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Friday, September 26, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - September 26, 2014
Holder steps down. Stewart and Robles debate. Mia Love refuses a debate with Doug Owens.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 39
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 122
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 167
- Days to the 2015 election - 403
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 479
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 774
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- Attorney General Eric Holder steps down [New York Times].
- Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Jason Chaffetz weigh in on Holder's resignation [Tribune].
- Rep. Chris Stewart and State Sen. Luz Robles debate in Southern Utah [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Republican Mia Love refuses to share a stage with Democrat Doug Owens at a Salt Lake Chamber event [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Gov. Gary Herbert orders a criminal probe into Stericycle [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Utah announces the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling striking down part of the state's ban on polygamy [Deseret News].
- West Valley City may restrict new housing developments in that city [Tribune].
- Federal prosecutors seek to dismiss charges against four men accused of beating another man who was assisting in the investigation into former Attorney General John Swallow [Tribune].
- Riverton officials mull restricting title-loan businesses in that city [Tribune].
- A new poll shows Utahns are the only western residents that want to take over control of federal lands within their state [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1789 - Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first secretary of state and John Jay the first chief justice.
- 1914 - The Federal Trade Commission was established.
- 1960 - The first televised debate between presidential candidates took place in Chicago as Republican Richard M. Nixon and Democrat John F. Kennedy squared off.
- 1969 - The album "Abbey Road" by the Beatles was released.
- 1986 - William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States, while Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as an associate justice.
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