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Golden State Warriors fall to Milwaukee Bucks for first loss of season

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http://www.thestar.com — MILWAUKEE—The streak is over for the Golden State Warriors.Their NBA-record start ended after 24 wins when the Milwaukee Bucks beat them 108-95 on Saturday night.Its 28-game winning streak, counting the final four games of last season, came to a halt. The NBA’s longest winning streak was 33 by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72 — and it was also snapped by Milwaukee.Greg Monro Read More
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Police identify man killed in Entertainment District

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http://www.thestar.com — A man who died in hospital following a daylight drive-by shooting in the Entertainment District on Friday has been identified as 28-year-old Joel Alexander. At a press conference near the crime scene on Saturday, Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne said that Alexander was a resident of Toronto and the father of a five-year-old child. He said that Alexander was “known to” the police and “d Read More
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Second plane of Canada-bound Syrian refugees lands in Montreal

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http://www.thestar.com — MONTREAL—Belet Younadam and her three young daughters went from the front lines of the war against the Islamic State in the Syrian town of Tal Tamr in early 2014 to the poverty line in Beirut. On Saturday night, their desperate journey to flee war and find safety ended in a lineup inside an airport warehouse in Montreal. They were among 161 Syrian refugees welcomed to Canada by a small arm Read More
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Five key points from the Paris climate accord

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http://www.thestar.com — Drawing a line on temperature riseCountries aim to hold the rise in average global temperature to “well below” 2 degrees C compared to pre-industrial levels. They also agree to “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees C,” recognizing that those efforts must be sustainable and maintain the goal of eradicating poverty.There has been so much carbon Read More
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Time will tell if Trudeau is free enough from party shackles to pursue electoral reform: Hébert

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http://www.thestar.com — MONTREAL—It is not just Justin Trudeau’s opposition rivals who were — as the prime minister indelicately put it in a recent interview — left in the dust on election night, a generation of old-school Liberal insiders was, too. For most of the new Liberals in the House of Commons, the names of the party’s veteran power brokers ring only distant bells. Many party f Read More
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Chilean army veteran arrested after radio show confession

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http://www.thestar.com — SANTIAGO, CHILE—A 62-year-old army veteran has been arrested after allegedly making a radio show confession to taking part in 18 killings during the former Chilean dictatorship’s so-called dirty war against leftists during the 1970s.Police identified former conscript Guillermo Reyes Rammsy as the man who made an emotional 25-minute call to a radio program this week. He was arrested Read More
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When Salman Rushdie kissed Bob Rae

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http://www.thestar.com — The guest of honour had a price on his head.When PEN Canada held a writers’ benefit gala in Toronto on Dec. 7, 1992, author Salman Rushdie had been the target of an international fatwa, issued by Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, for close to four years.He’d been in hiding for much of that time, and only a handful of the 1,200 people gathered at the Winter Garden Theatre o Read More
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Page & Panel brings comic book culture to the Toronto Reference Library

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http://www.thestar.com — For harried holiday shoppers, a one-stop shop for the culture lovers on your list is tucked away in an unlikely location: the Toronto Reference Library.Page & Panel opened a year ago as a pop-up partnership with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, envisioned as a colourful gift shop within the city’s striking literary headquarters. Granted permanency in March, the store has evolved into a kaleid Read More
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