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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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Police: Suspect Believe To Have Visited Buffalo In Early March
The Lead with Jake Tapper
May 16, 2022

Officials say the Buffalo supermarket massacre was motivated by racism and other forms of hate. We learn new details about another threat from the suspected killer months before Saturday’s attack. Plus, Ukraine’s secret police are on a special mission to weed out Russian spies among their military and civilian population. Also, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents dealing with the baby formula shortage.