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Patrick Harran, a chemistry professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, is facing prosecution over the death of his research assistant, Sheharbano Sangji, in a lab fire, the Associated Press reports. Harran is facing three counts of felony workplace safety violations in Sangji's death. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to four and a half years in prison.

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