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Three Ohio pastors accused of luring underage girls into prostitution — and raping them

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A third Ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges after prosecutors said they lured teenagers into prostitution.

The Rev. Cordell Jenkins, 47, the Rev. Anthony Haynes, 38, and the Rev. Kenneth Butler, 37, have been named in an 11-count indictment handed up Tuesday by a federal grand jury, reported the Toledo Blade.

Jenkins and Haynes were indicted in July, and all three pastors have pleaded not guilty.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Haynes began grooming a 14-year-old girl for prostitution in 2014, and investigators said all three men sexually assaulted her — possibly at Greater Life Christian Center.

Haynes allegedly recorded the sex acts on his cell phone and paid the girl “hush money” afterward.

Jenkins is accused of similar crimes with that girl and a second girl.

Butler is accused of sexually exploiting a third girl.

“These three men violated the trust of these children and the communities they purported to serve,” said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman. “We are grateful for the courage of the victims and the dedication of our law enforcement personnel in bringing these men to justice.”

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Louisiana Democrat re-elected governor — despite Trump’s rallies for the Republican candidate

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The Associated Press has called the Lousiana's governor's race for incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards.

Edwards triumphed over Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who called to concede.

The outcome is another major political loss for President Donald Trump, who had held multiple campaign rallies for Rispone.

During his most recent rally, Trump begged the crowd to give him a "big win" in the election.

Eddie Rispone has conceded the #lagov race to Gov. John Bel Edwards, giving the Democrat four more years in ruby red Louisiana despite Trump’s best efforts to flip the seat. Edwards camp says Rispone called minutes ago to concede. #lagov #lalege

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Press secretary says it is ‘dangerous for the country’ to question whether she is putting out honest info

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Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was "dangerous for the country" for anyone to challenge the veracity of her claims.

Grisham made her argument after President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for an unannounced doctor's visit, resulting in a great deal of speculation.

Following the visit, Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" -- a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.

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Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.

"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.

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