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Is Trump trying to build a government — or burn it down? Analysis

TheStar.com (John Wagner - The Washington Post) — WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has gone to court to stop its enforcement efforts. His pick for secretary of...
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Global efforts to turn back climate change irreversible, Biden tells premiers

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Global efforts to turn back climate change are now irreversible, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden says, as he sought to reassure Canadian politicians worried that the incoming Trump...
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Athletics Canada fires track coach Peter Eriksson

TheStar.com (Kerry Gillespie - Sports reporter) — Peter Eriksson the controversial head coach of Canada’s Rio track and field team — the most successful since 1930s — has been fired. Athletics Canada made the...
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Toronto Police seize $2.5 million in counterfeit goods as holiday season starts

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — As the holiday season approaches, Toronto Police are warning the public to be vigilant with their gift-giving after they seized $2.5 million in counterfeit goods. In the investigation,...
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We’re all extras in Donald Trump’s global reality show

TheStar.com (Albert Nerenberg - Special to the Star) — Have you been feeling like you’re inside a giant reality show with Donald Trump as the star? You’re not alone. Ever since Trump was elected the next president of the United...
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‘We miss her greatly’: Slain doctor’s family thanks public, asks for privacy

TheStar.com (Hina Alam - Staff Reporter) — The family of a Toronto doctor who was found slain last week has thanked the public for expressions of support and donations in her memory. The body of Elana Fric-Shamji, a 40-year-old mother...
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RIDE sobriety spot checks pop up on roads as holiday season gets under way

TheStar.com (Megan Dolski - Staff Reporter) — Between flurries and freezing rain, Thursday night was the first real wintery-weather mess of Toronto’s seemingly never-arriving winter. The city’s streets were slick and greasy...
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MPPs send symbolic message with vote against road tolls

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — Opposition MPPs have sent a symbolic message to Premier Kathleen Wynne: don’t approve Toronto Mayor John Tory’s plan to slap tolls on the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner...
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First ministers gather in Ottawa to discuss climate change

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Canada’s first ministers gather in Ottawa today, essentially to talk about climate change. But their meeting appears set to be overshadowed by health care, aboriginal...
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Alabama inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing

TheStar.com (Kim Chandler - Associated Press) — ATMORE, ALA.—A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the...
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More than 1,000 Russian athletes involved in doping conspiracy, investigator says

TheStar.com (Stephen Wilson - Associated Press) — LONDON—A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging “institutional conspiracy” that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports,...
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South Korean president impeached in stunning fall

TheStar.com (Foster Klug - Kim Tong-Hyung And Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press) — SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF—South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that...
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New transportation boss says car is no longer king

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — Toronto has a new ruler of the roads. Barbara Gray started her job as Toronto’s new general manager of transportation on Thursday, and is the first woman to ever hold the post. In...
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Trudeau not overly eager to talk health care: Paul Wells

TheStar.com (Paul Wells - National Affairs) — On Friday evening, something will happen that hasn’t happened in nearly 13 years. The prime minister and the provincial premiers will talk about Canada’s health-care system. Oh,...
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Police budget cuts won’t jeopardize safety, Tory says

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — Mayor John Tory says public safety won’t be jeopardized by police budget cuts, and suggestions to the contrary are misleading. The Toronto Police Association is currently blitzing...
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TTC to complete Presto switch by 2018

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — The TTC’s full conversion to the Presto fare card system will take longer than the transit agency had previously told the public. At a meeting of the Metrolinx board of directors on...
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Drug, booze tests coming for TTC staff in 2017

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — The TTC has provoked the ire of its largest union by announcing that it will begin randomly testing its employees for drug and alcohol use starting on March 1. In a news release on Thursday,...
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Allegations of lewd texts to assistant put Jeremy Diamond in the rough

TheStar.com (Kenyon Wallace - News reporter, Michele Henry - Staff reporter) — A female assistant to Jeremy Diamond complained to police that the personal injury lawyer would not assign her potential clients to vet unless she wore provocative clothing, sent naked photos...
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Ontario introduces ‘historic’ changes to child-protection laws

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter, Jim Rankin - Feature reporter) — Advocates, child protection workers and youth are praising the introduction of historic provincial legislation that puts the needs of Ontario’s most vulnerable children at the heart of...
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York parents demand accused trustee step down

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Queen's Park Bureau, Noor Javed - News reporter) — Parents and community groups are urging a York Region trustee to step down while the board investigates allegations she used a racial slur while referring to a black parent. Some are even...
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Blog Articles

Power Forward Friday: Would Amir Johnson still help?

