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Former undercover cop alleges Hamilton police board members called him ‘crazy’ and ‘nuts’ to discredit lawsuit

TheStar.com (Jim Rankin - Staff Reporter) — Hamilton police officer Paul Manning — who feared for his life during an undercover job, became suicidal and is suing the service — has filed a grievance saying police services board...
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Doug Ford’s slide in polls reflects disillusionment in his government’s direction

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — If Premier Doug Ford is wondering why his support has collapsed in public opinion polls, he need look no further than the town of Clinton, an hour’s drive north of London in the heart of...
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I was the first female cadet at Royal Military College. Decades later I realized I was never ‘one of the guys’

TheStar.com (Kate Armstrong - Author of The Stone Frigate) — Thirty-five years ago this month, Kate Armstrong graduated from Royal Military College in Kingston. She recently wrote a book about being in the school’s first female cohort. In this essay...
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Former Facebook investor on unfriending Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Shutting down these companies is a completely rational thing to do’

TheStar.com (Josh Rubin - Business Reporter) — Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee has gone from being one of Facebook’s earliest financial backers to one of the company’s harshest critics. He’s gone so far as to call the...
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Bruce Arthur: Raptors rally again to reach the final frontier

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — The Toronto Raptors are going to the NBA final. Stop for a minute and hold that sentence in your hand, say it out loud, scream it in the street, whatever feels right. After trailing for most of...
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Leonard legend grows with Raptors’ Game 6 triumph over Bucks

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — It was brilliance, pure and simple brilliance. There was a magical stretch when Kawhi Leonard decided it was his time to take over a game, and take it over he did in the most dominating fashion...
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Rosie DiManno: Toronto Raptors fans grow giddy, jittery in Jurassic Park

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Star Columnist) — Fandom ain’t for wussies. Greater the devotion, deeper the bajiggity , defined by the Urban Dictionary as “loudly nervous and anxious.” Fan: From the Latin fanaticus ...
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Live: Raptors prepare for biggest game in franchise’s history

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — It was as crazy a scene as anyone connected with the team has ever seen as the Raptors prepared for the biggest game in the franchise’s history. Fans were lined up along the south end of...
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Raptors fan-site Jurassic Park now open after delay due to weather safety concerns

TheStar.com (Raneem Alozzi - Staff Reporter) — Jurassic Park is now open. Raptors staff and security created some makeshift step-bridges to let fans cross massive puddles near the entrance from the sudden downpour earlier this evening. The...
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Toronto Island residents working to fend off flooding

TheStar.com (Emily Mathieu - Affordable Housing Reporter) — Commodore Genia Vanderkruk has traded her yacht club blue and whites for yellow rain gear and is surveying the slate grey encroaching waters of Toronto’s inner harbour. For now, the orange...
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Mayor Tory knocks on doors to encourage city residents to fight provincial budget cuts

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall Bureau) — Still years away from an election, Mayor John Tory was knocking on doors in midtown Toronto on Saturday morning, freshly printed campaign literature in hand. But the name on the cards he placed...
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What do a Caribbean reef and Ontario wetlands have in common?

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Ask Bryan Gilvesy how to fight climate change, and he’ll tell you about seven acres of native Ontario tall grass. It’s a modest patch of land on his cattle ranch outside...
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Tory goes door to door in campaign against Ford government’s city budget cuts

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — Mayor John Tory is personally taking his fight against Premier Doug Ford’s funding cuts to Torontonians, making his case door to door in Progressive Conservative ridings. Tory and...
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We the North — South, East and West: Raptors fans from all nations united on historic run

TheStar.com (Braydon Holmyard - Toronto Star) — How does one fall in love with a team? For many fans, the connection is almost decided for them. Where they grew up, who their relatives or schoolyard friends support and the convenience of...
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Martin Regg Cohn: The hidden fiscal hole in Doug Ford’s budget that will keep on hurting

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — Behold the untold story of the biggest fiscal failure in memory. Doug Ford’s Tories are spending about $5 billion more than Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals. And borrowing a lot more. Yet...
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Administrator to oversee Durham police as watchdog probes allegations of misconduct against chief, top cops

TheStar.com (Jesse McLean - Investigative Reporter,Brendan Kennedy - Investigative Reporter) — An administrator has been appointed to oversee the Durham Regional Police Service while a provincial watchdog probes allegations of corruption, abuse of power and coverup by senior command,...
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Foreign student faces deportation for ‘working too hard’

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter) — An international student from India, who says he was struggling to pay for college, is facing imminent deportation for working 40 hours as a long-haul truck driver during a school week —...
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Toronto psychiatrist suspended six months for offering her patients a $5,000 meditation retreat to Italy

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Legal Affairs Reporter) — A Toronto psychiatrist’s decision to offer her patients a pricey Italian meditation retreat landed her before Ontario’s medical regulator Friday, where she was suspended for six...
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Air travellers hit by delays and lost bags will soon be entitled to compensation under new federal rules

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Air travellers who suffer flight delays and lost bags will soon be entitled to new compensation under rules that take effect this summer. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau...
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A Toronto woman donated her house when she died. At-risk youth will soon see the benefits

TheStar.com (Emily Mathieu - Affordable Housing Reporter) — It was a modest brick and mortar gift, bequeathed to Canada by a Toronto resident, and one expected to have a lasting impact on young lives for many years. Maria Scutti’s life and...
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Blog Articles

