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Headlines: Fatal Stabbing at Santa Monica Library; Local Soccer Shops Accused of Selling Banned Kangaroo Leather

8:05 AM PDT on August 1, 2022

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—A man was stabbed and killed by another man last night at the Santa Monica Main Library. A suspect is in custody. [SM.Gov]

—A man throwing rocks and furniture onto the street from a balcony barricaded himself and began firing a pistol, starting a standoff with police and causing the Hollywood Farmers Market to be shut down on Sunday morning. [NBC]

—L.A. Angels pitcher Reid Detmers achieved an immaculate inning on Sunday, striking out three batter in nine pitches on Sunday. [ESPN]

—New Dodger James Outman, meanwhile, hit a home run in his first Major League at-bat yesterday against the Rockies. [LAT]

—Facebook is accused of running ads that allegedly promote ethnic violence ahead of elections this month. [Gizmodo]

—How Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele's embrace of Bitcoin led to greater repression. [The Intercept]

—COVID cases are falling in L.A., where a mask mandate was narrowly avoided. [Politico]

—35-year-old Adam Youines of Montebello, allegedly suspected of a carjacking, was shot and killed by police in Pasadena following a pursuit on Saturday. [Patch]

—Exploring the country's handmade Choco Taco scene. [Eater]

—A handful of Southern California soccer shops are being accused of selling shoes made of kangaroo leather, which was banned in California in 1970. [LAT]

—An exhibit on cannabis appears to be popular at the California State Fair. [KCRA3]

—A vast new study using Facebook data shows that friendships between rich and poor families can help reduce poverty. [NYT]

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