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Need to Know News: Bombings rock Baghdad; economy's growth even weaker than feared
December 22nd, 2011
09:41 AM ET

Need to Know News: Bombings rock Baghdad; economy's growth even weaker than feared

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 December 22, 2011 – Bombings rock Baghdad, economy's growth weaker than feared and Wal-Mart pulls formula after baby death...

• Bombings rock Baghdad: "A wave of explosions in Baghdad Thursday killed at least 63 people and wounded 185, authorities say, raising fears about the stability of the country amid political upheaval that threatens to undo Iraq's government just days after U.S. troops withdrew from the country."

Economy's growth weaker than feared: "The U.S. economy was even weaker than previously thought in the third quarter, according to a government report that showed growth slowing to near stall speed. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the nation's economic health, grew at a 1.8% annual rate in the quarter. That's down from the previous estimate of 2% growth."

• Florida A&M drum major's injuries likened to torture: "A final autopsy report released Wednesday shows that Florida A&M University drum major Robert D. Champion suffered muscle damage commonly seen in such events as car accidents, prolonged seizures, child abuse and torture, an expert said."

• Wal-Mart pulls formula after baby death: “Wal-Mart says it has recalled a quantity of infant formula this week after a baby died in Missouri. 'We extend our deepest condolences to this baby boy's family as they try to come to grips with their loss,' said Dianna Gee, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman.”

Floyd Mayweather gets 90 days in jail: “Floyd Mayweather is heading to jail after pleading guilty Wednesday in Las Vegas Justice Court to misdemeanor battery domestic violence and harassment charges. Mayweather was sentenced to six months in Clark County jail, but three months of the sentence was suspended. He must surrender to authorities on Jan. 6, 2012.”

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  1. Dick Roush

    Mr. Morgan, please quit and leave CNN programming to people who respect privacy.

    December 22, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse | Reply

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