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Memorial Day Honor Flights Canceled Because Of Coronavirus Crisis

Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.

Large Beach Crowds In Florida Turn Out For Holiday Weekend

Many Florida beaches opened this Memorial Day weekend to large crowds, including the beaches in Pensacola, Fla. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson.

Trump’s Border Wall Would Go Through Laredo’s Historic Downtown

An unusual coalition is forming in the Texas city to oppose President Trump’s border wall. The city is standing up to the Justice Department, which is trying to seize hundreds of acres of land there.

Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Jersey Shore’s Summer Season

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Democratic State Sen. Vin Gopal of New Jersey about how his district is coping with coronavirus restrictions. He says the state must reopen responsibly.

6 Pieces Of Advice From A Veteran Contact Tracer And A Newbie

Get friendly with community leaders; be prepared to be judged by others. Disease detectives from California and Liberia share their best insights.

COVID-19 Pandemic Alters How We’re Spending The Holiday Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is typically a time for big social gatherings. But with so many holiday destinations observing social distancing, this year may be unlike any public holiday in recent memory.

Churches Defy State Bans And Gather With Congregations

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Rev. Kris Casey of Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester, Mass., about why some churches are opening their doors despite state directives banning large gatherings.

Pandemic Disrupts Illegal Drug Trade, Upending Both Product And Profits

The pandemic’s disruption of international labor and transportation sectors has made it harder to produce and transport illegal drugs and to send profits back across national borders.

White House Restricts Travel From Brazil, Where Coronavirus Cases Near 350,000

President Trump is barring most non-U.S. citizens who have been in Brazil in the past two weeks, in an effort to curb infections. Brazil has the world’s highest number of cases after the U.S.

Cuomo Says New York Is Now ‘Decidedly In The Reopening Phase’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that campgrounds would be able to open on Memorial Day. He also gave the OK for the state’s professional sports teams to start training camp.

Episcopal Church Bishop On National Memorial Service For COVID-19 Victims

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, about “A Time to Mourn,” the national virtual memorial service to mourn the lives lost to COVID-19.

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