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PGA Championship full of contenders this time in return to Tulsa

Golf was very different in 2007, the last time the PGA Championship was played at Southern Hills Country Club.
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Mom of 12 Reveals Her Family's Supersized McDonald's Order: 'Call Ahead'
"This is our basic lunch order. If I'm ordering dinner I'll add on extra burgers and nuggets," the mom said.
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Russia Firing Senior Commanders Who Performed Poorly in Ukraine: U.K.
Russian army chief Valery Gerasimov likely remains in his post, but it is unclear whether he retains Putin's confidence, the British defense ministry said.
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NYC EMT shot by patient in ambulance
Police say it happened after EMTs were dispatched to pick up a drunk and disorderly man outside a bar in the borough of Staten Island.
Страны ЕАЭС намерены выработать актуальную модель и схему расчетов
Страны ЕАЭС намерены выработать актуальную модель и схему расчетов
Илон Маск в бешенстве: акции Tesla больше не котируются
Илон Маск в бешенстве: акции Tesla больше не котируются
Песков: В сфере импортозамещения нельзя почивать на лаврах
Работа по импортозамещению в России ведется активно, но часть планов еще не выполнена, ведь действовать приходится в авральном режиме, заявил журналистам пресс-секретарь президента РФ Дмитрий Песков. Он напомнил, что тему держит на контроле лично Владимир Путин
В Москве презентовали "Водный патруль"
В столице прошла презентация нового "Водного патруля" и передача четырех гидроциклов управлению на транспорте МВД России по ЦФО. Зачем нужен патруль и как обеспечит порядок на воде новая техника, рассказали корреспонденту "РГ" участники презентации
See Russian merchant ship's journey across Mediterranean with stolen grain
A food crisis looms in Ukraine as Russia continues to block Ukrainian grain exports, skyrocketing the price of grain to $400 per ton on the world market. President Volodymyr Zelensky calls this 'food terrorism.' CNN's Isa Soares reports.
Ciara opens up on Russell Wilson relationship: ‘When you know, you know’
The 36-year-old singer gushed over the Broncos quarterback and how he cares for their family in a new interview about their home life.
Video: Was that really the end for explosive knockout artist Paul 'Semtex' Daley?
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These 10 Cars Are Being Discontinued After the 2022 Model Year
A lot of subcompacts and entry-level cars are getting axed this year.
Guns Won't Fix America's Gun Crisis | Opinion
New York City is an example of what will only continue to worsen across the nation as those unhoused and/or with mental health issues are ignored and pushed to the shadows.
Фото: начались съемки нового сезона "Новенького" с Глебом Калюжным
Фото: начались съемки нового сезона "Новенького" с Глебом Калюжным
Why must we pay to have a slightly less miserable time at the airport?
Travelers wait in a long queue at the security checkpoint of Orlando International Airport the day before the Thanksgiving holiday on November 24, 2021. | Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images TSA PreCheck, Clear, and how the airport splits travelers into haves and have-nots. As a general rule, the airport is not fun. And this summer, as people prepare to get back out there and airline travel nears pre-pandemic levels, it could be even more of a mess. You can make the ordeal a little less miserable and a little bit quicker if you’re willing to pay for it. Even then, you might not be successful. Of all the tasks one undertakes during air travel, navigating the security line is among the worst. It is a simultaneously mundane and stressful undertaking; The waiting is deeply boring, and the thought something might go awry and you’ll miss your flight is deeply annoying. Luckily! You have options to try to cut down on time, jump to the front of the line, or go to a different line altogether. Unluckily! Those options are going to cost you. You may very well decide those costlier options are worth it, especially if you travel a lot. (I have TSA PreCheck, which I’ll talk about later, and I greatly enjoy it.) But that you’re inclined to pay at all points to a bigger issue: Across the economy, there are all sorts of ways for certain people to pay to skip the line, dividing consumers in a vaguely dehumanizing way. The consumer experience has become so bad that letting people try to pay to get around it is a viable business model. At the airport, travelers are split into microgroups of haves and have-nots based on what they’re willing to fork over, not only in the security line but also at the gate and where they sit on the plane. Instead of letting some people pay to get ahead, wouldn’t it be better if the whole ordeal were just improved for everyone? At the airport, travelers are split into microgroups of haves and have-nots based on what they’re willing to fork over Having to wait a little bit longer at the airport isn’t the end of the world, but the situation is far from ideal. According to one analysis of