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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.

    Biden: You can shake hands, give each other a hug if you're vaccinated; CDC: Vaccinated people don't need a mask inside or outside; Fauci gives first interview since new CDC mask guidance; Soon: House GOP meets to discuss Liz Cheney's replacement; U.N.

    Biden: You can shake hands, give each other a hug if you're vaccinated; CDC: Vaccinated people don't need a mask inside or outside; Fauci gives first interview since new CDC mask guidance; Soon: House GOP meets to discuss Liz Cheney's replacement; U.N.

    Biden after new CDC mask guidance: It's a good day for the country; CDC Dir. to Dr. Gupta: Science was clear to loosen mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans; TSA requiring masks on planes, trains & buses until Sept. 13; Source: McCarthy hoped Cheney would resign before vote; Cheney doesn't rule out a run for president against Trump; Cheney: Trump will "unravel the democracy to come back into power"; George P Bush: Cheney should be fighting Biden, not GOP; Ethnic clashes rock Jewish-Arab cities in Israel; 

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    Cheney loses leadership job, pledges to fiercely fight Trump; Biden gives update on pandemic response; Dozens killed in worst Israeli-Palestinian violence since 2014

    Cheney loses leadership job, pledges to fiercely fight Trump; Biden gives update on pandemic response; Dozens killed in worst Israeli-Palestinian violence since 2014

    Acting defense secy didn’t speak with Trump on Jan. 6; Republicans vote to remove Rep. Cheney from GOP leadership; Rep. Cheney on potential challengers backed by Trump in 2022: “bring it on”; Biden: U.S. on track to get 60% of adults with one shot by next week; Biden speaks after CDC panel endorses Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 yr olds; Biden comments on gas shortage, long lines at pump; Biden: good news coming on pipeline attack; Tensions escalate between Israel & Palestinians on second day of violence; Civilians tell atrocities, executions as Ethiopian and Eritrean troops expand siege of central Tigray; Tense confrontations as troops block key ad route; Widespread trauma fighting and atrocities in Tigray

     

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    Family of Andrew Brown Jr to see more body cam video of deadly shooting after previously shown 20 seconds; Dozens killed as violence between Israel, Hamas escalates; First 12-15 year olds receiving the Pfizer vaccine today;

    Family of Andrew Brown Jr to see more body cam video of deadly shooting after previously shown 20 seconds; Dozens killed as violence between Israel, Hamas escalates; First 12-15 year olds receiving the Pfizer vaccine today;

    Court order allows family to see more footage of Andrew Brown Jr. killing as community demands transparency; Judge’s order restricts Brown’s family to 18 minutes of nearly two hours of body cam footage that exists;

    Rockets exploding over Tel Aviv as Israel-Hamas conflict worsens; Palestinians claim 30 killed in Israeli strikes, including 10 children; Loud blasts, fires in Tel Aviv as Mideast violence explodes; Netanyahu: we are in the midst of a significant operation;

    Uber, Lyft offering free rides to & from vaccine sites; Fauci shoots down conspiracies pushed by GOP Sen. Paul; Virus expert says there are only two documented cases of coronavirus being transmitted outdoors; Biden: working on new guidance for fully vaccinated people;

    Prosecutors charge suspect in Atlanta-area spa murders with hate crimes and seek death penalty; Federal judge dismisses NRA’s bankruptcy petition, saying it was in “bad faith” to avoid NY AG’s lawsuit; Police capture murder suspect; Pet tiger still on the run;

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    FBI: “Darkside” gang from Russia to blame for pipeline cyberattack; CDC: majority of U.S. adults have received at least one vaccine dose; Biden to host four crucial meetings this week on infrastructure; McCarthy to house GOP: “announce a vote” o

    FBI: “Darkside” gang from Russia to blame for pipeline cyberattack; CDC: majority of U.S. adults have received at least one vaccine dose; Biden to host four crucial meetings this week on infrastructure; McCarthy to house GOP: “announce a vote” o

     

    Colonial Pipeline aims to restore service by week’s end, shutdown fuels fears of surge in gas prices; White House: Colonial Pipeline has not asked Biden admin for cyber support; White House won’t say if pipeline company paid ransom demand; Biden: no evidence Russian govt behind pipeline cyberattack;

    Fauci: it may be time to ease indoor mask mandates; Several states not ordering full vaccine shipments as demand drops; CNN analysis: nearly 80% of Americans live near a vaccine site; CDC: 46% of Americans have received at least one vaccine dose; Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for vaccine; CDC director: 12-to-15-year-olds could be getting vaccinated in less than two weeks;

    One-on-one with Sen Elizabeth Warren; Sen Warren on her new book & lessons learned from 2020; Sen Warren on running for re-election & her political future;

    McCarthy tells house GOP to expect a vote on Cheney Wednesday: “it’s clear we need to make a change”; Sources: Cheney wants to put GOP conference on the record, force lawmakers to choose between Trump or the truth;

    Interview with Caitlyn Jenner airs tonight 8pm ET; Caitlyn Jenner, Running as a republican, favors path to citizenship for 1.75M undocumented workers in CA; Caitlyn Jenner: Biden “is our president… I believe in the system”;

