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LPGA’s new dress code gets ripped to shreds by some

The day after the LPGA’s new stricter dress code for tour pros went into effect, one tour pro cut one of her shirts to shreds on social media. It wasn’t clear if Wie’s scissors work was a reaction to the new dress code, enacted Monday, which bans female pro golfers from wearing shirts with plunging necklines, leggings, or short skirts. But other golf pros and fans were anything but ambiguous in their opposition to the move. Also if Wonder Woman can save the world in a strapless mini dress, then…

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Hit by Lightning: Tales From Survivors

Unlike other states, Florida has all-season thunderstorms, which peak during summer. And it has an outsize number of year-round boaters, beachgoers, fishing enthusiasts and golfers — human lightning rods in wide, flat, open spaces. Lightning likes to strike the tallest thing around. Sometimes it’s a tree. Sometimes it’s a human. While the odds of being hit are extremely low, lightning is unpredictable. It can lurk far from where you think danger lives. Floridians are trained to listen for thunder. The savvier among us know to count the seconds between seeing…

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John McCain, Donald Trump, North Korea: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Eight thousand miles from the mainland is the McMurdo Station, home to the most ambitious research program in Antarctica for 50 years. The station’s buildings are aging and inefficient, and the price tags for replacements are high. Efforts to cut federal spending leave the McMurdo’s fate unclear. _____ Photo Credit Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times 4. South Korea reached out to North Korea, offering to hold military and humanitarian talks at their heavily armed border, above, this Friday and even to arrange reunions for families divided decades…

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Asia and Australia Edition: John McCain, North Korea, Russia: Your Tuesday Briefing

Mr. Trump continued to defend his eldest son, though revelations continued to grow about his meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer last year. Continue reading the main story The Republicans health-care bill appears stalled for at least a week or two because of the absence of Senator John McCain. The cranial surgery he had on Friday may be more serious than initial descriptions implied. _____ Photo Credit Alex Hofford/European Pressphoto Agency • In China, the cat-and-mouse game between the government and internet users reached a new level as a vast army…

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Is new LPGA dress code ‘body shaming’ players?

The LPGA has introduced a stricter dress code for its players that some are describing as “body shaming.” Starting Monday, tour pros will not be able to wear shirts with plunging necklines, leggings, or short skirts. LPGA President Vicki  issued the new guidelines in an email, which quickly drew criticism from Teen Vogue magazine. “[W]e don’t see why someone can’t look professional in leggings,” the magazine stated in an article on Sunday. “If anything, policing these women’s bodies and clothes takes away from their professional accomplishments. And if the sport…

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Sung Hyun Park Wins U.S. Women’s Open, Edging an Amateur

She has the nickname Dak Gong, an informal phrase that can be translated as “Shut up and attack.” Photo Feng Shanshan of China, who led for most of the event, had a triple-bogey 8 on the 18th and fell into a tie for fifth. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times “Not like other Koreans, I am more aggressive in my game,” Park said through an interpreter. “I focus on my attack and being aggressive. And I like that name.” The triumph for Park, her first major title and her first…

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Trump Goes on Attack as Russia Revelations Appear to Take Toll

A small knot of protesters formed on Saturday afternoon as well, but the police kept them well away from the club. “Thank you to all of the supporters, who far out-numbered the protesters, yesterday at the Women’s U.S. Open,” Mr. Trump wrote. “Very cool!” Continue reading the main story Mr. Trump has gone through one of the rockiest stretches of his presidency since the disclosure of a meeting in June 2016 between his son and a Kremlin-linked lawyer. Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, also…

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Why Isn’t Scotland Producing More Great Golfers?

For Knox, a top 10 finish at the 2005 Scottish Men’s Open Stroke Play Championship at Royal Aberdeen stoked his desire to play professionally, lifting golf above soccer in his pursuits. “That was kind of the turning point for me,” Knox said. “I was like: ‘I think I can do this. I’m not as bad as I thought I was.’” He hired a recruiting agency to help place him at a university in the United States, and he scoured his list of options. “I started narrowing it down,” he said….

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