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WASHINGTON - For the past 18 years, there is one question that has rarely strayed for long from the minds of a majority of people living in the United States: Are we safe?

It is a question that was etched into the American psyche following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists flew two planes into New York’s World Trade Center and another into the Pentagon, while a fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

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The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline, Sept. 10, 2019, in New York. Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks against the United States of Sept. 11, 2001.

Dozens of state attorneys general are set to formally launch separate antitrust probes starting next week into Facebook and Alphabet's Google unit, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter.

The Google probe is expected to be announced Monday at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the Journal.

The investigation, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with a bipartisan group of about three dozen state attorneys general, will examine Google's impact on digital advertising markets, focusing on potentially harmful information provided to consumers and ad choices.

Read Full at Fox Business

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Why do Americans celebrate Labor Day?

Labor Day is a national holiday, created to honor U.S. workers and their contribution to the economy. Many Americans use the day to celebrate the end of summer and would be surprised to know the day has its roots in the labor movement of the late 1800s.

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A worker pulls a rope atop the dome of the Jefferson Memorial which is undergoing a 15-month restoration project in Washington, Aug, 26, 2019.

SANTA TERESA, NEW MEXICO - Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico forged ahead Friday with construction of taller border fencing funded through a national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump.

The work on his hallmark campaign promise involves mostly replacement fencing along a 46-mile stretch of desert west of Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and on 2 miles of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona. 

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Workers break ground on new border wall construction about 20 miles west of Santa Teresa, New Mexico, Aug. 23, 2019.

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA - In late August 1619, an English pirate ship named the White Lion sailed into the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and anchored at Point Comfort. It deposited, according to handwritten records, “20 and odd” Africans seized from a Portuguese slave ship headed to what is now Mexico. 

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A statue of warrior queen Njinga Mbande stands outside Angola’s National Museum of Military History in Luanda. (B. Ayoub/VOA) 

A California man accused of building a business empire by exploiting a controversial government-sponsored visa program for wealthy foreigners was arrested on Tuesday on charges of defrauding Chinese and other foreign investors seeking residency in the United States.

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FILE - New citizens stand during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony in Manhattan, New York, April 10, 2017. Three men were accused Tuesday of abusing a U.S. visa program and making false statements to the USCIS.

WHITE HOUSE — The Trump administration announced a new policy Monday that would impede immigrants already in the United States from obtaining permanent residency or citizenship if they use public benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps or housing assistance.

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FILE - Children of mainly Latino immigrant parents hold signs in support of them and those individuals picked up during an immigration raid, during a protest march to the Madison County Courthouse in Canton, Miss., Aug. 11, 2019.

Police officials in El Paso, Texas, say they are investigating as a possible hate crime the mass shooting Saturday at a Walmart that ended with at least 20 people killed and 26 wounded.

Police chief Greg Allen said the police have an online posting reportedly written by the 21-year-old white male suspect now in custody, that indicates the shooting spree was intended to target Hispanics.

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Mourners take part in a vigil at El Paso High School after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 3, 2019.

Residents signing up for food stamps in Minnesota are provided a brochure about domestic violence, but it doesn't matter if they read it. The fact it was made available could allow them to qualify for government food aid if their earnings or savings exceed federal limits. 

As odd as that might sound, it's not unusual.

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People choose items at the World Harvest Food Bank in Los Angeles, July 24, 2019. A proposed rule change by the Trump administration could eliminate food stamps for more than 3 million recipients.

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - Celebrations are in full swing across the country for the 50th anniversary of humanity's first footsteps on another world.

Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Armstrong was the first one out, proclaiming: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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Guests pass by an exhibit under the nose of a Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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