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Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Just head to the east-side of Toronto

news.nationalpost.com — Anna Bruni remembers her first day on Sesame Street. It was 1975. She had a young child and a brand new 1.5 storey red-brick house to move into, with a big garage and a big yard out back, for growing vegetables.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @nationalpost: Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Just head to the east-side of Toronto natpo.st/1n6cUG2 pic.twitter.com/GUK6POlK78

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RT @oconnorwrites: I went to Sesame Street. This story is about some of the people in the neighbourhood, in the neighbourhood, in the...bit.ly/1qoARfp

Aug 29, 2014

I went to Sesame Street. This story is about some of the people in the neighbourhood, in the neighbourhood, in the...bit.ly/1qoARfp

Toronto Blue Jays’ Casey Janssen not the same pitcher since bout of food poisoning

sports.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - The first thing Casey Janssen wants to stress is that food poisoning is no excuse for poor pitching. Toronto Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen waylaid by stomach illness following Dominican trip TORONTO - Casey Janssen will not remember the all-star break fondly.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @LottOnBaseball: Casey Janssen admits he hasn’t been the same since food-poisoning episode, but insists that’s no excuse. sports.nationalpost.com/2014/08/29/tor… #BlueJays

Aug 29, 2014

Casey Janssen admits he hasn’t been the same since food-poisoning episode, but insists that’s no excuse. sports.nationalpost.com/2014/08/29/tor… #BlueJays

Andrew Coyne: Lack of action on internal trade leaves premiers far from fulfilling the vision of our founders

fullcomment.nationalpost.com — On the first day of the annual meeting of the Council of the Federation, held this year in Charlottetown, P.E.I., the Group of Politicians Formerly Known as The Premiers posed for a photograph in the style of that famous photo of the Fathers of Confederation, taken on the same spot 150 years before.
Aug 29, 2014

Bwahahahahaha… @Polkameister: I have now largely agreed with the past three Coyne columns in a row. Tough week. fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/08/29/and…

Aug 29, 2014

My take on the latest meeting of the Group of Politicians Formerly Known as the Premiers fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/08/29/and…

Canadian government plans ‘targeted interventions’ to stop citizens from joining armed Islamists in Syria

news.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - The government intends to begin "targeted interventions" against youths who are being drawn into violent extremism, Public Safety Canada was to announce today in its latest annual report on terrorism. The report says the intervention program being developed by the RCMP will mobilize community resources and local police when someone is becoming involved in extremist activity but has not yet broken any laws.
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... meanwhile, Windsor jihadist Ahmed Waseem can't stop posting selfies. natpo.st/1n3rPRj via @nationalpost pic.twitter.com/NChUVezvLx

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Al Qaeda members training extremists in Syria for attacks in West, Canadian gvt says. natpo.st/1n3rPRj via @nationalpost

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Extremist Travellers - key developments in the terrorism threat to Canada. natpo.st/1n3rPRj @nationalpost pic.twitter.com/IFNHaPG04o

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ISIS killed almost 8,000 people last year, second only to Taliban, says Cda. natpo.st/1n3rPRj @nationalpost pic.twitter.com/51GEzwXvQQ

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Rob Ford advice to teens: ‘The easy part is getting on top.… Once you’re on top, everyone wants to take a shot’

news.nationalpost.com — Touting his business background, Mayor Rob Ford advised budding entrepreneurs to ignore naysayers in the face of adversity during a speech he delivered Friday at the Jr. Economic Club of Canada.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @nationalpost: "You can tell me, ‘Rob go jump in the lake.’ Problem is I keep swimming back to shore” natpo.st/1n52Gpn pic.twitter.com/hUGAIT7hte

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RT @SammyHudes: Rob Ford's advice to teens: ‘Once you’re on top, everyone wants to take a shot’ natpo.st/1n52Gpn (via @postedtoronto) #topoli

Toronto Blue Jays unable to hold on to lead, again, against New York Yankees

sports.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - Brandon Morrow will not welcome this assertion, but his manager believes he might be better off in the bullpen. Watch the Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar make a stunning catch against the Yankees Think Kevin Pillar wants to stay in the big leagues?
Aug 29, 2014

