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Need to Know News: WikiLeaks leaks again; air traffic resumes at tornado-hit St. Louis airport
April 25th, 2011
08:43 AM ET

Need to Know News: WikiLeaks leaks again; air traffic resumes at tornado-hit St. Louis airport

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 April 25, 2011 – Details released about Guantanamo detainees, Rep. Giffords to attend shuttle launch Friday, Gadhafi compound hit by airstrikes...

• WikiLeaks reveals details about Guantanamo detainees: "Nearly 800 classified U.S. military documents obtained by WikiLeaks reveal extraordinary details about the alleged terrorist activities of al Qaeda operatives captured and housed at the U.S. Navy's detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."

• Air traffic resumes at tornado-hit St. Louis airport: "Flights resumed Sunday at the main airport in St. Louis after a tornado struck, knocking out power, shattering windows and sending passengers scrambling for cover from falling debris. A handful of incoming flights touched down at Lambert-St. Louis Airport Saturday night for the first time after the powerful tornado hit Friday night. Airport spokesman Jeff Lea said Sunday morning that outgoing flights had resumed and were running on schedule."

• Rep. Giffords cleared to attend shuttle launch: "Astronaut Mark Kelly visits U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords twice a day, witnessing and aiding her recovery from a devastating bullet wound suffered nearly four months ago. Friday, the Arizona congresswoman will witness her husband's own inspiring moment: Commanding the space shuttle Endeavour on its last launch."

• Libyan state TV says Gadhafi compound hit by airstrikes: "The sounds of loud explosions and jets pierced through the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Monday as state-run TV reported that airstrikes flattened a building at Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound. The airstrikes appeared to be some of the heaviest attacks by NATO in the last few weeks as the deadly fighting in Libya rages on. Libyan state TV said military and civilian casualties resulted from the strike on the Bab el-Azizia compound."

• Royal wedding fever hits the candy store hits the candy store: Think royal wedding mania has escaped the bubble gum and baseball card set? Well, think again. Bazooka Candy Brands has put together a limited edition Swarovski crystal-encrusted Ring Pop. The blue jewel itself is the same size and shape of the classic Ring Pop lollipop, except it is not edible."

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  1. HelenHull102951

    Why does'nt the U.S. And NATO quit screwing around with targeting Gadafi with all of these very expensive weapons and rockets, and just send in (1) squad of Seals or Rangers and take him out with a one shot/one kill sniper team? I mean a bullet is far cheaper than a 1.5 million dollar missile times some 10 or 15 missiles. The Seals and Army Rangers are the best of the best of all our military.. Think about it, then write your Congessman about it.

    April 25, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Soapy Johnson

    Many are calling this latest WikiLeaks release a diversion. The first round of pre-released Nostradamus sports picks is set for next Sunday, May 1st and Assange has avoided discussing what else he's currently holding >>

    April 25, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. HelenHull102951

    Or could it be the fact that this gov of ours needs to come up with more ways keep spending our tax dollars on anything they want and use the cost of the weapons being used as an excuse, while the whole time the money is being spent on whatever they feel like? Anyone that believes this government is'nt "CORRUPT" and a bunch "THEIVES" is a person that needs alot of mental help.. The past (4) administrations are and have been exactly that, theives and corrupt dip-sh-tsthat just keep getting worse and worse until the American people wake up and say "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and start throwing them out of their offical positions and into the streets after freezing all their assects and bank acc.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. IKHAN

    Time we think of booting out most of those up on the Hill who have done nothing but get this country deeper into debt & woes.
    Wait till Assange gets to 9/11 attacks. That would be something.

    April 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Selin

      one more sign of our lost freedom that our four fehatrs fought so far !! this looks like something that would be going on in Russia!!!!!VA:F [1.9.9_1125]please wait...VA:F [1.9.9_1125](from 0 votes)

      March 3, 2012 at 1:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Cindy

    Interesting it will be, Ikhan, but probably not to your liking as you can rest assured, your thoughts of an inside job have no merit. I hope Piers' program doesn't bring back the craziness that went on with 4-5 regulars on LKL.

    April 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. IKHAN

    @ cindy
    To the contrary I hope Piers blog carries all points of view.
    I'm sure you are qualified to pronounce the judgment on 9/11. But I do think that fellow bloggers would like to know view points of other experts. Like for example the prominent California architect Richard Gage and a thousand plus of his peers (google it) Or Alan Hart, the veteran ITN/BBC correspondent speaking to Kevin Barret of BBC (now on Youtube).
    NASA engineers who tracked the trajectory of the two planes and pilots & aviators. All available if one researches.

    April 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply


    Why would you have Alan Dershowitz on your show? He is very opinionated and I don't agree with him at all. Why should President Obama release the photos of Bin Laden? This will put our troops in more harms way!!!! Alan Dershowitz is concerned about how Bin Laden got killed. WHAT A JOKE!!!! Bin Laden was not concerned about how he killed hundreds of Americans and many other nationalities. I don't care how they killed him. If they had not killed him first, he probably would have killed one of the Navy Seals.

    If people can't take the word of our soldiers that they killed him, and they can't take the word of Bin Laden's daughter and his wife that he was killed, these same people will swear that the photos of Bin Laden are not his photos.

    When Jesus was performing miracles, people praised him. Later these same people said, "CRUCIFY HIM." When President Obama anounced on May 1, 2011 that he ordered the Navy Seals to kill Ben Laden, thousands of people went to the streets of several major cities, including Washington, D.C. Today these same people and others like Alan Dershowitz are questioning whether or not Ben Laden is dead because they don't see a photo. WHAT A JOKE!!!!!

    Mr. Alan Dershowitz is so negative, I got tired of listening to him and turned my T.V. off. Thank the Lord our God that he does not have his own show.

    Fran – Los Angeles, California

    May 5, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Ayok

    If they can just learn to ask God first, and wait for an answer, about nsdneipg, about jobs, about potential spouse, about everything. Remembering who is in charge, and who knows and wants what is best for us, and just how imperfect we are on our own.

    March 5, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse | Reply

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