NXIVM sex cult leader sentenced to 120 years in prison

Prosecutors said Keith Raniere was a “con man” and “predator” who branded women with his initials.
2:34 | 10/28/20

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We turn now to ABC's Kyra Phillips in D.C. With the latest headlines. Good afternoon, Kyra. Good afternoon, T.J. Good to see you. We begin here today wi the warning in Wisconsin, the governor calling the coronavirus emergency a, quote, urgent crisis now. Cases increasing there in the past week by a staggering 400%. The governor urging residents to stay home except to get groceries and medicines. At least 45 states now reporting a rise in cases. And the new ABC news/washington post showing the surge in covid cases damaging Donald Trump's re-election bid in Wisconsin. Former vice president Biden leading the president, 50-47% in that snapshot of the electorate. Critism of president's handling of the pandemic is growing as those cases climb. That poll showing Biden also leading in Michigan, bolstered by women voters. And you want to be sure to tune in right here, Tuesday night, as those returns start to come in. Hurricane zeta bearing down on already the battered gulf coast, expected to make landfall tonight. That fast-moving storm, the fifth to make landfall in Louisiana this season. The founder of the self-help group nxivm, Keith raniere sentenced to 120 years behind bars. On charges including racketeering, sex trafficking and forced labor.osecutors say that he was a conman and a predator who branded women with his initials. The leader of the so-called sex cult, maintaining his innocence, denied a new trial. And winning it all. The dodgers doing what they haven't been able to do in more than three decades -- winning, yes, winning the world series in six games. Beating the Tampa bay rays, 3-1. Amy, still though, within that fairy-tale ending, Justin turner pulled from the game after testing positive for covid. That virus continuing to demand the spotlight. But hey, I'm going to give equal value here to that win. My California family going crazy this mngng. Ye certainly wish him the best. I got to say that you look a lot better than T.J. For the two of you staying up so what's your secret, Kyra? You know what, I kind of tivoed and watched the highlights in the morning. I know, I cheated. I got to get my beauty sleep. I mean, come on. T.J., you need your beauty sleep. That's reality right there. You need your beauty sleep. Thank you, Kyra.

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