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We all know what Roger Goodell stands for: Arthur

thestar.com — PHOENIX-What an inspiring figure is Roger Goodell. The commissioner of the National Football League has had a tough year, it's true. He has lied on national television about domestic violence testimony. He was slow and tone-deaf, clumsy and blinded by money. He has experienced adversity, and yet he still stands tall, refusing a pay cut, secure in his job.

Canadian doctor risks his life to save others in Syria

thestar.com — REYHANLI, TURKEY-This was not part of the plan. Not when time is precious and it is only a few kilometres to the Syrian border. Not when there is a trunk full of medical equipment and contacts anxiously waiting in Syria, ready to whisk Toronto pediatrician Jay Dahman and Ammar Zakaria, a doctor who has defected from the Syrian military, to a field hospital where they can deliver the much-needed supplies and training.
Jan 31, 2015

Wow, what a story. Canadian medical professionals risk their lives to save others in Syria (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/world/201…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @shephardm: Brave doctors on #Syria's front line (& a first for me - briefly being an ISIS suspect) thestar.com/news/world/201… http://t.co/d…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @shephardm: Brave doctors on #Syria's front line (& a first for me - briefly being an ISIS suspect) thestar.com/news/world/201… http://t.co/d…

Jan 31, 2015

Canadian medical professionals risk their lives to save others in Syria: Since the conflict began in Syria, me... on.thestar.com/1tIgBdG

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Jan 31, 2015

These people are amazing. "Canadian medical professionals risk their lives to save others in Syria" m.thestar.com/#/article/news…

Three Raptors things, a start to the mailbag and an invitation for tonight

thestar.com — You asked and who am I to say no to you so, yeah, we'll be here for an IGBT tonight about 7 p.m. to sit through what might be an interesting - and significant - game against the well-rested Wizards.
Jan 31, 2015

#raptors blog: Three Raptors things, a start to the mailbag and an invitation for tonight on.thestar.com/1wMQugL

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Democracy depends on great reporting: Public Editor

thestar.com — Every year, for 10 years now, the Toronto Star has honoured one outstanding reporter whose work best exemplifies the formidable standards of great reporting set by the Star's former longtime and legendary managing editor, Mary Deanne Shears.

Conservative government’s terror bill increases spy agency powers

thestar.com — OTTAWA - The Conservative's new anti-terror legislation would dramatically increase powers for Canadian spies, giving them police powers to detain, surveil, and disrupt suspects' activities. The terrorism bill, tabled Friday in Parliament, allows the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to directly intervene to dissuade and disrupt their targets' plans.
Jan 30, 2015

New anti-terror bill gives CSIS powers to “disrupt radical websites and Twitter accounts.” on.thestar.com/1zeSoMQ #cdnpoli

Finally, the Leafs provide a reason to celebrate at the ACC

thestar.com — The Maple Leafs have dreamed of a cake walk and now they have it. They have become wedding planners. Why? Well, everyone loves a good wedding. And isn't it about time to get some kind of celebration underway with all this grim news over at the ACC about mounting losses and pucks that travel 114 feet to find the back of the Toronto net?

Harrison family murders now total three

thestar.com — A Mississauga woman and her common-law spouse are now accused of killing her estranged husband's entire family - a father, mother and adult son all found dead in the same suburban home years apart.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @amydempsey: Bill, Bridget & Caleb Harrison were murdered years apart in same home, police say thestar.com/news/crime/201… @TorontoStar http:…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @amydempsey: Bill, Bridget & Caleb Harrison were murdered years apart in same home, police say thestar.com/news/crime/201… @TorontoStar http:…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @amydempsey: Bill, Bridget & Caleb Harrison were murdered years apart in same home, police say thestar.com/news/crime/201… @TorontoStar http:…

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Google agrees to change U.K. privacy policy

thestar.com — Google has agreed to change its U.K. privacy policy after a government agency found it "too vague." The Information Commissioner's Office (IOC) says "the search engine was too vague when describing how it uses personal data gathered from its web services and products."

