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    Trending Today: Confederate flag license plate stirs up controversy; clown shortage in America

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Here's a look at what's trending on the web today.

    Confederate flag license plate controversy in Georgia

    Trending online today, a new specialty license plate in Georgia is causing controversy.

    Civil rights advocates said the new confederate flag plate is offensive.

    The Sons of Confederate Veterans requested the new license plate.

    A spokesperson for the group said they mean no offense but wanted a way to only honor their heritage.

    The Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said the new tag surprised him, claiming he had no information in advance of the approval.

    Utah mom buys "offensive" PacSun shirts

    A mother in Utah was so disgusted by a t-shirt display at her local mall that she bought every provocative shirt the PacSun store had.

    Judy Cox said as she and her family walked through the mall, she saw t-shirts in a window with nearly-naked women on them.

    The manager of the PacSun location agreed that the shirts could be offensive but told Cox she isn't allowed to move them, so Cox decided to buy the shirts herself, costing close to $600.

    Judy is not stopping with this complaint. She plans on meeting with her city attorney to find out if she can have the t-shirts or any similar campaigns banned from store fronts.

    She also plans on returning the shirts at the end of the store's 60-day return policy for a full refund.

    President apologizes for 'art history' comment

    Not everyone gets a hand-written apology from president Obama, but an art history professor did.

    Ann Collins-Johns sent an email to the White House after the President commented last month on the value of art history degrees.

    "A lot of young people no longer see the trades and skilled manufacturing as a viable career. But I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree. Now there's nothing wrong with an art history degree. I love art history. "

    A White House supervisor responded to the offended art history teacher a week later with an email including the scanned, hand-written letter from the president.

    Mr. Obama apologized for his "off the cuff remarks."

    As for her, she said she accepts the apology.

    Clown shortage growing in America

    There's a clown shortage across the country. The U.S. appears to be experiencing a decline in its clown population.

    The New York Daily News reports membership at the world clown association has dropped from 3,500 to 2,400 over the last decade.

    Apparently, young people aren't interested in becoming clowns and the old ones are dying.

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