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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.

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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.

    CDC urges masks in schools and indoors in COVID hot spots; Officers attacked at U.S. Capitol testify at emotional hearing;

    CDC urges masks in schools and indoors in COVID hot spots; Officers attacked at U.S. Capitol testify at emotional hearing;

    CDC revises guidance, recommends vaccinated people wear masks indoors in COVID hot spots; CDC urges masks for the vaccinated & everyone in k-12 schools; CDC revises mask guidance as COVID cases rise in all 50 states; New mask guidance as daily COVID cases rise 65% in one week; Hospitalizations up 36% in one week; Biden considering mandatory vaccinations for all federal workers;

    Officer slams lawmakers who downplay Capitol riots: “I went to hell and back to protect them”; Officer who defended Capitol: “we were all fighting for our lives”; Officer at Capitol riot heard chants of “kill him with his own gun”; Black U.S. Capitol police officer says rioters call him a “F**ing n*****” on January 6; Rep Cheney: If congress does not act responsibly “this will remain a caner on our constitutional republic”; As officers testify, GOP leaders blame Capitol riot “tragedy” on Pelosi; One-on-one with Jan 6 committee member Rep Luria;

    Mental health front and center with Osaka & Biles exit; One-on-one with gold medalist Aly Raisman;

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    • 36 min
    V.A. heath care workers, New York City & California state employees all now facing vaccine mandates; Trump ally Tom Barrack pleads not guilty to charges of illegal foreign lobbying and making false statements; Infrastructure deal on shaky ground as blam

    V.A. heath care workers, New York City & California state employees all now facing vaccine mandates; Trump ally Tom Barrack pleads not guilty to charges of illegal foreign lobbying and making false statements; Infrastructure deal on shaky ground as blam

    Biden administration will mandate vaccines for all V.A. heath care workers; Trump ally Tom Barrack ordered to wear GPS tracking bracelet, travel restricted, can’t transfer funds overseas; Hose committee prepares for first capitol riot hearing; One-on-one with Jan 6 committee member Rep. Schiff; Feud intensifies between McCarthy, Pelosi ahead of Jan 6 hearing; China warns U.S. to “stop playing with fire”; U.S. general warns of more airstrikes targeting the Taliban; Record civilian casualties in Afghanistan as U.S. withdraws; Typhoon looms off Japan, suffers totally cool with it; CNN gets rare access to U.S. surfing team as it makes history;

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    • 36 min
    Delta variant increasing threat to unvaccinated Americans; White House puts new urgency on the unvaccinated as cases surge; Trump returns to Arizona to peddle election fraud claims;

    Delta variant increasing threat to unvaccinated Americans; White House puts new urgency on the unvaccinated as cases surge; Trump returns to Arizona to peddle election fraud claims;

    Unvaccinated Americans behind rise in COVID-19 cases; Daily pace of vaccinations hits lowest point since January; Alabama’s GOP Gov: It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated; U.S. averaging more new cases now than spring 2020 surge; CNN analysts: most U.S. teens not vaccinated as back to school looms; CDC: Alabama is the least vaccinated state in the U.S. with just 34% fully vaccinated; NFL warns teams may have to forfeit games if outbreaks among unvaccinated players & staff cause cancelations;

    Biden: White House teams are looking at “all” possibilities in response to COVID surge; Psaki: COVID vaccines are not mandated for White House staff; COVID rules and protests hang over quiet opening ceremony; 110 COVID cases linked to Olympics as games begin;

    Wash Post: Trump PAC raises &75M but spends nothing on 2020 election audits; VP Harris making voting rights her top public focus;

    Fire officials: at least 83 wildfires burning in 13 states; Nation’s largest wildfire in Oregon burns more than 400K acres; Nation’s largest wildfire stirring pyro clouds & fire tornadoes;

    British government under fire for lifting COVID restrictions; COVID surge in U.K. is causing dome food & gas shortages; U.S. warns against travel to Britain as COVID cases surge; Retail exerts predict shortage of back-to-school supplies;

    Cleveland MLB team to switch name from Indians to Guardians;

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    • 38 min
    Top health officials warn about “aggressive” Delta variant; More hospitals are requiring staff to get covid vaccine; McCarthy balks after Pelosi vetoes two of his picks for 1/6 committee; Chicago mayor sits down with CNN

    Top health officials warn about “aggressive” Delta variant; More hospitals are requiring staff to get covid vaccine; McCarthy balks after Pelosi vetoes two of his picks for 1/6 committee; Chicago mayor sits down with CNN

