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Controversial MP Rob Anders seeking Conservative nomination in new riding

TheStar.com (Bill Graveland - The Canadian Press) — BROOKS, ALTA.—Controversial Alberta MP Rob Anders is hoping for new political lifeline after losing a Conservative nomination race in Calgary earlier this year. Anders is now seeking the...
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How losing weight can be hard on a marriage

TheStar.com (Nancy J. White - Living Reporter) — For Jim Crosby, at 370 pounds, there was no epiphany, no “aha!” moment. He heard the weight loss ad on the radio, as he had so often before, and just thought: “It’s...
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49 hostages held by Islamic militants freed, Turkish PM says

TheStar.com (Suzan Fraser And Raphael Satter - Associated Press) — ANKARA, TURKEY—Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to...
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key reelected

TheStar.com (Nick Perry - Associated Press) — WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND—Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand’s general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an...
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When a psychiatrist crosses the sexual line

TheStar.com (Paul Garfinkel, SPECIAL TO THE STAR) — David Garner, the psychologist and head of research in psychiatry at Toronto General Hospital, was my professional partner in the study of anorexia nervosa and one of my closest collaborators....
  • New: 5 hr 3 min ago

Man stabbed in chest at Markham and Ellesmere

TheStar.com (Tamara Khandaker - Staff Reporter) — A man was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital after being stabbed near Markham and Ellesmere Rds. shortly before midnight on Sept. 19. The 30-year-old man was stabbed in the chest, but his vitals are...
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Police searching for suspect in sexual assault at Yonge and Sheppard

TheStar.com (Tamara Khandaker - Staff Reporter) — Police are looking for a man in relation to a sexual assault that was reported on Saturday shortly after midnight in the Yonge St. and Sheppard Ave. E. area. Around 12:30 a.m., the 25-year-old...
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Argos reverse the curse in B.C., beat lions 40-23

TheStar.com (Curtis Rush Sports Reporter) — VANCOUVER—Toronto Argonauts have news for their fans and the entire league. They are not dead. With quarterback Ricky Ray and returning slotback Chad Owens leading the charge, the Argos...
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Things to know for Saturday in Toronto: news, weather, and events

TheStar.com (Tamara Khandaker - Staff Reporter) — Weather and Traffic Summer isn’t over yet in Toronto, where we can expect a mix of sun and clouds, with a high of 23C in the afternoon that will feel more like 28C — a welcome...
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Public not told of infection outbreak at private Toronto pain clinic

TheStar.com (Theresa Boyle - Health, Ontario) — Two weeks after Anne Levac went to a Toronto pain clinic for an injection of steroids for chronic back pain, the 68-year-old Fenelon Falls woman fell seriously ill. She was rushed to hospital by...
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Toronto tech startup provides security using your heartbeat

TheStar.com (Lauren Pelley - Staff Reporter) — A local company has developed a new type of wearable security that’s truly from the heart. Nymi, a wristband being released this fall by Toronto-based Bionym, authenticates your identity...
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Ford duo won't let Toronto move on: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — A columnist at — as they say — another newspaper suggested this week that the multi-climaxing Rob Ford saga might have sprung forth from the fertile brain of William Shakespeare. ...
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Transforming Toronto with 10 Big Ideas: Hume

TheStar.com (Christopher Hume - Urban Issues, Architecture) — The politicians have their priorities; so do the people. Sometimes they are the same; sometimes they are not. From these countless solitudes, the Star Big Ideas crew in partnership with the...
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Toronto lowering its sights in mayoral search: James

TheStar.com (Royson James - Toronto Politics) — Remember that idea about electing a mayor we love, one who loves us, one who is prepared to engage the city in an adult conversation about a glorious future, one who’d emerge following a...
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A celebration of African grandmothers’ fight for women’s rights

TheStar.com (Debra Black - Immigration Reporter) — WINNIPEG—It was a clarion call to action — a powerful and evocative moment when for the first time South African and Swazi grandmothers came together and demonstrated in Manzini,...
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How do you curate a museum of human rights?

TheStar.com (Debra Black - Immigration Reporter) — “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” —...
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University of Toronto scientist wins prize for ‘Jesus in toast’ study

TheStar.com (Eric Andrew-Gee - Staff Reporter) — Praise Jesus! Or praise the long-haired dude whose outline you can totally see in that piece of burnt rye if you squint, man. That’s what University of Toronto professor Kang Lee was...
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Minnesota authorities seek protective order for Adrian Peterson’s son

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — MINNEAPOLIS—Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson . In the petition, Hennepin County...
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Former Star editor and privacy commissioner George Radwanski dead at 67

TheStar.com (Daniel Otis - Special to the Star) — George Radwanski, a prominent and controversial figure in Canadian journalism and public life, died Thursday from a sudden heart attack at his Toronto home. He was 67. German-born Radwanski,...
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Roger Goodell ends silence on NFL crisis with false hope: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — Finally, we know how little there is to Roger Goodell. There is almost nothing beyond the faith of rich men and words that have clearly been drilled into him by professionals, words carefully...
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Blog Articles

Weekend Roundtable: Biggest weakness, win projections, most likely to breakout

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Part two of our roundtable, where Blake, Zarar and Will get together to create that honest-to-goodness content. All the memes are true. The struggle is real for these here Raptors bloggers. We...
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The Sports Illustrated NBA Rank: Where are the Raptors?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Sports Illustrated completed their ranking of the top 100 players in the NBA. Where did the Raptor players end up and was it a fair rank? Let's decide. On the list of things sure to stir up...
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Call 911: Unofficial Fashion Police Rank NBA Jerseys

SBN: Raptors HQ (James Park) — One NBA blog describes the current Raptors jerseys as "forgettable" and ranks them as having the 21st-best jersey in the league. Do we agree? As ESPN undertakes their annual  #NBARank player...
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Weekend Roundtable: Most impactful offseason transaction, Patterson or Amir?

