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Richard Winton

Richard Winton is a crime writer for the Los Angeles Times and part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011. Known as @lacrimes on Twitter, during 20 years at The Times he also has been part of the breaking news staff that won Pulitzers in 1998 and 2004. He won the ASNE Deadline News award in 2006. A native of England, after getting degrees from University of Kent at Canterbury and University of Wisconsin-Madison, he began covering politics but chose a life of crime because it was less dirty.
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In a motion filed Monday, Manhattan prosecutors scoffed at a defense motion to drop all charges against Harvey Weinstein. A judge in New York City is expected to rule on the matter in late December.

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