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Toronto rides new streetcars to its urban future: Hume

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http://www.thestar.com — At last passengers can feel good about being taken for a ride by the TTC. The Toronto Transit Commission’s new streetcars went into service Sunday morning and though it’s early days, it seems the city’s love affair with the Red Rocket as about to get all warm and sticky again. Streetcars in Toronto aren’t just a means of getting around; they’re part of the city& Read More
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Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open quarter-finals

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http://www.thestar.com — NEW YORK—Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third straight Flushing Meadows crown.The top-seeded Williams, who lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open, the second round of the French Open and third round of Wimbledon, said she felt the pressure of g Read More
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Back to School: Looking beyond the 3 R's

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http://www.thestar.com — Back in Grade 8 when he was choosing a high school, Nobu Chern-Warwick ruled out one well-known collegiate because he’d heard it was a social pressure cooker. But was it? As he enters Grade 12 at Danforth Collegiate, the 16-year-old wishes there had been a more reliable way to judge a school beyond just its test scores. Does a school’s student council have any clout? Does the school Read More
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How the 1939 Soviet invasion sealed Poland's fate in WWII — and changed the world forever

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http://www.thestar.com — When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept.1, 1939, the Second World War began. The events that cascaded through the months that followed would resonate through the next 75 years. This is the first in a series of stories that will document what changed in the fall of 1939.PROLOGUEWhen does history begin? When is death foretold?Three smiling men are in a room furnished with a dark wooden desk.One of Read More
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Federal departments duel over economic status of Canada’s middle class

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http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA—Finance Canada has issued a rebuttal of a politically embarrassing report on middle-class economic woes that was compiled last fall by experts in another federal department.The duelling analyses highlight an economic issue almost certain to dominate the federal election campaign next year, as political parties cite the same data to make opposite points.Last October, bureaucrats at E Read More
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Putin calls for immediate talks with Ukraine

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http://www.thestar.com — KYIV, UKRAINE—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.Putin’s comment, made to national TV network Channel 1 and reported by Russian news agencies after they were broadcast in Russia’s Far East, said Ukraine should “hold substantive, meaningful talks, not about tech Read More
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Rob Ford email wave extends far beyond Toronto

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http://www.thestar.com — Rob Ford’s bid to remain mayor of Toronto seems to know no geographic boundaries as citizens who live outside the GTA — even as far away as Vancouver — report receiving unsolicited emails seeking campaign donations. Adam Mallonee, a Vancouver resident, says he found it “odd” when he received an email Friday from the Rob Ford re-election campaign.“I did no Read More
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Former Canadian Nazi runs for office in Ontario’s cottage country

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http://www.thestar.com — The man who once started the Canadian Nazi Party now lives in a little green house on Newcastle Road, in the cottage-country town of Minden. The Red Ensign flag is raised outside his porch. A white sign on the lawn advertises the paralegal business he ran until December, and spells out his name in black letters: John Beattie.Fifty years ago, Beattie was infamous for leading Nazi rallies in Toront Read More
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