Funerals and memorial services

Visitors gather on the beach Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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May 24, 2020 - 8:26 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly...
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In this Friday, May 22, 2020, photo Florence Hopp, left, holds a photograph of herself and her husband Robert Hopp during a cruise in 2017, as her son J.J. Brania-Hopp holds the American flag the military presented to them after his father's death at their home in Boonton, N.J. Hopp was one of at least 79 residents of a veterans home in Paramus, New Jersey, to die from COVID-19, making the state-run facility one of the nation’s worst hot spots for the virus. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 24, 2020 - 5:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — One was a 94-year-old veteran of World War II who was the first of his 11 brothers to enlist in the military. One was a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg overseas and was always touched when people thanked him for his service. Another was drafted into the military at 18 and was...
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Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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May 23, 2020 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million. In California...
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Beachgoers relax on the shore at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Mass., Friday, May 22, 2020. Beaches in Gloucester reopened with restrictions on Friday after being closed two months ago due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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May 22, 2020 - 10:06 pm
Millions of Americans are getting ready to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and venture outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family outings, raising concern among public health officials that large gatherings could cause outbreaks to come roaring back. Medical...
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A San Diego police official passes on motorcycle as two women drink at an beachfront restaurant Friday, May 22, 2020, in San Diego. Millions of Californians are heading into the Memorial Day weekend with both excitement and anxiety after restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus were eased across much of the state. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 22, 2020 - 7:45 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — George Cruz relaxed at an outdoor beach restaurant as a waitress wearing a face covering rushed by, carrying a tray with a Pina Colada in a pineapple-shaped cup. An employee in a face covering stood nearby with cleaning supplies in his gloved hand, ready to sanitize any empty...
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FILE - This May 26, 2019, file photo shows Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrating after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. The Indy 500 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23, 2020, and won't be run on Memorial Day weekend as scheduled for the first time since its return in 1946. Pagenaud passed Alexander Rossi on the penultimate lap to win last May. That gave Roger Penske his 18th win at Indy on the 50th anniversary of his arrival at the Brickyard and before he became the series and track owner. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 22, 2020 - 5:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud knows what he should be doing right now. Friday's plan was to climb into the No. 22 Chevrolet for one final test session, mingle with fans and plot race strategy. On Sunday, he'd chase a second straight Indianapolis 500 victory. Instead, he is spending the...
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FILE - This July 6, 2016, file photo shows pedestrians walking in front of The Stud bar in San Francisco. The Stud, one of the nation's most celebrated gay bars, is being forced from its home amid the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 21, 2020 - 7:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the nation’s most celebrated gay bars is being forced from its home amid the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The Stud is the longest continually running gay bar in San Francisco and known throughout the country as one of the bohemian, gender-bending,...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 20, 2020 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans may be staying in this Memorial Day weekend, but President Donald Trump is hitting the road, set to visit Baltimore’s Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The White House says the president and first lady will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at...
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This undated photo provided by the family in May 2020 shows Joseph Policelli at the piano with his niece Stephanie Mayne. At funerals, he made the organ moan, and at weddings, it thundered in joy. On Christmas, bells twinkled; on Easter, trumpets blasted. He delivered victorious graduation marches and bellowing birthday celebrations, blaring the pipes and vibrating the pews every Sunday in between. He was unassuming, egoless and largely anonymous, but in the lives of generations of Catholics in communities around Massachusetts, Policelli played the soundtrack. He died from COVID-19 on April 27, 2020 at 71. (Family photo via AP)
May 18, 2020 - 12:28 pm
At funerals, he made the organ moan, and at weddings, it thundered in joy. On Christmas, bells twinkled; on Easter, trumpets blasted. He delivered victorious graduation marches and bellowing birthday celebrations, blaring the pipes and vibrating the pews every Sunday in between. He was unassuming,...
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May 17, 2020 - 2:12 pm
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — Thirteen people were shot Saturday night as a large group gathered in a Louisiana city for an impromptu memorial service for a man whose body was found earlier this month, authorities said. No one was killed, but one person was in critical condition after the 9:15 p.m. shooting...
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