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Olympics update, coronavirus news & more: What's trending today

Olympics update, coronavirus news & more: What's trending today

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A look at some of the top stories trending online today around the world including that latest from Tokyo as the Olympics prepare to open, coronavirus updates and much more.

Top stories

Toyota Cancels Tokyo Olympics TV Ads, CEO Won’t Attend Opening Ceremony (Hollywood Reporter)

Athletes in surfing, skateboarding, climbing see Olympic inclusion as chance to change perception (USA Today)

Tokyo Olympics: ‘Plague of oysters’ threaten key venue (BBC)

80 large wildfires rage across the West (Axios)

Wind shift carries smoke from wildfires in Canada over Great Lakes (WOIO)

Wildfires rage in Russia’s Siberia, cause airport to close (AP)

Wildfire explodes near Lake Tahoe, forcing hundreds to flee; critically dangerous fire weather expected through Monday (USA Today)

Pollsters: ‘Impossible’ to say why 2020 polls were wrong (Politico)

Jeff Bezos launching to space with Blue Origin, pursuing dream “step by step, ferociously” (CBS News)

Coronavirus news

Member of U.S. women’s gymnastics team tests positive for Covid days before Tokyo Olympics (NBC)

Tennis star Coco Gauff tests positive for COVID-19, won’t play in Tokyo Olympics (ESPN)

Statistics show the risks of not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 (ABC News)

Face Mask Requirements Returning As Covid-19 Coronavirus Cases Rise (Forbes)

Former surgeon general says CDC ‘premature’ to ease mask rules as delta variant spreads (NBC)

People unvaccinated against Covid-19 risk the most serious virus of their lives, expert says (CNN)

Other trending headlines

Israeli Firm’s Spyware Found on Phones Worldwide, Post Says (Bloomberg)

Police looking for car tied to shooting outside Nationals Park (NY Daily News)

Britney Spears Says She Will Not Perform Under Her Father’s Conservatorship (NPR)

American father, son get Japan prison terms for Ghosn escape (AP)

‘Law & Order’ actor Isaiah Stokes indicted for murder (Today)

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