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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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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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Report: Crew Aboard Dive Boat That Burned, Sank Slept As Fire Broke Out [Video]Report: Crew Aboard Dive Boat That Burned, Sank Slept As Fire Broke Out

A dive boat caught fire and sank off the California coast on Labor Day, killing 34 people. Reuters reports the vessel had no night watchman on duty when the flames erupted. That's according to federal..

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On Labor Day, Trump Lounges At His Golf Course As Dorian Threatens Millions [Video]On Labor Day, Trump Lounges At His Golf Course As Dorian Threatens Millions

President Donald Trump spent Monday visiting his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and tweeting political grievances. This, as a massive hurricane prepares to barrel up the East Coast of..

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Odessa mourns victims of shooting spree [Video]Odessa mourns victims of shooting spree

Residents of Odessa, Texas gathered on Sunday (August 1) to remember the seven people killed in a mass shooting that began with a routine traffic stop during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. Rough..

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"We got really lucky today": Witness on TX shooting

A tearful Shauna Sexton says she had her grandson in her car Saturday when the suspect in the Odessa, Texas shooting pointed the gun at her. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Wall Street mixed ahead of holiday weekend [Video]Wall Street mixed ahead of holiday weekend

Wall Street showed mixed results Friday as investors were cautious ahead of a holiday weekend. Fred Katayama reports.

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Florida governor warns on Florida governor warns on "major hurricane" Dorian

Florida governor Ron DeSantis warned Floridians on Friday to prepare for Hurricane Dorian, a "major hurricane" he said could exceed Category 4 strength. Dorian was expected to hit the state over the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Trump Cancels Poland Trip In Light Of Hurricane Hitting Florida [Video]Trump Cancels Poland Trip In Light Of Hurricane Hitting Florida

Florida faces a possible Category 4 storm over Labor Day weekend and President Donald Trump is concerned. According to Reuters, he said Hurricane Dorian’s winds are “unbelievably high.” The storm..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida [Video]Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida

President Donald Trump canceled a visit to Poland as Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to make landfall on the Atlantic coast Monday as a dangerous Category 4 storm. Freddie Joyner..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Kylie Cometics's Labor Day Sale For 2019 [Video]Kylie Cometics's Labor Day Sale For 2019

It's also time to take part in a hell of a lot of beauty shopping, because Labor Day is one of the best weekends for beauty sales in the whole year. Left and right, brands are competing to give us the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Labor Day Sales On Roomba, Deebot, And Shark Robot Vacuums [Video]Labor Day Sales On Roomba, Deebot, And Shark Robot Vacuums

Robot vacuums save time for millions of Americans and might even do a more thorough job than humans. Prices for robot vacs can be prohibitive, but now there is a wide selection of popular models for..

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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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Trump says some Hurricane Dorian victims should not be given refuge in the US because the Bahamas is full of ‘very bad gang members’

trump says some hurricane dorian victims should not be given refuge in the us because the bahamas is full of ‘very bad gang members’
President Donald Trump defended a private ferry company turning away Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian by baselessly claiming some could be gang members or drug dealers. Over Labor Day Weekend,..
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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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Apple and FoxConn Admit to Chinese Labor Law Violation

apple and foxconn admit to chinese labor law violation
Apple and its manufacturing partner FoxConn have admitted to breaking Chinese Labor Law rules pertaining to the world’s largest iPhone factory. Labor Day As reported by Bloomberg, Apple and FoxConn..
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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..
CBS News - Published

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
CBS News - Published

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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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.
CBS News - Published

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 Lehmburg.
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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

Labor Day is a holiday to celebrate the American worker. Here's a look at how the U.S. work force has changed over the decades.
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The best Labor Day weekend sales on home decor, furniture, and more

Labor Day weekend is finally here, and it's a good time to make your home and kitchen even more welcoming than ever.
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Expert predicts 25% of colleges will close in the next 20 years

For millions of students, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer vacation and the start of another school year. But for the first time in 185 years, there will be no fall semester at Green Mountain..
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

Labor Day: Celebrate the tired eyes, exacting standards and even craftsmanship of laborers

This Labor Day, remember that every man-made object was designed and built by someone. Do we ever stop to appreciate that craftsmanship and skill?
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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.
CBS News - Published

Wall Street flattens out into Labor Day weekend

U.S. stocks lost steam in afternoon trading on Friday as investors moved to the sidelines ahead of a long Labor day weekend but the three major indexes were on course to wrap up the week with their..
Reuters - Published

Hurricanes have been an unwanted Labor Day visitor to Florida for decades

Hurricane Dorian's expected arrival in Florida for the Labor Day weekend puts it in some very strong company among hurricanes hitting during the traditional end of summer holiday.  
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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

There will be no rest in Florida this Labor Day weekend as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Dorian could be the strongest storm to hit Florida's east coast since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. An emergency has..
CBS News - Published

Costco is closed for Labor Day, but here are the stores and restaurants staying open

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

The average amount of labor needed to fill up your car is lowest in the Northeast, despite the high average prices there, according to GasBuddy.
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Fla. residents brace for Dorian's arrival

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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Florida's most deadly and destructive hurricanes

With Hurricane Dorian expected to make a direct hit on Florida's east coast over the Labor Day holiday weekend, possibly as a devastating Category 4 storm, the state's governor has declared a state of..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian: What Travelers Need to Know

With the storm predicted to hit Florida’s Atlantic Coast over the busy Labor Day weekend, airlines are waiving fees and cruise lines are changing itineraries.
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The best Labor Day mattress deals you can find this year

Labor Day is the best time to get a good deal on a new mattress from the likes of Casper, Nectar, Sealy, Helix, Tuft & Needle, and more.
USATODAY.com - Published

Most powerful hurricane in US history was a nameless storm that rocked Florida on Labor Day 1935

On Labor Day that year, some 500 people died as the most powerful hurricane ever to make landfall in the U.S. ripped the Upper Florida Keys to shreds.  
USATODAY.com - Published

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