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Indiana pastor paid a woman $10 and two pills in exchange for sex

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A former pastor in Indiana pleaded guilty to drug and sex charges, the South Bend Tribune reported Wednesday.

James Irwin, 68, pleaded guilty to felony charge of dealing in a controlled substance and misdemeanor charge of patronizing a prostitute.

Irwin, the former director of the Care and Share Ministries in Plymouth and a local pastor at a local pastor at a Methodist church, allegedly gave a woman $10 and two pills as payment for a future sexual act to be rendered when his wife was out of town.

Irwin also allegedly gave another woman $50 to buy drugs and then offered an additional $10 for sexual favors, ABC 57 reported.

“I would never have imagined that it would have and definitely not in conjunction with the church in my community,” a neighbor of the church said when Irwin was arrested in August. “People should not use that type of position to garner trust from the community and then turn and do something like that person has done. That’s very unsettling.”

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Will Hurd becomes first GOP lawmaker to condemn Trump’s ‘racist and xenophobic’ attacks on Dems

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) on Monday became the first Republican lawmaker to unequivocally condemn President Donald Trump's racist attacks against four Democratic lawmakers.

When asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour about Trump's weekend tweets, in which he told Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to “go back” to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens, Hurd did not hold back on repudiating the president's statements.

"Those tweets are racist, and xenophobic," he said. "They’re also inaccurate. The four women he’s referring to are actually citizens of the United States."

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Opponents of Fox News’ racism are ignoring the most important target: columnist

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Over the weekend, Fox News host Tucker Carlson went on a rant against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (R-MN), claiming that she poses a danger to America and is the reason U.S. immigration laws should be changed.

Writing in The Intercept, columnist Peter Maas points out that while it's important to call out Carlson's racism, journalists shouldn't lose sight of the fact that the real culprits are the Murdoch family, which funds the xenophobia and racism of Fox News.

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Trump says his racist attacks were ‘not at all’ racist as Pelosi preps resolution condemning him

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President Donald Trump on Monday said his racist attacks on four Democratic lawmakers were "not at all" racist, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced a congressional resolution to condemn him for his "disgusting" smears.

While taking questions from reporters, the president was asked if he believed his attacks on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) -- whom Trump told to "go back" to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens -- were racist.

"Not at all," the president replied.

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