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Star Investigation: A Poisoned People

TheStar.com (David Bruser - News Reporter, Jayme Poisson - News reporter) — GRASSY NARROWS FIRST NATION—For more than 40 years the mercury has percolated through river sediment, the food chain and generations of residents. From 100 kilometres upstream, the...
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Syrian refugee kids get lessons in literacy — and fitting in — at special camp for newcomers

TheStar.com (Louise Brown - GTA, Education, Schools) — At first glance, it’s just a recipe for Arab tabbouleh salad, scribbled on a classroom blackboard. “Six tomatoes. Three cucumbers. Ten parsley. Two lemons. Olive oil. Salt....
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Renowned University of Toronto scientist Ursula Franklin dead at 94

TheStar.com (Brennan Doherty - Staff Reporter) — Ursula Franklin, the prominent University of Toronto professor, feminist, peace activist, and Holocaust survivor, died Friday afternoon. She was 94. Her eldest son, Martin Franklin, told...
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Four adults found dead after shooting in Texas

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — BASTROP, TEXAS—Four adults have been found dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas. Dawn Adams, spokeswoman for the Bastrop County Sheriff’s office...
  • New: 11 hr 48 min ago

At-risk students, special ed priorities for new Education Minister Mitzie Hunter

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Education Reporter) — Special education and the needs of at-risk students will be among Mitzie Hunter’s top priorities, as another round of tough teacher negotiations looms for Ontario’s new education...
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Candidates hoping Etobicoke byelection not just a Michael Ford cakewalk

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — Jeff Canning knew he was “pushing back against history” when he decided to run in the Ward 2 (Etobicoke North) byelection to fill the vacancy on city council left by the death of...
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'Rallying da6' demonstrators take a long, hot walk to stand against gun violence

TheStar.com (Donovan Vincent - News reporter) — A small but vocal group of demonstrators staged a 5-km walk — dubbed “Rallying da6” — from Jane and Finch to Downsview Park on Saturday, to speak out against the...
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Donald Trump says he will fund Super-PACs to end Ted Cruz, John Kasich’s career

TheStar.com (Mark Halperin, Kendall Breitman - Bloomberg) — Donald Trump plans to create and fund Super-PACs specifically aimed at ending the political careers of Ted Cruz and John Kasich should either run for office again, after...
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Pokemon Go leads to international incident on U.S. border

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — In a mission to “catch ’em all,” two Alberta teens caused an international incident this week, after unknowingly walking into a different country illegally while playing...
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Leaked emails show Democratic party hostility toward Bernie Sanders

TheStar.com (Stephen Braun - Associated Press) — WASHINGTON — A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton’s nomination at the party’s convention next week in...
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Daesh attack on Afghan protest kills 80 people, wounds 231

TheStar.com (Karim Sharifi And Lynne O’Donnell - Associated Press) — KABUL — At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of...
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Etobicoke councillor defends controversial rezoning next to Willowbrook railyard

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — The councillor who introduced a plan — against city staff advice — that led to a council vote allowing homes to be built next to a rail yard says he was following proper...
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Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

TheStar.com (Paul Wheatley And Frank Jordans - Associated Press) — MUNICH — The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was...
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Democratic convention: The indispensable guide

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau) — The Democratic National Convention, which begins in Philadelphia on Monday, will inevitably be duller than the Republican convention. Which suits Hillary Clinton just fine. Goodbye Scott...
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Caledon residents angry over re-emergence of Canadian Tire hydrogen project

TheStar.com (San Grewal - Urban Affairs Reporter) — Caledon residents are angry that plans for producing hydrogen near homes have been quietly reintroduced two years after the abrupt suspension of the project. “I have nothing against...
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Crumbling, crowded Milton courthouse an ‘unmitigated disaster’

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — The elevator often doesn’t work, pieces of the ceiling have fallen down, there has been flooding in at least one courtroom, and the premises are so cramped that prisoners are sometimes...
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Finding green space amid ‘unprecedented’ development challenges council

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — A Toronto councillor is looking to un-pave paradise and green over a parking lot to fill a void of parkland in the downtown core. Councillor Joe Cressy’s move to expropriate a parking...
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Tragically Hip kicks off farewell tour in B.C.

