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Congress is about to grill Google's CEO. Can Sundar Pichai handle the heat?

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, arrives at the White House for a meeting Dec. 6. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Near the end of a meeting with technology executives at the White House last week, President Donald Trump asked if any of them had ever stepped foot in the Oval Office. In a room that included the leaders of Oracle, Microsoft and IBM, one said he hadn't: Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai.

The moment, recalled by two people familiar with the gathering but not authorized to discuss it on the record, underscores the political challenge now facing the soft-spoken, 46-year-old Pichai, as he prepares to confront fresh questions from Congress about Google's business practices...

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