014
06:10 PM ET

GOP lawmaker: Obama Ebola czar appointment 'tone deaf'

(CNN) – Republican lawmakers have been especially critical of the administration's ability to contain Ebola in the U.S.

In a hearing yesterday with the nation's top health officials, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pennsylvania went so far as to say that the trust and credibility of the government are waning.

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