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A fifth woman has come onward to accuse Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate prospect in Alabama, of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. Mr. Moore possesses doubled down on promises of a Democratic conspiracy, while Mitch McConnell, the Senate bulk leader, has said, “I believe the women.”

And we appearance at how YouTube is being used to video game the news.

On today’s episode:

• Sheryl Gay Stolberg, the domestic affairs correspondent for The New York Occasions, on Mr. Moore’s marketing campaign.

• Kevin Roose, who writes about technology, on YouTube shock jocks.

Background reading:

• Senator Mitch McConnell called on Roy Moore – the Alabama Senate prospect who faces allegations of sexual misconduct – to quit the race on a single day that a fresh accuser stated Mr. Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16. Go through her full statement here.

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• Mr. McConnell possesses historically displayed little tolerance for sex scandals that he fears could tarnish the picture of his Republican Party.

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