10 things you need to know today: May 26, 2020

Trump thanks troops for response to pandemic, the WHO pauses hydroxychloroquine study over safety concerns, and more

Trump on Memorial Day
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1. Trump thanks troops helping to fight 'this terrible virus'

President Trump honored members of the armed forces who "are on the front lines of our war against this terrible virus" as he made a Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery and a historic Baltimore fort. "As one nation, we mourn alongside every single family that has lost loved ones, including the families of our great Veterans," Trump said on Monday. Trump also paid homage to all service members who have "fought and died to keep us free." Local authorities across the nation canceled many of the holiday's traditional parades, and moved some events online to avoid risking infections in large crowds as the U.S. coronavirus death toll neared 100,000.

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