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Collins misses 59 as he takes Barbasol lead

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I gave it a run. "I'm not too disappointed at all about 60". He had an eagle, 10 birdies and a bogey to tie the course record set previous year by Jhonattan Vegas and matched by Chad Collins on Friday. Blair, who began the round at the 10th, eagled the par-five fifth hole and then with light fading he rolled in a 17-foot birdie putt on his last hole to complete a bogey-free round. Read More »

Eighth Person to Meet Trump Jr. Identified As Employee of Russian Company

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The scandal broke July 8 when The New York Times reported that Donald Trump Jr . held a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower on June 9, during the 2016 campaign. As Trump's picture appears, the text reads, "Trump White House Protecting Russia on Sanctions", as the narrator declares, "President Trump refuses to stand up". Read More »

Anti-Russian Sanctions Should Not Affect Cooperation in Space - US Congress Bill

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The bill, which also targets North Korea and Iran, could be voted on by Congress as early as next month before it breaks for August recess, NBC News reported . Congressional aides expect both chambers to pass with a veto-proof majority. The agreement on the sanctions was the result of an often contentious, month-long back-and-forth between the House and Senate after the Senate passed a bill for new sanctions against Russian Federation and Iran 98 to 2 in June. Read More »

Numerous security breaches when officers were killed by two inmates

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Procedure requires officers to carry their weapons on their person and wear ballistic vests during transport. Authorities say Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe overpowered their guards during a prison transfer on June 13 and used the guards' guns to kill them before fleeing in a carjacked vehicle. Read More »

Pakistan rejects USA report on Afghan Taliban

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The Pentagon is withholding $50 million in funding for Pakistan after Defense Secretary James Mattis told Congress he will not certify that the country has done enough to fight the Haqqani Network . With the secretary's decision, there is no additional FY16 CSF available to Pakistan. Pentagon officials were said to be hopeful that Trump's support for military might to achieve US goals, combined with his hands-off management, would help end the Afghan war, the Times reported. Read More »

Spicer Resigns in Response to Newcomer

Before handing the podium over to Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders , Scaramucci blew a kiss to the journalists who spent most of the conference peppering him with questions about his new position. When Trump calls Sean Spicer a wonderful person what he means is that Spicer groveled and threw mountains of praise upon Trump. "I think when it's amusing it's amusing", he said when asked about SNL . Read More »

Palestinian stabs Israeli settlers to death as tensions rise

London [U.K.], July. 22: Three Palestinians have been killed in Jerusalem amid the increasing protests against new Israeli security measures at a highly sensitive holy site. However prominent Israeli politician Tzachi Hanegbi said the devices would remain and said Israel would not surrender to " violence and incitement". Read More »

Don't support ACA repeal

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And they worry the Trump administration won't enforce the individual mandate that requires people to purchase health coverage or pay a penalty. Many with individual coverage are self-employed or don't work in jobs that offer employer-sponsored coverage. Read More »

Crime Rates Rise By 10 Percent Across England And Wales

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The Office for National Statistics said that nearly 5 million crimes were committed across England and Wales during the year to the end of March - up by 10 per cent, or 458,000 offences, on the previous 12 months. The ONS figures relate to police recorded crime whereas the CSEW figures are derived from surveying the general public. Including fraud and computer misuse offences, the number of incidents reported in the CSEW went up to 11m, but there is not yet comparable year-on-year data for ... Read More »

The Royal Family Releases Prince George's Fourth Birthday Portrait

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In a statement the palace said: "The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this lovely picture as they celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received". Princess Charlotte was visiting Germany with her parents when she got a little emotional. Last year, the family shared a photo series of Prince George in his garden and playing with the family's dog, Lupo. Read More »

Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor's death

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The consultation is a formality followed by courts in the cases of capital punishment. The ruling brought to an end the relatively long legal procedure related to the death of Hisham Barakat, Egypt's former public prosecutor who was killed on June 29, 2015, when a vehicle bomb hit his convoy in Cairo. Read More »

Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

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He gave no details, but current contacts are largely limited to security cooperation. The Israel Defense Force also shared a photo of a Facebook post they said Abed wrote before the attack. Three Palestinians were killed and several dozen hospitalized with live or rubber bullet injuries. "I don't think it's really effective anyway", he said of the new security measures. Read More »

Nitish Kumar meets Rahul Gandhi amid tension in Bihar grand alliance

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The two leaders reportedly held discussions on the current political situation in the state. Posters came out today in some places of Patna with photographs of JD (U) spokesmen Sanjay Singh, Ajay Alok, Neeraj Kumar and senior party leader Shyam Rajak alleging them of acting in collusion with Sushil Modi to attack RJD. Read More »

Trump's Legal Spokesman Resigns Amid Reported Shake-Up

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The Post also said that us spy agencies intercepted communications in which Kislyak discussed these conversations with other Russian officials. Sessions and ambassador Sergey Kislyak talked about matters of interest to the Kremlin, including President Donald Trump's stance on Russia-related issues , a former official told the Post . Read More »

Piller halfway to first LPGA Tour win

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It was her five-foot putt that clinched a 31/2-11/2 win for Arizona State over Northwestern in the spring at Rich Harvest Farms in Olympia Fields, Illinois, giving the Sun Devils their record eighth NCAA championship. "The golf course is narrow", Chien said. With the opening round Thursday, Thompson posted a photo of herself in a golfing outfit from yesteryear, joking she would wear it in order to comply with the new dress code. Read More »

Despite His Testimony, Sessions Reportedly Talked Politics With Russia

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During his confirmation hearings , Sessions told the Senate that "I have been called a surrogate [to the Trump campaign] and I did not have communications with the Russians ". However, the source insisted that Trump has not discussed the issue of pardons with his legal team. White House aide Kellyanne Conway says it's only fair to expose any potential conflicts of interest of investigators helping Robert Mueller examine Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible ties ... Read More »

Would Trump self-pardon end Russia investigations?

