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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - September 3, 2014
ISIL kills another journalist in Iraq. A poll shows Utahns are split over police actions. Fundraising in the Attorney General's race is not what it was before the John Swallow scandal.
- 62 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 145 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 426 days until the 2015 elections
- 502 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 797 days to the 2016 presidential election
Wednesday's Top-10 headlines:
- A new video shows ISIL beheading a second journalist in Iraq [Politico].
- A UtahPolicy.com poll shows Utahns are split over police tactics and behavior [Utah Policy].
- Fundraising in the Attorney General's race is not as wide-open as it once was following the John Swallow scandal [Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert is pushing for the feds to approve a requirement that Medicaid recipients look for work as part of his "Healthy Utah" plan [Deseret News].
- The Utah State Fairpark may soon be the home of a privately funded minor-league soccer stadium [Tribune].
- A judge may rule on Friday on the dispute between Talisker and Park City Mountain Resort [Tribune].
- The LDS Democrats group launches a billboard campaign aimed at getting the faithful to consider Utah's minority party [ABC 4].
- Utah State University sets a record for research-related funding [Tribune].
- Home Depot is looking into a possible customer data breach [Fox Business].
- The celebrity hacking scandal could be a "tipping point" for online privacy [Politico].
On this day in history:
- 1189 - England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned in Westminster.
- 1783 - The Treaty of Paris officially ended America's Revolutionary War.
- 1939 - Britain and France declared war on Germany.
- 1976 - The unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface.
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