• Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills
Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills

Sportsmail's golf correspondent DEREK LAWRENSON examines five players you need to keep your eyes on at Erin Hills. If I pick one (a win) up here, great. Keep it in the fairway. There is plenty of hay, thick and knee-high, for the really wayward shots. He missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the bumpy green.

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  • Zarif: Intelligence shows S. Arabia promoting terror in Iran's borders
Zarif: Intelligence shows S. Arabia promoting terror in Iran's borders

He stressed that relations between the American and Iranian governments would continue to be at a standstill because "most of our problems with them can not be resolved". Zarif lamented that Washington " has not lived up fully to its commitment under the deal ", while, Iran, for its part, has been "time and again" found in compliance with its provi...

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  • DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories
DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories

Mrs May was working on a Cabinet reshuffle, although the election result makes it less likely she will risk alienating colleagues by making wholesale changes as she can not afford to have disgruntled former ministers sniping at her from the backbenches.

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  • Puerto Ricans vote for USA statehood
Puerto Ricans vote for USA statehood

Puerto Rico Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz vowed to push for statehood. "To not vote in a process that has not been validated by any party in Puerto Rico, or by the USA government or by anyone outside the New Progressive Party is to respect oneself", he tweeted on Saturday.

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  • Arab neighbours say 'nothing to negotiate' with Qatar after cutting ties
Arab neighbours say 'nothing to negotiate' with Qatar after cutting ties

US President Donald Trump made a series of tweets on Tuesday calling into question his commitment to the peninsular nation after earlier telling Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani that "we've been friends now for a long time".

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  • London police arrest another attack suspect
London police arrest another attack suspect

London police said earlier they had recovered a body from the Thames in their search for Xavier Thomas , a 45-year-old missing since Saturday's attack. Mr Thomas's next of kin have been told, police said, but formal identification has not yet taken place. All others who had been arrested have been released without facing charges.

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  • Backed Forces Capture Territory On Edge Of Raqqa Amid Heavy Clashes
Backed Forces Capture Territory On Edge Of Raqqa Amid Heavy Clashes

Surovikin also added that “it looks like Americans use IS in order to forestall the advances of Syrian government forces under the excuse of fighting worldwide terrorism.”. An estimated 300,000 civilians were believed to have been living under Daesh rule in Raqa, including 80,000 displaced from other parts of Syria . Several hundred thousand civ...

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  • Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy
Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy

Qatar's foreign minister today rejected attempts to interfere in the country's foreign policy and said a "military solution" to the country's crisis with its Gulf neighbours was not an option. "As for central institutions in the United States, our relations with them are extremely excellent and it is a strategic partnership in the peace process and...

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  • Grand jury indicts woman in leaked secrets case
Grand jury indicts woman in leaked secrets case

She is a former Air Force linguist who speaks Farsi and Arabic. They say they don't know what happened to it or what it might contain. Winner-Davis said that despite the allegations she remains "a proud mom". Before moving to Augusta, Winner served in the U.S. Air Force. "How would she know to access anything? She's got a great big heart", Davi...

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  • Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins
Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins

New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The March 2, 2007 photo provided by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology shows excavators working on the remaining deposits the Jebel Irhoud site in Morocco where the oldest known fossils of human species have been unearthed, revealing an early evolution...

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  • Sears, Kmart To Close More Stores In New Jersey
Sears, Kmart To Close More Stores In New Jersey

The list includes 16 Sears stores and 49 Kmart stores. The announcement comes a little more than a year since Kmart closed the store it had operated in south Dothan for more than 30 years. The Sears Holdings email said the number of Kmart associates at Traverse City "is not publicly available". A store will also close in Sparks.

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  • Perez Dodges Question About Clinton's DNC Criticism
Perez Dodges Question About Clinton's DNC Criticism

Hillary Clinton has blamed her unexpected defeat in the U.S. presidential elections on a variety of factors including Russian meddling, her own party, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the media and "a very broad assumption that I was going to win".

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  • Theresa May: UK will change human rights laws if needed for terr
Theresa May: UK will change human rights laws if needed for terr

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would be willing to weaken human rights protections to make it easier to deport or curb the movements of suspected militants when there is not enough evidence to prosecute. "The prime minister is proposing common-sense measures that would potentially give the police more powers to control peo...

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  • Saudi shuts Al Jazeera channel in Qatar row -state media
Saudi shuts Al Jazeera channel in Qatar row -state media

The closure of the only land route into Qatar as well as the airspaces of Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in effect established a blockade on Doha , which relies nearly entirely on imports to feed its population.

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  • Cerner gets contract to update VA's electronic health records system
Cerner gets contract to update VA's electronic health records system

Cerner was awarded a almost $5 billion contract in 2015 to revamp the DoD health records. It took DOD 26 months between requirements generation and awarding the contract, but Shulkin said VA simply can't afford to wait that long. One veterans organization, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, said it will closely watch implementation of the ...

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  • Trump Tells Middle East to 'Drive Out' Islamist Extremists
Trump Tells Middle East to 'Drive Out' Islamist Extremists

Read the full transcript of Donald Trump's speech here . It was especially sensitive given tensions sparked by the Trump administration s attempted travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations and his previous remarks, including a 2015 statement that "Islam hates us".

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  • Multiple casualties reported in London Bridge, Borough Market incidents
Multiple casualties reported in London Bridge, Borough Market incidents

A witness who was on the bridge told the BBC she saw a speeding van veer onto the pavement, striking as many as six people. London police report "incident" on London Bridge. Witnesses on London Bridge reported seeing a van mounting the pavement and hitting pedestrians and a man with a knife running. "And there were groups of people helping ...

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  • Year-old Tulsa girl misses final cut in national spelling bee
Year-old Tulsa girl misses final cut in national spelling bee

Another area competitor, Silas Black of Wellsville, also did not advance to today's final rounds. In an interview before Wednesday's second round, Propper said she had no special routine or superstitions as she prepared for the national competition, broadcast live on ESPN.

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  • Ex-FBI director Comey to testify on Russian Federation probe next week
Ex-FBI director Comey to testify on Russian Federation probe next week

It is not clear if Comey's public statements will be limited by Mueller's investigation, which has curtailed public discussion in the past. The White House has denied those characterizations. "So now it is reported that the Democrats, who have excoriated Carter Page about Russian Federation, don't want him to testify ", Trump tweeted yesterd...

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  • Trump Might Give Back Russian Diplomatic Compounds
Trump Might Give Back Russian Diplomatic Compounds

The United States has reached no agreements with Russia , the State Department said Wednesday night in response to reports that the Trump administration was considering returning two Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States that the Obama administration shut down a year ago.

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