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Robert Rizzo's 12-year prison sentence closes the books on a sweeping public corruption case that made the Southeast L.A. city synonymous with graft. Rizzo was also ordered to pay $8,845,000 in restitution to Bell.
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A screen grab of the exchange goes viral after a ferry carrying 462 people sinks in South Korea. More than 280 are reported missing.

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