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It’s going to be a hot Labor Day weekend, with record-breaking highs in the West

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Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but it won't feel like it in the West, where hundreds of heat records are likely to be broken. "Some of these records stand no chance. The heat out West this summer, it...

Affluent White student-athletes are profiting from the labor of their poor Black peers, study says

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A new study of the economics of college sports found that affluent White students are profiting off the labor of poor Black students. The study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published August 31, ana...

Costco drops Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor

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Costco has reportedly stopped purchasing Chaokoh coconut milk after PETA accused its manufacturer, the Thailand-based company Theppadungporn Coconut Co., of using forced monkey labor. PETA investigators from its Asi...

What’s open and closed on Labor Day 2020

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Every year on Labor Day, Americans celebrate the US labor movement, as well as the countless hard workers who built this country and keep it running strong. As of July 2020, there were more than 159 million people i...

A woman who was in labor stopped to vote before going to the hospital

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A Florida woman in labor had one important stop to make before going to the hospital -- she went to vote. A man came into the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office in Orlando on October 27 to request "a vote-...

Kathie Lee Gifford’s son Cody Gifford ties the knot over Labor Day weekend

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Kathie Lee Gifford's son Cody Gifford has married actress Erika Brown. The former morning show host posted about the Labor Day weekend festivities on her Instagram account, writing a sweet caption beside a picture o...

80% of the buildings in an eastern Washington town were destroyed during a Labor Day firestorm

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A small town in eastern Washington is in ruins after a fast-moving wildfire swept through Monday, and teams are still working to account for all residents, county officials said. About 80% of the homes and buildings...

The 37 most absurd lines from Donald Trump’s Labor Day ‘news conference’

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President Donald Trump held a news conference gave a speech on Labor Day, a grievance-and-falsehood-filled address that was more fitting for a campaign rally than the White House. I went through his remarks and pull...

Biden to tap Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tap Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary, two sources familiar with the decision tell CNN. This story is breaking and will be updated.

US bans cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns

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The US has banned imports of cotton products and tomatoes produced in China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Wednesday. The agency said the region-wide ban...

Trump extends immigration restrictions, citing pandemic’s impact on labor market

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President Donald Trump extended certain restrictions on legal immigration and on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States on Thursday, just hours before those restrictions were set to lap...

Hundreds arrested at protests over labor law in Jakarta

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Indonesian police arrested 400 people Thursday at protests in the capital Jakarta against a contentious new jobs-creation law that critics say undermines workers' rights, state news agency Antara reported. At least...

Woman goes into labor and gives birth in the middle of taking the bar exam

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Taking the bar exam is hard enough, but one Illinois woman took it to the next level by having a baby in the middle of the test. Brianna Hill, a recent graduate of the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, kn...

These were the deadliest jobs in the US last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Work-related deaths reached a 12-year high in 2019 at more than 5,300, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A worker died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury in 2019, the BLS reported ...

US restricts palm oil imports from Malaysia over alleged forced labor abuses

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US Customs and Border Protection will block imports of palm oil and palm oil products from Malaysia in the latest move by the agency targeting overseas forced labor practices. The restrictions, which go into effect ...

Biden to introduce commerce and labor secretary nominees Friday

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President-elect Joe Biden on Friday will introduce his nominees for commerce and labor secretary and other members of his economic and jobs team at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, according to his transition team....

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