Canada’s new backward-looking terror law: Walkom

thestar.com — Stephen Harper's new anti-terror bill is tough, backward-looking and almost certainly unnecessary. Bill C-51 would allow a judge to impose up to a year of house arrest on someone who has neither been convicted nor charged with any crime. The judge could also require that the target wear an electronic bracelet.
Jan 30, 2015

Canada’s new backward-looking terror law: Walkom on.thestar.com/15R8ZKI via @torontostar

Jan 30, 2015

Canada’s new backward-looking terror law: Walkom (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Supreme Court strikes down law that prevents public sector strikes

thestar.com — OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down as unconstitutional a Saskatchewan law that prevents public sector employees from striking. By a 5-2 majority, the high court granted an appeal by the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour of the province's controversial essential services law that restricts who can strike.
Jan 30, 2015

Supreme Court strikes down law that prevents public sector strikes, reports @mblanchfield ow.ly/IeToP #cdnpoli

Jan 30, 2015

Supreme Court strikes down law that prevents public sector strikes: The ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada ... on.thestar.com/1zmvBNF

Jan 30, 2015

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Forgotten Toronto history: That time an impressive collection of 20th century typography was thrown in the trash

thestar.com — It was said to be the greatest collection of 20th century typography ever assembled. How it wound up in the trash near Bloor Street is a forgotten bit of Toronto history. Book jackets, record covers, newspapers - "even a Playboy cover," - all of these beguiling bits of type, painstakingly crafted, came to Toronto from around the world, for the prestigious Typomundus 20 competition.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @IreneGentle: There was a typographical armageddon in TO 50 years ago.You have no excuse not to know this now. @kdaubs #toronto thestar.com/news/gta/2015/…

Jan 30, 2015

Obscure Toronto history: That time an impressive collection of 20th century typography was thrown in the trash thestar.com/news/gta/2015/…

A drone boost for a Canadian Arctic icebreaker and cargo ship

thestar.com — OTTAWA-Even for the world's biggest icebreaker, the best way through Arctic ice is to go around it. There's an art to navigating an obstacle course of ice floes thick enough to smash a hole in a steel hull. Experienced seamen know how to suss out the softer spots.
Jan 31, 2015

A drone boost for a Canadian Arctic icebreaker and cargo ship on.thestar.com/168N96j

Political Sentimeter: 10 things we learned about Toronto

thestar.com — Men in Toronto are more likely than women to believe that marriage is still an important institution. The city's youth are significantly more politically radical than their elders. The Danforth and Davenport neighbourhoods are the city's most left-leaning, while the most right-leaning are all in Etobicoke.

Toronto named best place to live by Economist

thestar.com — Toronto has been ranked the best place to live in a recent report on urban safety published by the Economist. It may not boast a winning hockey team, but Toronto topped a list of 50 cities all measured based on their placement in the Safe Cities Index as well as livability rankings, and three national indexes, including the Democracy Index, Business Environment Rankings and Global Food Security Index.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @TorontoStar: They really like us! Toronto was named best place to live by the Economist. on.thestar.com/1HrnkPu pic.twitter.com/RrPCsIeXik

Jan 30, 2015

Toronto's the best city in the world, or so says @TheEconomist: #Toronto: on.thestar.com/18B03ei via @torontostar

Jan 30, 2015

Toronto best place to live: The Economist (except today I guess, considering the freakin' snow typhoon) @torontostar thestar.com/news/gta/2015/…

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Raptors rally, take down Nets in overtime

thestar.com — BROOKLYN-Competing at Barclays Center for the first time since losing Game 6 of last year's first-round playoff series, the Raptors seemed not to be thinking about that post-season disappointment, beating the Nets 127-122 in overtime. The Raptors surrendered a 17-point lead in the second half to trail late, but got a clutch basket with under a minute left.

William Nylander scores first goal as a Marlie

thestar.com — UTICA, N.Y. -William Nylander scored his first AHL goal and Christopher Gibson stopped 52 shots as the Marlies held on to defeat the host Utica Comets 3-2 on Friday. Nylander - playing in his third game since coming over from Sweden - opened the scoring 1:51 into the game for the Marlies (18-17-7), who snapped a three-game skid.
Jan 30, 2015

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