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U.S. Spends Labor Day Googling 'Labor Day'

U.S. Spends Labor Day Shopping, Googling "Labor Day"

Ah, Labor Day, that final summer Monday that celebrates the workers' movement, U.S. labor laws, retail sales and, um, barbecues.

As millions of U.S. workers woke up to their holiday from the office today, they apparently turned on their home computers and, stumped about why they were still at home in their jammies, Googled "Labor Day." We're a predictable bunch, aren't we?

Well, since you asked about it, do take a moment and check out these nifty statistics about the current U.S. workforce. And then get going to those Labor Day sales! Only a few hours left, America!

Caroline Wozniacki Out at U.S. Open

Game, set, match for Dane tennis dame Caroline Wozniacki.

The tennis champion and former number one-ranked player in the world was knocked out of the U.S. Open in three sets Saturday night by fiery up-and-comer Camila Giorgi, a former gymnast-turned-tennis pro from Italy.

Giorgi, who is ranked 136 and just qualified for the U.S. Open, basically scored the biggest upset of her career. Speaking of upset, Wozniacki was not pleased.

"Yeah, it wasn't the best year for me at the majors, but there is next year," she said, according to SI.com.

Dunkin' Donuts in Hot Water Over Blackface Ad

This is a palmface situation, Social Climber readers.

Dunkin' Donuts Thailand premiered a new ad for its latest chocolate donut, the "Charcoal Donut," that featured a model with blackface, according to the New York Daily News. The print ad shows a woman smiling in bright pink lipstick and blackface makeup with the words "Break every rule of deliciousness."

The ad sparked a backlash from Human Rights Watch and other critics, who called on Dunkin' to remove it. Maybe just stick with pictures of the donuts next time, DD.

Electric Zoo Dance Fest Turns Deadly

New York's Electric Zoo dance music festival was cancelled Sunday after two concertgoers overdosed and died, likely on the club drug molly (also known as MDMA), according to police.

The promoters of the festival, held on Randall's Island with DJ's spinning from a half-dozen stages, said that they decided to cancel the third day of the festival after New York City authorities recommended it. Four additional people were hospitalized during the festival, police said.

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Kendra Spears Marries Up

It was the wedding of many American girls' dreams: growing up to marry a prince at a castle.

For Kendra Spears, an American supermodel who grew up in Seattle, the dream became reality this weekend. Spears, 24, married Prince Rahim Aga Khan, 41, the son of the Aga Khan, according to the Daily Mail. The Aga Khan is the Imam to Nizari Muslims.

Spears was discovered on MySpace by the Ford modeling agency and quickly rose to fame as a model before being introduced to the prince by Naomi Campbell, according to the Daily Mail. The pair married at Bellerive Castle in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday, according to the report.

Beetle Bailey Creator Turns 90

For 60 years, Beetle Bailey has lazed his way around Army Camp Swampy, the fictional cartoon military based created by Mort Walker and the setting for thousands of Walker's comic strips over the past six decades.

Beetle Bailey never does much, but Walker has been scribbling cartoons for the better part of a century. As he nears his 90th birthday tomorrow, real-life Army generals and other fans have been sending Walker good wishes, according to the Associated Press. Among those who sent their good wishes were Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Dolly Parton, and Prince Albert II of Monaco .

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