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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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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, on possibly increasing duration of the Ebola incubation.

national lead

October 17th, 2014
07:05 PM ET

Akron, Ohio, medical director and mayor clash on Ebola approach

(CNN) – Donald Plusquellic mayor of Akron, Ohio, was supposed to appear on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" alongside Summit County Ohio Public Health medical director Dr. Margo Erme to talk about the city's response to Ebola.

But minutes before the segment began, the mayor walked away, over a disagreement with Erme about proper health procedures.

"We had a spirited discussion on where an infected Ebola patient ought to be treated," Erme said of the disagreement. "I gave my opinion based on our discussions with the hospital and the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, knowing that we do not have any Ebola cases here. And he offered a differing opinion."
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national lead

October 16th, 2014
05:31 PM ET

Dallas mayor: We're planning for more Ebola patients

(CNN) – Dallas is preparing for more Ebola cases, says Mayor Mike Rawlings.

"I'm planning that we may have another case or two of this," Rawlings said in an interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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world lead

October 14th, 2014
06:08 PM ET

The biggest misconception about Ebola is …

(CNN) – The single, biggest misconception about Ebola is that "it's very easy to catch it," says CNN medical analyst Dr. Alexander van Tulleken.

"We have health care workers, like Nina Pham, who caught it even though she was wearing protective gear, so it's a very tricky distinction to make between contagious and infectious," he said.

"Just a single drop of infected bodily fluids can give you Ebola. But it's not very contagious, because most of the people exposed to it don't catch it," said van Tulleken.

For more of our interview with Dr. Alexander van Tulleken, check out the video above.

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national lead

October 14th, 2014
05:56 PM ET

Dallas hospital’s handling of Ebola a failure?

(CNN) – There are ongoing questions regarding the Dallas hospital that treated Thomas Duncan for Ebola, and is currently caring for the 26-year-old nurse infected with the deadly disease, Nina Pham.
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buried lead

October 13th, 2014
06:13 PM ET

Priest: New Vatican tone means ‘gays and lesbians are going to feel a lot more welcome’

(CNN) - In a stunning shift, a new Vatican report says the church should welcome and appreciate gays.

"Practically speaking it means a lot of gays and lesbians are going to feel a lot more welcome," says Jesuit priest Father James Martin, author of "Jesus: A Pilgrimage."
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