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Newmarket man charged in connection with sexual assault of 13-year old girl

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — A Newmarket man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault investigation of a “young teen” on Tuesday afternoon, York Regional Police say. “Information came...
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Leafs’ captains often had nasty departures

TheStar.com (Peter Edwards - Star Reporter) — Getting the captain’s “C” for the Toronto Maple Leafs isn’t a ticket to happiness. In several memorable cases, it’s more like giving an anvil to a swimmer...
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Notorious blogger, pick-up artist, provocateur ‘Roosh’ attracts reluctant reporters

TheStar.com (Caitlin Dewey, Abby Ohlheiser - The Washington Post) — WASHINGTON — Even hours after leaving the basement conference room where notorious blogger Daryush Valizadeh convened a Saturday-night press conference, we were still debating whether...
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Supreme Court ridicules fee claims of lawyers behind Marc Nadon challenge

TheStar.com (Colin Perkel - The Canadian Press) — Two lawyers who challenged the Harper government’s ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada have been handed a judicial spanking for trying to collect...
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Obama sends record $4.1 trillion spending plan to U.S. Congress

TheStar.com (Andrew Taylor And Martin Crutsinger - Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is sending Congress his eighth and final budget, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives. They include launching a new war on...
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Trial of men accused of killing Tim Bosma continues this afternoon

TheStar.com The trial of two men accused of killing Tim Bosma after going for a test drive in his truck continues this afternoon with more testimony from Crown witnesses. Dellen Millard, 30, of Toronto, and...
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Mayor John Tory stakes property tax hike position

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — Without any debate or questions Tuesday morning, Mayor John Tory and his executive punted increased property taxes to city council. Ahead of a presentation from staff on the tax rates and the...
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Calgary tattoo shop customers may have been exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — CALGARY—Alberta Health Services says a Calgary residential tattoo operation did not have proper sterilization or sanitation processes in place. It says anyone who got tattoos at Discount...
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Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in 9-player swap

TheStar.com (Mark Zwolinski - Sports reporter) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a trade many thought was unthinkable, shipping defenceman Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators in a nine-player deal Tuesday morning. The Leafs captain is on...
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New Jesuit school in Winnipeg called bad idea; wounds ‘too fresh’

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — WINNIPEG—A couple of indigenous leaders are speaking out against a new, private Jesuit school set to open in September in Winnipeg’s north end, saying it is too reminiscent of a...
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Fortis moves into U.S. with $6.9 billion investment in ITC Holdings

TheStar.com (Bloomberg) — NEW YORK — Canada’s Fortis Inc. agreed to buy ITC Holdings Corp.for $6.9 billion U.S. in cash and stock, adding its high regulated returns in what will be the largest Canadian...
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Sikh actor barred from flight for refusing to remove turban

TheStar.com (Jillian Kestler-D’Amours - Staff Reporter) — Actor and fashion designer Waris Ahluwalia was stopped from boarding a New York City-bound flight in Mexico City on Monday after he refused to remove his turban for a security check. Ahluwalia,...
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Sexual assault trial of Jian Ghomeshi continues

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — The sexual assault trial of former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi continues today in a Toronto courtroom. The 48-year-old Ghomeshi has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault, and one...
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High school principal accused of changing grades, including daughter’s

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — SASKATOON — A teacher is undergoing a disciplinary hearing in Saskatchewan for allegedly changing students’ final grades, including those of her own daughter. Kimberley Sautner was...
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Donald Trump repeats vulgar taunt used to describe rival Ted Cruz

TheStar.com (Kevin Cirilli - Bloomberg) — WASHINGTON—On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump engaged with a protestor who called rival Senator Ted Cruz a vulgar term. Trump was...
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Two trains collide head-on in Germany, killing at least 9

TheStar.com (Matthias Schrader And Kirsten Grieshaber - Associated Press) — BAD AIBLING, GERMANY—Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut...
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Toronto’s new digital-first hospital plagued by people problems

TheStar.com (Sara Mojtehedzadeh - Work and Wealth reporter) — It’s been celebrated for its prescription-filling robots and digital-first mantra. But as Humber River Hospital transitions to a new 1.8-million-square-foot facility, its growing pains feel...
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Magic abounds when daycare, seniors home share roof

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter) — In the second-floor lounge at Toronto’s Kipling Acres long-term care home, about 15 seniors in wheelchairs and walkers gather to the throbbing techno beat of “Gangnam Style”...
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Federal proposals on unpaid internships ‘galling,’ advocates say

TheStar.com (Sara Mojtehedzadeh - Work and Wealth reporter) — The advocacy group representing Canadian students and interns has withdrawn from the federal government’s consultations on how to improve protections for young workers because the proposals...
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Jays sign Josh Donaldson to two-year deal

