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Dustin Johnson looking to clear major hurdle — his ‘friend’

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Dustin Johnson maintains Brooks Koepka is still “one of my best friends,” even though Koepka has supplanted Johnson as not only the No. 1-ranked player in the world, but also the most intimidating presence in golf. Johnson, with his length off the tee and soft putting touch, was expected to get...
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What a $20 billion week signals for data and analytics
When $20 billion gets spent to acquire two companies in the same market segment within a few days, it's clear that a fundamental market shift is upon us.
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A Radical Plan to Fix the Dollar
Elizabeth Warren and Donald Trump agree on at least one thing: America’s currency problems are hurting workers.
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Marijuana Damages Young Brains
States that legalize it should set a minimum age of 25 or older.
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It Got Better. That’s My Testimony.
Revealing the truth about my past was my most freeing act. Seeing it performed on stage showed me how far I had come.
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Clint Frazier’s Yankees future has never been more unclear
CHICAGO — Clint Frazier contributed a single in five at-bats to the Yankees’ 10-3 stomping of the White Sox on Sunday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field (worst ballpark name ever). In the wake of what transpired after the game, it’s fair to wonder what uniform the 24-year-old will be wearing the next time he gets...
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Queens pol pushing bill to save specialized HS exam
Hit the books, Mr. Mayor! A Queens state senator has introduced legislation that repudiates Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial push to scrap New York’s specialized high schools admissions exam. Instead, Sen. Leroy Comrie is proposing the creation of an additional 10 specialized high schools, expanding free SHSAT test prep to cover every sixth and seventh...
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Tourists from the US, Canada, Japan and Australia can now travel to Brazil visa-free
Good news for tourists who hail from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. Brazil is allowing visitors from those four countries to come for a vacation there visa-free.
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What personalised medicine could mean for your health
Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.
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Climate Change: Why are thousands of species facing extinction?
The Earth's biodiversity is decreasing at a faster rate than ever before. Why is this happening?
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A bridge made of grass
The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru.
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Long-awaited London-Shanghai share listing project goes live
Companies listed in Britain will be able to sell shares in China on Monday with the launch of a long-awaited London-Shanghai Stock Connect project that finance minister Philip Hammond called a chance to deepen "global connectivity".
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Trump: I Didn’t Fire Mueller Because “That Didn’t Work Out Too Well” for Nixon
President Donald Trump says he had the authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors' 'Underground Railroad'
A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into China.
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Prescription drugs sold illegally in Uganda
The BBC finds evidence that prescription drugs have been sold illegally by Ugandan health workers.
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Caylin Moore: I'm the first Rhodes Scholar from Compton, but I better not be the last
How does a kid get from Compton to Oxford? Our family struggled against hunger and deprivation, but my mom raised her three children to believe in their potential and the goodness of God.
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Letter from Africa: 'Sudan's revolutionaries offline but not silenced'
The internet has been shut down but pro-democracy protesters are finding ways to fight back.
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Ducks expected to hire Dallas Eakins as their next coach
Dallas Eakins is expected to be announced Monday as the next Ducks coach. Eakins is set to take over for the fired Randy Carlyle, the Los Angeles Times has learned, having coached the team’s minor league affiliate San Diego Gulls for four seasons. This would be his second NHL coaching opportunity...
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EU leaders face pressure to deliver on climate change
The Greens' election success reshapes the agenda as EU leaders decide the bloc's priorities.
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Lauren London honors Nipsey Hussle on their son's first Father's Day without his dad
“Today we celebrate You,” Lauren London wrote in a Father's Day tribute to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, which she shared with a family photo.       
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Apple Man Has Words For Non-Apple Men and Women
Apple and CEO Tim Cook have always branded the company as fundamentally different than its competitors on privacy. iOS devices collect and use less data on their users than companies like Google and are generally considered more secure than their Android equivalents, and the company has been loudly tooting its own…Read more...
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Guatemalans vote in L.A. for their country’s presidential election, a historic first
After traveling six hours by bus from Oakland, Mynor Hernandez arrived in Los Angeles late Saturday with his wife, 6-month-old baby and 7-year-old son. His aim: to vote in Guatemala’s national elections without having to go back to his homeland. Hernandez cast his ballot shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday,...
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What's happening in the news this week?
Tense times in Europe's biggest city. Trump eyes up 2020. And Africa's festival of sport begins.
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‘Fortnite’ built a mini theme park complete with scented characters at the Forum
“Fortnite” is already the biggest game on the planet. Available on just about every device, from our mobile phones to our consoles, the game is inescapable. More than 250 million are said to have given “Fortnite” a try, and it’s estimated to have earned $2.4 billion in 2018. So what’s next, a theme...
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Niantic sues group of alleged 'Pokémon Go' cheaters
It's not just multi-platform gaming giants suing cheaters. Niantic has sued members of Global++ for allegedly offering "unauthorized derivative" (read: hacked) versions of Pokémon Go, Ingress and even the still-in-beta Harry Potter: Wizards U...
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Cops bring addiction counselor on drug raids
In a city known as the "Overdose Capital of America," police are trying something new in their battle against drug abuse
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SGB: A possible breakthrough treatment for PTSD
A simple shot in the neck could put PTSD sufferers on the path to recovery
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Prepare the 2019 Mets’ eulogy
The people told you all you needed to know. There were 37,054 of them at Citi Field on a mostly sunny Sunday, less than a week shy of summer, and they were trying their best to honor the calendar. This is still supposed to be a time of hope, of optimism, of looking forward. The...
