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North Korea asks U.K. to take ‘necessary action’ against barber’s ‘Bad Hair Day’ poster

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — LONDON—North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to take action against a London hair salon’s poster poking fun at distinctively coiffured leader Kim Jong-un . The...
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When do dress codes at schools go too far?

TheStar.com (MARTHA IRVINE - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — EVANSTON, ILL. — They’re called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants...
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Pistorius prosecutor attacks defence witness expertise

TheStar.com (Gerald Imray - Associated Press) — PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA— Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution’s momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the...
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Bank of Canada leaves key interest rate at 1 per cent on shaky economic outlook

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada says it is keeping interest rates at historically low levels for the foreseeable future while shaving its previously posted expectation for the economy’s...
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Canadian real estate and housing boom may be ending, Scotiabank warns

TheStar.com (Susan Pigg - Business Reporter) — Boom times are over for Canada’s housing sector and the impact of “a more subdued trajectory” will be felt everywhere from construction and home renovation sites to retail...
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Political elite set to gather for Jim Flaherty funeral this afternoon

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Canada’s political elite gather today to pay their final respects to Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister whose sudden death last week spurred an outpouring of grief that has stretched...
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Prince William, Kate and George arrive in Sydney

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — SYDNEY—Britain’s Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, arrived in sunny Sydney on Wednesday to the cheers of thousands of fans as they kicked off their tour of...
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NATO increases military moves to counter Russia

TheStar.com (Juergen Baetz And John-Thor Dahlburg - Associated Press) — BRUSSELS—NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine , the alliance’s chief said...
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Blue Jays’ Adam Lind could be headed to disabled list

TheStar.com (Brendan Kennedy - Sports reporter) — MINNEAPOLIS— Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind left Tuesday’s game with lower-back tightness. Although manager John Gibbons said he was merely “day-to-day,”...
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NYPD closes program that spies on Muslims; advocates call it a small step

TheStar.com (Jake Pearson And Tom Hays - The Associated Press) — NEW YORK, N.Y.—Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of...
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Council hopeful Gus Cusimano threatens incumbent Maria Augimeri with lawsuit

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — The bad blood between Toronto Councillor Maria Augimeri and Gus Cusimano , the candidate she narrowly beat in Ward 9 in 2010, has resurfaced six months before their rematch at the polls Oct....
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Toronto weather and commute: Road closures for Flaherty’s funeral, chilly day ahead

TheStar.com (Leslie Armstrong - Staff Reporter) — Road closures will be in effect in the downtown core Wednesday morning as the funeral for former finance minister Jim Flaherty takes place at St. James Cathedral at 3 p.m. At 9 a.m., traffic will...
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300 missing several hours after ferry sinks in South Korea

TheStar.com (Hyung-Jin Kim And Youkyung Lee - The Associated Press) — SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast Wednesday ,...
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Drugged seniors were prescribed by doctors: Minister

TheStar.com (David Bruser - News Reporter, Rob Benzie - Staff Reporters) — Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews acknowledged the drugging of seniors in provincially regulated nursing homes is a problem but suggested doctors are responsible. “Let’s...
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Syrian refugee family in Turkey 'trying to leave this miserable life’

TheStar.com (Tanya Talaga - Global Economics Reporter) — ISTANBUL—Salwa Hannan sits on a torn, brown plaid couch beside her daughters Roqyyah, 8, and Ameena, 12, and she cries. There is not enough money for food or heat. They can barely afford...
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The Syrian ‘guests’ of Istanbul

TheStar.com (Tanya Talaga - Global Economics Reporter) — ISTANBUL—They beg on the street corners with their Syrian passports open so passersby don’t confuse them with Roma. Others crowd the congested, winding streets of Istanbul in their...
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Blue Jays battle bitter cold to beat Minnesota Twins

TheStar.com (Brendan Kennedy - Sports reporter) — MINNEAPOLIS—There’s no way around it: Jose Bautista looked like a crazy person as he prepared to take the field here on Tuesday afternoon. Not that you could tell it was him, his...
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Ferry with 476 people sinking off South Korea

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — SEOUL—A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country’s southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress...
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Olivia Chow leads again in Toronto mayoral election poll

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - City Hall) — Olivia Chow led Rob Ford and John Tory in the latest poll on the mayoral election, maintaining an advantage she has held in most of the polls conducted in these early days of the 2014 campaign. ...
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Blue Jays battle bitter cold against Minnesota Twins

TheStar.com (Brendan Kennedy - Sports reporter) — MINNEAPOLIS—There’s no way around it: Jose Bautista looked like a crazy person as he prepared to take the field here on Tuesday afternoon. Not that you could tell it was him, his...
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Blog Articles

[GIF] Here’s What’s Left of Paul Pierce #TORvsBKN

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — No need to fret Raptors fans. The post [GIF] Here’s What’s Left of Paul Pierce #TORvsBKN appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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How Important Is Lowry To This Team?