TheStar.com (Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist) — The Blue Jays steered clear of a potentially ugly confrontation with star third baseman Josh Donaldson , inking him to a two-year deal Monday night worth about $29-million and avoiding an...
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Blog Articles

Steve Nash to coach in NBA Cares Special Olympics game at All-Star Weekend

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The NBA is doing a lot of good work around the city this weekend. Steve Nash to coach in NBA Cares Special Olympics game at All-Star Weekend originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
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Toronto Memories: This montage of Vince Carter highlights is great

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Did you know All-Star Weekend is coming to Toronto? Let's remember the good Toronto times. The NBA world is about to descend on Toronto in a big way. In advance of that, I've been keeping my eye...
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DeMar DeRozan…a Three Point Threat?

Raptors Republic (Matt Shantz) — A recent hot streak has supported DeMar DeRozan's assertion that he can shoot from three, but is it believable? DeMar DeRozan…a Three Point Threat? originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
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Quick Stat Hits: A Tale of Three Lineups

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — Let's look at three lineups that have been successful (or not so much) for the team during their very impressive 15 game stretch. A tale of three Raptors lineups. Let's start with the bad. And...
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Lowry’s 25 helps Raptors trounce Pistons, 103-89

Raptors Republic (Joshua Priemski) — Lowry drives past Jackson against the Pistons on Feb. 9.Kyle Lowry’s fourth-quarter heroics helped the Toronto Raptors seal a 103-89 win over the Detroit Pistons last night. Lowry finished...
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Raptors Weekly Podcast, Feb 8 – Morris vs Patterson – The Verdict

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Zarar and Blake rescue the pod from its tardiness and talk a host of topics including the Detroit game, Armon Gilliam, Terrence Ross, Dwane Casey v George Karl, and also, Morris vs Patterson. ...
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Morning Coffee – Tue, Feb 9

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Raptors handle Pistons like pros | Lowry and DeMar need more rest | RealGM has a weird way of apologizing to TRoss Morning Coffee – Tue, Feb 9 originated on Raptors Republic:...
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Lowry and Raptors bench steamroll the Pistons, 103-89

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The winning formula for the Raptors has been simple: get to the bench as quickly as possible. When you follow a team closely over an entire season, there's a tendency to find gripes within...
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Quick Reaction: Raptors 103, Pistons 89

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — You're not going to believe this but the Lowry-plus-reserves lineup killed it. Quick Reaction: Raptors 103, Pistons 89 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Pre-game news & notes: Pistons still without Caldwell-Pope, Drummond plays

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Everyone's a little thin on the wing, so nobody is. Pre-game news & notes: Pistons still without Caldwell-Pope, Drummond plays originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Raptors Power Ranking Poll Week 15: Winter is coming

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Welcome to the Raptors Power Ranking Poll, a column where we ask: Are the Raptors being ranked fairly? Not to be the fly in the ointment, as it were, but the All-Star news this week has not be...
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Report: Taxi drivers planning to strike during All-Star Weekend

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Somebody get these guys some help. Report: Taxi drivers planning to strike during All-Star Weekend originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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How valuable are the Raptors’ trade assets?

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — So just how big a chip is that Knicks pick? How valuable are the Raptors’ trade assets? originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Make Your Picks with the Weekly Rap: February 8th to All-Star Weekend!

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch_Robson) — The Raps will finish out there road trip with two games in the midwest, followed by ALL STAR WEEKEND IN TDOT. Following a gutsy win at the "Moda Center" (it will always be the Rose Garden) in...
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Raptors take on Drummond and the Pistons again: Preview, TV Info, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Michael Hoad) — The Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons are back at it for the second time in a little more than a week. The Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons renew their rivalry Monday night at the...
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Raptors 3 Point Defense – Cause for Concern?

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Nov 22, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots the ball as Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) defends in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena....
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Read this oral history of Vince Carter’s 2000 Dunk Contest performance

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The latest in a series of terrific pieces remembering the best Dunk Contest performance ever. Read this oral history of Vince Carter’s 2000 Dunk Contest performance originated on Raptors...
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Raptors recall Bruno Caboclo from D-League

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — With the 905 set for a long All-Star break, Bruno Caboclo is one injury from one injury away. Raptors recall Bruno Caboclo from D-League originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network...
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Gameday: Raptors @ Pistons Feb. 08

Raptors Republic (Gavin MacPherson) — The record-breaking win streak is over but the Raptors have recovered nicely with consecutive road wins over the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trailblazers. They continue on their road trip with a...
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Finding the Right Mix

Raptors Republic (Shyam Baskaran) — We take a deeper look into Casey’s most successful lineups this past month Finding the Right Mix originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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