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Six women told the LA Times that Bocanegra did things like grope them, kiss them, and ask for dates repeatedly. Bocanegra, a 46-year-old Democrat who represents the northeast San Fernando Valley, announced he will resign on September 1, 2018.
The Weinstein Company has taken a huge financial hit since assault and harassment allegations came out against co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Now it’s looking for a buyer, and at least two female-led investor groups are in the running. They both want to use the company’s movie and TV revenue to help victims.
The Federal Communications Commission says it’s planning to do away with net neutrality. Monday, the Justice Department announced that it is suing to stop AT&T’s $85 billion bid to buy Time Warner. Is it because President Trump wants to punish CNN, which is owned by Time Warner?
When it comes to writing, there have been lots of rules -- you probably had to study Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style” at some point. In the world of social media, the internet and emoji, these rules have broken down. Is there one “correct” way to write anymore? We speak with a BuzzFeed editor about the fluidity of language, and get some tips on effective writing in the digital age.
Emmy Favilla is Senior Commerce Editor and former
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