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‘More than 20’ women now accuse Fox News chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment

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The legal team representing former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in her sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes said on Thursday that the number of women accusing Ailes of sexual harassment has risen to 20 and that “(t)he messages are still coming in.”

According to the Guardian, the accusations have been steadily rolling in since Carlson announced two weeks ago that she was leaving the network and suing her former boss.

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Carlson’s attorneys claim that some of the accusations against Ailes date all the way back to his days as an executive at The Mike Douglas Show in the 1960s. Ailes’ behavior was apparently constant and pervasive. He was reportedly a fountain of lewd comments and told women that if they wanted to build a career for themselves, they would have to give in to his demands for sex.

Carlson’s lawsuit states that Ailes told her, “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better.” The executive would ask Carlson — a former Miss America and Fox News employee of 11 years — to turn around and show him her posterior.

The accusations have shaken up the network and some of its highest profile personalities — including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren — have could leave Fox News if Ailes loses his job.

Ailes has denied any allegations of impropriety. Fox is currently conducting an internal investigation into the matter headed by white show law firm Paul, Weiss.

Many are speculating that the writing is on the wall for Ailes and that Fox News’ only question is whether to announce his removal as the company’s CEO during or after the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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Pro-Trump internet trolls tried to hijack Nickelodeon’s kid’s survey on who should be president — and failed

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On Tuesday, Nickelodeon hosted its "Kids Pick The President" straw poll, in which young viewers of the network give their own opinion on who should win the presidential election. The poll has no electoral significance, given that kids cannot vote and given that the survey methodology is not scientific and lets anyone opt in regardless of how it balances the sample.

Despite this, pro-Trump internet trolls reportedly sought to hijack the results, spreading the message to get people to flood the poll with votes for President Donald Trump.

In the end, however, they couldn't even do it. Joe Biden won the poll, 53 percent to 47 percent.

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Wisconsin sees ‘nightmare scenario’ of COVID cases — as Trump ignores medical advice for campaign rally

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Wisconsin residents saw a “nightmare scenario” situation unfold Tuesday as 5,262 COVID-19 cases rocked the state, resulting in 64 deaths as President Donald Trump held a large campaign rally with few masks and zero social distancing.

"This is no longer a slow-motion disaster," said Gregory Poland, director of the vaccine research group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "This is a disaster in warp speed. And it's maddening to me as a physician because a whole lot of people have died and are dying."

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According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state Department of Health Services reported 5,262 new cases and 64 deaths Tuesday, both records far above any previous daily counts. The death toll now stands at 1,852.

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Trump’s website hacked and defaced to stop the ‘fake-news’ spread by the president: report

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President Donald Trump's website appeared to have been briefly hacked on Tuesday -- one week before the 2020 presidential campaign.

Visitors to the site briefly saw a fake DOJ takedown notice.

"This site was seized," the message read. "The world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) by President Donald J. Trump."

"It is time to allow the world to know the truth," the message continued.

The message also claimed "secret conversations" prove the Trump administration "is involved in the origin of the coronavirus."

There is no evidence that is the case, experts believe the virus originated in China.

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