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This woman’s teen daughter left Montreal to join Daesh. For three years, she made it her mission to get her out

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The Canadian mother's quest took her to Turkey and Germany and is the subject of a CBC documentary called "The Way Out."

Toronto lawyer guilty of misconduct for 'abusive, offensive' comments

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Paul Robson has been found guilty of professional misconduct by a discipline panel of the law society tribunal.

Asian supermarket giant T&T reverses decision to cut paid breaks

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Toronto-based legal clinic says it has seen an uptick in complaints from recently terminated employees

New cardiac unit for Barrie hospital draws political shots from Tory leader


The advanced cardiac care means patients in the Barrie, north Simcoe and Muskoka regions can get quicker treatment without heading to hospitals further south.

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Trump has ‘changed his attitude’ toward protecting Dreamers, building wall: White House official


White House Chief of Staff John Kelly added that “there’s no doubt in my mind there’s going to be a deal” protecting the Dreamers.

Mayor John Tory backs costly Park Lawn GO station


Metrolinx rejected new stop in South Etobicoke because it was expensive and too close to existing Mimico station.


Councillors ask city to approve review of shelter services


The motion asks council to approve a review of the potential creation of at least 1,000 new shelter beds, as well as examine existing shelter and winter respite services, including how those services are funded by the city.


Tillerson says U.S. military will remain in Syria, prevent repeating Obama’s ‘mistake’


Tillerson said the Trump administration was determined not to repeat former president Barack Obama’s “mistake” when he withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011.


Hamilton business owner offers furnished home to family of 10 left homeless by fire

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Hamilton mother Cindy Hart, her husband and their eight children will move Thursday into a furnished house owned by Cor Vanderkruk of Connon Nurseries.


City proposes 4-per-cent tax for hotels, short-term rentals

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Separate tax plan also recommends capping property tax increases for businesses who were hit with extraordinarily high assessments last year

Family offers ‘sincere apologies’ for 11-year-old girl’s false hijab-cutting story

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Family ‘assumed’ that incident that captured national attention ‘to be true just like everyone else.’


Opposition stands with government on NAFTA, Conservative leader Scheer tells Washington

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“We’re here to support our government’s efforts,” Scheer said during an appearance at the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center think tank in the U.S. capital.

Trudeau discussed then-incoming Trump administration with John Kerry on 2016 Aga Khan trip

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“It was an opportunity to engage with a sitting secretary of state ... but the conversations were very general about the state of the world ... expectations around the incoming administration on foreign policy issues,” Trudeau said.

Federal solitary confinement rules unconstitutional, B.C. judge says


Justice Peter Leask says the practice of isolating prisoners for undefined lengths of time is unconstitutional, but he suspended his decision for 12 months to give the government time to deal with its ramifications.

This T.O. robotics team earned a trip to the U.S. Thanks to the TDSB’s travel ban, they can’t go

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Glen Ames Senior Public School robotics team invented an automatic flusher to help combat lead contamination of drinking water.


Global Affairs says it’s aware of report of 2 Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

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A state police spokesperson says gunmen ambushed two Canadians and two Americans travelling through Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state.

Steve Bannon’s attorney relayed questions to White House during House panel interview: sources

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Bannon’s attorney got on the phone with the White House counsel’s office, relaying questions and asking what Bannon could tell Congress, according to sources.


Senate to ask court to be removed from Duffy lawsuit, citing parliamentary privilege


Duffy is seeking more than $7.8 million in damages from the Senate and the RCMP in the wake of the high-profile investigation and suspension surrounding his expense claims.


Quebec to raise minimum wage 75 cents to $12 this spring


The increase is the largest minimum wage hike in the province’s history. At $12, Quebec’s minimum wage would rank third highest in the country behind Alberta’s and Ontario’s.

Two people found dead inside Oakville home


Police rushed to the home near Summerhill Cres. and Bayshire Dr. for a weapons-related call.

