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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

Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

world lead

October 22nd, 2014
06:13 PM ET

When and where the Ottawa shooting took place

(CNN) – Canada's capital was locked down after a gunman fired shots around Parliament Hill, and inside Parliament itself.

CNN's Tom Foreman walks through what happened today, when and where.

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national lead

October 20th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Is the 21-day Ebola quarantine long enough?

(CNN) – From the beginning of the Ebola outbreak, the Centers for Disease and Prevention has insisted if someone gets Ebola, the symptoms will show up in 21 days or less. It is a cornerstone of the CDC's science.

And yet, the world health organization says not twenty-one...But forty-two days must pass before a country suffering an outbreak can be called Ebola-free. Why?

CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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world lead

September 30th, 2014
06:49 PM ET

ISIS advancing despite airstrikes

Are U.S. airstrikes against ISIS effective? Tom Foreman maps the current ISIS' territory in Syria and Iraq.

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world lead

September 24th, 2014
06:51 PM ET

ISIS holds its ground despite airstrikes

(CNN) – ISIS the main target of airstrikes being carried out by a U.S.-led coalition.

But what targets have been struck, and is the campaign working?

CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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world lead

July 30th, 2014
07:20 PM ET

Putin bets on Vegas, legalizes gambling in Crimea and Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin denies sending Russian troops into the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

Of course, he also denied sending troops into Crimea back in March, and now maps have to be re-drawn.

Putin signed a law to turn Crimea into the Las Vegas of Russia, or at least the Tunica, Mississippi of Russia.

You know what they say: Whatever happens in Crimea stays in Crimea - because militias and Russia’s increasingly repressive government won't let it leave.

CNN’s Tom Foreman reports.

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