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R.I.P. to the Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin dead at 76

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A professional singer and accomplished pianist by her late teens, a superstar by her mid-20s, Franklin long ago settled arguments over who was the greatest popular vocalist of her time

U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn shared stage with terrorist leader linked to Toronto man’s murder

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It is the latest scandal from a trip Corbyn took to Tunisia, where he also attended a ceremony to honour members of the group behind the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre

Thursday, Aug 16

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Why the 114-year-old Lee-Enfield rifle is only now being retired by the Canadian Armed Forces

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Once shouldered by nearly 50 armies, Canada becomes the last military in the world to remove it from front-line service

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Randall Denley: Doug Ford has been the breakout action star of the summer

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In one memorable scene, Ford even turned himself into a giant shark and consumed half of Toronto city council

Latest interprovincial wine-trade proposals not much to cheer about

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Opinion: A country that is pushing the merits of free trade needs to put its (or consumers') money where its mouth is

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Yankees and Red Sox’s absurd spending habits will make it even tougher to rebuild the Blue Jays

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Scott Stinson: Those two teams are already miles better — and they operate with a fearlessness that the Blue Jays’ front office simply does not

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Toronto police charge woman who allegedly climbed crane and slept in cab before tense rescue

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The woman, who was topless, 'wasn't too compliant,' he said, adding that before her rescue, she allegedly pulling out wires that were inside the crane cab

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‘We can do so much better’: How Eric Lindros is pushing hard for progress on concussion awareness

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Lindros will speak alongside Ken Dryden and world-renowned researchers at a concussion symposium in London, Ont., on Thursday

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What did Raif Badawi write to get Saudi Arabia so angry?

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The writings that sparked a full-blown diplomatic tantrum are, by Canadian standards, pretty benign

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Christie Blatchford: The truth is no one knows where the guns that kill are coming from

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The difficulty is that police can usually trace — at best — less than half of crime guns

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Alberta RCMP officer sues over suspension for giving away seized beer to local fire department

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Const. Charles Clarke argues his suspension has denied him the opportunity for promotion, and says the decision to not reinstate him was 'reprehensible and malicious'

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Terry Glavin: How it took a ‘City Family’ to remove a statue of Sir John A

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It is about rewriting history, as the mayor conceded, but the intent is ‘rewriting history in a really conscious and collaborative way.’ It’s hard to find fault with that

Wednesday, Aug 15

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Artist behind Macdonald statue says it was never intended as a monument

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Victoria council voted last week to remove the sculpture of Macdonald because of his role in designing the residential school system

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Toronto Raptors’ hire of Tamara Tatham makes her first Canadian woman on men’s pro coaching staff

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Tatham, a two-time Olympian, will join Raptors 905, Toronto's G League affiliate, as a mentor coach next season

Scheer pressured to kick Maxime Bernier out of Conservative caucus over ‘divisive’ multiculturalism tweets

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In a series of tweets, Bernier said promoting too much diversity could have the effect of dividing Canada into 'little tribes' that erode Canada's identity

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Johnny Manziel placed under concussion protocol in latest twist to his brief but eventful CFL career

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Manziel was rocked by a hit while trying to run the ball over the goal-line against Ottawa last weekend in his second start for Montreal

Tom Longboat and the great American con: How a Pawtucket grifter impersonated a Canadian sports legend

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Edgar Laplante elevated his unsavoury work to a form of art in passing himself off not just as a famous athlete but as a famous Indigenous athlete

Toronto police launch investigation into attack on photojournalist at anti-hate rally

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A police spokeswoman said officers didn't intervene in the assault because they were dealing with 'a very volatile situation'

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From No. 1 to No. 839 and back on up: Andy Murray embarks on daunting comeback from hip injury

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Murray has not yet summoned his best tennis in seven matches this season after missing nearly a year dating back to Wimbledon 2017

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Andrew Harris, Brad Sinopoli carry flag for Canada with two of the better seasons to date in CFL history

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Amazingly, there’s a chance neither player would have even made it to the CFL were it not for the league's Canadian ratio rules

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Rescuers comb concrete and steel after bridge collapse

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ROME — Rescuers in Italy searched on Wednesday for a second day through tons of broken concrete and twisted steel for any more survivors and bodies after the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa which killed at least 37 people. The…

‘They weren’t moving’: Fredericton shooting witnesses haunted by grisly images amid homecoming

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Residents of the apartment buildings returning home for the first time offered new details of what occurred. 'It was the most terrifying moment of my life'

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30,000 ISIL fighters are still in Iraq and Syria — much higher than previous estimates, new reports say

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The U.S. military has not released any figures since last year, but comments by military officials had indicated there were little more than 10,000 fighters left

Chris Selley: With teachers threatening to go rogue, Ontario Tories still incoherent on sex-ed

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This is not as tricky as the Tories make it look. There is no reason the modern topics addressed in the 2014 curriculum can’t be taught under the 1998 curriculum

Part of highway bridge collapses during violent storm in Italy, killing at least 26: Italian premier

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The head of Italy’s civil protection agency, Angelo Borrelli, said 30-35 cars and three heavy trucks were on the 80-meter section of the bridge that collapsed

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Yukon safe, possibly filled with treasure, unearthed in Gold Rush capital

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The mysterious safe — and any possible riches — will be publicly unveiled at an outdoor Dawson City ceremony this Saturday

Coveted Champions League berth at stake when Toronto FC meet Vancouver Whitecaps in decisive leg

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Vancouver enters the second leg of the Canadian Championship final at a disadvantage after conceding two away goals in a 2-2 tie last week

Tuesday, Aug 14

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Christie Blatchford: Sorry, but I’ve had enough of saying sorry

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a bad case of revisionist-history/apology fatigue. I am pretty much done

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U.K. police treating crash on Parliament that injured three people as ‘terrorist incident’

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Witnesses told British news media that the crash appeared to be intentional. The driver's silver Ford Fiesta sideswiped cyclists and pedestrians, striking several

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‘We just missed it’: Canadian train travellers narrowly avoid deadly Italian bridge collapse

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TORONTO — A pair of Canadian student travellers bemoaning what appeared to be a routine delay aboard their train through Italy instead learned they were just minutes from a disastrous bridge collapse that killed at least 20 people on…