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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - December 24, 2014
Former President Bush hospitalized. Hughes argues in favor of moving the prison. Hatch says he's "sorry" that Huntsman attacked Lee.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 33
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 78
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 230
- Days to the 2015 election - 314
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 390
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 685
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- Former President George H.W. Bush is rushed to the hospital due to shortness of breath [CNN].
- Sen. Orrin Hatch says he's "sorry" that Jon Huntsman Sr. called Sen. Mike Lee an "embarrassment" [Deseret News].
- Incoming House Speaker Greg Hughes argues it's time to move the state prison [Utah Policy].
- A judge says a San Juan County Commissioner can pay for his own lawyer to fight charges due to his part in a protest protest in Recapture Canyon [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The FDA eases regulations on gay men donating blood as long as they've been celibate for a year [Reuters].
- Former gubernatorial candidate "Super Dell" Schanze allegedly won't let federal officers inspect his home to see if he has firearms in violation of a judge's owner [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Utah's population grew by more than 40,000 in the past year [Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert's budget proposal makes a significant investment in improving air quality [Deseret News].
- A broken pipe floods a downtown office housing employees of the Salt Lake County District Attorney [Deseret News].
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average moves above 18,000 for the first time ever [The Hill].
On this day in history:
- 1814 - The War of 1812 officially ended as the United States signed the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium.
- 1865 - The Ku Klux Klan was founded as a private social club by several Confederate Army veterans in Tennessee.
- 1968 - Apollo 8 astronauts, orbiting the moon, read passages from the Old Testament Book of Genesis during a Christmas Eve TV broadcast.
- 1992 - President George H.W. Bush pardoned former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and five others in the Iran-Contra scandal.
- 2009 - The Senate passed health care legislation, in the chamber's first Christmas Eve vote since 1895.
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