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national lead

October 29th, 2014
06:10 PM ET

New video shows extremist group radicalizing Aussie children

(CNN) – The Department of Homeland Security says the U.S. is ramping up its security at government buildings, following a burst of terrorist attacks last week, when a self-radicalized Muslim convert charging police officers with a hatchet in New York, and two separate lone wolf attacks left two soldiers dead in Canada.

Today in Australia, officials are outraged over the discovery of a video showing children as young as six calling for violence and chanting against the West. Australia's immigration minister called the video sickening and disturbing.

CNN terror analyst Paul Cruickshank joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

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national lead

October 29th, 2014
05:54 PM ET

Obama hits governors for 'hiding under the covers' from Ebola

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama took more thinly-veiled shots at governors like New Jersey's Chris Christie on Wednesday, saying the mandatory quarantine policies some states have imposed amount to "hiding under the covers" from Ebola.

After visiting a group of health care workers who'd recently returned from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa - some still within the virus's 21-day incubation period, but showing no symptoms - Obama said policies like states requiring three-week quarantines of doctors and nurses who treated Ebola patients could harm U.S. efforts to stop its spread.

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October 29th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

Is a routine Ebola quarantine even legal?

(CNN) – Is there any legal precedent that would determine whether Maine has the right to enforce the 21-day home quarantine against Doctors Without Borders nurse Kaci Hickox?

And is something the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the Obama administration could have done from the onset to prevent this battle between states and health care workers over the best ways to protect the public?

Pennsylvania State University's Gavin Macgregor-Skinner and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discuss.

politics lead

October 29th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

New reality TV show puts two rival senators on a remote island. What could possibly go wrong?

(CNN) – With fierce battles for territory, thundering political storms, and an uncertain fate for its inhabitants, the Senate is a real jungle this election season.

So in a voluntary bid for compromise, rival Senators Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, and Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, went to an actual jungle to see if negotiations were any easier there.

The duo's week of isolation was filmed by the Discovery Channel, for its new show "Rival Survival."

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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