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Patriarch of Duggar-like family with 19 kids and reality show accused of sexual misconduct cover-up

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It seems like a strange parallel universe, but it’s not. Another devoutly Christian family with 19 kids and counting has been accused of sexual abuse, RadarOnline reports.

Five women are suing the Institute in Basic Life Principles, the so-called treatment center to which Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sent their eldest son, Josh, after they learned he had molested five underage girls, including his own sisters.

The women claim the organization allowed them to be subjected to “sexual abuse, sexual harassment and inappropriate/unauthorized touching” by employees and agents, according to RadarOnline.

One of the defendants includes Gil Bates, a friend of the Duggars and star of yet another reality show, Bringing Up Bates, which airs on UPtv.

Bates and the others are accused of covering up the allegations and failing to take appropriate action upon receiving reports of sexual misconduct.

The Duggar’s own show, 19 Kids and Counting, was cancelled by the network TLC after the molestation allegations against Josh came to light in May.

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Since then the self-proclaimed “pro-family” Duggars, who have opposed rights for LGBT people, have face scandal after scandal. Josh Duggar had two paid accounts on cheating website Ashley Madison and paid an adult film actress for sex while his wife was pregnant with his fourth child.

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‘Dangerous linguistic power’: A historian explains how Trump weaponizes nicknames

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Is Donald Trump the modern day Earl Long?

A three-time Louisiana governor, Long mastered the art of political ridicule seven decades ago by weaponizing nicknames. The hilarious names Long pinned on his rivals, and the rollicking stories he told about them, riveted audiences bored by puffed-up rhetoric.

While Long’s stunts may be remembered as silly hijinks, there was a sly, often deadly serious, purpose to his technique. He used it to get voters to laugh at his foes and to put them on the defensive––a place politicians never want to be. Tucked within Long’s jests were razor-sharp attacks aimed at exploiting opposition weaknesses––hidden swords inside a pea-patch cloak.

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Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers

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Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.

The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.

The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.

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Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids

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Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.

"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.

The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.

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