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West Virginia official returning to work after calling Michelle Obama an ‘ape in heels’

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The director of a West Virginia nonprofit group plans to return to work after coming under fire last month for calling Michelle Obama an “ape in heels.”

In a Facebook post in November, Clay County Development Corporation Director Pamela Taylor insulted the current first lady while celebrating the election of Donald Trump.

“It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House,” she wrote at the time. “I’m tired of seeing an ape in heels.”

Taylor was later suspended by Clay Development’s board of directors. Meanwhile, Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling was resigned after news reports noted that she had praised Taylor’s Facebook post.

Less than a month after the controversy began, the Charleston Gazette-Mail revealed on Saturday that Taylor would return to her job.

According to West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services Commissioner Robert E. Roswall, Taylor’s employment could put the Clay County Development Corporation’s federal and state funding in jeopardy. The agency received “about $1.5 million in federal funding and $363,000 in state funding in 2014,” according to tax records.

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(Correction: Pamela Taylor was suspended by Clay Development’s board of directors, not the Bureau of Senior Services.)

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Trump’s horsewhip-carrying chief of protocol will resign after intimidating State Department staff: report

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President Donald Trump's chief of protocol plans to step down just ahead of the G-20 summit in Japan, according to Bloomberg News.

Sean Lawler, whose job includes assisting the president in diplomatic talks overseas and with foreign leaders in the White House, faces an investigation from the State Department's inspector general for intimidating subordinates, including carrying a horsewhip around the office.

The president reportedly did not care for Lawler, at one point asking officials why he still works at the White House.

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Jerry Falwell, Jr blasted as ‘un-Christian prat’ after trying to defend Donald Trump in battle with Southern Baptist ethics chief

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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. was ripped online for attempting to rationalize President Donald Trump's detention camps for children.

Dr. Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, posted on Twitter an Associated Press story on the "perilous conditions" at a Texas Border Patrol station holding 300 children.

"The reports of the conditions for migrant children at the border should shock all of our consciences. Those created in the image of God should be treated with dignity and compassion, especially those seeking refuge from violence back home. We can do better than this," Moore wrote.

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How one woman taunting a homeless McDonald’s employee turned his life around

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A woman in Fayette County, Georgia recently took to Facebook to disparage a McDonald's worker who was sleeping in the restaurant. "I go and tell an employee there is someone is asleep in their booth and her response was 'oh yeah, we know hee hee, it's ok' and I said 'not really but whatever,'" she wrote.

It turned out the sleeping employee, Simon Childs, is a 21-year-old homeless father who had recently lost his mother and was trying to catch some rest between multiple shifts at the restaurant.

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