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A federal jury in New York has found that use of the N-word is never appropriate at work, even if it is used between co-workers that are both African-American.

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Jurors awarded Brandi Johnson $250,000 in compensatory damages in a case gaining national attention at a time when n-word use is often debated.

The jury determined the employment agency worker, who is black, was the subject of harassment after her boss, Rob Carmona, subjected her to a racial slur-filled tirade.

Carmona is also African-American. The court convenes again today to determine whether Johnson should be awarded additional punitive damages.

The case hinged on use of a slur with a lengthy history.

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Worst. Burglar. Ever.

But funniest news of Labor Day Weekend!

Lori Hensley tells Fox40 that she and her husband came home from shopping yesterday… only to find a man passed out in the couple's living room chair.

Seeing the criminal was unconscious from having downed "several bottles of tequila," Hensley says she locked the trespasser inside her house and called the police.

Following a standoff with 27-year-old Alejandro Hurtado, who also poured himself a bowl of Trix, cops finally arrested him on charges of breaking and entering and resisting arrest. Learn more in the following report:

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Not all divorces must go the way of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy.

And not all result in one side bitterly paying out a settlement in pennies.

Take the following couple. They're on the verge of a legal split, but that isn't stopping the pair from smiling broadly along each other's side... nor did it prevent the woman from presenting her man with a special divorce cake that apologizes for their marriage not working out.

Now that's being a good sport! Check it out here:

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We have another breastfeeding controversy on our hands.

No, another naked mother isn't practicing Yoga while providing her child with nutrients. Nor has Hollie McNish released a new poem defending the public practice.

But a woman in China has been cited by police after being caught with her nipple out and her 18-month old son's mouth afixed to it... while speeding around town on a moped. Probably not the safest move possible for all involved.

Check out photos from the incident and learn more in this video:

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Did you hear the one about the Polish submarine with a screen door? The solar-powered Polish flashlight?

What about the Polish woman who wants to visit every city in the world and sleep with 100,000 for a total of 20 minutes each? No, really. This one is not a joke.

Meet Ania Lisewska. The 21-year old Warsaw native has reportedly already bedded 258 gentlemen callers from her home nation, but she has her clitoris sights set much higher.

"I want men from Poland, Europe and all around the world. I love sex, fun and men," Lisewska says.

"In Poland the subject of sex is still taboo and anyone who wants to fulfill their sexual fantasies is considered a deviant, a whore or mentally ill."

Somewhere, Farrah Abraham is cheering Ania on. Learn more about the woman's mission now:

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Call her brave, call her stupid... but call her a new record holder.

Diana Nyad because the first person to ever swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage today, arriving on the shore of Key West a bit before 2 p.m. EST.

She took the plunge in Havana, Cuba, 53 hours earlier.

The 64-year-old endurance swimmer first attempted this astonishing aquatic trek in 1978 and three times again in 2011 and 2012 before finally succeeding.

Flanked by boats that supplied her with food and fended off sharks, she swam the entire 110 miles without a protective cage and essentially without stopping.

"I have three messages," a sunburned and swollen-lipped Nyad said.

"One is, we should never, ever give up. Two is, you're never too old to chase your dream. Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it is a team."

Learn more about Nyad's historic feat in the video above and join President Obama ("Congratulations to @DianaNyad. Never give up on your dreams.") in sending a congratulatory message now.

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Go stock up on canned goods, readers. The Apocalypse is nigh.

Women have started to sell their used pregnancy tests on Craiglist, charging around $25 for the peed-on stick and, even more incredibly, actually attracting buyers for some reason we'd rather not contemplate.

Who are these folks ponying up cash for a used pregnancy test?

Women looking to play a prank? To sucker a boyfriend into proposing? Take your best guess now, shake your head over the future of our nation and watch the following video for more:

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Facing pressure from multiple human rights organizations in the United States, Dunkin Donuts has apologized for an ad that ran recently in Thailand and which depicted a woman in blackface.

The spot was never intended for an American audience, but featured a woman in dark makeup promoting a new chocolate-flavored menu item, along with the tagline:

Break every rule of deliciousness.

"We are working with our Thailand franchisee to immediately pull the ad," the company said in a Tweet today. "DD recognizes the insensitivity of this spot."

Watch the commercial below, along with a report that covers a great deal of the U.S. criticism:

"It's both bizarre and racist that Dunkin' Donuts thinks that it must color a woman's skin black and accentuate her lips with bright pink lipstick to sell a chocolate doughnut," said Phil Robertson, the deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch. "Dunkin' Donuts should immediately withdraw this ad, publicly apologize to those it's offended and ensure this never happens again."

Should Dunkin Donuts have apologized for this ad?

 

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The third day of Electric Zoo has been canceled due to a pair of spectator deaths at the New York City music festival.

A statement from loval government cites "serious health risks" and confirms that at least four people became “critically ill” and two died in the first two days of the event, likely as a result of "the drug MDMA (ecstasy, or molly).”

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The victims have been identified a 24-year old from Rochester and a 20-year old from Providence, the former of whom attended the festival with members of his Syracuse University fraternity.

“The founders of Electric Zoo send our deepest condolences to the families of the two people who passed away this weekend,” reads a statement on promoter Made Event’s website. “Because there is nothing more important to us than our patrons, we have decided in consultation with the New York City Parks Department that there will be no show today.”

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Veteran British journalist has passed away at the age of 74, according to the BBC.

Frost died of a suspected heart attack on Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was due to give a speech, his family said.

Frost's career in TV news and entertainment spanned almost half a century.

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Known both for an amiable personality and incisive sit-downs with prominent figures, he won fame around the world for his interviews with Richard Nixon.

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