the country’s biggest airports, depending on the time of day and the day of the week, security wait times can stretch well over 30 minutes at peak times at airports such as Newark, Miami International, and Boston Logan. Not fun, indeed. The stratification of the security line There are many ways you can pay to jump the line at the airport. As the Washington Post explains, you can pay hundreds of dollars to book concierge services that escort you around. But I’m going to focus on a pair of more common (and domestic) options:TSA PreCheck and Clear, both of which let you move a little faster, albeit in different ways. TSA PreCheck, launched in 2013, is an expedited screening program. You stand in a separate line and get to avoid some of the most annoying parts of dealing with the regular screening — for instance, you get to keep your shoes on and don’t have to take your laptop out of your bag. (Why anyone still has to take their shoes off at all in the security line is a question for another day.) It costs $85 to apply and, once you’re approved, it lasts for five years. At $17 a year, that’s not a bad deal. Clear is a private company that verifies identity using biometrics. It’s not available everywhere yet — it’s in about 40 airports — but it’s growing. How it works is members go to a kiosk to get their eyes, fingers, or faces scanned, and once that happens, a Clear “ambassador” escorts them to the front of the TSA line. It costs $179 a year, so compared to PreCheck it’s quite a bit pricier. “There’s no question that Clear kind of stratifies the security line based on means and how often you’re traveling” Zach Griff, who covers the travel industry for The Points Guy, recommends getting both Clear and PreCheck for the fastest experience in the airport line. He also acknowledges it’s expensive, coming in at about $200 a year total. To people who can’t or don’t want to pay, it’s also not super fair. “There’s no question that Clear kind of stratifies the security line based on means and how often you’re traveling,” he said. Delta and United Airlines have made investments in Clear; it’s a way for them to give some of their customers a better experience. American Airlines, thus far, has eschewed working with the company. “They’ve repeatedly said that they’d rather invest in services and technologies that are easily accessible to more people,” Griff said. Both services can be nice for people who have them, but they are a Band-Aid for a bigger problem, which is long security lines and a chronically underfunded, understaffed TSA. The first iteration of Clear went into bankruptcy, in part because TSA was able to cut down line wait times, explained Michael Restovich, senior adviser at global security firm Command Consulting Group and former assistant administrator of security operations at TSA. Clear also divides travelers in a way that can feel a little gross. If you haven’t bought the service and you’ve been at an airport where Clear is in business, you may have noticed a member cutting in front of you in the security line. Or maybe a Clear ambassador has approached you while you wait frustrated in the regular line, trying to see if your current level of desperation will serve as a selling point. Maybe you think that everyone could move faster if the regular and TSA PreCheck lines were just evenly distributed, or that everybody, TSA PreCheck and not, might be fine keeping on their belts. Not a huge deal, but bothersome. The situation isn’t always ideal for the people paying. Because Clear isn’t available everywhere, passengers sometimes still wind up waiting in a bit of a line. “There might be two or three people that are waiting to put their bag on the belt to go through, you don’t necessarily go in front of them,” said Ken Lisaius, vice president of public affairs and communications at Clear. He also noted that Clear offers a free service to reserve a time at the security line in some airports. The more people get PreCheck, the less advantageous it becomes as those lines get just as long as the regular ones. Moreover, just because you pay for PreCheck doesn’t mean you’ll always get it. Sometimes you get put into the normal line anyway for security reasons because TSA doesn’t want people getting expedited screening every time. In other words, people with TSA PreCheck aren’t always promised the benefits they’re signing up for. “It’s a shame that they charge $85,” Restovich said. “I think probably if people were willing to submit their application online, it ought to be for nothing. It ought to be if you are cleared.” “A lot of passengers, I think, get confused thinking that if you’re buying through the problem you’re always going to be TSA PreCheck, and that’s not true,” said Maxel Shabay Izquierdo, a vice president at TSA Council 100, which represents TSA officers. “We like the actual algorithm of unpredictability.” In other words, part of TSA’s approach to security is that passengers don’t exactly know what measures they will and won’t face when they’re at the airport. But then again, people often find things big and small to get upset about at the airport. “Something’s always going to tick them off,” Izquierdo