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Suicide bomber kills at least 45, wounds dozens, at Afghan volleyball match, officials say

Posted by Oped 36 minutes ago Toronto Star| suicide bomber kills wounds dozens afghan volleyball match officials say All
http://www.thestar.com — KABUL—A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, officials said.Dozens more were wounded when the bomber, who was on foot and mingling with the crowd, detonated his explosives, said Mokhis Afgha, the spokesman for the governor of Paktika province.He said the attack happened during an inter-district volleyball tournament a Read More
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Feds to spend $200M more on military mental health programs

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http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA—The federal government has announced $200 million over six years to support mental health needs of military members, veterans and their families.The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces also announced Sunday that an additional $16.7 million in ongoing funds will be available to support forces members, veterans, and their families.“We cannot forget thos Read More
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Most Canadians support our troops being in Iraq, poll finds

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http://www.thestar.com — About two-thirds of Canadians support the mission in Iraq and consider the Islamic State a threat to Canada that must be confronted overseas, a new poll says.Days after Canada’s third bombing mission destroyed a warehouse and training ground in northern Iraq Tuesday, a Forum Research poll found 66 per cent of voters agree with the Canadian effort to combat the Islamic State, also known as Read More
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Marion Barry, former Washington, D.C. mayor notorious for crack incident, dead at 78

Posted by Oped 36 minutes ago Toronto Star| marion barry washington dc mayor notorious crack incident dead All
http://www.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.Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washington hotel room and th Read More
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Pacquiao closer to Mayweather megafight after punishing Algieri

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http://www.thestar.com — MACAU—Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care.At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. right where he wants him, and this time he’s not about to let him slip away without a fight.“I think it’s time to say something,” Pacquiao said Sunday after dispatching Chris Algieri in convincing fashion in this Chinese casino t Read More
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Common toxins make big difference in brain development

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http://www.thestar.com — A conversation has started in Canada that could mean a brighter future for our children. And not just by investing in education. This new conversation is about focusing our collective attention on a serious threat to tiny developing brains: toxic exposures.Since the Second World War, there has been a dramatic increase in the production and use of chemicals, including many that are now known or su Read More
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University of Virginia suspends frat activities amid sexual assault probe

Posted by Oped 12 hours ago Toronto Star| university virginia suspends frat activities sexual assault probe All
http://www.thestar.com — CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia on Saturday suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men at a fraternity in 2012.President Teresa Sullivan said in a letter to the university community that the Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the Read More
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Quebec-Ontario alliance trumps Stephen Harper snub: Cohn

Posted by Oped 12 hours ago Toronto Star| quebecontario alliance trumps stephen harper snub cohn All
http://www.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.Beyon Read More
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