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Q&A: Mark Ruffalo on Playing the Lawyer Who Took on DuPont

LOS ANGELES — Mark Ruffalo learned about corporate attorney Rob Bilott, who for 20 years battled DuPont to expose the harmful effects of the chemical PFOA, along with most of the country: In 2016 through an article in The New York Times Magazine. “It’s a ho...
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Regulators to Open Inquiry Into PG&E Outages

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators will vote Wednesday on whether to open an investigation into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state for much of October as strong winds sparked...
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California DMV Revealed Private Information on 3,200 Drivers

SACRAMENTO — California's Department of Motor Vehicles improperly disclosed private information to seven other government agencies on more than 3,000 people involved in some type of investigation as suspects or witnesses, officials said Tuesday. It sent inf...
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Ethics Panel Opens Investigation of Rep. Katie Hill

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday opened an investigation into Rep. Katie Hill after a conservative website published unsubstantiated accusations that she had an improper relationship with a staffer. The bipartisan leadership of the Ethic...
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Diplomats Pushed Ukraine to Investigate, Dangled Trump Visit

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine's newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden's family in return for a high-profile visit with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one diplomat feared was a "crazy" ...