said. He also pointed out there’s a reason people are recommended to go to the airport early. “There could be lines. Lines are inevitable.” That being said, the conversation around why someone might want TSA PreCheck or Clear is a nuanced one, and it doesn’t always have to do with speed. Praveen, a 26-year-old law student whose last name has been withheld to protect his privacy, says he believes PreCheck has helped him avoid some risk of racial profiling. “I grew up in a post-9/11 world, so I always tried to mitigate my presence at airports. Let me try to get through this with the least amount of trouble,” he said. TSA Precheck “just expedited the process and gave less time for an issue to occur.” He says before paying for PreCheck in 2019, he got stopped almost every time he went to the airport. You can pay your way to the front of the line because the line sucks Price discrimination, where companies charge customers differently for pretty similar goods or services, is hardly a new phenomenon. It’s not limited to travel, though flying can feel particularly bad and opaque. Businesses charge more all the time to give you the same things faster. Ride-hail companies give you an option to get picked up quicker if you pay a little extra. E-commerce companies will deliver your packages faster, for a price. Sometimes, the pay-to-accelerate stuff is just a nuisance, like at a ski resort or a convenience store. Other times, it’s discriminatory and disturbing, like rich people getting quicker access to Covid-19 vaccines or being sent to the front of the phone queue when trying to get in touch with the IRS. Companies have also gotten very good at extracting money from people in exchange for something modestly better Time is a valuable commodity, and the economy has become so unequal and the consumer experience so deteriorated that people who can pay to save it do. One 2021 survey found that more than half of consumers are willing to pay for faster deliveries. According to 2018 research from PwC, customers say they were willing to pay up to a 16 percent premium for better service. In dealing with businesses and with the government, having less money — or being less willing to spend it — translates to a time suck. The people who can pay to skip the line or get the faster service do, and everyone else is forced to compete with what feels like a dwindling pool of resources. The consumer isn’t really the villain here. It’s understandable — if you have the means — to want to pay to get to the front of the line if you can. Companies have also gotten very good at extracting money from people in exchange for something modestly better, or something that’s the same but faster. In places like the airport, this is on full display. “The airlines have done a fantastic job of extracting revenue from conveniences. That is their business model whether we like it or not,” Griff said. Would it be better if things were more equal and people didn’t feel tempted to spend for speed? Yes. In the meantime, most of us are stuck in the regular security line, looking over at the Clear people and wondering whether that $179 a year for a retina scan would be worth it after all. We live in a world that’s constantly trying to sucker us and trick us, where we’re always surrounded by scams big and small. It can feel impossible to navigate. Every two weeks, join Emily Stewart to look at all the little ways our economic systems control and manipulate the average person. Welcome to The Big Squeeze. Have ideas for a future column? Extra services you pay for that feel unfair, or something in the economy that’s just bugging you that you can’t quite put your finger on? Email
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МИД: Россия может потребовать от Латвии компенсацию за ущерб советским памятникам
Viral Thread Explains Why Heard-Depp Trial Is as Important as 'Real Issues'
"The country is going to s**t. You're not wrong. But we need to talk about this trial, too. Here's why."
Does NIL signal end of Alabama's run as Recruiting U? Nick Saban suggests it could | Opinion
NIL is trending college football toward bidding wars in recruiting, and that's not good news for Alabama and Nick Saban.
Экс-главу УФНС Поморья осудили на 10 лет колонии строгого режима
Экс-главу УФНС Поморья осудили на 10 лет колонии строгого режима
Black Americans leave the U.S. to reclaim their "destiny" in Ghana
Sonjiah Davis had a good life in Washington D.C., but she "never felt safe." Like many others, she's discovered that "home is not a place. It's how you feel where you are."
Senate unanimously confirms Bridget Brink as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine
American diplomats evacuated Kyiv when the war began but the U.S. just reopened the embassy.
Antony Blinken Backs Taiwan's Bid to Break China's 6-Year WHO Blockade
Taiwan is attempting to gain observer status in the WHO's World Health Assembly. It last participated in 2016, under a different government.
Rooney Rules Don’t Increase Diversity. Here’s What Does.
Late-stage hiring interventions, like the NFL’s Rooney rule or law’s Mansfield rule, have been little more than box-ticking exercises.
