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By Beatriz Valenzuela|

Man falls off crane, dies at Port of LA after chase in SUV reportedly stolen from San Bernardino dealer

A man who climbed a huge gantry crane at the Port of Los Angeles after he jumped from a stolen SUV at the end of a lengthy police chase fell to his death late Wednesday.  After an hours-long standoff, TV news reports showed the man had fall...

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