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Quebec stunned by exodus of four young men, two women to join Islamic State

TheStar.com (Allan Woods - Quebec Bureau) — MONTREAL—A teenaged exodus to the Islamic State that involved four young men and two girls from Quebec has put the country on guard and the province on its heels about the draw of radical...
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Midnight strike deadline looms for teaching assistants

TheStar.com (Louise Brown - GTA, Education, Schools) — The union representing 6,000 teaching assistants at the University of Toronto was still at the bargaining table late Thursday evening in a bid to avert a strike that would disrupt tutorials and...
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Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin serve up red meat at Republican conference

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau) — WASHINGTON—Likely Republican presidential candidates battled for the hearts of right-wing activists, impassioned retirees and at least two guys wearing stars-and-stripes pants Thursday at...
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David Clarkson trade massive weight off Maple Leafs: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — Through all the years, all the endless failures and humiliations, all the bilking and barking, all the false hope and thin hope and no hope, all the endless bleating about the fundamentally hollow...
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Fahmy charges spurious, Egyptian prosecutor says

TheStar.com (Olivia Ward - Foreign Affairs Reporter) — The Egyptian prosecutor of the court that condemned Mohamed Fahmy to a seven-year sentence on terrorism-linked charges has denounced the case as spurious, according to documents obtained by the...
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B.C. woman killed 10 days after sister’s death

TheStar.com (Laura Kane - The Canadian Press) — COQUITLAM, B.C—After 20-year-old Keziah Johnston died suddenly in early February, her devastated sister Shiloh wrote an email to their mother. “You never know when your...
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Widow recalls horror of slain man’s final evening: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — The before and the after, separated by mere minutes. Here is Jahmeel Spence, strolling casually around a convenience store, paying for a can of iced tea — the ho-hum errand that had...
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Michael Saunders injury exposes Blue Jays’ lack of depth: Griffin

TheStar.com (Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist) — DUNEDIN, FLA.—It may actually turn out that the left meniscus injury to Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders does not force the team to go out and acquire a replacement for the Victoria,...
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Tories use majority to limit study of terror bill to eight days

TheStar.com (Alex Boutilier - Staff Reporter) — OTTAWA—The Conservatives used their majority to limit a House of Commons study of their controversial new terrorism bill to just eight meetings. After a day of delay tactics from the NDP...
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National roundtable on missing, murdered aboriginal women “a beginning”

TheStar.com (Joanna Smith - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — OTTAWA—Dawn Harvard says the short amount of time devoted to a long list of speakers and a packed agenda at the national roundtable on missing and murdered indigenous women Friday need not...
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Accused men offer no evidence, witnesses in Via Rail terrorism trial

TheStar.com (Diana Mehta - The Canadian Press) — Neither of the two men accused of plotting to derail a passenger train are choosing to call evidence or witnesses in their defence at their trial. Crown lawyers have spent nearly four weeks...
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Honesty and report cards prove a toxic mix: Porter

TheStar.com (Catherine Porter - Columnist) — If your kid was terribly scattered in class, would you want to know? Or would you rather think he was “using planning skills with limited effectiveness.” That’s how...
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Scarborough's creaking SRT gets a makeover

TheStar.com (TESS KALINOWSKI - Transportation Reporter) — Nearly crippled by old age, the 30-year-old Scarborough RT is getting a makeover while riders wait for the subway extension that's supposed to replace it in eight or nine years. The little...
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Maple Leafs trade David Clarkson to Blue Jackets

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — The Maple Leafs have acquired injured forward Nathan Horton from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward David Clarkson. Clarkson has been deemed a bust since signing a seven-year deal...
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A roundtable laden with emotion and suspicion: Tim Harper

TheStar.com (Tim Harper - National Affairs) — OTTAWA—It’s going to be awfully crowded in a downtown hotel ballroom here Friday. Emotion and frustration. Suspicion and ill will. All sitting cheek by jowl. For the first time...
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Bloomberg to launch Canadian business channel

TheStar.com (Michael Lewis - Business Reporter) — Canadian-owned English-language specialty channel the Business News Network (BNN) is about to get a formidable rival. Bloomberg Television, the New York -based global cable and satellite...
  • New: 7 hr 41 min ago

‘Jihadi John’ was known to British intelligence agencies

TheStar.com (Michelle Shephard - National Security Reporter) — The man behind the mask in the some of the Islamic State’s most sadistic videos now has a name and a past that shows he was on the radar of Britain’s intelligence agencies years...
  • New: 7 hr 47 min ago

Unifor blasts Air Canada over bargaining move

TheStar.com (Vanessa Lu - Business reporter, Business Reporter) — The union representing Air Canada’s customer service agents is blasting the airline for setting in motion the legal mechanisms to permit a strike or lockout by late May. Air Canada filed a...
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Canadian Tire shares hit record high after banner 2014

TheStar.com (Lisa Wright - Business Reporter) — Canadian Tire shares soared to a record high after reporting strong fourth-quarter sales in winter tires, sports gear and Christmas decorations. Despite cutthroat competition that helped push...
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FCC met with Canadian researcher to understand CRTC