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India and Pakistan fans give Old Trafford a taste of true cricket atmosphere
Rival supporters did not let the rain detract from an occasion one called ‘more important than winning the World Cup final’The English weather has been a most unwelcome guest at this Cricket World Cup. But try as it might – and there were downpours and drizzle, as well as mist and mizzle at Old Trafford – it was unable to stop India emphatically proving their superiority over Pakistan in a match loudly billed as the most watched cricket game in history.As India finally confirmed their victory by 89 runs by the Byzantine Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the early evening gloom, one fan was beaming more than most. “I’ve paid the equivalent of £4,000 to come to England for a week for this one match, so I am so thankful the rain didn’t ruin it,” said Tarum Babhala, a furniture seller from Delhi. “This is more important than winning the World Cup final, because India versus Pakistan is such an epic rivalry.” Continue reading...
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Rail union in push for more female and BAME train drivers
Just 6.5% of drivers in England, Wales and Scotland are women, and 8% are an ethnic minority, says AslefA campaign to increase the number of female, BAME and younger train drivers is being launched after a study revealed the “glaring gap” between their numbers and those in the population they serve.Aslef, the train drivers’ union, said just 6.5% of drivers in England, Wales and Scotland were women, 8% were from a minority ethnic background and 15% were under 35. Continue reading...
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Last call for PPI, says finance watchdog
FCI launches advertising blitz to encourage applications for a refund before the August deadlineThe City regulator is launching a final call for payment protection insurance compensation, as the total paid out to consumers passes £35bn.With just over two months to go until the deadline for lodging a PPI claim the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is launching a new advertising campaign to encourage more applications. Continue reading...
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Painted bike lanes are waste of money, say cycling commissioners
English councils urged to follow Scotland in spending money from traffic fines on road safetyThe government has wasted hundreds of millions of pounds painting pointless white lines on busy roads and calling them cycle lanes, according to Britain’s cycling and walking commissioners.In a letter to the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, the commissioners – including the Olympic champions Chris Boardman (Greater Manchester), Dame Sarah Storey (Sheffield City region) and Will Norman (London) – say painted cycle lanes are a “gesture” and do nothing to make people feel safer on a bike. Recent studies have shown they can actually make people less safe, they argue. Continue reading...
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Half of Britons socialise with family and friends at most once a month
Lack of interaction is damaging sense of wellbeing, says Sainsbury’s Living Well IndexNearly half of Britons socialise with family and friends only once a month or less, according to a survey.The lack of human interaction is causing the nation’s sense of wellbeing to dwindle, the Sainsbury’s Living Well Index said. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Rail strike over guards to disrupt services in south-west England
Five-day strike by RMT likely to affect busy commuter services into London WaterlooRail services on some of the busiest routes in England face disruption this week because of a five-day strike in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on South Western Railway will walk out from Tuesday, hitting services including busy commuter trains into London Waterloo. Services will be cancelled or disrupted and the stoppage coincides with the Royal Ascot horse race meeting. Continue reading...
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UK growth tipped to slow as firms run down Brexit stockpiles
Business group downgrades GDP rises and warns dwindling investment will hurt long-term economyEconomic growth in Britain is expected to slow to the lowest levels since the financial crisis as firms run down Brexit stockpiles, according to a leading business lobby group.After a stockpiling rush this year that pumped up the rate of economic growth, the British Chambers of Commerce said growth would slow in 2020 and 2021. Continue reading...
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It's not an emoji: Fatboy Slim launches smiley exhibition
Musician’s extensive collection of objects featuring the smiley face symbol to appear in showWhen is a smiley not a smiley? When it’s an emoji, according to Fatboy Slim, the DJ, musician, smiley aficionado, and now curator of a new art exhibition devoted to the iconic yellow symbol.Slim, aka Norman Cook, has amassed possibly the largest collection of smiley ephemera in the world, which is now to form the centrepiece of an exhibition, Smile High Club, opening 21 June. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Food App Couriers Exploit Migrants Desperate for Work in France
Some contractors are dealing with rate cuts by leasing their accounts to immigrants, many of them underage or in the country illegally, and taking part of their pay.
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But, What Do the Black Working-Class Voters of Youngstown, Ohio, Think?
Talking to the blue-collar residents the national media usually ignores.
Slate Articles
FOCUS-U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban -sources
Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.
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Guatemalans choose new president as many journey to US for better life
Guatemalans headed to the polls Sunday to cast their vote for the next president, following an electoral process that generated widespread disillusion and distrust.
Politica
In ‘City on a Hill,’ a Crime-Ridden Boston Before the ‘Miracle’
The new Showtime series sets a procedural against the backdrop of a particularly fraught era in the city’s history.
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Her Ex Won’t Stop Texting. And That Makes Me the Bad Guy?
Not quite.
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Video of cop threatening shoplifting suspect called 'extremely unsettling' by chief
The conduct of police in a shoplifting arrest has prompted a $10 million suit.
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Ryan Speedo Green: From juvenile delinquency to opera stardom
After a childhood of anger and violence, the 32-year-old now commands the stage around the world. Scott Pelley reports.
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How to Access NASA's Media Library of Videos and Images For Free
NASA has a media library full of images, sounds, and video you’re free to use however you’d like, and you can access that massive library for free.Read more...
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Trump campaign ditches pollsters after Biden-leading surveys leak
The revelation comes as Trump is scheduled to officially kick-off his reelection campaign on Tuesday with a rally in Orlando, NBC News reported.
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Anthony Davis Rumors: Nuggets Refused to Include Jamal Murray in Trade Offers
The Denver Nuggets reportedly weren't willing to give up Jamal Murray in a potential deal for big man Anthony Davis. Mike Singer of the Denver Post reported the news, noting such a notion was "a non-starter for the Nuggets...
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NASCAR overturns Truck Series victory; first since 1960
Series managing director Brad Moran said No. 44 driven by Ross Chastain was too low when it was measured with NASCAR's height sticks, giving a much-needed win to Brett Moffitt
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