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Coronavirus live updates: Trump says he won't 'close the country' if there's a new wave; Alaska reopens; Memorial Day travel will be 'weak'

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Memorial Day travel projections are 'weak.' Trump skipped a mask in Michigan. Florida to host huge youth baseball tourney. Friday's coronavirus news.
 
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News video: Memorial Day Travel down due to pandemic

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This year, Memorial Day weekend travel is expected to be one of the slowest ever recorded. ABC's Adrienne Bankert reports.

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Coronavirus live updates: Trump says he won't 'close the country' if there's a new wave; Alaska reopens; Memorial Day travel will be 'weak'

Memorial Day travel projections are 'weak.' Trump skipped a mask in Michigan. Florida to host huge youth baseball tourney. Friday's coronavirus news.  
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