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Public holiday in the United States

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Labor Day: Public holiday in the United States
Labor Day in the United States of America is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the power of collective action by laborers, who are essential for the workings of society. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. It is recognized as a federal holiday.

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Police in the Chilean capital Santiago detained more than 50 protesters on Friday, saying they had violated rules intended to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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In California: Dual-language programs grow in a state hungry for them

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Ohio teens charged with murder of photographer after pushing log off cliff

Two teenage boys will now be tried as adults after being charged with the murder of a photographer in Ohio. Victoria Schafer died instantly on Labor Day when she was hit by a 74-pound log at a park...
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Teens tried as adults after 6-foot log pushed off a cliff, killing woman at Ohio state park

Victoria Schafer was killed near Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills State Park on Labor Day. Both suspects are being held at $100,000 bond.
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Calendar: Week of September 2

From Labor Day to the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.
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Nature: Beavers

On this Sunday before Labor Day we take you to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, where beavers are as busy as, well, beavers. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.
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California boat company Truth Aquatics indefinitely suspends tours following deadly Labor Day fire

The California diving boat company facing an investigation for a deadly boat fire announced a voluntary indefinite suspension of all tours on Tuesday.
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Owners of dive boat that sank off California coast, killing 34, suspend operations

The owners of a dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast on Labor Day, killing 34 people, said on Tuesday they had suspended operations indefinitely during an investigation of one..
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Crew of California dive boat was sleeping when fire broke out: NTSB

All six crew members on a California dive boat that erupted in flames on Labor Day, killing 34 people, were sleeping when the fire broke out, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.
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U.S. Coast Guard issues lithium battery warning following California boat fire

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety bulletin following the Labor Day fire on a California dive boat that killed 34 people, focusing on emergency escape routes, crew training and the charging of..
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FBI seeks video, pictures as it investigates California dive boat fire

The FBI on Tuesday asked the public for video or photos of the Labor Day fire aboard a California dive boat that killed 34 people, saying it was seeking the images as part of its investigation into one..
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Criminal investigation launched into deadly California boat fire

A criminal investigation is underway into the dive boat fire that killed 34 people while anchored near Santa Cruz Island on Labor Day.
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Federal agencies serve search warrants at Truth Aquatics, owner of California boat in Labor Day fire

Federal agencies on Sunday served search warrants at the company that owned the Conception boat following a Labor Day fire that left 34 people dead.
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Two men accuse Alaska Airlines employee of racial profiling after Newark Airport evacuation

An alarm set off at Newark Liberty Airport on Labor Day sparked panic, and the two men who were questioned say they were racially profiled.
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Dorian shows us how much we still have left to learn about hurricanes: Today's talker

Dorian will likely not repeat history after all and mimic the path of the first Category 5 storm to hit the US, a Labor Day weekend tempest in 1935.
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Overloaded Fishing Boat Capsizes in Indiana, Leaving 4 Dead and 1 Missing

A family was celebrating Labor Day on the White River near Martinsville, Ind., when several family members were thrown into the water.
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7 fatally shot, 34 wounded in Chicago during Labor Day weekend gun violence

Gun violence over the Labor Day weekend has left seven people dead and another 34 wounded in Chicago.
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"Destructive devices" found near Labor Day parade route in N.J.

Thomas Kaiser, 55, was arrested and charged with possession of a destructive device for an unlawful purpose
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Police cancel Labor Day parade in New Jersey over security concern

A South Plainfield, New Jersey, man was arrested and charged with possession of a destructive device for an unlawful purpose after authorities canceled Monday's Labor Day Parade and other related..
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Labor Day parade canceled after explosive devices found; New Jersey governor was to attend

The South Plainfield, New Jersey Labor Day parade was canceled after a man was charged with possessing explosive devices.
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The best Labor Day deals and sales of 2019

This Monday is the best time to buy mattresses, appliances, and just about everything else.
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2020 Democrats Fan Out Across Iowa and New Hampshire on Labor Day

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren were among those courting voters at picnic lunches, ice cream socials and town hall meetings.
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Trump travels to Trump National Golf Course as Hurricane Dorian crawls toward US

President Donald Trump spent his Labor Day morning at the Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Va., as Hurricane Dorian continued its slow crawl toward the United States.
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On Labor Day, Trump slams top union leader and NAFTA

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka has repeatedly expressed doubt about Trump's trade deal to replace NAFTA
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Labor Day celebrates workers, but not everyone's winning

Although unemployment is at a half-century low, the U.S. economy isn't rewarding all workers
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Labor Day: Employers, businesses can benefit by hiring those with intellectual disabilities

Creating neurodiversity in the workplace is a smart move for any employer. Individuals with intellectual disabilities have a lot to offer.
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Hurricane Dorian, college football, Labor Day: 5 things you need to know Monday

Dorian heads toward the East Coast, college football and the US Open continue, and it's Labor Day. Everything you need to know to start your Monday.
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These Are the Best Labor Day Deals We’ve Found So Far

Labor Day means summer is almost over, so sad! But we have something that will definitely cheer you up, Labor Day deals! Buzz60's Susana Victoria Perez has more.
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Labor Day flight cancellations: 600 and counting as Hurricane Dorian approaches East Coast

Travelers will find the most cancellations on flights to and from Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida.
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23 retailers having huge Labor Day weekend sales on clothes, shoes, and more

Labor Day weekend is a fantastic time to save big at all your favorite fashion and beauty retailers, like Ulta, Bloomingdales, and more.
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Labor Day 2019: A closeup look at the U.S. work force as holiday arrives

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The best Labor Day weekend sales on home decor, furniture, and more

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Expert predicts 25% of colleges will close in the next 20 years

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Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian: "Time is running out"

"Labor Day weekend is usually a big, busy weekend for Florida beach businesses. But stores are now boarding up in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to hit the state as a Category 4..
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Labor Day: Celebrate the tired eyes, exacting standards and even craftsmanship of laborers

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Slowing and strengthening, Hurricane Dorian worries Florida

Hurricane Dorian churned toward Florida with more powerful winds and drenching rains on Friday, wreaking havoc on people's Labor Day weekend plans in one of America's biggest vacation destinations.
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Airlines canceling flights ahead of Dorian

Hurricane Dorian could hit Florida on Labor Day. Major airlines are cancelling flights ahead of the busy holiday travel weekend. Mark Strassmann reports.
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Hurricanes have been an unwanted Labor Day visitor to Florida for decades

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Hurricane Dorian travel guide: What to know if you're flying or cruising Labor Day weekend

With Hurricane Dorian expected to make landfall Monday, airlines are waiving change fees and cruise lines are moving ships out of its path.
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These are the best and worst times to travel during Labor Day Weekend

The excitement of going away for Labor Day Weekend can quickly be shattered by terrible traffic or a packed airport. If you want to avoid these two listen up, these are the best and worst times to..
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“You need to overprepare”: Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal shares tips for surviving a hurricane

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Most major retailers and restaurant chains are open Monday, though some will have special holiday hours. Many pharmacies will be closed.
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Labor Day gas prices: Here's what it really costs to fill up in your state

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Florida residents packed sandbags on Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. (Aug. 29)  
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