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Largest North American powwow brings Indigenous dancer competition - YouTube

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On Friday, one of the largest powwow's in North America kicked off with a massive drum circle. Nearly 3,000 dancers representing hundreds of Native peoples competed in the powwow that brings dancers from across Canada and the United States. The dancers twisted their way from the top steps down into the well of University of New Mexico Arena, accompanied by drums and jingling bells. They culminated in a clockwise spiral on the jam-packed arena floor. A founder of Native Pride Arts, Larry Yazzie said that "A lot of these dancers — most of these dancers in fact — train year-round for this first event of the year, of the powwow season."

Indigenous dancers compete at North America's largest powwow 

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Nearly 3,000 indigenous dancers representing hundreds of tribes from across the United States, Canada and other parts of the world kicked off one of North America's most prominent powwows on Friday....

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The Pentagon raised concerns about a series of incidents where it said Russian jet fighters performed "unsafe and unprofessional" maneuvers near U.S. forces.

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U.S. Rejects Iran’s Protest on Asset Ruling 

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The State Department said a Supreme Court ruling allowing use of Iranian assets to compensate victims of terrorist attacks comports with international law.

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North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.





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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday suggested it would be willing to assist in a dispute between Tehran and Washington after Iran requested U.N. help in convincing the United States to stop what the Islamic Republic says are violations of state immunity.
  
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Pyongyang's allegations that American soldiers have been pulling faces at North Korean troops are dismissed by UN officials.

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Norwegian police say they are continuing to search for two missing bodies after an Airbus EC-225 helicopter crashed on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board.





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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday it had sent a fighter plane on Friday to intercept a U.S. aircraft approaching its border over the Baltic Sea because the American plane had turned off its transponder, which is needed for identification.
  

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A bomb attack claimed by so-called Islamic State targets Shia pilgrims in Baghdad, killing at least 21 people, Iraqi police and hospital workers say.

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