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Wagner family grateful after second twin gets liver transplant

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http://www.thestar.com — Johanne Wagner was pacing the street between Sick Kids and Toronto General Hospital, sending all her positive thoughts toward a window above. That’s where she imagined the stranger to be, the nameless person who was donating their liver to her adopted daughter, Binh, who was being operated on at the children’s hospital. “I would like to say to the anonymous donor that you wer Read More
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Canadian man charged over massive Wyoming chain-reaction crash

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http://www.thestar.com — LARAMIE, WYO.—A Quebec man has been arrested on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide following a massive chain-reaction crash on a highway in southeast Wyoming.Trucks and cars piled into one another Monday in dense fog on Interstate 80, resulting in a fiery crash that killed one person and sent up a column of thick black smoke.The pileup occurred around 8 a.m., after two commercial tr Read More
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Peel high school teachers set May 4 strike deadline

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http://www.thestar.com — The chair of Ontario’s second-largest school board has accused the provincial high school teachers’ union of launching local strikes that use students as “pawns” just to push Queen’s Park for more funding.Janet McDougald, chair of the booming Peel District School Board, reacted fiercely Tuesday to news the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OS Read More
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How countries cope with the influx of migrants and asylum seekers

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http://www.thestar.com — Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, t Read More
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10 things Christopher Hume loves about Toronto. No. 9 is…

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http://www.thestar.com — In No. 9 of a 10-part video series, the Star’s urban affairs columnist trumpets a project that has “changed the way Torontonians see the waterfront.” Read More
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Why does an elite Toronto private school get to hold their model parliament at Queen’s Park? NDP asks

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http://www.thestar.com — TORONTO—Ontario’s New Democrats want to end what they call an “elitist” tradition at Queen’s Park that allows Upper Canada College to use the legislative chamber for its model parliament.New Democrat MPP Cheri DiNovo says she was shocked to learn “one of the most elite and expensive private schools” had private use of the Ontario legislature for tw Read More
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Brampton father charged in death of 21-month-old daughter

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http://www.thestar.com — Peel Regional Police have charged a Brampton father after his 21-month-old daughter died late Monday night.Officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child, in a call that police say the father himself made, at a home on Pappain Cres. in Brampton just before 11:30 p.m. Monday.Police found the toddler without vital signs. She later died in hospital.Frank Brian O’Dea, 42, has been cha Read More
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Liberals promise $1.6 billion for “transformational” Hurontario LRT

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http://www.thestar.com — With her predecessor Hazel McCallion standing nearby, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie had trouble wiping off her ear-to-ear grin as Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced the province will pick up the entire $1.6 billion cost of the Hurontario LRT.Calling it a “transformational” investment “that will become that north-south spine of a regionally integrated Read More
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