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Trial of US Sen. Bob Menendez enters third day

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Testimony resumes in the third day of the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.  The New Jersey Democrat arrived at the federal courthouse in Newark on Monday along with fellow defendant Salomon Melgen.

Menendez is charged with accepting gifts and campaign donations from the Florida ophthalmologist over several years in exchange for pressuring government officials to help with Melgen's Medicare dispute, his company's port security contract in the Dominican Republic and the visas.

Both defendants have pleaded not guilty.  Melgen's sentencing following his conviction in a separate Medicare fraud case has been delayed until after his trial with Menendez.