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Видео: Сергей Безруков показал сувенир со съемок "Бригады"
The Supreme Court’s Next Targets
Following the Supreme Court’s leak of a draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade, many Court-watchers and pundits have pointed to same-sex marriage and access to contraceptives as rights now potentially at risk. And while in the long run the logic set forth in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could undermine those precedents, the Court may eviscerate other major areas of law far sooner—in fact, with cases on its docket this current term. Notably, the Court may soon declare the use of race in college admissions—affirmative action—illegal, and it may also massively constrain the power of the federal government to protect the environment.The questions at hand in each case—Dobbs, Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, and West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency—differ. But they all raise issues that have been the targets of conservative legal scholars for decades, and they will now be decided by a right-wing Court with seemingly little commitment to its own precedents.The use of race in admissions has been permissible in the eyes of the Court since 1978, when Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. delivered his opinion in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. Allan Bakke, who was white, argued that he had been denied entry into UC Davis’s medical school because of its affirmative-action program, which reserved 16 of the 100 seats in each class for minority students—though the school contended that his age (35) and average test scores had more to do with his rejection. Powell ruled that race could be used in admissions in concert with a host of other factors—including grades, extracurricular activities, and test scores—to build a class, because diversity was an important interest of the state’s. As such, his decision was not about righting historical wrongs, but about diversity for the benefit of the entire campus community. Over the next 40 years, the decision was upheld time and again.[Read: What happens when a college’s affirmative-action policy is found illegal]In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit founded by Edward Blum, which represents a group of anonymous Asian American students, filed a lawsuit against Harvard claiming that its admissions process discriminated against the students because of their race. The case slowly snaked through the legal system before a district-court trial in 2018. “The future of affirmative action is not on trial,” Adam Mortara, the lawyer for SFFA, said during his opening statement. But as the challenge wore on—with the district judge ruling in favor of Harvard, and an appeals court doing the same—the thin veil that it was not an attack on race-conscious admissions fell.SFFA explicitly pointed to one of the most recent cases that upheld affirmative action: Grutter v. Bollinger. “Grutter should be overruled, as it satisfies every factor that this Court considers when deciding to overrule precedent,” SFFA said in a filing to the Supreme Court. “It was wrong the day it was decided, has spawned significant negative consequences, and has generated no legitimate reliance interests”—a legal term referring to people who have taken actions based upon the statements of others, including the courts.The lower courts’ decisions and decades of precedent should lead the Supreme Court to side with Harvard in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, David Hinojosa, the director of the Educational Opportunities Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, told me. And despite the draft Dobbs opinion, he’s trying to have faith that the Court will rule in Harvard’s favor. “But we’re also mindful that courts can and do veer off course. We’re hoping this is not one of those times, which certainly should not be, but that’s a reality we have to consider.”Perhaps with even less public awareness, the Court may also decimate the federal government’s power to make regulations that protect the environment. In West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, which challenges the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions, the Court could invoke what is known as the non-delegation doctrine—a theory that effectively says Congress cannot easily empower the executive branch to figure out the details of regulatory policy.[Read: There’s no historical justification for one of the most dangerous ideas in American law]“The doctrine sort of appeared here and there, in state courts, very intermittently in the 19th century,” Julian Davis Mortenson, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School who studies delegation and the relationship between Congress and the executive branch, told me. Its use was most prominent during the height of resistance to New Deal policies, in the 1930s. But it has long been roundly rejected by justices since—including the originalist Antonin Scalia, who wrote in a 2001 opinion that “we have ‘almost never felt qualified to second-guess Congress regarding the permissible degree of policy judgment that can be left to those executing or applying the law.’”Still, Mortenson told me, having studied the current justices closely, “There are five people who said things like ‘The non-delegation doctrine in the 1936 way—that had real teeth, and restricts how broad delegations can be to the government—should be a thing again, and we’re going to be happy to go along with the case.’” The Court could, of course, rule in a way that affects only this one agency rule, but it’s possible that the justices will take a much bigger swing, making any meaningful federal environmental regulation essentially impossible.These cases haven’t received the same level of attention as Dobbs, and they fall outside the privacy issues adjacent to abortion, but they are no less consequential. And if the Court overturns these areas of long-settled law, millions of people’s lives will be affected, for generations to come.
Selena Gomez opens up about ‘very personal’ mental health struggles in WH speech
The actress-turned-singer called for mental health to be "de-stigmatized" in a passionate speech at the White House.