TheStar.com (Dirk Meissner - The Canadian Press) — VICTORIA—Armed with will and determination — and grace, too — the Tragically Hip launched Friday what is sure to be an emotional farewell tour with a sold-out show at a...
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Canada tops list of developed countries for rate of impaired-driving fatalities

TheStar.com (Jim Coyle - News, Insight) — Canada has topped the list of 19 wealthy countries in the percentage of road deaths linked to alcohol impairment, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
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Clinical trial for Alzheimer’s gene gives hope to Woodbridge family

TheStar.com (Jim Coyle - News, Insight) — Almost since she got the devastating news eight years ago, Joanne has been looking forward, without really even knowing it, to the conference to be held in Toronto on Saturday. Early-onset...
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Blog Articles

Morning Coffee – Sat, Jul 23

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Beaten over the head with DeRozan's loyalty | Powell right where he expected to be; still not enough Morning Coffee – Sat, Jul 23 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
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Jakob Poeltl and Delon Wright discuss their bond, first formed at Utah

SBN: Raptors HQ (Bram Kincheloe) — The two players have formed an interesting bond based off their previous college experiences. Jakob Poeltl and Delon Wright have a special connection in the sense that played together in...
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Hello world, Norman Powell stay the best

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Check out this great first-person account from Powell as he reflects on his life and career to this point. Sometimes when we consider a basketball player it's easy to get lost in abstraction....
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Canada announces women’s Olympic basketball roster

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Let's get it. Canada announces women’s Olympic basketball roster originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Morning Coffee – Fri, Jul 22

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Jarrod Uthoff a Raptor | Numbers tell us we overpaid for DeRozan Morning Coffee – Fri, Jul 22 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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NBA Free Agency: Raptors sign Jarrod Uthoff to a 2-year partially guaranteed contract

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Much like the Fred VanVleet signing, the Raptors are filling in their eventual training camp roster. The Raptors are not exactly making the guessing game for their final roster spot an easy...
  • 2 days ago

Report: Raptors sign Jarrod Uthoff to partially guaranteed 2-year deal

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Add a 16th body to the roster. Report: Raptors sign Jarrod Uthoff to partially guaranteed 2-year deal originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Listen to The HeadQuarters: Episode 38 - The Jared Solo-inger Episode. Brought to you by Matt Bonner

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Sean does a solo pod to discuss the Jared Sullinger signing and more! Welcome to The HeadQuarters! Sean Woodley does a solo edition of the podcast to discuss the Jared Sullinger signing,...
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Morning Coffee – Thu, Jul 21

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Ujiri and the Raptors cap/offseason | Patterson's mom likes Toronto Morning Coffee – Thu, Jul 21 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 3 days ago

Cap Sheet Update: DeRozan specifics, VanVleet guarantee, and a 2017 look-ahead

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — We now know some specifics. Cap Sheet Update: DeRozan specifics, VanVleet guarantee, and a 2017 look-ahead originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Raptors teammates DeRozan and Lowry sure look good in their Team USA jerseys

SBN: Raptors HQ (Bram Kincheloe) — Dang guys! Swag. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are looking to lead Team USA to basketball gold in Rio. Before practice yesterday, a camera man caught them looking particularly fierce. ...
  • 4 days ago
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Morning Coffee – Wed, Jul 20

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — A lot to look forward to with Poeltl | Raptors still need to sign one-more player Morning Coffee – Wed, Jul 20 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Jakob Poeltl scouting report and video breakdown

Raptors Republic (Cooper Smither) — The team's No. 9 pick isn't flashy, but there's value in playing within himself. Jakob Poeltl scouting report and video breakdown originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Poll: What type of player should the Raptors sign as their 15th man?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — There aren't as many names out there, but let's hash this out. Being a team's 15th man is a rather ignoble honour, but it still means a player is in the NBA. This is no small thing....
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Morning Coffee – Tue, Jul 19

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Raptors in the East | DeRozan experiment is a success | VanVleet official Morning Coffee – Tue, Jul 19 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago
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Throwback to when Fred VanVleet hit that almost-full-court buzzer beater

SBN: Raptors HQ (Bram Kincheloe) — Now that Fred VanVleet has been signed to a multi-year deal, it’s time to remember when he hit a buzzer beater shot from waaaaaaay back on the court. Wait...That was just a few days ago? Lol,...
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Raptors announce signing of Fred VanVleet

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Updating an earlier item, this is now official. Raptors announce signing of Fred VanVleet originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago
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NBA Free Agency: Raptors sign Fred VanVleet to multi-year contract

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Details remain vague, but the Raptors like VanVleet and want him around in training camp. This is maybe not the deal you were looking for, but the Raptors have announced the signing of guard...
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The Raptors continue to build culture, sustainability this off-season

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — Masai Ujiri may have had one of his quieter off-seasons, but that's not necessarily bad for the Raptors' future. DeMar DeRozan has a knack for one-liners. The famous " don’t worry, I got us… "...
  • 5 days ago
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Norman Powell named to All-NBA Summer League Second Team, presumably plots revenge

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — At this point, Powell may be more chip than shoulder. While there is a league of difference between making the All-NBA team and the All-NBA Summer League team, Norman Powell presumably wants...
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