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Rodney King poses on April 13, 2012, for a portrait in Los Angeles. The 1992 acquittal of four police officers in the videotaped beating of Mr. King sparked rioting that spread across Los Angeles and into neighboring suburbs. (Associated Press)
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Rodney King poses on April 13, 2012, for a portrait in Los Angeles. The 1992 acquittal of four police officers in the videotaped beating of Mr. King sparked rioting that spread across Los Angeles and into neighboring suburbs. (Associated Press)

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