Bell's Rizzo sentenced to 12 years in prison

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Rizzo's total compensation as Bell's city manager was roughly $1.5 million — the highest municipal salary in California, and probably the nation.

Obama weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants

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Russia cites economic fallout from Crimea annexation

As Ukraine's efforts to pacify its east falter, Russia blames the turmoil for its reeling markets and record flight of capital.

Monterey Park crash: Fire trucks had lights, sirens on, chief says

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