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U.S. marks hushed Memorial Day holiday as virus deaths near 100,000

Reuters Monday, 25 May 2020
Americans paid a mostly low-key tribute to those who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces on Monday, with many Memorial Day events canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak that has killed nearly 100,000 people in the United States alone.
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