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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - December 2, 2014
GOP races to avoid another government shutdown. Study says Utah could manage public lands. Becker announces run for a third term.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 55
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 100
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 252
- Days to the 2015 election - 336
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 412
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 707
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- House Republicans meet Tuesday morning to try and avoid another government shutdown [Roll Call].
- President Obama says his administration will provide funds to buy body cameras for police officers and tighten standards for police ownership of military style equipment [New York Times].
- Attorney General Eric Holder is set to unveil new guidelines to limit racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies [Reuters].
- A new study suggests Utah could profit if it took control of public lands in the state from the feds [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announces he's running for a third term [Utah Policy, Deseret News, ABC 4, Tribune].
- The Utah GOP sues to kill the "Count My Vote" compromise [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Stericycle agrees to pay a $2.3 million fine which could be cut in half if the company moves its medical incinerator to Tooele County [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Regulators are considering cracking down on wood burning stoves along the Wasatch Front [Tribune].
- Utah schools are still working to send parents SAGE testing reports to parents [Tribune].
- Even though you didn't ask for it, here's Michelle Bachmann rapping "Thrift Shop" [Mediaite].
On this day in history:
- 1804 - Napoleon was crowned emperor of France.
- 1823 - President James Monroe outlined his doctrine opposing European expansion in the Western Hemisphere.
- 1942 - A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated for the first time at the University of Chicago.
- 1954 - The Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute."
- 1982 - Doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center performed the first implant of a permanent artificial heart in a human. Barney Clark lived 112 days with the device.
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