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Performer ‘robs’ police chief Saunders of watch

TheStar.com (Alina Bykova - Staff Reporter) — What to do when you’re a performer who unwittingly robs a police chief during a performance? That’s what Jeff Hobson — known as the Trickster in the hit Broadway magic show The...
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Canadian gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker faces multiple sex-related charges

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — SARNIA, ONT.—Dave Brubaker, the women’s national team director of Gymnastics Canada, faces multiple sex-related charges. Sarnia Police said in a statement that Brubaker was charged...
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Martin Regg Cohn: Kathleen Wynne wades into hostile territory with town hall meetings

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — Coming soon to a town near you: A town hall with your premier. Kathleen Wynne has taken her campaign trail road show on tour — six months early. By next May the campaign will be underway...
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Black Liberal MP speaks out against ‘draining’ discriminatory acts on Parliament Hill

TheStar.com (Ainslie Cruickshank - Staff Reporter) — A Black Liberal MP took to Facebook this week to share details of the discrimination she says she confronts on Parliament Hill. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who represents Whitby, posted that she...
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Rex Tillerson changes tune on talks with North Korea

TheStar.com (Matthew Pennington - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—America’s top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to...
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Beverley McLachlin leaves chief justice post cheering Supreme Court’s work on Aboriginal issues

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Beverley McLachlin left her position as the country's top judge Friday, cheering the work that the Supreme Court has done on Aboriginal issues while cautioning that more must be done...
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Meet Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers in Toronto

TheStar.com (Victoria Gibson - Staff Reporter) — When Monique Jilesen arrived at the downtown courtroom Friday morning, she sat at the front and took the lead — talking shop with the judge, and hammering down dates for future court...
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Saying goodbye to the 196 York University Rocket

TheStar.com (Katie Daubs - Feature Writer) — Oh, 196 York University Rocket, covered in your dusty coat of winter filth, now is the time for rest. It is a sunny, frigid day in winter exam season, and your flank reads, “The Farewell...
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Foreign caregivers’ Christmas wishes to Santa, Trudeau and Hussen

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter) — While Christmas is a time to be with family, many foreign caregivers can only watch other Canadians celebrate the holiday, with their minds set on their own families oceans away. For many of the...
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Guilty plea in bizarre case of Toronto criminal lawyer shot outside Annex office

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - Court Reporter) — In a plea deal, Grayson Delong has admitted in Ontario Superior Court that disguised as a construction worker he shot Toronto criminal lawyer Randall Barrs outside his Annex office last year. ...
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Edward Keenan: Are we sure TTC fare evasion happens as often as we think it does?

TheStar.com (Edward Keenan - Columnist) — The headline Thursday was about fare evasion — a presentation rejected by the TTC before it was ever publicly presented because of its questionable methodology claimed riders may have been...
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U.S. fighting against mention of ‘climate change’ in new chapter of NAFTA, sources say

TheStar.com (Josh Wingrove - Bloomberg,Eric Martin,Andrew Mayeda) — The U.S. is fighting against any mention of “climate change” in a potential new environmental chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to two people...
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North Korea does not present imminent nuclear threat to U.S., Mattis says

TheStar.com (Robert Burns - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea’s most recent test of a long-range missile did not demonstrate an imminent threat to the United States. Shortly after the...
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Judge temporarily blocks Trump rules that could reduce women’s access to birth control

TheStar.com (Josh Cornfield - The Associated Press,Sudhin Thanawala) — PHILADELPHIA—A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control. ...
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Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife Honey found dead in North York mansion

TheStar.com (Brennan Doherty - Staff Reporter) — Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc., and his wife Honey have been found dead at their North York mansion. Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins confirmed the death of the couple in a tweet...
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With Rubio on board, Republicans finalize Trump’s sweeping tax overhaul

TheStar.com (Stephen OhlemacHer - The Associated Press,Marcy Gordon) — WASHINGTON—Republicans finalized the most sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws in three decades Friday, sweetening the child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they...
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Chantal Hébert: Looking back provides clues to where Canada is headed

TheStar.com (Chantal Hébert - Star Columnist) — Every political year brings its share of new players, emerging trends and surprises. 2017 in Canada was no exception. Here are five of the more meaningful ones for the shape of things to come. 1....
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Toronto offers parking discounts to help King St. merchants

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — The City of Toronto has revealed details of a one-time parking discount at Green P spots near King St. amid concerns that merchants are struggling during the transit-focused pilot project. The...
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Woman struck and killed near Flatiron Building in downtown Toronto

