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19 Kids and Counting Hoax: ’20 Kids And Canceled – Michelle Duggar Gave Birth To Mixed-Race Child in 1986′

Michelle (L) and Jim Bob Duggar of TV show '19 Kids and Counting' speak at the Values Voter Summit on Sept. 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Michelle (L) and Jim Bob Duggar of TV show '19 Kids and Counting' speak at the Values Voter Summit on Sept. 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

An article saying the Duggars’ 19 Kids and Counting on TLC has been canceled is fake. It was posted on The National Report, a satire...

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Marty Mornhinweg Video: Jets Offensive Coordinator Calls Timeout on Touchdown

Marty Mornhinweg, the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets, appeared to call timeout during a touchdown play. QB Geno Smith tossed what appeared to be a game-tying TD in the fourth quarter against the Packers when Mornhinweg called timeout …... Read More


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  • In this file photo, a high school student at the U.S. prep school Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., poses for a photo outside the Campus Center on the Brown University Campus in Providence, RI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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