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world lead

October 1st, 2014
06:15 PM ET

Protester: Chinese censors no match for foreign media coverage

Hong Kong (CNN) - A spokesman from the Hong Kong Federation of Students is undeterred by the efforts of the Chinese government to block social media sites and censor coverage of massive protests in Hong Kong, saying it's a "hurdle" they expected.

"In China, democratic movements encounter many hurdles and one of them is no matter how many people are out there on the street, they will try their best to suppress instead of hearing the voice of the people," Yvonne Lang tells CNN's Jake Tapper. "Provided that there are a lot of foreign media who came to Hong Kong for news regarding this movement, I believe that the message could be spread all over the world, including mainland China."

For more of our interview with Yvonne, watch the video above.

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national lead

October 1st, 2014
06:10 PM ET

Secret Service director out: What was the last straw?

(CNN) - Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on September 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovering other security lapses.

Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson announced the resignation in a statement. He also announced that the Department of Homeland Security would take over an internal inquiry of the Secret Service and that he would appoint of a new panel to review security at the White House.

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national lead

October 1st, 2014
06:02 PM ET

Sanjay Gupta: Hospital in Texas screwed up

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells Jake Tapper "there's no excuse for this" after Texas Health Presbyterian released the first U.S. patient with ebola from the hospital and allowed him to return home before being diagnosed with the infectious disease.

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world lead

October 1st, 2014
05:56 PM ET

Hong Kong: Can Chinese government wait out the protesters?

Hong Kong (CNN) - Today is a holiday in Hong Kong, but pro-democracy protesters aren't taking any time off.

They are demanding that China give them more say over their elected officials, and have now issued an ultimatum to their current - Beijing-approved - chief executive.

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