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Public school disciplines 8-year-old Utah girl for violating Mormon scripture with her shirt

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An 8-year-old girl in Ogden, Utah was disciplined by her public school after breaking a Mormon rule about baring her shoulders, the Friendly Atheist reports.

Jada Kelson was forced to wear a jacket by staff at Valley Elementary School in Ogden, Utah because she violated Mormon scripture, which holds that females cannot show the balls of their shoulders while walking. The controversial rule has been battled by the faithful.

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The school has since changed its dress code to target clothing that is “disruptive” but the same rules remain in place in neighboring districts.

The Mormon Church offers guidance to members regarding “modesty,” which includes a long list of ways adherents can sew their commercial clothing to be compliant. Among the advice to women and girls is to “buy long boy’s shorts” and to “buy several long tank tops in different colors that you can tuck into your pants so your tummy won’t show with a shorter shirt.”

A lawyer is demanding that the school review all dress code policies and agree to new rules that are gender neutral and free from any religious influence.


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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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