TheStar.com (Brennan Doherty - Staff Reporter) — A 23-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a vehicle near the Flatiron Building downtown on Friday afternoon. Toronto paramedics were called to Church St. and Front St., around 12:37 p.m....
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Hydro One grounds helicopter crews, holds vigils after 4 workers killed in crash

TheStar.com (Daniela Germano - The Canadian Press) — Hydro One says it has grounded all its helicopter crews in the aftermath of a chopper crash that killed four employees in eastern Ontario. CEO Mayo Schmidt says the fleet will not operate until...
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Blog Articles

Raptors vs Nets Game Thread: Carroll inactive in return to Toronto; Delon Wright back

SBN: Raptors HQ (Joel_Stephens) — A late scratch, Nets forward DeMarre Carroll will miss Friday’s matchup against his old team Our Raptors must’ve enjoyed a great night sleep last night. It was their first night home following...
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Pre-game news & notes: Delon Wright returns, Carroll sits (but speaks), Crabbe out

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Back home for the weekend. Pre-game news & notes: Delon Wright returns, Carroll sits (but speaks), Crabbe out originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Who is each Toronto Raptor’s Star Wars analogue?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Today marks the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which means we’re doing another column trying to compare the Raptors to a blockbuster film. As you may have heard, Star Wars: The Last Jedi ...
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Coming Through On A Four-Year Promise

Raptors Republic (Sahal Abdi) — Actually managing minutes? Couldn't be. Coming Through On A Four-Year Promise originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Open Gym Ep. 9

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Damn, this is good. Open Gym Ep. 9 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Quiet Assassins – the Toronto Raptors are poised to make a move

Raptors Republic (Tamberlyn Richardson) — Curtains pulled, lights off, wearing sunglasses I sit in a room lit only by my laptop. This is a common practice and unfortunately a necessity of life to address migraines in order to still...
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Raw Raptor Rankings Week 8: Road stress for the bench

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The Raptors had a good week, but the young bench came crashing down to earth. We are all enjoying the Toronto Raptors from a distance. The team is fun and good, and they had another winning...
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Dawn of the Silent Assassin

Raptors Republic (Alex Gres) — The little-known (and totally real) story of OG Anunoby. Dawn of the Silent Assassin originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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The Wright Stuff Collection: Feelings and Film with Delon

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Every week brings a new experience for Delon Wright and the Raptors. We’ve provided film recommendations to sort it all out — for him, and us. Welcome to The Wright Stuff, our weekly column...
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Raptors home to play Carroll and the Nets: Preview, start time, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The Raptors welcome an old friend and a surprisingly decent Nets team, as they return to Air Canada Centre. Four late nights of watching Raptors basketball got you feeling Friday fatigue? Well...
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Gameday: Nets @ Raptors, Dec. 15

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — DeMarre Carroll Revenge Game! Gameday: Nets @ Raptors, Dec. 15 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Talking Raptors Podcast – S5 E9 – Raptors Republic Holiday Party

Raptors Republic (Nick Reynoldson) — This one got wild. Talking Raptors Podcast – S5 E9 – Raptors Republic Holiday Party originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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The Wright Stuff Week 8: How far can belief take a person?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — There’s still no on-court updates for Delon, though we know he’s getting closer to his return. Welcome to The Wright Stuff, our weekly column following the career of Raptors point guard...
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Raptors reveal logo for ‘Raptors Uprising’ 2K League team

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Cool! Raptors reveal logo for ‘Raptors Uprising’ 2K League team originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Voting procedures for 2018 All-Star Game revealed

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — You can vote starting on Christmas. Or a little sooner if you have the NBA app. Voting procedures for 2018 All-Star Game revealed originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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We Don’t Need to Worry About Kyle Lowry

Raptors Republic (RR) — KLOE coming. We Don’t Need to Worry About Kyle Lowry originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Mid-Morning Coffee – Thu, Dec 14

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — 10 things I saw from Raptors-Suns (Dec. 13) – The Defeated Superstar: DeMar DeRozan snapped. The Suns could not guard him whatsoever and he scored at will, especially in the third quarter when he...
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Dial 905: Back to winning, Bruno steps up, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Cole Shelton) — After a rough week of losses, the 905 got back in the W column with some strong performances. The Raptors 905 have been losing lately. With only two games this week, the team was looking to...
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Raptors grind out an ugly win over Phoenix to cap road trip

Raptors Republic (Scott Hastie) — Not the prettiest. Raptors grind out an ugly win over Phoenix to cap road trip originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Raptors Bench Mob Needs Mobb Deep Philosophy

Raptors Republic (RR) — Last week ended with a disappointing loss against a hobbling Los Angeles Clippers squad, partly due to a struggling bench. This week, the Toronto Raptors have a terrific opportunity to rebuild the...
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