10 things you need to know today: September 12, 2015

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Rick Perry
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1. Rick Perry drops out of presidential race

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is dropping out of the presidential race, he announced during a speech in St. Louis on Friday. "We have a tremendous field — the best in a generation — so I step aside knowing our party is in good hands as long as we listen to the grassroots," he said. Perry, who has been plagued by middling poll numbers and an inability to pay his staff, is the first candidate to drop out of the race. Sixteen GOP candidates remain.

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