The only fear lies in the mind of the beholder, not in these Raptors

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — This Raptors team stifles the memory of older ones. The only fear lies in the mind of the beholder, not in these Raptors originated on Raptors Republic .
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Five thoughts on last night’s Game 6: Raptors 100, Bucks 94

SBN: Raptors HQ (Josh Kern) — The Raptors are on their way to their first Finals! Milwaukee made The Raptors earn it, but Toronto did exactly that, coming back from 15 down to defeat the Bucks in Game 6. The NBA Finals are...
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A night at the carnival sends Toronto to the NBA Finals

Raptors Republic (Louis Zatzman) — The Raptors win. They’re going to the NBA Finals, I should start with that before I get lost. I’m going to get lost. This game was always going to be frantic; it’s clear even before the game...
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Morning Coffee – Sun, May 26 – A banner worth hanging from the rafters

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — We're in the NBA Finals. No big deal. Not at all. Morning Coffee – Sun, May 26 – A banner worth hanging from the rafters originated on Raptors Republic .
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Raptors comeback in Game 6, beat the Bucks 100-94, head to the NBA Finals

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — In what has become something of a trend, the Raptors battled all the way back from 15 points down in the second half to beat the Bucks in Game 6. For the first time ever, Toronto is going to the...
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Raptors Reaction Podcast – Finals Bound, Baby

Raptors Republic (Samson Folk) — Host Samson Folk details the Raptors game 6 over the Bucks. FINALS BOUND BABY. Mitchell Robinson Award: The Warriors Hubris Reggie Evans Award: Kawhi Leonard Grab the iTunes feed or check us out...
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Quick Reaction: Bucks 94, Raptors 100 (Win series 4-2)

Raptors Republic (Adam McQueen) — MIL Bucks 94 Final Box Score 100 TOR Raptors A- P. Siakam42 MIN, 18 PTS, 4 REB, 0 AST, 1 STL, 7-17 FG, 1-3 3FG, 3-4 FT, 1 BLK, 2 TO, 8 +/- That steal late in the fourth quarter personifies Pascal...
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Raptors vs. Bucks Game 6 Thread: Updates, TV info, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — We don’t want to put too much pressure on things here, but a Raptors win tonight in Toronto would send the team to their first NBA Finals. Can Milwaukee respond? Let’s watch. It’s an unfortunate...
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Pre-game news and notes: Win and make history

Raptors Republic (Louis Zatzman) — Prepping game six. Pre-game news and notes: Win and make history originated on Raptors Republic .
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Tactical Issues: How will the Raptors and Bucks adjust in Game 6?

SBN: Raptors HQ (JD Quirante) — The Raptors came in with a backs against the wall mentality for Game 5 and stole a game in Milwaukee. Now, the Bucks are facing down elimination, and have to do the same in Toronto or head out on...
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Game 5 Film Breakdown | Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Raptors Republic (Cooper Smither) — Game 5 Film Breakdown | Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Guarding Giannis with a “Wall”  The revered Bucks transition attack, spearheaded by Giannis Antetokounmpo, has been dulled by...
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Three Questions from the Raptors ahead of Game 6 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks

SBN: Raptors HQ (Dylan Litman) — After the most important win in franchise history, we spoke to Kyle Carr of Brew Hoop about whether the Bucks can handle pressure, Giannis versus Kawhi, and more. As we have before every game,...
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The journey to legitimacy

Raptors Republic (Shyam Baskaran) — A Game 6 win would be the ultimate validation of the Kawhi Leonard trade and everything the Raptors have been through The journey to legitimacy originated on Raptors Republic .
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Raptors look to end series against Milwaukee in Game 6: Preview, start time, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Zakaria Abdulle) — With a 3-2 lead in the series, Toronto looks to win four games in a row against the Bucks and clinch their first NBA Finals birth in franchise history. Much like everyone on NBA Twitter during...
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Gameday: Bucks @ Raptors, May 25 — Game 6

Raptors Republic (Adam McQueen) — “I love Toronto, I love this team, and we are going to the NBA Finals.” Ugh, Drake why you gotta do us like that? The jubilation of a momentum shifting road victory has put the Toronto Raptors...
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Morning Coffee – Sat, May 25 – Step on their throat

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Game 6 and a chance for the Finals tonight. Yes, your Raptors. In the Finals. Morning Coffee – Sat, May 25 – Step on their throat originated on Raptors Republic .
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Raptors Extra Weekly Podcast – A little basketball a lot of Twitter questions w/Blake Murphy

Raptors Republic (Samson Folk) — Host Samson Folk brings on his pal, Blake Murphy of the Athletic to talk about a ton of stuff. – Remaining objective as a writer – Stephen A Smith – No lottery picks in the ECF...
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Game 5 Turning Point: Fred VanVleet comes to the rescue with the game on the line

SBN: Raptors HQ (Joel E Stephens) — When the Bucks came into Game 5, they held a 33-0 record when leading after three quarters on their home court, and hadn’t lost three in a row all year. But Kawhi Leonard, with help from Fred...
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Game 5 Analysis: The Raptors hit 3s and could always count on Kawhi

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — The Raptors are regressing to the mean with their three-point shooting (good), and they still employ Kawhi Leonard (very good). Together, it was enough to beat the Bucks in Game 5. In each round...
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Raptors Extra Weekly Podcast – That’s Why They Play the Games w/Matt Moore

Raptors Republic (Samson Folk) — Host Samson Folk brings on Matt Moore of the Action Network. – The VanVleet game and variation – The Raptors league best defense – How the Raptors are winning this series –...
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