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Need To Know News: President Obama at G8 – praising Arab Spring, extending Patriot Act
May 27th, 2011
10:06 AM ET

Need To Know News: President Obama at G8 – praising Arab Spring, extending Patriot Act

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 May 27, 2011 – President Obama is at the G8 Summit, and signing an American bill into law from overseas..."

• The G8 leaders expressed support for the Arab Spring: "The G8 leaders raised the possibility that multilateral development banks could provide more than $20 billion to support reforms in Egypt and Tunisia, where popular uprisings dislodged authoritarian rulers."

• President Obama extended the Patriot Act from overseas: "They deal with roving wiretaps, the tracking of alleged "lone wolf" terrorists and the ability of law enforcement officials to obtain any records they deem relevant to an investigation after securing an order from a federal court. Obama, attending the G8 summit in France, directed the use of an autopen - a signature reproduction device - to sign the measure, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said."

• War crimes suspect Ratko Mladic can be extradited: "The team said that while Mladic suffers from several chronic conditions, there are no immediate problems barring a move. This comes after five doctors examined Mladic on Thursday night, said Mladic's lawyer, Milos Saljic."

• More tragic stories come out of the Joplin tornado: "A 3-year-old lost in the ferocious storm that swept through Oklahoma Tuesday night was found dead Thursday morning, authorities said. The body of Ryan Hamil was found floating in a lake."

Michele Bachmann (sort of) announces her presidential plans: "So Bachmann dialed in her appearance at the Polk County GOP's annual Robb Kelley Dinner, first via speaker phone with reporters, and then by a choppy Skype connection, to engage in a question-and-answer session with the ballroom full of party activists."

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  1. Lucie Compton

    Hi Piers, Got to put you right mate. You need to talk to your brother. You said only the queen is reffered to as Ma am. Wrong. Women officers in all sevices are addressed in this manner. Including the police.
    PS Anderson Cooper at the royal wedding. look at what we saw, not his best behaviour

    May 29, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. rajagopalan

    re Osama BL found in Pakistan-He was secured there so that as and the near future..the US withdraws from Afganistan, and the Taleban takes over..OBL could a reward for his past safety..ensure that Pakistan is given all that they require from the new Afgabnistan which will arise.

    May 29, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Suelhy

    I agree with The Zhush...the more I look, the more I like! This is fab! Great post. Now following 🙂 WillP.S. Thank you for your lelovy comments on my blog, too.

    September 10, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse | Reply

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