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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 360 days left in 2016.
North Korea claims they've successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. Obama announces executive orders on guns. Utahns don't think new gun restrictions will prevent more terrorist attacks.
- 19 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 26 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus - (2/1/2016)
- 34 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (2/9/2016)
- 64 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 76 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 108 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 174 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 307 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- North Korea claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb [CNN, Reuters, Washington Post].
- A tearful President Barack Obama announces his executive orders to tighten up the nation's gun laws [Reuters, New York Times, Washington Post].
- The mother of a Utah shooting victim joined the president for the announcement of the actions on firearms [2 News, Tribune].
- A new poll shows most Utahns don't think increased gun regulations will prevent future terrorist attacks [Utah Policy].
- Utah lawmakers are trying to find a way to give more bills a committee hearing during the upcoming session while, at the same time, dealing with a record number of bill requests [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Joel Briscoe is proposing legislation to let 17-year-olds vote in Utah's June primary if they are 18 by the time the general election rolls around [Associated Press].
- A federal court will hear arguments from Utah and Planned Parenthood in March over Gov. Gary Herbert's order cutting off federal funds for the group [2 News, Tribune].
- A small, Utah-born political party is part of the takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge by an armed group of militiamen [Tribune].
- Jeb Bush is apologizing for claiming he won an award from the National Rifle Association that does not exist [Washington Post].
- Donald Trump says Ted Cruz's Canadian birthplace could be very troublesome for the GOP if he ends up winning the nomination [The Hill, Washington Post].
On this day in history:
- 1838 - Samuel F.B. Morse and his partner, Alfred Vail, publicly demonstrated their new invention, the telegraph, for the first time.
- 1912 - New Mexico joined the United States as the 47th state.
- 1961 - Vice President Richard Nixon made official that he had been defeated by Sen. John F. Kennedy in one of the closest presidential elections in history.
- 1994 - Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg in an assault planned by the ex-husband of her rival, Tonya Harding.
- 2001 - Congress certified George W. Bush as the winner of the close and bitterly contested 2000 presidential election.
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