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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.

Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will dedicate half of a $100 million fund it created to address two crashes of its 737 MAX planes to financial relief for the families of those killed, with compensation expert Ken Feinberg hired by the world's largest plane maker to oversee the distribution.

The announcement of Feinberg's hiring came minutes before the start of a U.S. House of Representatives hearing that featured dramatic testimony by Paul Njoroge, a father who lost three children, his wife and mother-in-law in a 737 MAX Ethiopian Air crash in March.

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People who lost loved ones in Lion Air flight JT610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashes attend a House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee hearing on the Boeing 737 MAX, Capitol Hill, Washington, June 19, 2019.

Lisa Bryant contributed to this report from Paris.

The heavily favored United States team defeated Netherlands 2-0 in the women's World Cup soccer final in Lyon, France, on Sunday to secure its fourth title and win back-to-back tournaments for the first time.

The Americans defeated four other European teams -- Sweden, Spain, France and England -- on their way to the final, and dominated Sunday in defeating the reigning European champion Dutch.

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US team celebrates with trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, July 7, 2019.