TheStar.com (Robin Levinson King - Staff Reporter) — The Federal Communications Commission in the U.S. has been keeping a keen eye on Canada’s own struggles with net neutrality. The debate over net neutrality — a principle that...
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Blog Articles

Kyle and DeMar refer to themselves as ‘trash’

Raptors Republic (Kiyan Sobhani) — Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have both been in a funk – and perhaps the only good that has come out of it is the fact that they’re self-aware of the whole issue. When posed the...
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Toronto Raptors Final 25 Games: In Pursuit of History

Raptors Republic (Tamberlyn Richardson) — With 25 games remaining the Raptors are on the precipice of the franchise's first 50-win season and the potential to make some waves in the post season. The post Toronto Raptors Final 25 Games:...
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Let's Measure Raptor Performance by Synergy Play Type Statistics

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — NBA.com recently added play type statistics to their extensive statistical database. Ever wonder how the various Toronto Raptors players perform on different actions like post-ups, isolations, or...
  • New: 11 hr 57 min ago

Taking a Look at DeMar DeRozan’s Pre-Injury/Post-Injury Shot Selection

Raptors Republic (Greg Mason) — DeMar Derozan’s shooting woes continued in Tuesday night’s loss to the Mavericks. On the season he’s shooting a dreadful 39.4 percent from the field. In the month of February he’s been even worse,...
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Operation Stretch Run: Objectives Moving Forward

Raptors Republic (Michael Holian) — The basketball world may never witness Derrick Rose attack the rim with the same vengeance ever again. A shout-out to the Raps’ rival is in order, as the NBA hardwood is a much better place...
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Raptors Collapse Continues….

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — 3-12 in last 25 games. 1-3 in last 4. Alot of fingers being pointed. What gives? The post Raptors Collapse Continues…. appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Morning Coffee – Thu, Feb 26

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — No room for complacency | Ross’ fall has is worse than you think | Raptors still a good team, not great though | Jonas vs Enes | Lowry is 16th The post Morning Coffee –...
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Bill Simmons Ranks Kyle Lowry at no. 16 in NBA Trade Value Column

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — With the much-delayed part two of his NBA Trade Value column finally dropping today, Bill Simmons ranks the Raptors' Kyle Lowry at number 16. We waited awhile for it, but it's finally here - sort...
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Why The Raptors Need Their Own D-League Team

SBN: Raptors HQ (Michael Hoad) — The Bruno Caboclo conundrum shines a light on why the Toronto Raptors need their own D-League affiliate. When the Toronto Raptors selected Bruno Caboclo with the 20th pick in the 2014 draft,...
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There Isn’t Any Reason To Panic (Yet)

Raptors Republic (Ryan McNeill) — I was driving to football last week when a friend raised a great point: Fans of Toronto’s sports teams don’t know how to handle success. The post There Isn’t Any Reason To Panic (Yet) ...
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Discuss: Is Jonas Valanciunas becoming a reliable defender?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — The last six games have seen Jonas Valanciunas' defensive numbers drastically improve. Is this a blip on the radar, or is big man finally turning a corner in his development as a two-way centre? ...
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Raptors fall apart in Dallas, lose third straight

Raptors Republic (Scott Hastie) — In their fourth road game in five nights, the Toronto Raptors ran out of gas in the the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks jumped all over them. Dallas would come back from nine down to win,...
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James Johnson and the Art of Starting?

Raptors Republic (Matt Shantz) — He’s only been a starter for a little over two weeks, but James Johnson has already had a significant impact on the Toronto Raptors.  Johnson entered the starting lineup on February 8 in a win...
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Feeling Like Groundhog Day: Raptors Lose to Mavericks 99-92

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch_Robson) — The Raps fall on the road for the second night in a row, after being shut down offensively in the second half by the Dallas Mavericks. While this year's Raptor team - like any other - has...
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Morning Coffee – Wed, Feb 25

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Another 2nd half showing to be desired | Some advanced stats on DeRozan | Waiting for the schedule to break The post Morning Coffee – Wed, Feb 25 appeared first on Raptors...
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Reaction: Raptors 92, Mavericks 99

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Raps wilt down the stretch. Grades coming. Feel free to vent below. The post Reaction: Raptors 92, Mavericks 99 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Quick Stat Hits: DeMar DeRozan the Scorer

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — Here's a look at DeMar DeRozan's regression this year scoring the ball. That's right: regression. All stats from NBA.com/Stats . Stats compiled February 22, 2015. Last week I took a look at ...
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Gameday: Raptors at Mavericks

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Raptors head to Dallas following a stinker against New Orleans. A discussion of this year’s Dallas Mavericks team has to begin with the Rajon Rondo trade. It looked to be a major coup....
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Patrick Patterson's Journey From Houston to 'The North Pole'

SBN: Raptors HQ (Michael Hoad) — Patrick Patterson has been traded twice in his young NBA career. The Raptors' forward gives us a first-hand look on what it's like to change teams as a professional athlete. When Toronto Raptors...
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Raptors Fizzle Out Against What Remains Of The Pelicans

Raptors Republic (Andrew Thompson) — The Raptors leave another win on the table against what has become their achilles heal: non-playoff teams without their best players. The post Raptors Fizzle Out Against What Remains Of The...
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