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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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President Biden tours hurricane-ravaged Florida
The Lead with Jake Tapper
Oct 5, 2022

President Biden visits areas hard hit by Hurricane Ian, meeting with families who lost everything. Plus, dozens of CIA officers accuse the intelligence agency of soft-pedaling its investigation of a mysterious illness known as “Havana Syndrome.” Also, a look at the historic year for women on the ballot in 2022.