Los Angeles braces for 4th of July

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This is not going to be a typical 4th of July holiday in the United States. The long weekend is traditionally celebrated with barbecue celebrations and fireworks displays. But many states are cutting down on this year’s activities in light of the recent surges in COVID-19 cases across the country. Among them, California has recorded some of its highest numbers over the last week, and officials warn that this holiday could be a major test in the state’s fight against the virus.