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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - September 11, 2014
Obama lays out his plan to fight ISIL. U.S. Supreme Court will discuss Utah's same-sex marriage case later this month. Mark Shurtleff asks the FBI and Utah law enforcement for all the information they have on him.
- 54 days to the 2014 midterm election
- 137 days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 418 days to the 2015 election
- 494 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 789 days until the 2016 presidential election
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- The nation's capitol is on high alert ahead of the 9/11 anniversary [The Hill].
- President Obama lays out his plan to combat ISIL in Syria and Iraq [Wall Street Journal].
- The U.S. Supreme Court will discuss Utah's same-sex marriage case, along with those of 4 other states, on September 29 before deciding which ones, if any, to take [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff asks the FBI and the Utah Department of Public Safety to hand over all the information they have on him [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Utah GOP is considering filing a Hatch Act complaing against Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder for using an armored SWAT vehicle at a political fundraiser last year [Tribune].
- The Grand America Hotel is fined $2 million for hiring undocumented workers [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Comic Con helps the Utah Transit Authority to shatter a three-day ridership record [Tribune].
- Real Salt Lake's owner makes his pitch for a minor league soccer stadium at the Utah State Fairpark [Tribune, Deseret News].
- No, your GMail password was not hacked by Russian criminals [ComputerWorld].
- BYU will sport patriotic helmets for Thursday night's game against Houston in honor of the 9/11 victims [Provo Buzz].
On this day in history:
- 1789 - Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first secretary of the treasury.
- 1971 - Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.
- 1998 - Congress released Kenneth Starr's report, which offered graphic details of President Bill Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct and leveled accusations of perjury and obstruction of justice.
- 2001 - al Qaida terrorists hijacked four passenger jets in the U.S. They flew two into the World Trade Center in New York, another into the Pentago and the fourth crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the attack.
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