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Zarar, Blake and Will get together to create a little content for the weekend. I’ll level with you here, precious readers. Things are dire here in Raptors Republic. We’re hurting for...
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ESPN The Magazine Ranks the Raptors as 74th Best Franchise

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — With its annual assessment of every franchise in pro sports, ESPN The Magazine ranked the Toronto Raptors as the 74th best organization overall. Is that rating fair? The geniuses over at ESPN The...
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20Q's: What Should The Team's Intro Music Be?

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — It's a discussion we all have before the start of the season: what song should be used during player introductions? It's the 20th anniversary, so I suggest we go with a retro theme. Leading up...
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Amir Johnson Wants Raps Fans to Join the #ManClean Movement

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch_Robson) — Amir Johnson took his Swiffer "#ManClean" movement to various Toronto media outlets during the week. Toronto's adopted son Amir Johnson has partnered with Swiffer to begin the #ManClean movement....
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20Q's: Is It Important For The Raptors To Have A Canadian-Born Player?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Joshua Santos) — As the Raptors continue their rebranding efforts, we wonder: do they need a Canadian player to be known as Canada's team? Leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season, we'll be asking 20...
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Greivis Vasquez Back in TO Promoting the Pan Am Games

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch_Robson) — Greivis Vasquez is on a media blitz this week promoting the Pan Am Games. Yesterday he made an appearance on Canada AM and interacted with fans via a Reddit AMA. With the release of ticket prices...
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Canada's Olympic Hoop Hopes Continue to Rise

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — As the din from the recent FIBA World Cup dies down, it's never too early to look at the next big international basketball tournament: the 2016 Olympics. What hope does Canada have to qualify? A...
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Dinos & Digits Countdown: A Look At Kyle Lowry's 2013-14 Season

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — We continue our countdown of the best individual seasons in Raptors history with a look at Kyle Lowry's stellar 2013-14 season.   In case you missed it, we're doing a countdown of the best...
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Highlights from Greivis Vasquez’s Reddit AMA

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Toronto Raptors point guard Greivis Vasquez participated in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit. Pertaining to the Toronto Raptors Q: My question is: What are some funny/interesting stories...
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Bruno Caboclo Given Lowest Rating In 'NBA 2K15' Video Game

SBN: Raptors HQ (ChrisWalder) — The aura of being "two years away from being two years away" may have hurt Caboclo's standing in the video game world. His rating of 64 puts him right at the bottom of the barrel. If you go by...
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CBA 101: An Introduction to the Basics of the Salary Cap

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — Daniel Hackett starts his CBA 101 series with a look at the basics of the salary cap, including exceptions, Bird Rights and cap holds. Hey all. Welcome to the first of a series of posts where...
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Greivis Vasquez will do a Reddit AMA at 9:30 a.m. ET tomorrow

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — This is your chance to ask Greivis Vasquez a question on the interwebs. Exciting news! Remember when Terrence Ross did his Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session earlier last season? Well, Vasquez...
  • 5 days ago
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Team USA and DeMar DeRozan Bring Home the Gold

SBN: Raptors HQ (James Park) — After a rocky start, Team USA refocuses to beat Serbia, capping the FIBA Basketball World Cup Tournament with a dominant 129-92 win. As the final seconds of the FIBA World Cup counted down, ...
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Raptors Weekly Podcast, Sep 15 – Economy of Movement

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Tim Chisholm checks in for duty and gives his take on FIBA, the Raptors off-season moves, Adam Silver and hypothetical scenarios. The post Raptors Weekly Podcast, Sep 15 – Economy of...
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Numeric Narratives: Parsing Patrick Patterson

SBN: Raptors HQ (Ian Levy) — Patrick Patterson has developed into a key contributor for the Toronto Raptors, but nothing he does on the basketball court is quite as important as being 6'9" and making jump shots. Here's...
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FIBA World Cup: Team USA Steamrolls Jonas Valanciunas and Lithuania

SBN: Raptors HQ (Harsh Dave) — The highly anticipated matchup between Valanciunas' Lithuania squad and DeMar DeRozan's Team USA turned out to be a dud as the Americans continued their streak of blowing out opponents in a 96-68...
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Masai Ujiri Pens Op-Ed On Danny Ferry's Comments

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — The general manager of the Raptors spoke with Danny Ferry this week regarding his comments about Luol Deng. In his op-ed, he says "what he’s said can’t be unsaid, but we must measure his heart". ...
  • 8 days ago
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