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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The border crisis continues as Delaware prepares for a possible influx of immigrants shipped from Texas by way of Florida. CNN is on the ground in Puerto Rico with the National Guard as crews try to get the island back online after Hurricane Fiona leaves a trail of destruction. Then, the White House tries to explain President Biden’s comments about China and Taiwan as Biden heads to one of the largest gatherings of world leaders.


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