Gibbons thinks Morrow might make a good reliever. Maybe he could've helped the #BlueJays against the #Yankees. sports.nationalpost.com/2014/08/29/tor…

Warren Kinsella serves libel notice to Tory strategist for tweets implying he was fired from Chow campaign

news.nationalpost.com — The war of words between backroom strategists of mayoral candidates John Tory and Olivia Chow took a step further on Friday afternoon, as Ms. Chow's former war room chief, Warren Kinsella, issued a libel notice over tweets by a Tory operative.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @smaniquet: Warren Kinsella serves libel notice to Tory strategist for tweets implying he was fired from Chow campaign natpo.st/1lmtqpT

Tania Pontbriand was convicted of sexual exploitation and sexual assault

news.nationalpost.com — GATINEAU - A former physical education teacher from Quebec has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for carrying on a two-year sexual relationship with a high school student. Despite her pleas in Gatineau court Friday to serve her sentence in the community, Tania Pontbriand received an 18-month sentence for two counts of sexual exploitation and a 20-month sentence for one count of sexual assault.
Aug 29, 2014

Former Quebec teacher gets 20 months in jail for two-year sexual relationship with student news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/29/for…

After a serious heart-to-heart, the Parti Québécois declares it’s pushing forward with the sovereignty dream

news.nationalpost.com — QUEBEC - The Parti Québécois is calling on the government to negotiate with municipal workers in the name of maintaining social peace and to come up urgently with a jobs plan. And after a serious heart-to-heart behind closed doors, PQ MNAs decided they want to keep the sovereignty dream alive despite the negative message voters sent them in the April election.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @acoyne: Good: After a serious heart-to-heart, the Parti Québécois declares it’s pushing forward with the sovereignty dream news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/29/aft…

Aug 29, 2014

Good: After a serious heart-to-heart, the Parti Québécois declares it’s pushing forward with the sovereignty dream news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/29/aft…

Derek Jeter talks about the Blue Jays, Roy Halladay and bad injuries, in his final Toronto appearance

sports.nationalpost.com — The Derek Jeter farewell tour landed in the Rogers Centre on Friday when the New York Yankees opened a series against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays will honour Jeter, who will retire after a 20-year career, in a ceremony before Sunday's game.

Badges of summer: Just don’t do it

life.nationalpost.com — When it comes to vocabulary with incantatory power, trust that if the Germans don't have an word for it, the Italians do. Il dolce far niente. The Italian expression sounds like, but is not, a delicious new flavor of gelato. It translates as the sweetness doing of nothing.

How do you save yourself, your baby and your cat when a coyote enters your home? Grab a vacuum cleaner

news.nationalpost.com — A Calgary family got a scare Tuesday evening when a coyote slinked into their living room. David Easthope was at home with his nine-month-old baby, giving her a bath, when he heard a howling noise outside. Mr. Easthope and his wife were used to hearing coyotes in the field behind their home, but this sounded closer than ever.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @nationalpost: How do you save yourself and your baby when a coyote enters your home? Grab a vacuum cleaner natpo.st/1n5FQhk pic.twitter.com/Qaq0IcfVZA

Lise Ravary: Quebec’s fascination with Lucien Bouchard still runs strong

fullcomment.nationalpost.com — On Monday at 9pm, 190,000 Quebecers were glued to their televisions sets. It was not their passion for hockey that kept them indoors on a beautiful summer night, but their other love, Québec politics.

Putin reminds world that Russia ‘is one of the leading nuclear powers’ and ‘it’s best not to mess with us’

news.nationalpost.com — LAKE SELIGER, Russia/Kyiv -Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.
Aug 29, 2014

Jesus. #lvrj RT “@nationalist: Putin: Russia ‘is 1 of leading nuclear powers’ and ‘it’s best not to mess with us’ natpo.st/1llNgl9

Toronto chef behind Dupont’s revitalization takes inspiration from the Grateful Dead for new restaurant

news.nationalpost.com — Most people don't "get it," says Anthony Rose, and that is OK with him because he gets it and, since Fat Pasha is his restaurant, he could do whatever he wanted with the décor, both inside and out.
Aug 29, 2014

Grateful Food? How Jerry Garcia (yes, that Jerry Garcia) inspired a food revolution on Toronto's Dupont Avenue. bit.ly/1pPVD8Y

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