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WATCH: The history of Labor Day

While you take your three day weekend, remember those who struggled to get Friday and Saturday off.

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Quinn v Rauner on Minimum Wage

Both candidates for governor say they support raising the state’s minimum wage—but under different circumstances

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Durbin Says President Should Take Unilateral Action on Immigration Reform

Durbin is encouraging the president to unilaterally deal with issues surrounding the unaccompanied children coming to the U.S. border

An Indian school boy eats a midday meal provided free at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. India has offered free midday school meals since the 1960s in an effort to persuade poor parents to send their children to school, a program that reaches some 120 million children. The country now plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.

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Rice replaces ice in India bucket challenge

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice to help the country's hungry people.

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46.

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Charges dropped against Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s suspected drug dealer

Drug-selling charges against a friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman have been dropped after officers neglected to read the suspect his Miranda rights.

"Ponyo" director Hayao Miyazaki poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

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Hayao Miyazaki, Harry Belafonte among winners of honorary Oscars

The Academy announces the recipients of this year's Governors Awards. See who made the list!

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the film, “Iron Man.”** NO SALES **

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Robert Downey, Jr. calls ‘Guardians’ the best Marvel movie ever

Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. flies past his own ego with claims that this summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the Marvel movie to beat.

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From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

Invite the whole neighborhood to your cookout, because you're going to have plenty of beer.

Six-year-old Shaun the merino sheep may be the world's woolliest sheep. He had likely never been shorn in his life, but was due to have a date with the clippers in the next few days, farmers said.

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Australian farmers could have world’s woolliest sheep

Shaun the sheep was found wandering the Australian countryside with what is estimated to be a 55 lb coat.

Tony Stewart smiles as he speaks with his crew before the start of the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 27, 2012.

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Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing after fatal accident

Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track earlier this month.

Europe's Paul McGinley of Ireland watches his shot on the third hole during the second day of foursomes competition against Asia at the Royal Trophy golf tournament in Chonburi province, near Bangkok, January 10, 2009.

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Mismatch fears over Paul McGinley dispelled

Four-times European Tour winner Paul McGinley won the Ryder Cup in 2002 but Phillip Price says next month's matches at Gleneagles could end up defining his career.

Aug 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Catherine Bellis (USA) hits to Zarina Diyas (KAZ) on day four of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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Dream run over for Catherine Bellis as big guns advance

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to 15-year-old Catherine Bellis, who hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again.

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WATCH: Johnny JamBoogie

If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

Reese Witherspoon stars in a scene from "Legally Blonde."

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Reese Witherspoon goes ‘Legally Blonde’ for cancer-stricken fan

Reese Witherspoon played dress-up for a four year old who is obsessed by her alter ego Elle Woods from her 2001 hit "Legally Blonde."

A flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is seen at the top of damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014.

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Separatists say will allow ‘trapped’ Ukrainian forces to withdraw

Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

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Power cords, children’s furniture among this week’s recalls

HP is recalling 6 million power cords for overheating and the deaths of two children have prompted the recall of bean bag chairs.

Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Arizona near the Nevada border, on August 25, 2014, in this still image taken from video courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

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No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting

No criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi.

A Massachusetts Air National Guard aircraft maintainer walks past an F-15C fighter aircraft at Barnes Air National Guard Base, in Westfield, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia.

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Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter plane found dead in Virginia

The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday.

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Skip the beach, head to the car dealership

Experts say this Labor Day weekend might be one of the best times to buy a car all year.

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Daughter reveals Joan Rivers is still on life support

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

Comedian Joan Rivers remains on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest.

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Paul McCartney urges Scots to shun independence

Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band during the "Out There" Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.

Paul McCartney has signed an open letter to Scottish voters urging them to choose 'No' in a crucial poll over plans for the nation to break away from the rest of the U.K.

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Angelina Jolie debuts wedding dress featuring kids’ artwork

The cover of People magazine, dated 15th September, 2014, featuring the wedding of Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie has debuted photos of her surprise nuptials to Brad Pitt, revealing she wore a designer wedding gown featuring artwork by their six children.