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Stephen Lewis roars once more in takedown of Stephen Harper government: Tim Harper

thestar.com — At the age of 77, Stephen Lewis describes himself as being "happily in his dotage," a man free to bare his soul and dispense with diplomatic niceties. He did just that in Charlottetown last Friday.
Nov 23, 2014

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Nov 23, 2014

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Nov 23, 2014

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Nov 23, 2014

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Nov 23, 2014

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Blue Jays still in Melky Cabrera hunt: Griffin

thestar.com — The Blue Jays should not yet be discounted in the chase for free-agent Melky Cabrera. He might be back in blue. The fact is, GM Alex Anthopoulos has put a price tag - both years and dollars - on the 30-year-old left fielder and, with the signing of catcher Russell Martin, is content to wait until Cabrera has explored other offers in the marketplace.

Phoenix Suns at Toronto Raptors: Monday NBA game preview

thestar.com — TV: TSN2 RADIO: Sportsnet 590 The FAN WEB: Join the Star's Doug Smith for an in-game blog beginning at 7:30 p.m. at thestar.com. Phoenix: Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Miles Plumlee Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas The Suns can score with the best of them, averaging 105.3 points per game, which is fifth in the NBA.

Snowy Raptors road trip full of twists and turns

thestar.com — This was going to be so easy. Cover a Raptors game in Toronto on Wednesday, get up Thursday and make the easy four-hour drive to Cleveland, catch LeBron James at Cavaliers practice, talk to some locals for some colour that night, write a nice piece Friday for Saturday, catch up with the team on Saturday night and get back on Sunday.
Nov 23, 2014

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Lewis Hamilton is 2014 world champion - but will he stay at Mercedes?

thestar.com — By winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, Lewis Hamilton is the 2014 World Champion. His Mercedes F1 teammate Nico Rosberg was a gracious loser - perhaps too gracious for his own good - and the only questions that now remain are where ex-Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso is going to race next year and how many teams will be on the grid for the 2015 season opener in Australia next March.
Nov 23, 2014

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Marion Barry, former Washington, D.C. mayor notorious for crack incident, dead at 78

thestar.com — WASHINGTON-Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.
Nov 23, 2014

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Nov 23, 2014

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Student's story spurred commitment to tackle sex assault at Lakehead University

thestar.com — THUNDER BAY-He sat four seats to the left of her in the class of 30 students. The man Sarah says raped her months earlier in the basement of his parents' home in the spring of her third university year. The fellow student she claims threatened to take photos of her half-dressed and tell everyone at school she was a "slut."
Nov 23, 2014

Sarah's story. How one student's terrible ordeal spurred change at Lakehead University. thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Quebec-Ontario alliance trumps Stephen Harper snub: Cohn

thestar.com — Behold the bonhomie and amity between two premiers and their cabinets in Toronto this week: Seven months after Quebec's spring election, the spectre of separatism has transmogrified into full-fledged federalism. There's a reason the Quebec-Ontario summit turned into a meeting of minds and ministers: Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard are simpatico both in style and substance.
Nov 22, 2014

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Decision day in Ferguson will be Monday at the earliest

thestar.com — FERGUSON, MO.-The top-secret grand jury probing into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen, already unusual by Missouri standards, has thrown a wrench into expectations of a weekend ruling, pushing any announcement to Monday at the earliest. The added delay only deepened frustrations in the predominantly African-American St.

Post-secondary schools launch sex assault policy review

thestar.com — Ontario's universities and colleges have launched a review of the existing policies of 44 member schools to determine if they are properly equipped to manage sexual assault on their campuses.
Nov 22, 2014

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Nov 22, 2014

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Nov 22, 2014

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Nov 22, 2014

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Australian man leaps onto tiger shark, is not eaten

thestar.com — If your friends jumped onto a tiger shark, would you jump too? Maybe not - but for one Australian man, a dare by a friend to leap onto the back of a tiger shark swimming nearby was enough to take the plunge. "Trying to catch this tiger shark," one man on the boat declares.

Cosby allegations recast decades-old view of cultural icon

thestar.com — They didn't see a comedian. They saw the "king of the world." Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America's dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit.
Nov 23, 2014

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Time to protect yourself with a flu shot: Editorial

thestar.com — Ebola grabs bigger headlines, and for good reason given the havoc it has wrought in West Africa. But Ontarians have far more to fear from a relatively ordinary threat - the influenza virus. No one in this country has ever lost his or her life to Ebola, despite the nagging worry it triggers.

Paying it forward for Abby. One family’s quest to create positive energy for their very sick daughter

thestar.com — Becky Eveson dropped a five-dollar bill in the hallway at Sick Kids with a note: "Money you found to make you smile. Buy a coffee/tea and don't forget to spread the smile and pay it forward." It was one of the small acts of kindness she and her husband, Craig, undertake every day in the hopes that positive energy will surround their daughter.

Bill Cosby’s marriage and family life turbulent for decades

thestar.com — In 1971, seven years after their wedding, star comedian and actor Bill Cosby's wife, Camille, remained committed to making their marriage work despite the distractions of Hollywood. They had met on a blind date at a bowling alley in the spring of 1963.
Nov 22, 2014

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Leafs handle Wings - and fan salute returns: DiManno

thestar.com — Marquee draft pick William Nylander took a skate-whack in the head in Sweden and hearts seized in Toronto. Joffrey Lupul pulled over in the rain on Dundas Street to change a flat tire for an octogenarian motorist, possibly damn near giving the old geezer a heart attack as well.
Nov 22, 2014

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Nov 22, 2014

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