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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - November 25, 2014
No indictment in Ferguson shooting. Utah GOP set to sue to stop Count My Vote compromise. Hagel steps down.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 62
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 107
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 259
- Days to the 2015 election - 343
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 419
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 714
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri does not indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager [New York Daily News].
- Demonstrators in Utah protest the Ferguson grand jury decision [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel steps down [New York Times]. Here's a short list of candidates to replace him [The Atlantic].
- The Utah GOP is set file suit to kill the compromise between Count My Vote and the legislature [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- One of the reasons Democrat Doug Owens lost to Republican Mia Love? He did not win Salt Lake County by as large of a margin as he needed to [Utah Policy].
- Charles Stormont's vote totals from election day were some of the worst by a Democrat in recent memory [Utah Policy].
- Salt Lake City plans a "complete overhaul" of the city's high-tech parking meters [Tribune].
- A judge dismisses a racketeering charge against former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff [Tribune].
- Sandy City officials unveil their plans for a new high-density development [Tribune].
- The Mexican consul to Utah is praising President Obama's executive actions on immigration [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1783 - The British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States, during the Revolutionary War.
- 1947 - Movie studio executives agreed to blacklist the Hollywood 10, who were jailed a day earlier for contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
- 1986 - The Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.
- 1999 - Six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of fishermen off the coast of Florida.
- 2002 - President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security.
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