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Victim stabbed on TTC subway train

TheStar.com (Andrej Ivanov - Staff Reporter) — Two suspects were arrested after a man was stabbed on a Line 2 subway train between Kennedy and Warden on Saturday evening. Toronto police were called to Kennedy Station at around 7:40 p.m....
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Santiago de Cuba distilled in Castro’s ashes: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA—A couple of young boys are trying to fly a kite above the cracked asphalt of a crooked road that slashes through the barrio of Los Olmos. Their toy is crafted...
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Automaker Ford wants Trump to change electric car policies

TheStar.com (Keith NaughtonJohn LippertJamie Butters) — SOUTHFIELD, MICH.—Ford Motor Co. was a target of Donald Trump’s criticism during his campaign for building cars in Mexico, and now that Trump will be president, Ford said...
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Husband of Toronto doctor Elana Shamji appears in court charged with her murder

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter, Kenyon Wallace - News reporter) — Ontario’s medical community is reeling after the death of a “whip smart,” highly-respected Toronto family doctor and mother of three, who police allege was killed by her...
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Keys to persuading Trump: flattery, proximity

TheStar.com (Jenna Johnson - The Washington Post) — Fully repeal the “disaster” Affordable Care Act? After meeting with President Barack Obama, Donald Trump said maybe he’ll keep some of it. Revive waterboarding of ...
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Trudeau urges police to ‘enforce the law’ on marijuana

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — A frustrated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants police to “enforce the law” and criminally charge illegal marijuana dispensaries — even though weed legalization is...
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Judge who wore Trump hat declared support for Republican candidate in court

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — A Hamilton judge who apologized for wearing a pro-Donald Trump hat in court the day after the U.S. election, saying it was an attempt at humour and not meant to be political, declared his...
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Photographer charged with sexual assault after photo shoot

TheStar.com A 37-year-old Toronto-based photographer has been charged after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman during a photo shoot in her home in October, police say. Investigators received a call...
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President-elect Trump, Afghan president Ghani commit to fighting terrorism

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — KABUL—The Afghan government says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have emphasized their joint commitment to fighting terrorism in a phone...
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Nine dead, could rise as high as 40, in Oakland-area warehouse fire

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — OAKLAND, CALIF.— At least nine people died and authorities said they feared the toll could rise as high as 40 in a fire that broke out during a rave at a converted warehouse in the San...
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Amber Alert still in effect for nine-year-old, last seen with mother in Welland

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — WELLAND, ONT.—Police in Ontario are continuing their search for a nine-year-old girl believed to be abducted by her mother. Niagara Regional Police say Layla Sabry and her mother...
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Diamond & Diamond under fire

TheStar.com (Michele Henry - Staff reporter, Kenyon Wallace - News reporter) — He’s the face of personal injury law in Ontario. On television, radio, social media, billboards, buses and atop urinals at the Air Canada Centre, you will find the image and the message...
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A look at Sam Oosterhoff, Ontario’s newest and youngest MPP

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - News) — Having just made history as the youngest person ever elected to Ontario’s legislature, Sam Oosterhoff craned his neck to look beyond the pool of photographers and scribes assembled to...
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Scarborough residents back LRT, but only slightly, poll says

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — Scarborough residents are evenly divided on whether an LRT line or a subway extension best serves the eastern suburb’s transit needs, according to a new poll. The survey by Forum...
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Families of hostages alone in a ‘parallel universe’

TheStar.com Michelle Shephard and Mitch Potter Staff Reporters There is a perverse purgatory where the families of hostages go after they learn a relative has been kidnapped overseas. Life goes on...
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Toronto neurosurgeon charged with murder of doctor wife

TheStar.com (Brennan Doherty - Staff Reporter) — A Toronto neurosurgeon has been charged with the murder of his wife, Elana Shamji, a 40-year-old family physician. Shamji has been identified as the woman whose body was found dead on...
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Teenager dead after being hit by SUV in Mississauga

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — A 15-year-old girl is dead after she was struck by an SUV in Mississauga Friday night. Peel police were called to the intersection of Glen Erin Dr. and Britannia Rd. W. at 8:24 p.m. after...
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Some Toronto FC season-ticket holders bumped for MLS Cup

TheStar.com (Laura Armstrong - Staff Reporter) — When Toronto FC midfielder Benoit Cheyrou scored the overtime goal that sent the Reds into the MLS Cup final, Chris Wright celebrated the team’s first major success in a decade with...
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Ontario confronts its addiction to money politics: Cohn