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Special counsel Robert Mueller sent a document preservation request to the White House, saying the June 2016 meeting that Donald Trump Jr . had at Trump Tower in NY is relevant to his investigation, the source said on Friday. In a wide-ranging discussion at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, Clapper and Brennan said that Trump advisers should have been more wary of meeting with a Russian lawyer and others. Read More »

Texas Legislature Begins Hustling to Revive 'Bathroom Bill'

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Sometimes a photo says more than you think it does. On Monday, Dallas City Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates held a press conference in Austin, with Visit Dallas CEO Phillip Jones , to warn about the amount of tourism and convention business the state will lose if any of these bills are passed. Read More »

Japan, Britain Urge China To Play Key Role In Restraining North Korea

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday his country stands with Japan in efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile development, and called on China to help bring Pyongyang back to negotiations with world powers. In the strategic dialogue, Kishida reiterated Japan's request for Britain to prevent Japanese companies from being negatively affected by its planned exit from the European Union. Read More »

Anthony Scaramucci Loves All of You, Even You Hacks in the Press

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As reported by the New York Times , Spicer stepped down shortly after finding out that President Donald Trump had appointed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director . See live blog of White House press briefing . The president famously left Mr Spicer out of a group of officials who met Pope Francis in May, despite the fact that Mr Spicer is a practicing Catholic. Read More »

Sean Spicer's very short term as White House press secretary, ranked

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NY financier Anthony Scaramucci has been formally named White House communications director and Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been promoted to press secretary in the Trump White House's latest shake-up. "This is obviously a hard situation to be in", Scaramucci said. From 2011 to 2017, Spicer was the communications administrator of the Republican National Committee and its chief policymaker from 2015 to 2017. Read More »

Trump accuses New York Times of foiling attempt to kill ISIS leader

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The US, of course, has claimed to have killed Baghdadi several times . One of Iraqi Kurdistan's intelligence chiefs, Lahur Talabany, told Reuters on Monday, "Baghdadi is definitely alive". "Until I see his body, I am going to assume he is alive". There was no immediate response from the New York Times . Fox News reported that Thomas was referencing a June 2015 New York Times story that contained information concerning al-Baghdadi's methods in eluding detection by coalition forces. Read More »

Companies Still Using Jared Kushner's White House Ties To Recruit Chinese Investors

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After this stirred controversy in the USA, the Kushner family apologized, and confirmed that Jared Kushner had left the company to join the Trump administration and was not involved in the project. "If they refuse, then we do issue subpoenas, but it's our hope that they will voluntarily comply", he said. The bulk of that number comes from Kushner's holdings. Read More »

Ex-CBO directors defend against GOP attacks on ObamaCare analysis

According to the CBO's estimate by 2018 15 million more people would be uninsured under this legislation than under the current law. CBO staff said they are working on an analysis of the amendment. That mostly reflects the bill's shoddy, incoherent craftsmanship, and fixing the internal contradiction will either require spending more money on insurance subsidies or upping the out-of-pocket limit. Read More »

Row spirals between Turkey, Germany over human rights activists arrest

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Erdogan has called reports of investigation against German companies in Turkey "all lies". "As a former journalist and as minister of foreign affairs, I am seriously concerned about the current detention in Turkey of democratically elected officials, journalists, academics and human rights defenders - including the head of Amnesty International in Turkey and other prominent leaders - as well as the closing of media outlets and shutting down of NGOs", Freeland said. Read More »

What Did He Say? Trump's Stern Health Care Lecture to Senate GOP

In 2020, the number of uninsured would increase to 27 million, due to the elimination of the Medicaid expansion provision of the ACA, and the loss of subsidies for plans purchased through the ACA marketplaces. "People are hurting and frankly inaction is not an option", Mr Trump told the senators. In exchange for these coverage losses and the Senate bill's weakening of consumer protections for health insurance policyholders, health care corporations would enjoy hundreds of billions of ... Read More »

Boots 'truly sorry' for response to morning-after pill price campaign

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Boots was widely criticised after it told the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) it would not lower the price of the progestogen-based drug Levonelle as it wanted to avoid "incentivising inappropriate use". And Ruth Stirton, from the University of Sussex, said: "This is awful". Another added: "I will never shop in Boots again". It said: "We firmly believe in the right of all women to access the EHC service easily and convenience, and have always been at the forefront of increasing ... Read More »

Palestinian teen shot dead as protests rage in Jerusalem

Last Friday, Israeli forces shot dead three Arab-Israeli men. Associated Press footage shows police throwing stun grenades to disperse protesters in Ras al-Amud, a neighborhood in the eastern part of the city. Ultimately, the decision to keep or remove the metal detectors rests with Netanyahu. But Palestinian and religious leaders were still calling on worshippers not to enter until they were removed. Read More »