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One of the Biggest Diamonds in History Has Just Been Dug Up

One of the biggest diamonds in history has been discovered in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. Gem Diamonds Ltd. found the 910-carat stone, about the size of two golf balls, at its Letseng mine in the country. It’s a D color Type IIa diamond, which means it has very few or no nitrogen atoms and is one of the most expensive stones. The diamond is the fifth-biggest ever found. The Letseng mine is famous for the size and quality of the diamonds it produces and has the…

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Trumps Lawyer Brokered $130,000 Payment to Adult Film Star, WSJ Reports

Washington (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal. Trump met Stephanie Clifford, whose goes by the name Stormy Daniels in films, at a golf event in 2006 — a year after Trump's marriage to his wife, Melania. According to the Journal's report, Clifford began talking with ABC News in the fall of 2016 for a story involving an alleged relationship…

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Trump Bragged: Nothing in the World Like First-Rate P**sy

In a previously unreported comment to the now-defunct Maximum Golf magazine, Donald Trump singled out a young socialite at his club at Mar-a-Lago by telling a reporter, there is nothing in the world like first-rate pussy. The remark never made its way to print, as a top editor of the magazine forbade the reporter from putting it in the publication. But the former journalist who wrote the article, Michael Corcoran, and another editor, both confirmed that it was said by Trump as Corcoran followed him around at his Florida golf…

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One Tax Loophole Untouched So Far: The Trump Golf-Course Break

Republican lawmakers pushing to close dozens of tax loopholes have left open one that’s been good to President the outline for a sweeping tax rewrite on Thursday, a lucrative break for golf-course owners — including the president — remains firmly in place in the House version of the measure. The Obama administration estimated in 2014 that closing the controversial loophole would save more than $600 million over a decade. While Republicans are eliminating many write-offs, the House version of the bill allows golf-course owners to claim deductions for promising never to…

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Photo of Golfers Playing in Front of Oregon Wildfires Goes Viral

Photograph by Kristi McCluer A photo of people golfing at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington while wildfires rage across the Columbia River in Oregon has gone viral. According to The Oregonian, amateur photographer Kristi McCluer of Vancouver, Washington snapped the viral image and originally shared it on Facebook and it quickly spread shortly thereafter, appearing on reddit and in a now viral tweet by David Simon. The Eagle Creek Fire continues to rage and now covers almost 35,600 acres and is 11% contained. A 15-year-old Vancouver…

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Trump threatens ‘Rocket Man’ again while calling Bush, Clinton, and Obama failures

"I tweet everything with my eyes closed."Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images It’s amazing (and truly terrifying) the things Donald Trump can accomplish with less than 140 characters to work with. On Sunday morning the Commander/Tweeter/Golfer-In-Chief fired off several tweets about North Korea’s Kim Jong-un — who he now apparently only refers to as “Rocket Man” or “Little Rocket Man” now — and casually called three former presidents failures like it was NBD. *nervous laughter* SEE ALSO: 10 reality shows Donald Trump truly believes he’s on Trump kicked off the day explaining…

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This wildfire photo is a portrait of America in 2017

An amateur photographer in Oregon just captured what some might call a portrait of America’s current state. SEE ALSO: Summer 2017 feels like it’s on steroids – and it’s only going to get worse Kristi McCluer’s depiction of a bunch of men casually golfing while a wildfire raged behind them went viral after it was tweeted out by David Simon, creator of The Wire and The Deuce. He posted the photo to his 130,000 Twitter followers on Thursday, calling it “the money shot” of “visual metaphors for America today.”  In…

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Jordan Spieth rambling his way towards golfs elite club in record time | Scott Murray

The Texan is only 24 and may feel like he has run out of worlds to conquer if he completes the career slam on Sunday by winning the US PGA Championship One of the most gloriously overblown lines in the history of sports broadcasting was delivered in 1984 by the peerless darts commentator Sid Waddell. Contemplating Eric Bristows effortless dominion over his peers, Waddell mused: When Alexander of Macedon was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer. Bristow is only 27. You have to…

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Jordan Spieth weathers Royal Birkdale storm to take control at the Open | Andy Bull

Jordan Spieth holds a two-shot lead after mastering the elements but the Texan was just happy to be inside at the end of a typical British summer day Jordan Spieth got to experience one of the great British traditions at Royal Birkdale, a wet, windy afternoon at the seaside. It was a day out so damp, so dismal, that eventually even the Pollyannas in the crowd telling everyone itll soon blow over had to admit that it was going to do no such thing and to join the scurry for…

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LPGA accused of ‘slut-shaming’ over new women’s golf dress code

The LPGA is under fire for introducing a draconian womens golf dress code that forbids plunging necklines, leggings and revealing skirts on the course The LPGA has come in for stiff criticism after it introduced a new dress code that forbids female golfers from sporting plunging necklines, leggings or revealing skirts on the course. Initial reactions were overwhelmingly negative, with as revealed in a report by Golf Digest, will result in a $1,000 fine for the first offence, with fines doubling for each subsequent breach. Items in the new code…

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Brooks Koepka holds his nerve in major style to land the US Open title

Seven majors in a row have now been claimed by first-time champions, with the 117th US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin going to Brooks Koepka of the US Major championships are now the domain of golfs one-time pretenders. Seven in a row have been claimed by first-time champions, with the conclusion to the 117th US Open developing into a test of nerve for Brooks Koepka. The 27-year-old from Florida became the latest player to deliver on earlier and widely recognised promise. Koepka like Jason Day, Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson,…

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US Open: Thomas makes history before Harman shows Fleetwood how its done

Justin Thomas recorded the first nine-under-par round in US Open history as the American Brian Harman finished one shot ahead after the third round, with Tommy Fleetwood in a share of second It took until this, the 117th staging of the US Open, for a player to post a round of nine under par in this championship.

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Rickie Fowler equals US Open record to put himself in hunt for first major

Rickie Fowler was the early leader at Erin Hills after firing a first-round 65 that only four players have ever bettered on a US Open Thursday What Erin Hills gave to Rickie Fowler it menacingly took back and some from his illustrious chums. Anyone labouring under the illusion that the US Open, an environment famed for brutality, was going soft after Fowler charged to the top of the leaderboard with a 65 was swiftly corrected. Day one casualties were of the highest profile. Dustin Johnson, 75. Jordan Spieth, 73. Jason…

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Phil Mickelson to miss US Open in favour of daughters graduation

Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the US Open to attend his daughters high school graduation, meaning his wait to complete the set of major championship victories will continue Phil Mickelsons wait to complete a clean sweep of major championships will go on for at least another year, after it emerged the 46-year-old has withdrawn from the upcoming US Open so that he can attend his daughters high school graduation. Given Mickelsons reputation in the United States, this marks a serious blow to the event. Mickelson, who has endured a series…

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