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Need to Know News: Death Row inmate Troy Davis denied clemency; 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' officially repealed
September 20th, 2011
10:32 AM ET

Need to Know News: Death Row inmate Troy Davis denied clemency; 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' officially repealed

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For September 20, 2011 – Death row inmate denied clemency, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' officially repealed, Facebook to launch major profile redesign...

• Death Row inmate Troy Davis denied clemency: "The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole has denied clemency for death-row inmate Troy Davis."

• Some gay service members ready to celebrate 'don't ask' repeal: "The reactions range from gloom-and-doom predictions to big countdown parties and smaller celebrations to ho-hum business-as-usual as the U.S. military changes its rules Tuesday and allows gay men and lesbians to serve openly."

S&P downgrades Italy on weak economic outlook: "Standard & Poor's Ratings Services cut Italy's sovereign credit rating late Monday, saying the nation's weakening economic growth and political uncertainty have dented its financial stability. S&P now rates Italy's credit at A, down from A+, and kept its outlook on the country as negative, the agency said in a report issued Monday."

• FBI: 2010 sees further decline in violent crime: "Violent crime in the United States declined 6% last year, according to statistics compiled by the FBI and released Monday. Despite difficult economic conditions, the 2010 figures show a continuing decline in violent incidents nationwide, which have been dropping annually since 2006."

• Facebook to launch profile redesign: "Facebook plans to roll out a major redesign of user profiles at its f8 developer conference this week, Mashable has learned. Details about the redesign are sparse, but two sources familiar with Facebook's plans (who have asked to remain anonymous) have told us that the redesign is "major" and will make Facebook profiles nexuses for consuming content."

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  1. donna

    FIRST BIG THANK YOU i saw you last night very intristing ..you was (like allways)fantastic very smart question and very intristing (gest) ok we trying to do how much good for our selfs really cnn do very good job again thank'ss

    September 20, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. zadoc

    I think when you have so many people, especially ones from the conservative side of the isle, saying that there's too much doubt, then there's simply too much doubt. That's definitely not when the state should be killing someone.

    POLL: Should Georgia's pardons board grant clemency to Troy Davis?
    Vote: http://www.wepolls.com/p/2624159

    September 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. al

    execute Sharpton as well .
    better yet execute all the colored people..

    September 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Claudia Strasbaugh

    Let's Hear It For Piers Morgan tonight when he took on Mitch Daniels and FINALLY had the spine to call Republicans to tast for the mess they made during the Bush era, loving wars, wild spending, terrorizing Americans with their stupid daily Alert levels. That's no defense for Obama who needs to be replaced along with his wife looting our Whitehouse. Time to vote for a person, like maybe Huntsman, rather then a party. We need a Statement not an Emperor.

    September 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Alice Sullivan

    Please check out deathpenaltyinfo.org, Death Penalty Information Center – see the Board of Directors, also see their report on the arbitrariness of actual executions.

    September 22, 2011 at 3:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jackie

    I watch Peirs and find he needs to be a better listener, I enjoy his guests but I find he does to much of the talking. Larry King would ask the questions and was interested in there reply, he would give them the time to answer without interupting them.. Barbara Walters is a great interviewer as well, she is also interested in her quests answers. Slow your excitement down and become a better listener.

    September 23, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse | Reply

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