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    Trump Goes to War Against Lockdowns

    As Americans fret over spending Memorial Day weekend in isolation, states continuing to restrict large gatherings are coming under attack. On Friday, that escalated with a warning from President Donald Trump that "heavy-handed" shelter-in-place orders, like the one in Los Angeles, could be challenged as illegal. But that stance, including a demand that churches be allowed to open, has been interpreted as a response to Trump's weakening poll numbers — even among core supporters like white evangelical Christians. And they're also questioned by those looking at new research showing continued epidemic-level coronavirus spread in 24 states.

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