    Israeli defense forces target Hamas after rockets fired toward Jerusalem; Hundreds injured in clashes between Palestinians, Israeli police; Hamas claims responsibility for firing rockets toward Jerusalem;

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    Biden admits there is a long way to go” in economic recovery; Pfizer applies for full FDA approval of its COVID vaccine; In 2015 Stefanik harshly blasted Trump’s rhetoric and policies;

    Biden admits there is a long way to go” in economic recovery; Pfizer applies for full FDA approval of its COVID vaccine; In 2015 Stefanik harshly blasted Trump’s rhetoric and policies;

    Biden: “we’re still digging out of an economic collapse”; April jobs report falls way short of economic forecasts; U.S. added 266,000 jobs in April, well below the 1M expected; Treasury secy. admits she expected a better jobs report; Republicans argue some people aren’t looking for work because there’re making more money from unemployment; Montana will end pandemic unemployment benefits, will offer $1,200 return to work bonus instead;

    CDC: 33% of U.S. fully vaccinated, pace of shots slows; NYC restaurants can now seat 75% of customers; Kentucky aims to end all COVID restrictions by July; Ex-FDA chief: COVID restrictions should be “aggressively” lifted; CDC: pace of Johnson & Johnson vaccinations lags two weeks after U.S. lifted pause; Colleges, companies, cities hype incentives to promote vaccines;

    Rep. Stefanik says she wants to “unify” GOP by being a “fighter” like Donald Trump; Conservatives criticize Stefanik’s moderate voting record; U.S. capitol police: threats against congress up 107% from 2020;

    Federal grand jury indicts four ex-officers in Minneapolis for violating Floyd’s civil rights; Chauvin faced second federal inditement for 2017 incidents involving 14-year-old boy; NC judge allows family to see more body cam video if Andre Brown Jr being killed by deputies; Court order restricts Brown’s family to 20 minutes of nearly 2 hours of body cam footage that exists;

    After 17-year-wait, billions of cicadas are about to emerge; Telescope captures image of out-of-control Chinese rocket; China: “extremely low” chance of harm from falling rocket;

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    Infectious Disease Expert: U.S. is turning the corner on Covid; Rep. Elise Stefanik pledges GOP party unity, while casting doubt on election integrity; Caitlyn Jenner Praises Trump, Bashes Biden as she ramps up run for CA Governor; Secy Blinken: U.S. wi

    Infectious Disease Expert: U.S. is turning the corner on Covid; Rep. Elise Stefanik pledges GOP party unity, while casting doubt on election integrity; Caitlyn Jenner Praises Trump, Bashes Biden as she ramps up run for CA Governor; Secy Blinken: U.S. wi

     

    Infectious Disease Expert: U.S. is turning the corner on Covid; U.S. Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Hit Lowest In Months; Moderna Head: Vaccine Boosters Likely Needed Every 9-12 Months; Broadway Tickets on sale again, cruises running trial voyages;  Poll: Number of Republicans who have gotten, or will get vaccinated up 9% in recent months; Moderna Vaccine shows 96% efficacy in teens in early data; Trump  Loyalty Over Policy; Doctors Fear Being Attacked; Rep. Elise Stefanik pledges GOP party unity, while casting doubt on election integrity; Conservative groups questions Stefanik’s voting record; Conservative Club for Growth Calls Stefanik a liberal;  Caitlyn Jenner Praises Trump, Bashes Biden as she ramps up run for CA Governor; Newsom critics get enough signatures to force a recall election; Jenner embraces Trump in first interview since announcing run for Governor Caitlyn Jenner says Trump did “Good Things” for LGBTQ Community, Does not give examples; Former Commander on Biden’s decision; Secy Blinken: U.S. will respond if Russia acts recklessly or aggressively against Ukraine; Ukraine Boat Patrollers call Russian Navy drills increasingly aggressive; Biden Admin begins to pull U.S. troops from Afghanistan; Gen. Petraeus: U.S. may regret pulling troops from Afghanistan; Gen. Petraeus urges Biden Admin to issue more U.S. Visas for Afghan and Iraqi translators; Doctors attacked as covid patients die; India breaks daily records on cases and deaths; Medical staff in India ordered to run from ICU fearing attacks from grieving family members; Medics in India bear brunt of anger over mishandled pandemic; India’s PM Modi pushing ahead with $1.8B Parliament renovation and new house while pandemic rages; What the voters are saying ;Burn out; Wyoming voters react to Liz Cheney’s stand against Trump

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Marilyn Marin ,

Thank you.... 05-02-21

Appreciate Jake is easing off the politicians (Dems) that are truly tryin to make this world a better place. Definitely be harsh on any politician on either side being untruthful but please don’t try to hard to just seem impartial because it just comes off as fake. Even if it’s a Romney or a Cheney - if they’re doing the right thing then please give them the credit their bravery deserves. Thank you for fighting against disinformation. Love to hear about the awful GOP membs like Green or Gaetz.

braezen1 ,

I love you. Your passion is contagious.

You are a professional journalist and I am hanging on your words. Thank
You for all you do. I like your pace and clarity as well as the fact you speak the reality we all need to hear. The actual truth. What a time to be alive.

Tyler Yaughn ,

YOU ARE FAKE NEWS!!!!!!!!!

“unbiased”......
really? smh

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