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The US State Department released over 4,000 more of the emails former secretary of state Hillary Clinton kept on a private server and revealed that some 150 others have been retroactively classified. Reporters and Clinton's rivals as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination began scouring 7,000 additional pages of messages from the mails she handed over earlier this year after coming under fire for operating the unofficial server. "I think it's somewhere around 150," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters, adding that the process of reevaluating the remaining unreleased emails was continuing.
Three-time defending champion Serena Williams launched her quest for a historic title by overwhelming 86th-ranked Russian Vitalia Diatchenko and advancing to the second round of the US Open. The world number one was a 6-0, 2-0 winner after only 30 minutes at Arthur Ashe Stadium when Diatchenko retired with a left foot injury, advancing Williams into a second-round match against Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens. "If I can just stay relaxed and stay in the points and stay calm and happy out there, I have to look at it as I have nothing to lose," Williams said.
That New Zealand have been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been accepted by the rest of the international rugby union community. Fortunately for fans of other teams, history is against New Zealand. No side have ever won successive World Cups, while the All Blacks have yet to lift the Webb Ellis trophy on foreign soil -- with both their 1987 and 2011 triumphs being sealed with wins over France in finals at Auckland's Eden Park.