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CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, 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 lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront.

    Death toll rises to seven in Illinois mass shooting

    Death toll rises to seven in Illinois mass shooting

    Part of the Illinois mass shooting suspect's plan was dressing in women’s clothing to blend in with the crowd as they fled in terror. Investigators provide another update on the deadly mass shooting that left dozens injured and seven dead.



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    • 48 min
    Six killed, dozens injured in Illinois parade shooting

    Six killed, dozens injured in Illinois parade shooting

    Six people have been killed and over two dozen more have been taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting during a 4th of July parade in Illinois. The suspect remains at large as law enforcement provide more details about the investigation.



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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Flight cancellations plague airlines as millions travel

    Flight cancellations plague airlines as millions travel

    If you thought it would be easier to fly than paying soaring gas prices this weekend, brace yourself. Flights are so overbooked and the schedule is so precarious that one airline is offering $10,000 for passengers to give up their seats. Plus, sources reveal who may have tried to influence Hutchinson’s testimony to the January 6th select committee.



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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Trump & his allies attempt to discredit key witness testimony

    Trump & his allies attempt to discredit key witness testimony

    Sources tell CNN Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson claims she was contacted by somebody from the Trump world trying to influence her testimony. Plus, President Biden calls for dropping filibuster rules to pass abortion rights into law. 


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Jan 6 committee hints at evidence of witness tampering by Trump world

    Jan 6 committee hints at evidence of witness tampering by Trump world

    MAGA media, Rudy Giuliani, and even former President Trump all trying to discredit star witness testimony that may actually reveal crimes committed in the days leading up to and on January 6th. Also, more undocumented migrant deaths linked to a tractor trailer abandoned in the hot Texas sun.



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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ex-WH aide provides first-hand account of Trump’s actions on Jan 6

    Ex-WH aide provides first-hand account of Trump’s actions on Jan 6

    Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson gave her testimony to the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection today where she said Trump and his chief of staff were warned about violence. Hutchinson recounted a secondhand incident where Trump reached for steering wheel to turn and head to the Capitol.



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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

midwestBlue ,

6.30

people won’t like my suggestion for all the airline cancellations due to too many people flying and not enough air personnel, planes or w/e: airline companies should crank up pricing instead to of charging bus ticket amounts. that ought to slow it down. it’s simple, back in the way day, flying was to expensive for many. people took a bus, a train yes we actually had passenger trains that picked up and dropped off passengers in rural areas too. i know this for a fact because i rode them or lastly drive your car...hence problem solved.

App User 27 ,

Podcast Quality Decreased

The files have been available so late, there’s no point in listening to most of the stories. Also, the audio editing is choppy. A segment often restarts midstream. It’s happened for several episodes now.

DJinKy ,

Only opinions no facts.

Why does CNN market itself as a news organization when it fails to report the truth?

Political hacks!

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