Nuclear powers are deepening their reliance on their nukes, a watchdog group says

In this photo released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, Russian troops load an Iskander missile onto a mobile launcher during drills at an undisclosed location in Russia.
In this photo released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, Russian troops load an Iskander missile onto a mobile launcher during drills at an undisclosed location in Russia.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report says it hasn't seen nuclear weapons playing such a prominent role in international relations since the Cold War.

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https://www.npr.org/2024/06/17/nx-s1-5008603/nuclear-weapons-deepening-reliance-russia-us-china-sipri

Bryson DeChambeau wins another U.S. Open with a clutch finish to deny Rory McIlroy

Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament on Sunday in Pinehurst, N.C.
Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament on Sunday in Pinehurst, N.C.

Bryson DeChambeau won the U.S. Open on Sunday for the second time with the best shot of his life. Meanwhile, it was another heavy dose of heartache for Rory McIlroy.

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https://www.npr.org/2024/06/16/nx-s1-5008123/golf-bryson-dechambeau-wins-us-open-with-a-clutch-finish-to-deny-rory-mcilroy