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How Labor Day Started

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – On the first Monday in September, Labor Day is observed. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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Marsha Blackburn joins Joni Ernst Bill to Ban Federal Funding from Cities, States Who Encourage Anarchy, Refuse to Restore Law and Order

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator Joni Ernst’s (R-Iowa) bill to restrict taxpayer funding from going to cities that allow violent anarchist jurisdictions. The Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act is also supported by Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).

This Fourth of July weekend, gun violence and a spike in shootings besieged cities like New York and Chicago, where calls to defund the police have gained support from local authorities.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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A First in U.S. History

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – America is winning its war on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. President Donald Trump announced another milestone over the weekend: More than 4 million Americans have now been tested.
 
“That’s a record anywhere in the world,” he said. The United States has now conducted more tests than France, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, Austria, Australia, Sweden, and Canada—combined.

President Donald Trump takes questions from the press, (White House)

President Donald Trump takes questions from the press, (White House)

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Turn Off The TV, Get Off The Internet, Read A Book While Self-Isolating During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

The ChristophersNew York, NY – The ratings for TV are soaring and the internet is on the verge of crashing as Americans search for the latest news of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  Many are also turning to books for a respite and an escape to adventure, history, and inspiration.

Some families have created a new highlight of the day by selecting a reading hour, and grandparents listen in at storytelling time on Facetime, Zoom or Skype.

The Christophers, who every year honor outstanding books, suggest several books for adults and young people to add to their reading lists during this National COVID-19 Coronavirus Crisis.

The Christophers, who every year honor outstanding books, suggest several books for adults and young people to add to their reading lists during this National COVID-19 Coronavirus Crisis.

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America Gets Cooking: Food Trends During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Hunter New York, NY – Americans ordered to stay at home during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic are being forced to find new ways to fulfill their daily responsibilities and occupy their free time.

A new study released today offers a glimpse at how the coronavirus crisis is impacting adult American consumers’ food preferences and behaviors, as well as the potential for these new habits to result in lasting change.

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By the Numbers: A Massive Nationwide Response

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – When the world has faced trying times, Americans have never failed to rise to the occasion. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is and will be no exception.
 
U.S. Sparing no expense to win this fight
 
“We have the best doctors, the best military leaders, and the best logistics professionals anywhere in the world,” President Donald Trump said yesterday. “And we’re orchestrating a massive federal response unlike anything our country has ever seen or done.”

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams delivers remarks at a Coronavirus briefing. (White House)

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams delivers remarks at a Coronavirus briefing. (White House)

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Major League Soccer suspends 2020 season for 30 days due to Coronavirus

 

Major League SoccerNew York, NY – Major League Soccer has suspended all games, effective immediately, for 30 days, the league announced Thursday, March 12th, 2020 as it continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).

The MLS announcement comes in the wake of the NBA suspending its season on Wednesday night. Prior to the suspension of the MLS season, two MLS matches scheduled for March 21st had already been postponed in Seattle and San Jose as measures are taken to contain COVID-19, which to date has seen over 1,000 confirmed cases in the United States.

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Major League Baseball to delay Opening Day at least 2 weeks, Spring Training games cancelled

 

Major League BaseballNew York, NY – Major League Baseball has cancelled the remainder of its Spring Training games, also announcing that the start of the 2020 regular season will be delayed by at least two weeks due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was announced following a call with all 30 Clubs and after consultation with the Major League Baseball Players Association. Opening Day was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26th, 2020.

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National Hockey League pauses season due to Coronavirus

 

National Hockey LeagueNew York, NY – National Hockey League (NFL) Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 released the following statement regarding the 2019-20 NHL season:

“In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019-20 season beginning with tonight’s games.

“The NHL has been attempting to follow the mandates of health experts and local authorities, while preparing for any possible developments without taking premature or unnecessary measures.”

NHL hopes to 'resume play as soon as it is appropriate'.

NHL hopes to ‘resume play as soon as it is appropriate’.

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AAA Says 115.6 Million Travelers will Break National and State Holiday Records

 

AAANashville, TN – More Americans than ever on record – 115.6 million – will travel this holiday season, from Saturday, December 21st through Wednesday, January 1st. That is the most in nearly 20 years since AAA began tracking in 2000, and represents an increase of 3.9% over last year, or 4.3 million more people packing up their sleighs for a holiday getaway.

115.6 Million Travelers is an increase of 4.3 million Americans traveling this year. (AAA)

115.6 Million Travelers is an increase of 4.3 million Americans traveling this year. (AAA)

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