☀ July 21: COVID-19 concerns ahead of Olympics and masks debated again

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A German athlete, wearing face mask, walks past the Olympic rings display on their arrival at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Thursday, July 1, 2021. The pressure of hosting an Olympics during a still-active pandemic is beginning to show in Japan. The games begin July 23, with organizers determined they will go on, even with a reduced number of spectators or possibly none at all.(Kyodo News via AP)

Good morning! It’s Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣🎖 Japanese PM says world should see safe Olympics staged


2️⃣🧫 CDC reports increase in COVID-19 cases, sparking mask debates


3️⃣🏠 Housing market frenzy may have peaked: Sales see record late-spring drop


4️⃣🔥 Couple charged in California fire sparked by gender reveal


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Yosemite ranger shares sad encounter with bear whose cub was killed by speeding vehicle

 In an effort to get drivers to slow down in Yosemite National Park, a park ranger recounted a heartbreaking story in a now-viral Facebook post of finding a dead baby bear after the cub had been hit by a speeding vehicle.

This photo of the dead bear cub and her mother was released by Yosemite National Park.

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