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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dies at 47

This April 13, 2012 photo shows Rodney King posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. 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.