Six things to know – 1/12/16

Here are six things to know for today.

President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address tonight. The president is expected to focus on the economy, gun control, and the fight against terrorism. The State of the Union will be tonight at 8:00 p.m. on Local 6.

The Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to scrap a longstanding precedent that lets labor organizations collect union fees from workers that don’t want to be part of the union. The fees are only collected in states that do not have "Right to Work" laws in place. In the Local 6 area, Tennessee is the only "Right to Work" state.

The stage is set for the next GOP debate. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina have both been bumped from the prime-time debate. Because of that Senator Paul will not be at the debate.

You won’t see elephants at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus anymore. The circus says it is pull all of the elephants from its shows, in response  to cruelty complaints.

Alabama has won the college football playoff national championship. The tide rolled to a 45 – 40 victory over Clemson in a nail-bitter last night. The victory gave Alabama its fourth national title in seven years.

The Powerball Jackpot continues to get bigger. Tomorrow’s jackpot is now $1.4 billion. The jackpot, which started out at $40 million two months ago, has hit a world record.

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