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He regained his lead in the final lap of the race.
The latest polls show the Democratic candidate in the lead.
The Packers have the lead after the first quarter.
She's playing the lead in her school play.
The investigation will be scaled down unless new leads are discovered.
North Korea is to follow China's lead in attracting foreign capital and expertise.
the lead on all of today's front pages
It was the lead story on the evening news.
She took over the lead of the corporation after her father's death.
The United States took the lead in trying to salvage a deal at the peace talks.
American farmers took the lead by sending tons of grain to the drought-stricken areas.
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