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Dickey tosses gem as Jays down Yankees

TheStar.com (Mark Zwolinski - Sports reporter) — The Blue Jays entered this six-game homestand troubled by inconsistencies with the offence and a pitching staff seemingly unable to protect five- and six-run leads. But on Monday night in a...
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Canadians, Dutch share bond forged in war

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — HOLTEN, THE NETHERLANDS—Donald Somerville shuffled to the back corner of the tidy war cemetery, past the rows of headstones marking lives cut short, to the grave of a fallen friend to give...
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Former white supremacist probes the personal roots of hatred

TheStar.com (Rachel Mendleson - News reporter) — Elisa Hategan’s testimony helped put the leader of the Heritage Front in jail. Now she hopes crowdfunding will help her chronicle her own journey, starting in Romania. Elisa Hategan is...
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Muhammad cartoon contest shootings bring Pamela Geller back into spotlight

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau) — WASHINGTON—The Council on American-Islamic Relations, never shy, decided to stay strategically silent on Pamela Geller’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest. “Pamela...
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Strikes coming soon to an Ontario school near you: Cohn

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Provincial Politics) — Nearly 70,000 high school students have been banished from classes so far. Roughly 2 million students across Ontario could be next. For no good reason. This isn’t the first time a...
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The epic legal battle for Omar Khadr’s release

TheStar.com (Michelle Shephard - National Security Reporter) — EDMONTON—There are not many lawyers who would offer a home to their clients or fight for more than a decade on their behalf, given the enormous financial and personal cost. But Edmonton...
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Burlington doctor admits to sexual abuse

TheStar.com (Marco Chown Oved - Staff Reporter) — Dr. Sharif Tadros didn’t say a word at the sexual abuse hearing that would determine whether he’d lose his medical licence. He let his lawyer confess for him. “He admits to...
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Family of missing Toronto man in ‘panic mode’

TheStar.com (Jayme Poisson - News reporter) — The family of Adirizak Dirie is growing increasingly concerned about his whereabouts. The 28-year-old went missing nearly one week ago, and has not been seen or heard from since. ...
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Voters go to the polls in P.E.I.

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — CHARLOTTETOWN — Voters on Prince Edward Island are determining the fate today of a premier who has been on the job for just over two months. After a month-long campaign, the polls are open...
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Trudeau ready to battle Tories with tax cuts: Hébert

TheStar.com (Chantal Hébert - National Affairs) — MONTREAL— If one were to summarize the spirit of Justin Trudeau’s so-called fairness for the middle-class manifesto, it is that the Liberals have belatedly resolved to fight fire...
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‘Pink’ protest underlines Tory infighting as leadership contest looms

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — It was a “pink” protest the likes of which the Pink Palace has never seen. Most of the Progressive Conservative caucus wore pink Monday at Queen’s Park to demonstrate their...
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Israeli president says violent Ethiopian protests expose ‘bleeding wound’ of society

TheStar.com (Aron Heller - The Associated Press) — JERUSALEM—Israel’s ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has “exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli...
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Fact-checking 10 claims made by parents against the Ontario sex-ed curriculum

TheStar.com (Robin Levinson King - Staff Reporter) — With thousands of parents protesting Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum, rumours are flying about what, exactly, kids will be learning about sex in public schools. Here’s a rundown of...
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Sleepwalking, night terrors run in families, Montreal study suggests

TheStar.com (Helen Branswell - The Canadian Press) — Did you sleepwalk when you were a kid? Still do it occasionally? If so, chances are your children will do it too. A new study adds support to the growing belief that behaviours like sleepwalking...
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What good are polls anyway?

TheStar.com (Bruce Cheadle - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—According to the polls, a four-decade political dynasty could be toppled when Albertans visit the ballot box on Tuesday. According to the polls, a province that is emblematic of...
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Man pleads guilty to 2011 New Years Eve stabbing that killed one

TheStar.com (Tara Deschamps - Staff Reporter) — A Toronto man pleaded guilty Monday to murdering a 20-year-old in an alcohol-ridden stabbing just after New Year’s Eve four years ago. As friends and family of victim Brian Takahashi ...
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Toronto man murdered after attending Kentucky Derby

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — A Toronto man was murdered Saturday after attending the Kentucky Derby . Friends say Scott Hunter, known as “Scottie,” is dead after being shot during a robbery in Louisville,...
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Trudeau: Hike taxes on rich, cut taxes, boost child benefits

TheStar.com (Joan Bryden - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau has unveiled the Liberal alternative to the Harper government’s economic plan: hike taxes for the wealthiest one per cent to pay for more generous child...
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Duffy Dictionary reveals what ‘common sense’ really means

TheStar.com (Jennifer Ditchburn - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Sen. Mike Duffy’s trial on 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery begins its fifth week Monday. It’s a good time to look at the unique lexicon that’s...
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Peel students worry, ‘Are we going to have school in the summer time?’

