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A federal holiday in the United States

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Memorial Day: A federal holiday in the United States
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.

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Americans Return To Beaches, Boardwalks To Usher In Summer [Video]

Americans Return To Beaches, Boardwalks To Usher In Summer

Honoring the memories of veterans, Americans spent the Memorial Day weekend fishing, sunbathing on beaches, and strolling on boardwalks. However, Reuters reports the occasional person wearing a mask..

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Trump enjoys second day of golf [Video]

Trump enjoys second day of golf

U.S. President Donald Trump played golf for the second time since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, visiting his club in the Washington suburbs on Sunday.

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Americans hit the beach as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000 [Video]

Americans hit the beach as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000

Americans sunbathed on beaches and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus..

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Americans embark on an untraditional Memorial Day weekend [Video]

Americans embark on an untraditional Memorial Day weekend

Some Americans remain cautious while others were eager to get outdoors to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend which marks the unofficial start of summer. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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Firefighters battle massive fire on San Fran’s Pier 45 [Video]

Firefighters battle massive fire on San Fran’s Pier 45

Fire crews battled a massive blaze at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, saving a historic WWII vessel, but not before losing a quarter of Pier 45, local media reported. This report produced by..

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Best Buy Having An Apple Product Sale For Memorial Day [Video]

Best Buy Having An Apple Product Sale For Memorial Day

Best Buy has some rare, valuable deals on a range of products for Memorial Day. Included in those deals are a wide range of Apple products and massive savings. If you're in the market for a new Apple..

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Birx on how to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend [Video]

Birx on how to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, on Friday said she wants people to 'be outside and enjoy' Memorial Day weekend, while also social distancing.

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Now Screening: 'The Lovebirds,' 'Uncut Gems' & 'Homecoming' | THR News [Video]

Now Screening: 'The Lovebirds,' 'Uncut Gems' & 'Homecoming' | THR News

Need some binge-worthy content to fill your Memorial Day Weekend while you're spending more time at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic? We've got you covered. Here's your breakdown of what to watch this..

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7 Ways to Safely Celebrate Memorial Day at Home [Video]

7 Ways to Safely Celebrate Memorial Day at Home

As the United States continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Memorial Day will look different than it has in previous years.

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Is It Safe to Have a Memorial Day Cookout? [Video]

Is It Safe to Have a Memorial Day Cookout?

If you're having a barbecue this Memorial Day, there are certain precautions you should take.

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Memorial Day by the Numbers [Video]

Memorial Day by the Numbers

These stats were provided by WalletHub.

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All 50 U.S. states reopening in varying degrees [Video]

All 50 U.S. states reopening in varying degrees

As of Wednesday, all 50 states were allowing some level re-openings for certain businesses, with some moving before meeting federal guidelines. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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New York Will Open Beaches For Memorial Day Weekend [Video]

New York Will Open Beaches For Memorial Day Weekend

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would reopen beaches for the Memorial Day weekend. He said: “If we don’t open our beaches people will go to New Jersey beaches, I promise you that.”..

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New York Joins Neighbor States Opening Beaches: Memorial Day [Video]

New York Joins Neighbor States Opening Beaches: Memorial Day

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday the state would join New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware in reopening beaches for the Memorial Day weekend, aiming to prevent people from..

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New York, neighbor states to open beaches for Memorial Day -NY's Cuomo [Video]

New York, neighbor states to open beaches for Memorial Day -NY's Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state will join nearby New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware in partially reopening beaches for the Memorial Day weekend - part of a broader loosening of..

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The Dow snaps losing streak; NYSE to re-open [Video]

The Dow snaps losing streak; NYSE to re-open

Stocks ended a volatile session firmly in the green and the iconic New York Stock Exchange announced it plans to reopen immediately after the Memorial Day holiday. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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As Trump Pivots To Reopening US Economy, COVID-19 Task Force Eyes Disbanding [Video]

As Trump Pivots To Reopening US Economy, COVID-19 Task Force Eyes Disbanding

Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday the White House is having conversations about when to wind down its coronavirus task force. Pence said the White House is considering moving the coordination of..

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COVID-19 distancing compels shifts at the beach on crowded U.S. Memorial Day weekend

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Some communities across California are beginning to reopen, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. But with more than 88,000 confirmed cases statewide, some are going against the advice of the governor..
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Calif. beaches brace for Memorial Day weekend

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Bowling alleys among expanded Texas reopenings

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Pandemic moves Memorial Day motorcycle ride online

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President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Fort McHenry in Baltimore for Memorial Day, but the city's mayor does not approve.
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