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Friday, November 21, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - November 21, 2014
Obama announces executive action on immigration. Utah business leaders call on Congress to reform immigration.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 66
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 111
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 263
- Days to the 2015 election - 347
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 423
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 718
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- President Obama announces his executive actions on immigration [Wall Street Journal].
- Utah Latinos hail President Obama's plan on immigration [Tribune].
- Sen. Mike Lee says Congress will fight back against the president's actions on immigration [Tribune].
- A group of Utah business leaders call for Congress to act on immigration reform [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- The 2015 Legislature will have the largest Republican majority in 48 years [Utah Data Points].
- Half of the Republicans in the Utah House will have 4 years or less of experience on Capitol Hill [Utah Policy].
- Sen. Al Jackson, who replaced John Valentine in the Senate, is fighting a $38,000 court judgment from a lawsuit over renovations on a property owned by Jackson that were never paid for [Tribune].
- Prosecutors add another felony to the laundry list of charges against former Attorney General John Swallow [Tribune, Deseret News].
- New data shows 2014 is on track to be the warmest year on record [Mother Jones].
- The Dalai Lama will return to Utah in October of next year [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1789 - North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
- 1877 - Thomas A. Edison unveiled the phonograph.
- 1922 - Rebecca L. Fenton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
- 1973 - President Richard Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed the existence of an 18 1/2-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.
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