TheStar.com (Jillian Kestler-D’Amours - Staff Reporter) — Social media was abuzz near midnight Sunday as high school students across Peel region anxiously waited to hear whether classes would be in session this morning. Just before 1 a.m., the news...
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Blog Articles

Blue Jays Save Best For Last As Dickey Dominates Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Jared Book) — When your starter allows only one run, you expect this offence to win the game. It took until the eighth inning, but they did just that. Blue Jays 3, Yankees 1 R.A. Dickey had his best...
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Blue Jays Hitting Coach Brook Jacoby Suspended for 14 Days

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby has been suspended for 14 days, without pay, by MLB, for, well, something to do with the incident with Bill Miller's umpiring crew in Fenway which led MLB to...
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Devon Travis Named AL Rookie of the Month

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I know this surprises you, but MLB has named Devon Travis their April AL Rookie of the Month. Travis hit ..352/.393/.625 with 6 home runs and 23 RBI in April. Devon joins Eric Hinske , Josh...
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Blue Jays Minor League Report - Week 3

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Siefert) — The Baby Jays went under .500 for the first week so far this year, going 11-14 on the week. Rowdy Tellez & Randy Wolf named Baby Bird Brief Performers of the Week Blue Jays Weekly Minor League...
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Today's lineup and bits of Blue Jays news

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — So Thole is batting 6th? #Bluejays vs Yankees ... pic.twitter.com/VE5w0ZS53z — John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) May 4, 2015 Saunders is out because of the limping we noticed yesterday. Mike...
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More on yesterday's game: Hutchison, bunting and Travis

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I really don't want to think about yesterday's games but..... Drew Hutchison was terrible again. He's had 6 starts, 2 have been good, 4 have been awful. His ERA is now 7.47 and, as everyone...
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Yankees at Blue Jays - May 4-6

Batter's Box (Gerry) — The New York Yankees come to Toronto for a big three game series. It is early in the season but this week is setting up as a pivotal week for the Jays. Along with the Yankees, the Red Sox come...
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Blue Jays Minor League Report - May 3

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Siefert) — The Baby Jays had a better Sunday, going 3-1 with some exciting performances. BUF (15-9) - W 3-2 NH (13-11) - W 12-11 in 11 Innings DUN (11-13) - W 8-0 LAN (14-10) - L 6-5 Buffalo...
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Glenn and Murphy Deliver Late Wins

Batter's Box (Gerry) — There were some exciting games on the farm Sunday. Brad Glenn hit a three run little league home run in the eighth to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 Buffalo win. Steve Delabar got the win. New...
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Steve Delabar and Chad Jenkins recalled, Scott Copeland and Miguel Castro optioned

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Alex Anthopoulos has zero respect for the Buffalo Bisons' probable starters' list. After calling up the Bisons' Friday night and Saturday afternoon's starters in Andrew Albers and Scott...
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Brad Glenn swims up to the plate to complete little league home run in Bisons victory

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — With the Buffalo Bisons down 2-0 against the Louisville Bats, Brad Glenn almost made it all the way around the bases on his legs on his go-ahead little league home run, but had to to do a front...
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Bad pitching, once again, sinks Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 7 Indians 10 Stop me if you've heard this one: Crappy pitching costs the Jays a win. Drew Hutchison was sorta kinda ok through 4 innings. And then it all fell apart in the 5th....
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Locastro Highlights a Bad Day on the Farm

Batter's Box (Gerry) — All of the affiliates lost on Saturday. Three of them lost easily and the opponents registered double digits in hits. New Hampshire were the exception, they lost a tight one 2-1. Shane Dawson...
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Blue Jays Minor League Report - May 1 & 2

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Siefert) — The Baby Jays had a rough couple of nights, going 1-7 on Friday & Saturday. Baby Jays go winless on Saturday for the first time this season. BUF (14-9) - L 5-2 NH (12-11) - L 2-1 DUN ...
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Blue Jays thump Indians

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 11 Indians 4 A much nicer game today. Always good to score 5 runs against the reigning Cy Young Award winner. Quick recap today because I'm busy barbecuing and have family over,...
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More on last night's game, mostly about Mark Buehrle

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I don't have much more to say about last night's game, other than....who expected Mark Buehrle to be this bad this year? I mean, he looked pretty bad his first month or so with the team in 2013,...
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The Blue Jays Hitters In April

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Though the Blue Jays finished below .500 in the month of April, the position players were not to blame. Toronto led the majors in runs scored, while also displaying a much-improved team...
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Dalton Pompey and Andrew Albers optioned, Ezequiel Carrera and Scott Copeland called up

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — After a hard loss to the Indians , the Blue Jays shake up their roster by switching an outfielder and a reliever. Two Canadians, Dalton Pompey and Andrew Albers , are being optioned to...
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Mark Buehrle's struggles lead to Blue Jays loss in Cleveland

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Blue Jays 4 @ Indians 9 OK, maybe the Blue Jays should stop hitting leadoff home runs in Cleveland on May 1. Eight years ago-- on May 1, 2007 -- Alex Rios led off the game with a homer to left...
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