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — Politics is supposed to be about winning ideas. More often it’s about wining and dining donors — and winning them over as a way to win power. Which is why money politics usually...
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Liberals failed to explain stand on holding referendum: Paul Wells

TheStar.com (Paul Wells - National Affairs) — Well, if nobody in the Trudeau government is going to explain why there won’t be a referendum on electoral reform, I guess I’ll have to. There won’t be a referendum on...
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Blog Articles

Saturday Bantering: Carlos Beltran Heads To The Astros

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — The plot thickens in the Edwin Encarnacion sweepstakes, as the Houston Astros have opted for a short-term option at the designated hitter position. As Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports  tells...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Matt Stairs

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I'll admit, right off the top, Matt Stairs is one of my favorite players all time. I was at a game, years ago, with Stair in right field, I think he was an A at the time, and he was throwing,...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Sammy Sosa

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Sammy Sosa is still on the ballot. This is his 5th time on the ballot. Last year he received 7.0% of the vote (you need to get 5% to stay on the ballot). You know the Sammy Sosa story. Early in...
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Which non-tendered free agents should the Blue Jays consider?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Over at MLB Daily Dish, they have a list of the players who were non-tendered and are now free agents . Go take a look and tell us about anyone that you would like the Jays to pick up. I keep...
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Chris Colabello outrighted as Blue Jays tender contracts to four players

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Love them tenders: Barney, Carrera, Loup, and Stroman to remain under club control On the final day major league teams could tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players, Sportsnet’s...
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Friday Bantering

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Random Blue Jays stuff The new CBA is a bit of a disappointment to me. Or not so much disappointment, but, I was expecting more change. The owners were floating the lockout idea, I figured they...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Lee Smith

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Lee Smith into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Lee Smith is number 3 on the all time saves list, which is his strongest argument for the Hall. And he was a closer in the old sense of...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Gary Sheffield

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — This is Gary Sheffield's second time on the ballot. He was only on 11.6% of the writer's ballots last year/ Looking at his stats, Sheffield was a better player than in my memory. Sheffield,...
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CBA implications for the Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (eelliott29) — Wednesday night the MLB and the MLPA reportedly reached an agreement for a new CBA extending for the next five years. What does it mean for the Blue Jays? Major League Baseball and Major League...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Curt Schilling

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Schilling into the Baseball Hall of Fame? I'm going to skip Freddy Sanchez , mostly because I'm not sure who he is, which seems to suggest he shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame. ...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Ivan Rodriguez

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — While waiting to see if the Jays sign a free agent (I'm betting they sign big names before the CBA negotiations are finished)(I see someone I've never heard of is tweeting that Edwin is going to...
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Non-Tender Candidate: Aaron Loup

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Friday, December 2nd is the deadline for MLB teams to tender 2017 contracts to players under team control. At the beginning of of the offseason, the Blue Jays had five arbitration-eligible...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Manny Ramirez

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — So Manny Ramirez was a pretty good hitter....a bit of an understatement. 19 seasons, a .312/.411/.585 line with 555 home runs, 1831 RBI. bWAR of 69.2. He made 12 All-Star teams, picked up MVP...
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More Blue Jays rumors: ‘Strong interest’ in Fowler

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — So after days of complaining about the lack of rumors coming from the Jays, suddenly we get a bunch of them. Jon Heyman tells us the Jays have a ‘strong interest’ in Dexter Fowler. We’d be...
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Blue Jays Rumour Recap: Bruce, Encarnacion, Granderson

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — In today's moves around the MLB: Yoenis Cespedes returns to the Mets , Eric Thames heads to the Milwaukee Brewers , and Jon Jay replaces Dexter Fowler in Chicago.  The Blue Jay hot...
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Jays showing Edwin the ‘most love’

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Rick Westhead, at TSN.ca reports that Edwin Encarnacion’s agent says that Edwin will likely sign either this week or early next week. And he says: “The Jays are showing Edwin the most love,”...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Tim Raines

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — It is Tim Raines 10th time on the Hall of Fame ballot and his last chance to make the Hall. He's running out of chances. Last chance for the BBWAA to get it right. Last year he hit a new high at...
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Eric Thames returns to the MLB!! Signs with......

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mike Hannah) — You can admit it. You were hoping for something else. When I received a message this morning asking if I'd like to cover the Eric Thames signing, I was overcome with excitement. Had the Blue...
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