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French far-right party collapses in regional elections

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http://www.thestar.com — PARIS—Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front collapsed in French regional elections Sunday after dominating the first round of voting, according to pollsters' projections.Le Pen had been riding high after extremist attacks and an unprecedented wave of migration into Europe, and the party came out on top in six of France's 13 newly drawn regions in the first-round vote a week ago. But pro Read More
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Maple Leafs’ centennial celebration may include new logo

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http://www.thestar.com — The Maple Leafs appear to be on the cusp of changing their logo and introducing new jerseys as part of their centennial celebrations next season.The website sportslogos.net, citing “several” sources, said the Leafs would introduce the changes next season, the team’s 100th. The Star has learned the team is believed to be considering using eight of their historic logos at some Read More
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Repeating old strategies isn't the path to victory against ISIS

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http://www.thestar.com — If bombs alone could erase the Islamic State group, it would never have existed. Because the bombs targeting the idea behind Islamic State have been falling for 14 years, as those of us who have witnessed their shredding impact in Afghanistan, Iraq and beyond can attest.Yet the ideology they were intended to vaporize endures.Look to Kandahar, home base of the only Canadian war most of us can reme Read More
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New condo rules will help 1.3M Ontarians

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http://www.thestar.com — Some 1.3 million Ontario condo dwellers will be better protected and have more rights under long-awaited new provincial legislation that has passed unanimously at Queen’s Park.In a province with 700,000 condominium units — and 10,000 different condo corporations for their residents — Government and Consumer Services Minister David Orazietti said it was time to update the law. Read More
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Body found in Grenada believed to be missing Canadian woman

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http://www.thestar.com — ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA—Police in Grenada say they believe a body found on the south side of the small Caribbean island is that of a missing New Brunswick woman who disappeared while jogging with her dog on Sunday.Assistant Supt. Sylvan McIntyre of the Royal Grenada Police Force said late Friday that police were still awaiting autopsy results to be sure the remains found were those of Read More
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Kinder, gentler NHL taking shape: Feschuk

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http://www.thestar.com — For more than a dozen years, Joffrey Lupul has been an NHL player. On some nights, he’s still an NHL fan.Friday night, for instance: Lupul said he was flipping by the Penguins-Kings game when something happened that grabbed his attention. Tempers flared. Sticks flailed. As reporter Bill West wrote later in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “The Kings turned the area around the crease i Read More
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Canadian skaters Kaitlyn Weaver, Andrew Poje reign in Spain: DiManno

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http://www.thestar.com — On the Nature of Daylight: A haunting melody that burnished gold for Canada’s ice dancers.On fading into the shadows: What Patrick Chan is struggling to resist, to reverse.Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje brought the beautifully simpatico at the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, amplifying this country’s generational dominance in ice dancing on Saturday with a triumphant defence of their Read More
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Skin-baring Santas go dashing through Yorkville for good cause

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http://www.thestar.com — About 100 Toronto runners snapped on small spandex swimsuits Saturday afternoon, transforming themselves into Santas in Speedos for the 10th annual Toronto Santa Speedo Run to raise money for the Sick Kids’ Toys and Games Fund. At a jingling of silver sleigh bells, the scantily clad runners were off, striding through the streets of Yorkville as onlookers smiled, smirked — and took a Read More
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