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Need to Know News: Defiant Obama challenges Congress on sticky issues; Navy SEALs raid rescues Somalia aid workers
January 25th, 2012
10:02 AM ET

Need to Know News: Defiant Obama challenges Congress on sticky issues; Navy SEALs raid rescues Somalia aid workers

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 25, 2012 – A defiant President Barack Obama challenges Congress on sticky issues, Navy SEALs rescue Somalia aid workers and Apple's $46 billion sales sets a new tech record...

• Defiant Obama challenges Congress on sticky issues: "President Barack Obama launches a three-day swing through key election states Wednesday after declaring in what could be his final State of the Union address that the nation was strengthening but must confront the defining issue of preserving the American dream."

• Navy SEALs raid rescues Somalia aid workers: “U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers - an American and a Dane - and killed several gunmen in the operation, an American official said Wednesday."

Landslide kills dozens in Papua New Guinea: "A big landslide has ripped through a village in a remote area of Papua New Guinea, killing at least 40 people and leaving 20 others missing, authorities said Wednesday. The country's National Disaster Office said that 40 bodies had been recovered from the debris and search and rescue officers were at the site on Wednesday to assist with the recovery of others."

• UW official resigns amid sex allegations: "A University of Wisconsin senior official resigned after making unwanted sexual advances to a male student employee of the school's athletic department, according to a report released this week. John Chadima resigned his post as senior associate athletic director at UW-Madison earlier in January after the allegations surfaced."

• Apple's $46 billion sales set new tech record: "Apple sold a stunning 37 million iPhones last quarter, twice what it sold in the same period a year ago. IPad sales doubled to a record 15.4 million. Apple moved 5.2 million Macs, the first time Apple sold more than 5 million of its PCs in a quarter. The company also sold 15.4 million iPods during the holiday quarter, which ended Dec. 31."

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  1. WATCHMAN

    SEE SOMETHING AND SAY SOMETHING ADS ARE REALLY WORKING. I SEE MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS AND SAY SOMETHING, BUT NOTHING DONE. NO SENSE IN SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT AL QAEDA IN AMERICA. NOTHING WILL GET DONE. LORD BRING YOUR JUSTICE TO THIS NATION .MARANATHA

    January 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Perk

    What part of Obama's speech did he use and say pretty much the same thing in 2008 ? We conclude speeches vs solutions ! George Soros report to Piers Morgan ! Geithner's in Davis Switzerland at the World Economic Forum.How is that going ? Geithner doesn't think he'll be asked back when Obama loses to Ron Paul for President. The Predictions Come True , Ron Paul 2002. Doc Paul's out hunting delegates but wants Florida to vote for him. Hope they count the votes in Florida and that was a mess when Hillary Clinton ran against Obama !

    January 26, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse | Reply

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