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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

Will Maine enforce quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients?

Will Maine enforce quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients?

national lead

October 29th, 2014
06:14 PM ET

NASA contracting from private companies is cheaper, but also risky

(CNN) – The end of the space shuttle era amid government budget issues in 2011, was the beginning of officials seriously handing over the reins of space travel to private companies.

Ever since, questions have swirled about whether private companies can handle such dangerous work well, while watching the bottom line.

CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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politics lead

October 28th, 2014
06:20 PM ET

The key races that could decide control of the Senate

(CNN) – Ten very close Senate races are still up for grabs, and it appears these states will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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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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