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Can we all agree Raps fans that we haven’t seen anyone this important to a Raptors franchise then we do with Lowry at the moment? The post How Important Is Lowry To This Team? appeared...
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Raptors vs. Knicks Gameday Preview: Finish Strong

SBN: Raptors HQ (Zach Salzmann) — The Raps look to finish off a great regular season in style, when they face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden tonight. A regular season journey that began way back on October 30th, 2013, with...
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Morning Coffee – Wed, Apr 16

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Raptors have world-class assistant coaches | Lowry thinks Cathal Sucks | Lots of chatter about best 1st round match-up | Toronto loves us some Amir The post Morning Coffee –...
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The Raptors Don’t Appear Ready For What Awaits Them In The Playoffs

Raptors Republic (Tim Chisholm) — A winning season doesn't mean anything on it's own – it just represents the first steps. The post The Raptors Don’t Appear Ready For What Awaits Them In The Playoffs appeared first on ...
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Talking Raptors Podcast, April 15 – With Jack Armstrong

Raptors Republic (Nick Reynoldson) — Jack Armstrong gives his take on everything from the playoffs, Chuck Swirsky, and Drake. The post Talking Raptors Podcast, April 15 – With Jack Armstrong appeared first on Raptors...
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Raptors Set New Franchise-High for Wins, But Playoffs Ultimate Test

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — The Toronto Raptors set a new record for franchise wins in a season thanks to last night's victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, but best season ever for the club? Adam Francis thinks the jury's...
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Bucks Serve as Props as Raptors Ease to Franchise-High Win Total

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — It's true that the Bucks were in town allegedly trying to win a game. The evidence speaks to the contrary. The post Bucks Serve as Props as Raptors Ease to Franchise-High Win Total appeared...
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Morning Coffee – Tue, Apr 15

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The Raptors raise the banner. The post Morning Coffee – Tue, Apr 15 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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[GIF] Amir Johnson (@IamAmirJohnson) Throws Down Jam, Leaves Man Hanging

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Amir Johnson needs to make amends with someone. The post [GIF] Amir Johnson (@IamAmirJohnson) Throws Down Jam, Leaves Man Hanging appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog...
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Rapid Recap: Raptors Defeat Bucks To Capture Franchise Record 48th Win

SBN: Raptors HQ (sarahnols) — Toronto Raptors lifted the Atlantic Division Championship banner, and made franchise history with a 48 win on the season by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100. At the beginning of the season,...
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Reaction: Raptors 110, Bucks 100

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — 48 wins FTW!! The post Reaction: Raptors 110, Bucks 100 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Toronto Raptors – “Kings In The North” – Atlantic Division Champions Tee

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Celebrate the Raptors Atlantic Division title by sporting this classic-lookig "Kings in the North" tee. The post Toronto Raptors – “Kings In The North” – Atlantic...
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Bucks vs Raptors Gameday Preview: Raps Go For Record Win Number 48

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — The Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks this evening in their final regular season home game. 80 down, two to go. The Toronto Raptors play their final home game of the 2013-14 NBA Regular...
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Gameday: Bucks @ Raptors, April 14

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — But Brendan Shanahan tho. The post Gameday: Bucks @ Raptors, April 14 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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“Roll With Amir” – Recap with Pictures

Raptors Republic (RR) — A quick recap of events from the "Roll with Amir" event held last week. The post “Roll With Amir” – Recap with Pictures appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
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The Superman Effect

Raptors Republic (Garrett Hinchey) — When you really need a win, sometimes all you need is a star. Or two. The post The Superman Effect appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Raps beat Pistons, slog toward playoffs

SBN: Raptors HQ (Braedon Clark) — DeMar DeRozan saves the day, but similar problems crop up again. Given the last 19 years, Raptors fans probably shouldn't complain when the team will be hosting a playoff game for the first time...
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Morning Coffee – Mon, Apr 14

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Raptors tie franchise record with their 47th win | Post-play and rebounding now an issue? | Two games left to clinched franchise wins record and 3rd in east The post Morning Coffee...
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[GIF] Demar DeRozan Reduces Kyle Singler To a Pile of Leaves

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — There was one casualty. The post [GIF] Demar DeRozan Reduces Kyle Singler To a Pile of Leaves appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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