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Memorial Day

Federal holiday in the United States

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Memorial Day: Federal holiday in the United States
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have 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.


Beachgoers seek relief as heat wave bakes California [Video]

Beachgoers seek relief as heat wave bakes California

A dangerous heat wave was baking swaths of the western United States through the weekend, and many locations in California registered record-high temperatures on Sunday. Libby Hogan reports.

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Doctors warn people to stay vigilant as people travel for Labor Day Weekend [Video]

Doctors warn people to stay vigilant as people travel for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is here and health officials are hoping to avoid the surge in COVID-19 cases that we saw following Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

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