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politics lead

April 10th, 2014
09:59 PM ET

Analysis: Sebelius is 'paying the price' for botched Obamacare rollout

(CNN) – There was the botched roll out. Now, she's out.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly resigning, fulfilling the fondest wishes of many a Republican lawmaker.

The news comes just 10 days after the end of the sign up period for Obamacare, after which the administration said it surpassed its goal of 7 million sign-ups.

Sebelius oversaw the not-so-grand opening of the HealthCare.gov website, which initially crammed all the efficiency of a lumbering government bureaucracy into one inconvenient online package.

CNN senior White House correspondent Brianna Keilar and CNN political commentator New Yorker correspondent Ryan Lizza discuss.

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world lead

April 10th, 2014
09:26 PM ET

Analyst: 'We're already on borrowed time' with missing plane's pinger batteries

(CNN) – Sea operations specialist Tim Taylor, CNN aviation analyst and pilot Miles O'Brien, and CNN safety analyst and author of "Why Planes Crash" discuss the latest developments in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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world lead

April 10th, 2014
05:48 PM ET

Another new signal narrows plane search zone

(CNN) – New developments in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 include another potential ping coming from the ocean floor. Leading authorities to narrow the search zone even more as they try to locate the plane's so-called black boxes.

CNN safety analyst and author of "Why Planes Crash," and David Soucie, professor at City University London David Stupples discuss.

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world lead

April 10th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Searching in deep, unfamiliar waters for Flight 370

(CNN) – What exactly are Flight 370 searchers dealing with underwater, and do they have the right equipment to handle it?

Maritime explorer Jock Wishart and CNN aviation analyst and pilot Miles O'Brien discuss.

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national lead

April 10th, 2014
05:29 PM ET

Author: Public debate and private views didn't always square among leaders who pushed Civil Rights Act 50 years ago

(CNN) – It's been 50 years since the Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

The icons of the era – from Martin Luther King, Jr., to the Kennedys, to President Lyndon B. Johnson – made history, but there were many more unsung heroes of this historic accomplishment including a host of Republican lawmakers who made the bipartisan bill possible.

It's a story told in thrilling detail in the new book "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964."

Author Todd Purdum, senior writer at Politico and Vanity Fair contributing editor joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

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