    Biden health officials discussing changes to mask guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans; Growing number of towns reinstating mask mandates; Alabama Doctor: Seeing young people intubated due to covid “should be a gigantic wake up call”; Sources: Biden admin talking about revising mask guidance; White House insist guidance has not changed; CDC Director: Delta variant is more aggressive than previous covid strains; FL Gov: This state will not mandate masks in schools, children should not be “muzzled” by face masks; Biden admin give $100m to rural health clinics for vaccine outreach; Biden warns covid is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated; Sleepaway camp in New York says 31 campers under the age of 12 have tested positive for covid; Missouri, Florida & Texas make up 40% of new cases nationwide; 99% of covid patients are unvaccinated in Missouri; States lagging in vaccinations see spike in new covid cases; 90% of covid patients are unvaccinated in Missouri; Florida ranks #1 in nation for most ne daily covid cases; White House: One in five new covid cases in U.S. are in Florida; South FL doc frustrated by more unvaccinated patients in ICU; Pelosi: We won’t let GOP “antics” disrupt 1/6 committee; Sources: Pelosi considering GOP Rep. Kinzinger for 1/6 committee; Conservative group launches attack as likening Rep. Liz Cheney to Hillary Clinton; Nearly half of house republicans still refuse to divulge if they’re vaccinated; Chicago sees 3rd mass shooting in a 6-hour span; Chicago mayor on gun violence, police reform & critics; DOJ creates gun trafficking strike forces In 5 cities; New audio: Trump rambles about Jan. 6, says rioters were “loving”; New details about Trump’s disastrous last year in office; Opening ceremony director fired for past anti-Semitic remarks; At least 20 covid-positive athletes forced to drop out

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    • 37 min
    McCarthy pulls out of 1/6 committee after Pelosi rejects two picks; Cases, hospitalizations, deaths all up double digits in recent weeks as highly contagious Delta variant spreads; Doctor: Patients “beg me for the vaccine” on their death beds

    McCarthy pulls out of 1/6 committee after Pelosi rejects two picks; Cases, hospitalizations, deaths all up double digits in recent weeks as highly contagious Delta variant spreads; Doctor: Patients “beg me for the vaccine” on their death beds

    Sources: House GOP sees Pelosi move as “political gift”; McCarthy: 1/6 committee “has lost all legitimacy”; Pelosi rejects GOP Reps. Jordan & Banks from 1/6 committee; Cheney: McCarthy’s rhetoric on 1/6 commission” disgraceful”; CDC: 91m people live in a country with “high” covid spread; NYC Mayor: Health care workers must get vaccine or weekly covid tests; Slow in vaccination ignites debate over mandated masks & vaccines; CDC Study: Covid cut U.S. life expectancy by 1.5 years; Fauci: Vaccine data for kids 12 & under likely to come by winter; Doctor: Victims families say vaccine was a “hoax,” “political”; Some GOP & Right-Wing media changing their tune, encouraging vaccine; GOP Rep. Scalise finally gets vaccinated, says it’s “safe and effective”; Top general responds for first time since multiple books reported tensions with Trump, feared “coup”; Gen, Milley won’t comment on claims he feared a Trump “coup,” reiterates oath to constitution; Pentagon: U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan “on track to finish up by the end of August”; Senate GOP blocks opening debate on infrastructure plan; WH: Biden grateful for bipartisan efforts on infrastructure; White House: Biden supports Schumer’s strategy to hold votes on infrastructure plan before a final bill; Covid, border crisis, Afghanistan all urgent issues for Biden ahead of CNN Town Hall tonight

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    • 37 min
    CDC director: Delta variant now represents 83% of cases; Trump ally Tom Barrack arrested, accused of acting as foreign agent; Pelosi won’t say if she’ll veto GOP commission picks;

    CDC director: Delta variant now represents 83% of cases; Trump ally Tom Barrack arrested, accused of acting as foreign agent; Pelosi won’t say if she’ll veto GOP commission picks;

    WH tries to tamp down on spread of vaccine misinformation; WH confirms discussions with Fox News over vaccine coverage; Delta variant fuels COVID spike, as vaccinations lag; Pediatric group: more than 23,000 kids got COVID last week; Fed judge rules Indiana University can require students to get vaccine; Psaki says there have been breakthrough cases at the WH;

    Pelosi says how republicans voted on January 6th is “not a criterion for service” on the committee; Tom Brady jokes about election deniers at WH ceremony; Trump plans to meet with Cheney’s primary opponents;

    Amazon’s Jeff Bezos & crew complete 10-minute flight to space; Bezos calls launch & landing of his spacecraft “best day ever”; Bezos becomes second billionaire in nine days to launch private rocket into space; Bezos: “road to space will help keep this gem of a planet”;

    30 dead in Baghdad market attack, ISIS Claims responsibility; Suicide bomber attacks Baghdad market ahead of religious holiday;

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    • 37 min

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