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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’s crucial week on voting rights, infrastructure, police reform; Ten mass shootings this week kill at least seven people; Tomorrow: NYC voters chose Dem, GOP candidates for mayor;

    Biden’s crucial week on voting rights, infrastructure, police reform; Ten mass shootings this week kill at least seven people; Tomorrow: NYC voters chose Dem, GOP candidates for mayor;

    Biden to invite lawmakers to WH this week to talk infrastructure; Sources: WH optimistic about bipartisan infrastructure deal; Key senate vote tomorrow on sweeping election reform bill;

    U.S. sees spike in mass shooting as cities open back up; Source: DOJ obtained metadata from Schiff & Swalwell as part of probe into a senior aide on House Intel Cmte;

    Dems Yang, Garcia form late alliance as Adams leads polls; Adams campaign claims joint event by Garcia, Yang was an attempt to disenfranchise black voters; New York City using ranked-choice voting for the first time; Volunteer for NYC candidate Eric Adams recovering after stabbing;

    Fauci: people who criticize me about mask guidance are criticizing science; Study: Delta variant tearing through counties with lower vaccinations; Only 16 states and D.C. have met Biden’s July 4th 70% vaccination goal;

    U.S. student found dead in Russia after testing her mother: “I hope I’m not being abducted”; Sources: Biden national security officials meeting today to discuss Afghanistan withdrawal as Taliban gain ground;

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    • 37 min
    DOJ releasing new insurrection videos as part of investigation; Biden commemorates 300 million COVID shots in 150 days; Still no vaccine for U.K. kids as Delta variant surges; Iran to elect new president amid nuclear talks with U.S.; As U.S. reopens, ci

    DOJ releasing new insurrection videos as part of investigation; Biden commemorates 300 million COVID shots in 150 days; Still no vaccine for U.K. kids as Delta variant surges; Iran to elect new president amid nuclear talks with U.S.; As U.S. reopens, ci

    Justice Dept releases new insurrection videos showing rioter taunting, punching police officer; House votes to repeal 2002 authorization for military force;

    Unclear whether U.S. will hit Biden’s goal to get 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4; Bipartisan infrastructure bill gets support from 21 senators; GOP kills Manchin’s bipartisan voting rights proposal; Blunt: Manchin’s “proposal” is now the “Stacey Abrams substitute”; U.S. catholic bishops set up possible rebuke of Biden for taking communion while supporting abortion rights;

    CDC director urges parents to vaccinate their children as dangerous Delta variant spreads; Former FDA chief warns o potential for long-term brain tissue loss form COVID;

    Iran polling centers to stay open amid low voter turnout; Iran election expected to deliver ultra-conservative president;

    Cities debate keeping outdoor dining in parking lanes post-pandemic; DOW drops more than 530 points amid concerns interest rates will rise;

    Western U.S. hits triple-digit record-high temperatures; 40 million people under heat alerts in the U.S.;

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    • 38 min
    Biden signs bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday; Supreme Court upholds Obamacare for the third time; Right-Wing media, GOP lawmakers peddle baseless theory the FBI was behind January 6th insurrection; Major bank tell staff to be back at work by Se

    Biden signs bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday; Supreme Court upholds Obamacare for the third time; Right-Wing media, GOP lawmakers peddle baseless theory the FBI was behind January 6th insurrection; Major bank tell staff to be back at work by Se

    Biden arrives home to Dem party fractures over agenda; Bipartisan infrastructure deal includes $579B in new spending;  WH Official: Outlook “Very Encouraging” on top domestic issues; Biden, Putin summit ends with some diplomatic steps; Supreme Court decision to leave Obamacare intact preserves health care for millions; White House cheers court decision to leave Obamacare intact; Morgan Stanley CEO: If you can go to a NYC restaurant, you can go to work; Officials warn unvaccinated Americans of more contagious variant; WH: Too many low-vaccinated communities remain at risk; Fauci on Delta variant: “Not concerned” about fully vaccinated people; Stacey Abrams to CNN: I support Manchin proposal; Manchin: Make Election Day a holiday, mandatory 15 early voting days; McConnell: GOP won’t support Manchin proposal; Texas Gov says he’ll build wall with state money, crowdsourcing

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    • 36 min
    Biden: “I did what I came to do” in meeting with Putin; Putin again refuses to name Navalny, says he wanted to be arrested; 4 Experts warn highly transmissible, more severe delta strain spreading rapidly in U.S.

    Biden: “I did what I came to do” in meeting with Putin; Putin again refuses to name Navalny, says he wanted to be arrested; 4 Experts warn highly transmissible, more severe delta strain spreading rapidly in U.S.

