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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - July 5, 2016
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 187th day of the year. There are 179 days left in 2016.
An anti-Semitic tweet roils Trump's campaign. Clinton interviewed by the FBI over her private email server. Most Utahns oppose making accommodations for transgender people in public bathrooms.
- 13 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 20 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 126 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 202 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 247 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Tuesday:
- Donald Trump's campaign is reeling from an unfortunate tweet showing Hillary Clinton's picture on a background of $100 bills with a Star of David symbol that said, "Most corrupt candidate ever." Clinton's campaign blasted Trump for using anti-Semitic imagery [Bloomberg]. Trump fired back saying the tweet's six-sided star was similar to badges used by sheriff's departments and other law enforcement [Politico]. It turns out the image used in the tweet originated on a neo-Nazi/white supremacist internet message board [Mic].
- The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton over her private email server on Saturday [New York Times].
- A new poll finds most Utahns oppose accommodations in public bathrooms for transgendered individuals [Utah Policy].
- Utah delegates to the GOP Convention in Cleveland are being urged to get behind an effort to keep Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination because of his "ludicrous" qualifications [Deseret News].
- As more votes are counted, former House Speaker Mel Brown trails his Republican challenger Logan Wilde by just seven votes following last week's primary [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Utah submitted its bare-bones Medicaid expansion plan to the federal government. Regulators are expected to take eight or nine months to review the plan [Tribune].
- Sen. Al Jackson steps down to move to the East coast [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Utah officials are struggling to understand why youth suicide rates have tripled since 2007 [Associated Press].
- NASA's Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter. The probe was launched five years ago to study the giant planet's composition [CNN].
- PBS used some old footage of fireworks during their annual 4th of July broadcast due to cloudy weather in Washington. Viewers were not happy [Washington Post].
On this day in history:
- 1935 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act, which allowed labor to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining.
- 1937 - Hormel Foods introduced the canned meat product SPAM.
- 1954 - Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis.
- 1982 - Penn Square Bank of Oklahoma was declared insolvent, touching off a bank crisis that affected much of the United States.
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