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Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Missouri school district said administrators censored lighthearted yearbook quotes by a pair of gay students celebrating their sexual orientation because they could have "offended" other students. The students, Joey Slivinski and Thomas Swartz, each selected...
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Labor unions in Missouri moved to block right-to-work legislation from going into effect, submitting more than 300,000 petitions to force a referendum on the matter in 2018. The Republican-controlled state Legislature passed a right-to-work bill earlier...
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Businessman Carl Icahn said Friday he would relinquish the title "special adviser to the president on regulatory reform" that President Donald Trump conferred shortly before taking office. Icahn said he wanted to avoid the appearance of...
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Members of an Obama-era presidential arts advisory committee resigned their service under President Donald Trump on Friday in response to his comments about racial violence in Charlottesville, Va. The 17-member Presidential Committee on Arts & Humanities...
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The man responsible for Orange County, Calif.'s, deadliest mass shooting avoided the death sentence Friday after a judge ruled prosecutorial misconduct made such a determination impossible. Instead, Scott Evans Dekraai was sentenced to eight consecutive life...
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a statement Friday condemning President Donald Trump's announcement he intends to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military. A majority of the commission, which is bipartisan and operates...
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Charlottesville, Va., Mayor Mike Signer on Friday called for an emergency session of the Virginia General Assembly to approve legislation that would enable his city to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The...
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Still technically on vacation, President Donald Trump on Friday departed for Camp David for a high-level meet with his national security team to discuss various issues -- including future military plans in Afghanistan. Trump left his...
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Friday ousted Steve Bannon, his chief White House political strategist and architect of his populist campaign, sources told The New York Times and NBC News. The Times reported Bannon has already returned...

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