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Need To Know News: Obama's bus tour; Bachmann's win; Google's purchase
August 15th, 2011
10:01 AM ET

Need To Know News: Obama's bus tour; Bachmann's win; Google's purchase

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 August 15, 2011 – Obama starts a bus tour, Google buys Motorola, Gert heads to Bermuda...

• President Barack Obama starts a bus tour today – in Iowa: "Obama is scheduled to take a 360-mile trip through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, meeting groups of small-business owners and other people at rural events. On Monday, he'll have town hall events in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, and Decorah, Iowa."

• Speaking of Iowa...what does the GOP field look like now? "Republican contenders faced an altered political landscape Sunday in the race for the presidential nomination as Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann surfed a wave of attention coming off the Ames Straw Poll and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out."

• Google is buying Motorola for 12.5 billion: "Google said that access to Motorola, which makes phones that run on Google's Android mobile operating system, will "enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing."

• Dozens were killed in deadly attacks in Iraq over the weekend: "More than a dozen bombing and shooting attacks struck Iraq Monday, killing at least 69 people and wounding more than 180, authorities told CNN. It was the worst wave of violence to strike the country in months, coming just weeks after Iraq's political leaders agreed to request U.S. troops stay beyond a January 1, 2012, deadline to withdraw."

• Tropical Storm Gert is heading toward Bermuda: "The storm system picked up wind force Monday morning, upping maximum sustained winds to nearly 60 mph, according to a 5 a.m. ET weather advisory. In a previous advisory issued six hours prior, the National Weather Service had reported Gert's maximum sustained winds at 45 mph."

Keegan Bradley is the PGA Championship winner: "Tour rookie Keegan Bradley, playing in his first major championship, proved all of those statements wrong here Sunday when he won the PGA Championship. He proved it with his shotmaking and his clutch putting in a tense playoff victory over Jason Dufner, and he won a following of new fans with his charismatic displays of emotion and gutty shots."

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