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Friday, October 3, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - October 3, 2014
No action yet by SCOTUS on same-sex marriage. 56 possible witnesses in the cases against John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. Number of secret bills exploding on Utah's Capitol Hill.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 32
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 115
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 160
- Days to the 2015 election - 396
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 472
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 767
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- The Supreme Court does not decide to take up any same-sex marriage cases, but they will meet again next week to decide more cases to consider [The Hill, Tribune, Deseret News].
- There are 56 possible witnesses in the cases against John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff [Tribune, Deseret News, Daily Herald].
- A paitent at Primary Children's Hospital is being monitored for signs of Ebola, but doctors say it's "extraordinarily unlikely" that person has the virus [Tribune, Deseret News].
- An American freelance cameraman in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola [NY Daily News].
- Up to 100 people in Dallas are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola [Politico].
- More than 60% of the bills being prepared for next year's legislative session are being readied in secret [Utah Policy].
- Mitt Romney's Utah voter-registration form has no party affiliation and lists the wrong address for the former presidential candidate [Tribune].
- Utah may be facing a water shortage as the population explodes [ABC 4].
- Nine Utah counties are using vote-by-mail for this year's election [Tribune].
- About 300 protestors will participate in a demonstration against police violence in downtown Salt Lake on Saturday [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1863 - President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.
- 1990 - West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring a new unified country.
- 1995 - A jury found O.J. Simpson innocent of murder in the 1994 slayings of his former wife Nichole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.
- 2005 - President George W. Bush nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. Miers withdrew three weeks later.
- 2008 - the House gave final Congressional approval to a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry.
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