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Situational awareness: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post at the end of the month, President Trump announced this afternoon.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Without providing evidence, the U.S. is blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Middle East, an escalation from last month.
Why it matters: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran was attempting to follow through on its threat to "disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz," per Axios' Dave Lawler and Orion Rummler.
The bottom line: "U.S. officials say the move to squeeze Iran is ultimately aimed at bringing Tehran back to the negotiating table. But experts say the recent tensions have underscored the limits of that policy." [WashPost]
It's U.S. Open weekend: Scott Piercy of the U.S. plays a shot from a bunker on the 18th hole during the first round at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
A view of pregame ceremonies prior to Game Five. Photo: Robert Reiners/Getty Images
"A look at why pro basketball and Oracle Arena were a perfect fit" ... A eulogy for Oakland's basketball mecca on the eve of its last Warriors game — Game 6 of the NBA Finals — from S.F. Chronicle urban design critic John King:
"We’ve been lucky for the past five years to watch a dynamic dynasty excel within a structure that embodies the virtues of honest and strong, yet elegant architecture."