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FILE - This June 2, 1994 file photo shows Rodney King speaking at a news conference in Santa Ana, Calif. along with his attorney Milton Grimes, at left. King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, has died, his publicist said Sunday, June 17, 2012. He was 47. (AP Photo/Chris Martinez, file)

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