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Education Department investigates USC in gynecologist scandal

LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that it has launched an investigation into how the University of Southern California handled misconduct complaints against a campus gynecologist, the latest fallout in a scandal that has prompted the resignation of USC's president, two law enforcement investigations and dozens of lawsuits.

In revealing the inquiry by the department's Office of Civil Rights, officials rebuked USC for what they alleged was improper withholding of information about Dr. George Tyndall during a previous federal investigation.

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