    Biden and Putin agree to return ambassadors to posts; Biden: made it clear we will continue to raise human rights issues; Biden says he outlined 16 entities that are off limits for cyberwar; Biden: spent “great deal of time” discussing cybersecurity; Experts warn highly transmissible, more severe delta strain spreading rapidly in U.S.; Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza in response to “incendiary balloons”

     

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    • 37 min
    U.S. & Russia reveal new details for Biden-Putin summit; Officials: Biden preparing intensely for Putin talks, consulted with Russian experts; AG Garland outlines new strategy to combat domestic terrorism; COVID death toll tops 600,000 in the U.S.;

    U.S. & Russia reveal new details for Biden-Putin summit; Officials: Biden preparing intensely for Putin talks, consulted with Russian experts; AG Garland outlines new strategy to combat domestic terrorism; COVID death toll tops 600,000 in the U.S.;

    Sources: Biden intensely preparing for Putin summit; WH: Biden held meeting with Russia experts to prepare for Putin summit; Biden tells allies: America is back; Biden-Putin meeting likely to last 4-5 hours; No meals planned; Biden and Putin agree: relations at a “low point”; Kremlin: unsure if Biden, Putin will meet without aides; WH officials: Biden to bring up nuclear stability, arms control agreements, ransomware and human rights at Putin meeting; Biden calls Putin a “worthy adversary” before summit; Biden on Putin meeting: I’ll make it clear “what the red lines are”;

    Emails show how Trump & his allies pressured DOJ to challenge election results; AG Garland: insurrection was an “assault on the mainstay of our democratic system”; Trump allies tried to pressure then-acting Atty General to challenge 2020 election, emails show;

    Study: new evidence COVID was circulating in U.S. in Dec 2019; New York, California, drop nearly all COVID restrictions today; Experts warn about new variant, urges people to get vaccinated; CDC elevates Delta variant to “variant of concern”;

    Videos show Ocean City, MD police kicking, tasing teens after stopping them to enforce a boardwalk vaping ban; Ocean City mayor says police investigating teen arrests; Face mask dispute leaves store employee dead, 2 hurt;

    Afghan translators waiting for U.S. visas allegedly being hunted down, killed by Taliban;

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    • 38 min
    Biden speaks after key meetings with NATO leaders; FBI to lawmakers: Qanon followers may turn violent; Biden says if Alexey Navalny were to die in prison it would only “hurt” Putin’s relationship with the “rest of the world”; U.S. expected to

    Biden speaks after key meetings with NATO leaders; FBI to lawmakers: Qanon followers may turn violent; Biden says if Alexey Navalny were to die in prison it would only “hurt” Putin’s relationship with the “rest of the world”; U.S. expected to

    Biden hopes for NATO springboard ahead of Putin summit; Biden reassures NATO allies: “the United States is there”; Biden: “rock solid, unshakeable commitment” to NATO article that an attack on one ally is an attack on all; Sources: Biden preparing intensely for Putin’s tactics; Biden: will “make clear” to Putin that “we can cooperate if he chooses” on mutual interests, or “we will respond in kind”; Biden: must “guard against… phony populism”; Biden on whether he still believes Putin is a killer: Putin has in the past “essentially acknowledged” what he’s done; Biden: U.S. relationship with Russia “at a low point”; Biden: had “detailed discussions… on a number of issues” with Turkish president Erdogan; Biden: Trump wing comprises “bulk” of republican party, but only “a minority of the American people” as a whole;

    Right now: AG Garland meets with top media execs targeted in leak investigation; FBI report: Qanon followers may turn violent, target democrats & other perceived enemies;

    Biden: If Alexey Navalny dies in prison, would be “another indication that Russia has no intention of abiding by basic human rights”; Putin says he’d be open to a prisoner swap ahead of Biden meeting; Putin refuses to say Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s name; Russian mercenaries accused of atrocities, including murdering children, in the central African republic;

    Group of house republicans seek to censure Rep. Omar and “squad” over controversial comments; Pelosi dismisses Rep. Omar’s controversial comments: “She clarified. End of subject”; Dem congressman to introduce resolution to censure GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene;

    California set to fully reopen tomorrow; Former FDA chief warns India COVID variant could spark new outbreaks in low-vaccinated areas; Spreading Delta variant forces UK to delay reopening; Most blue states will make Biden’s vaccine goal; Red woes won’t; Education secretary: racial disparities in schools reopening; Disneyland expected to end mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests tomorrow;

    U.S. assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility;

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    • 44 min

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