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  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, speaks Feb. 8, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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  • **FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    Calif. Rep. Waters cleared on ethics charges

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  • Ethics office checks lobbying influence

    Acting on a tip, a congressional ethics office wants lobbyists to turn over fundraising information on eight House members, six of them on the Financial Services Committee that worked to overhaul the nation's financial regulations.

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