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Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan is a Los Angeles Times politics writer. Since joining The Times in 2000, he has covered elections for mayor, governor and president, most recently the Donald Trump campaign. In 2011, Finnegan and fellow Times reporter Gale Holland won the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for articles on rampant waste in the $6-billion rebuilding of Los Angeles community colleges. A Los Angeles native, Finnegan started newspaper work at the Hudson Dispatch in New Jersey. For seven years, he covered city and state politics at the New York Daily News. He plays piano on the side.
Why Trump's Playboy Playmate sex scandal is just another ho-hum day in his presidency

Karen McDougal, Playboy’s 1998 Playmate of the year, says she had sex with Donald Trump in 2006, a few months after his wife Melania gave birth to their son, Barron. Her account of the alleged affair adds to Trump's legal and political woes over his reported pursuit of extramarital sex.

Who they were: The victims of the Parkland school shooting

Read portraits of those killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida on Feb. 14.

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