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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 January 10, 2012 – First votes counted in New Hampshire, Alabama cruises past LSU for BCS title and Microsoft's gonzo final CES keynote...
• First votes counted in New Hampshire: "While most polling places in New Hampshire don't open until early Tuesday, the first votes were cast just after midnight in tiny Dixville Notch. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Utah Gov. and former ambassador to China Jon Huntsman tied for the lead with two votes each."
• Alabama beats LSU, wins college football championship: “Alabama exacted revenge and clinched the Bowl Championship Series title on Monday night, besting Louisiana State University 21-0. The Crimson Tide cleared up past problems with its special teams, kicking five field goals to become champions of college football.”
• Al-Assad blames 'external conspiracies' for Syrian violence: "In a rare and defiant speech Tuesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blamed the unabated violence in his country on "external conspiracies," criticized the Arab League as toothless and said that the international call for reform wasn't taking into account what the country was really facing: terrorism."
• Windows Phone backers declare mobile war: “Stephen Elop gave an impassioned speech on Monday about waging a war to re-enter the United States by establishing a beachhead here. The Finnish company is the highest-volume cell phone manufacturer worldwide, but has struggled in the U.S. and in staying ahead of the technological curve.”
• Microsoft's gonzo final CES keynote, backed by tweet choir: “Microsoft's final Consumer Electronics Show keynote was short on news but long on flashiness - complete with a gospel choir, Cookie Monster, Ryan Seacrest and an Auto-Tuned Bill Gates.”