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  • n  the introductory section of a story

  • Tough AP overnight lede: "Even for a nonconformist.
  • AP lede: "Mitt Romney and John McCain sparred over their tax and spending records and who was a better agent for change.
  • The lede of that story was more accurate, saying that Ridge only "suspected" political influence.
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  • New Supervisory Board Royal Imtech
    Royal Imtech N.V. announces the appointment of Mr. C.J.A. van Lede and Mr. F.J.G.M. Cremers as new members of the Supervisory Board of Imtech. Royal Imtech N.V. (Imtech) announces today the appointment ...
    June 18, 2013 - Thomson Reuters ONE via Yahoo! Finance
  • The Lede: After Long Night of Counting, Post-Election Celebrations in Iran
    The Lede followed developments in Iran on Saturday, where Hassan Rowhani, a moderate cleric supported by the country’s reformist movement, was declared the winner of Friday’s presidential election.        
    June 15, 2013 - New York Times
  • The Lede: Latest Updates on Election Day in Iran
    The Lede is following developments in Iran, where voters went to the polls on Friday in the first presidential election since the disputed contest in 2009.        
    June 14, 2013 - New York Times

  • Joel Garreau in Arizona State University
    There was a consumer column, and the lede of the story -- I'll always remember it -- was 'Birds are singing, the sun is shining, good weather is back. And this year hundreds of small children will walk into their summer wading pools and be... Chuck Palahniuk http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Palahniuk&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEtYPJYUK3ngy4lbCLBJywS8zfuAA Winnipeg Sun http://www.google.com/url?q=http://winnipegsun.com/Entertainment/Movies/2008/09/21/6828581-sun.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEPXRd_Y-q6rW_IpLhDn-us3PRLDw Sep 20, 2008 57468 76357 lede Before we even read it, we would go to his last paragraph and move it up to the top, because we knew that's where he'd buried his lede," Garreau said.
  • David Martin in CBS News
    The buried lede here is that there is this new intelligence estimate which says that Iran is progressing much more quickly than previously thought on developing its short and medium range missiles,Martin said. "Where previously the US had...

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