'Under the Banner of Heaven': Where Are Ron and Dan Lafferty's Wives Dianna and Matilda?
"Under the Banner of Heaven" examines the Lafferty family, particularly Ron and Dan and their difficult relationships with their wives Dianna and Matilda.
Watch Live: Testimony continues in civil trial between Depp and Heard
Depp is suing Heard for libel over a 2018 op-ed she wrote describing herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse."
Диетолог рассказала, почему плавленый сыр называют "мертвым"
Диетолог рассказала, почему плавленый сыр называют "мертвым"
Adriana Lima shows off baby bump on Cannes red carpet
At the Cannes film festival premiere of Joseph Kosinski's "Top Gun: Maverick" on Wednesday, former Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima became the latest celebrity to turn maternity fashion on its head.
Кто поможет обеспечить лекарственную безопасность в России
Кто поможет обеспечить лекарственную безопасность в России
Max Scherzer is the indispensable Met
Perhaps he is fine. He knows, better than anyone else, when to stop before more significant damage occurs. It has gotten him this far, and it will get him to Cooperstown.
Театры Узбекистана станут частью программы поддержки русских театров за рубежом
Театры Узбекистана получат финансовую помощь в рамках программы поддержки русских коллективов за рубежом. "Сейчас мы посещаем русские зарубежные театры для детальной проработки вопроса об оказании точечной помощи", - отметила министр культуры РФ Ольга Любимова
Mexico’s official ‘disappeared’ list grows to more than 100,000
The number of people officially listed as disappeared in Mexico has risen to more than 100,000, government data showed on Monday.
Песков назвал отличия нового движения "Большая перемена" от пионерии
Песков назвал отличия нового движения "Большая перемена" от пионерии
Russia, North Korea, global democracy: Here's what to expect from Biden's first Asia trip
After building an alliance against Russia, President Joe Biden aims to show the same unity against threats posed by China and North Korea.
Голос в защиту памятнику Освободителям Риги прозвучал в Европарламенте
Голос в защиту памятнику Освободителям Риги прозвучал в Европарламенте
Lawmakers want to get tougher on cyber adversaries
A Texas Republican and a Michigan Democrat both say the U.S. can punch back harder.
266 cases of salmonella linked to chocolate Easter eggs, EU says
Health officials said that 86.3% of the cases were among children aged 10 or younger.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces no further action over 'Partygate' scandal
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face no further action over breaches of lockdown regulations after the Metropolitan Police concluded its investigation of the "Partygate" scandal, Downing Street said Thursday.
В Швеции подтвердили первый случай заражения человека оспой обезьян
В Швеции подтвердили первый случай заражения человека оспой обезьян
Песков о будущем регионов Украины: Жители сами определят свою судьбу
Любые действия в находящихся под контролем российской армии регионах Украины будут производится только по воле местных жителей, заявил Дмитрий Песков. "Без выражения воли жителей этих районов, без того, чтобы они определились сами, как дальше и с кем они хотят жить, ничего делаться не может", - сказал он
Продавцы квартир стали давать покупателям скидки в сотни тысяч рублей
Продавцы квартир стали давать покупателям скидки в сотни тысяч рублей
911 dispatcher allegedly hung up on caller from Buffalo shooting scene
A Tops grocery store assistant manager says she was hiding and explained that she had to whisper so the gunman wouldn't hear her, but the operator hung up. The dispatcher has been put on leave.
Главы МИД России и Ирана обсудили перспективы возобновления ядерной сделки
Главы МИД России и Ирана обсудили перспективы возобновления ядерной сделки
В Калининградской области запретили продавать энергетики подросткам
В Калининградской области запретили продавать энергетики подросткам
Страховщики фиксируют серьезный рост обращений по хищениям деталей авто
Страховщики фиксируют серьезный рост обращений по хищениям деталей авто
Putin's Daughter Flew to Germany More Than 50 Times To See Partner—Report
The Russian president's youngest daughter, Katerina Tikhonova, often travelled with state security on the flights although her current whereabouts is not known.
Overtime Elite: Inside look at the basketball league changing path to NBA
Bay Area twins Amen and Ausar Thompson signed six-figure deals to join Overtime Elite, a league for teenagers. A look at the league's first season.