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — Our weekly search for the ideal power forward arrives at Amir Johnson, the legend. The difference between being a basketball fan at 16 and a basketball fan at 26 is, dare I say it, staggering....
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Is DeMarcus Cousins the Third Star the Raptors Need?

Raptors Republic (Alex Gres) — Boogie is a legitimate All-Star, but is he the answer to Cleveland? Is DeMarcus Cousins the Third Star the Raptors Need? originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Dinos & Digits: The Best Bench in Basketball

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — This week we look at the league-leading bench, DeRozan’s growing franchise record résumé, drives, and shooting efficiency. Welcome back to Dinos & Digits , a column where we dive into the box...
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Game Day: Raptors @ Celtics, Dec. 9

Raptors Republic (Andrew Thompson) — The Raptors look to continue their reign over the Atlantic Division in the second game of a back-to-back against Boston. Game Day: Raptors @ Celtics, Dec. 9 originated on Raptors Republic:...
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Updating the Raptors Win Total Projections for 2016-17

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — How great are the Raptors really playing? And if they keep it up, how many wins are they likely to end up with? Much is often made of strength of schedule — if a team faces a lot of tough...
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Raptors wait until 4th to get gritty, rebuff exciting Timberwolves

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — It's reductive, but the Raptors' experience won out on a fun, defense-free night. Raptors wait until 4th to get gritty, rebuff exciting Timberwolves originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
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Raptors Travel to Boston for Divisional Matchup With Celtics: Preview, Start Time and More

SBN: Raptors HQ (Stephen Campbell) — The Raps are in hostile territory tonight as they invade TD Garden for the first time this season Fresh off Thursday’s contest with the Minnesota Timberwolves , the Toronto Raptors won’t...
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Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, Dec 9 – Measuring up the Celtics

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The Celtics closing out on the Raptors is a story that may have been told prematurely. Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast, Dec 9 – Measuring up the Celtics originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
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Morning Coffee – Fri, Dec 9

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images Morning Coffee – Fri, Dec 9 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Bad defense equals great fun, Raps beat Wolves 124-110

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Sometimes defense is just an inhibitor to fun. All these Raptors want to do is entertain you. As they exhibited once again their their 124-110 win over the Wolves on Thursday night, the...
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Raptors-Timberwolves Reaction Podcast – Raptors win despite awful D

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — We The North vs. We The Slightly Norther. Raptors-Timberwolves Reaction Podcast – Raptors win despite awful D originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Quick Reaction: Raptors 124, Timberwolves 110

Raptors Republic (Anthony Doyle) — Minnesota 110 Final Box Score 124 Toronto B D. Carroll33 MIN, 10 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, -4 FG, 3-6 3FG 1-2 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, 19 +/- Carroll made Wiggins work for a reasonable number of his points, but...
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Pre-game news & notes: Carroll status unclear, Wiggins intends to play for Canada

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Wiggins has taken a nice step forward this year and now has to deal with some of the same attention DeRozan does. Pre-game news & notes: Carroll status unclear, Wiggins intends to play for...
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Bringing Up Bebe Week 7: Doing the Dirty Work

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Doing the dirty work to live a clean life. What’s Bebe got in store this week? We don’t like the dirty work in our lives. I don’t mean, necessarily, the cleaning of a toilet, or scrubbing of a...
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Dial 905: CJ Leslie impresses in Raptors 905 win streak, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Cole Shelton) — The Raptors 905 hit the road this week and start a nice winning streak. The Raptors 905 had a busy week with four games, including a three-game road trip. As has been the case for most of the...
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We Found the Raptors’ Wishlists

Raptors Republic (Cameron Dorrett) — What are the Raptors hoping for over the holidays? We Found the Raptors’ Wishlists originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Raptors Mailbag: Valanciunas concerns, trade questions heat up, and a lot more

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Should Jonas Valanciunas be looking over his shoulder? Good ground and pound, though. Raptors Mailbag: Valanciunas concerns, trade questions heat up, and a lot more originated on Raptors...
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Morning Coffee – Thu, Dec 8

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images Morning Coffee – Thu, Dec 8 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Game Day: Timberwolves @ Raptors, Dec 8

Raptors Republic (Tamberlyn Richardson) — Andrew Wiggins and his uber talented Timberwolves arrive hoping to turn their season around as they face the red hot Raptors. Game Day: Timberwolves @ Raptors, Dec 8 originated on Raptors...
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Raptors Host Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves: Preview, Start Time and More

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — The Raptors look to get back into the win column against the Timberwolves, who come north for Andrew Wiggins’ annual pilgrimage back home. If you’re part of the contingent of Toronto Raptors ...
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