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Knockoff News 17

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:

And in a convoluted ethical move, conservative Christians' children are playing with American Girl knockoffs rather than the real dolls:

Mission City's doll brand, called A Life of Faith, looks like an American Girl knockoff, complete with historical theme, steep price ($100) and cultlike membership clubs (another $100). The Faith dolls have two enhancements, however: They can position their hands in a prayer pose, and they come equipped with mini Bibles.

For more background on the playroom politics, read on:

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