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Headlines: Anaheim Barber Shop Owners Find Stolen Olympic Gold Medal In Street; Over 150 Grand Canyon Visitors Sick From Norovirus Outbreak

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—Maria Carrillo and Noe Hernandez, the owners of Noel Barber Shop in Anaheim, found the stolen Olympic gold medal belonging to volleyball player Jordyn Poulter in a plastic bag outside their store. [ABC]

—49-year-old Juan Cristalinas was shot and killed while attempting to save a 76-year-old woman who was being attacked by four men, during his job as a pizza delivery man. [NBC]

—Researchers have found over 1,000 forms of previously unknown bacteria in melting Tibetan snow and ice samples, causing concerns of new diseases spreading from continued global warming. [Phys.Org]

—Talent agency CAA has closed its deal to purchase rival ICM Partners in a $750 million acquisition. [Deadline]

—An out-of-control driver crashed into a power pole in San Pedro, knocking it over, before running away from police. [KTLA]

—Singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a decades-long sex trafficking scheme including the sexual abuse of several children, by a New York court. [AP]

—A movement in Glassell Park seeks to stop a new restaurant named Dunsmoor from succeeding in the neighborhood, claiming its owners will "cause heightened displacement - and homelessness - unless they are stopped." [Street Watch LA]

—In yet another sign of the pending apocalypse, Taco Bell is making tostadas and Crunch Wrap Supremes out of oversized Cheez-Its. [CNN]

—Sounds like a lot of people are planning to openly carry firearms around here soon. [Alene Tchekmedyian/Twitter]

—A Chula Vista-based teenager is being celebrated for being a beautiful human and returning a lost purse. [SDUT]

—More than 150 Grand Canyon visitors were infected with a Norovirus, and early investigation shows it may have come from rafting. [WP]

—The Supreme Court has restricted the EPA's authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions, with broad implications for fighting global warming. [NPR]

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