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Officials urged social distancing Saturday as Americans looked to open the summer season with a Memorial Day weekend spent outside. Some beaches, boardwalks and other attractions drew thick crowds of people, many without masks, as coronavirus-related deaths in the United States neared 100,000.

Amid these attempts to resume normal activities, President Trump went golfing at his privately owned course in Sterling, Va., a day after Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, said the District and its suburbs have the highest rate of positive coronavirus tests in the country. It was the first time Trump has golfed at one of his properties since the covid-19 crisis intensified in early March.

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