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Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design

PANAMA CITY -- Nike said Tuesday it won't release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama objected to one of its traditional designs being used on the sneaker.
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North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech.
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SEAL's lawyer wants prosecutor, judge booted off murder case

SAN DIEGO -- A lawyer for a Navy SEAL accused of murder wants military prosecutors and a judge removed from the case for their roles in snooping on emails sent to the defence team and a journalist in an effort to find the source of news leaks.
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Asian shares edge higher following advance on Wall Street

BANGKOK -- Shares edged in Asia on Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street.
Investors bought technology shares after the U.S. government opted to temporarily ease off on proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies.
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Jakarta governor says 6 dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last month's election, the governor of the Indonesian capital said.
Protests on Tuesday by supporters of Widodo's challenger for the presidency, former general Prabowo Subianto, started peacefully but turned violent in the evening, forcing police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd.
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Growing number of House Democrats seek action against Trump

WASHINGTON -- More Democrats are calling -- and more loudly -- for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.
A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn's empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room on Tuesday, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act.
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Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday.
The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Air China asks Boeing compensation for MAX 8 delays

BEIJING -- Air China Ltd., one of China's three major state-owned airlines, is joining carriers that are asking Boeing Co. for compensation for the grounding of their 737 Max jetliners following two fatal crashes.
An employee of Air China's publicity department said Wednesday the carrier also has asked Boeing for compensation for disruption due to delays in delivery of new aircraft.
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Wild chase of stolen RV ends with injuries in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield.
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North Korea: U.S. should consider consequences of ship seizure

North Korea's UN ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel.
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DJ Khaled on Nipsey Hussle: 'He's like a prophet'

NEW YORK -- During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle's final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about "our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just love," Khaled recalls.
The result of the session is "Higher," the latest single from Khaled's new album "Father of Asahd," released Friday.
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Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats at stake in the midterm elections, official results showed Wednesday, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights violations.
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