Wednesday, Jan 17

Nigeria’s army frees 244 Boko Haram suspects, says they took part in de-radicalization program


Human rights groups say most of those detained have been picked up at random and without reasonable suspicion, including women and children.

Writer Naomi Wolf says Yale is blocking her harassment claim against Harold Bloom

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The author of Beauty Myth accuses Yale University officials of blocking her from filing a complaint against the famed literary critic and English professor Harold Bloom, whom Wolf says groped her when she was a college senior and taking a…

Stop driving children to school: It could be a lifesaver

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Parents all across this city — downtown and suburbs alike, in virtually every neighbourhood — will know already that we have somehow collectively turned our schoolside streets into chaotic, overcrowded, apparently lawless car-dodging zones.

Your kids need to understand social media’s risks, Canada’s privacy watchdog says


Canada’s privacy watchdog is launching a campaign to raise grade schoolers’ awareness about personal data is shared.

Tuesday, Jan 16

Thailand’s PM, who seized power in 2014 military coup, eyes staying in power


Should Prayuth decide to stay on, there’s little stopping him. For one, he still holds absolute power under rules he implemented when he staged the 2014 coup and he could simply put off elections yet again.

Stifling a sneeze could be a dangerous decision, experts say

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In the midst of flu season, we should stifle the urge to hold in our sneezes, lest we risk a rare but serious injury.

Parents arrested after children found shackled, malnourished in California home

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Officers found 13 siblings — who range in age from 2 to 29 — in the foul-smelling house, living in the dark without access to adequate food or water.

MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

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The pastor of an Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached decried disparaging remarks Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the…

Monday, Jan 15

An attacker did not cut her hijab, police say. But why did the TDSB let the tearful 11-year-old face the cameras?

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The TDSB asked the girl’s family if they wanted to “join her when she spoke to media,” a spokesperson said Monday. “It (was) completely their decision.”

Former hostage Joshua Boyle remanded again, returns to court Jan. 26

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Boyle made his fourth court appearance by video as judge schedules pre-trial hearing in the case.

False alarm in Hawaii reveals an abdication of leadership by Trump


The president has always been apathetic about stepping up more broadly to inform, guide and assure the American public. The primary concerns Trump conveys to Americans are about Trump.

Vancouver police concerned after ‘brazen’ shooting injures three, including bystanders


A man in his 20s, believed to be the target, has life-threatening injuries, while a teen bystander was seriously injured.

Sunday, Jan 14

Facebook invites you to live in a bubble where you’re always right

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Through a new algorithm, Facebook users will see more content from friends in their News Feed, and less content that has gone viral elsewhere on the social network.

She ran from the cut, then helped thousands of others escape female genital mutilation


Nice Leng’ete bargained with her grandfather to avoid the long-standing cultural practice. Because of her work, many other girls won’t face that problem.

In the wake of tragedy, Muslims and Jews find common ground in faith, hope — and security

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Last year’s mass shooting in a Quebec City mosque prompted a Jewish man from Thornhill to reach out to a Muslim from Mississauga.

Saturday, Jan 13

Guatemala lawmaker arrested in connection with 2015 killings of 2 journalists


Julio Antonio Juarez Ramirez is suspected of murder, attempted murder and criminal association for allegedly hiring hit men to kill Danilo Efrain Lopez, fearing that his coverage would hurt Juarez’s electoral campaign. Federico Benjamin…

Boxing legend George Chuvalo lacks capacity to decide on his marriage, judge rules

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Legendary Canadian boxer, 80, doesn’t have the cognitive ability to make a decision on whether to reconcile with his wife amid a bitter family dispute.

Concordia grads speak out about sexual harassment, assault allegations

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Specific allegations of inappropriate relationships, groping, harassment and assault have been around for several years, according to 11 former students.

Donald Trump tried to show you he’s sane and stable. His week became a running fiasco

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The president has never been able to stay on good behaviour for more than a brief moment, and his Tuesday attempt to demonstrate he is sane and stable gave way to a running four-day fiasco, Daniel Dale writes.