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7/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: SANCTIONS SHOWDOWN
President Donald Trump is facing a show down with Congress this week after Republicans a nd Democrats agreed upon new sanctions on Russia designed to punish the Kremlin for interfering in last year’s U.S. election. The sweeping package, also intended...



7/24/2017: FRONT PAGE: Parties united in historic vote
‘Enjoy your temporary jobs.” That was Brian Jean’s instant slam at the NDP after his Wildrose Party voted 95 per cent to merge with the Progressive Conservatives into a new entity, the United Conservative Party. Two hours later, the PCs announced...



7/24/2017: NEWS: The poor, and the sick are sticking with Trump

(image) As Republican politicians in Washington bickered over the fate of Obamacare, hundreds of desperate people lined up outside a county fairground 600 kilometres away over the weekend in the hope of receiving basic medical treatment. Teeth rotting, blood...



7/24/2017: NEWS: Princes regret quick final call with Diana

(image) • The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have spoken of their enduring regret over their last conversation with their mother, disclosing they had been desperate to rush off the telephone and get back to playing instead. The Duke and Prince, who were...



7/24/2017: CANADA: ‘This team was the hope of other kids in Burundi’

(image) From where he was sitting, Canisius Bindaba couldn’t see his students. The 34- year- old from Burundi was in the stands at a cavernous U. S. concert hall on Tuesday for the closing ceremonies of an international robotics competition. The six Burundian...



7/24/2017: CANADA: BACKYARD BIRTHDAY PARTY TAKES DEADLY TURN IN TORONTO
Toronto Police say witnesses are not co-operating with an investigation into a shooting at a backyard birthday party that left two men dead and a woman in hospital in serious condition. Det. Rob North says police were called to a home in Toronto’s east...



7/24/2017: CANADA: Taxes trump barbarism in citizenship test

(image) • Respecting treaties with Indigenous peoples, paying taxes and filling out the census are listed as mandatory obligations of Canadian citizenship in a draft version of a new study guide for the citizenship exam. The working copy obtained by The...



7/24/2017: CANADA: Visitors duped by fake travel websites
•Visitors to Canada are still getting scammed by fake websites as they apply for mandatory electronic travel authorization, with officials receiving hundreds of complaints in the past year. The National Post reported a year ago almost 500 complaints...



7/24/2017: CANADA: Credit bureau again seeks SIN data
• An international credit reporting agency is pushing the federal government to give it access to a monthly list of new social insurance numbers despite years of rejections over privacy concerns. TransUnion made the request anew earlier this year,...



7/24/2017: CANADA: MENTAL HEALTH TEAM OK’D FOR TROUBLED PIKANGIKUM RESERVE

(image) Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins is announcing funding for 20 full-time mental health workers for Pikangikum First Nation — a remote community struggling with a suicide crisis and pressing mental health needs from about 380 people seeking...



7/24/2017: WORLD: Mosul fight may be just a prelude

(image) Iraqi Shia militias backed by Iran — sometimes even flying the Iranian flag — were the easiest forces to spot and to speak with last December as they mustered on the outskirts of besieged Mosul. Operating freely for the first time in a heavily Sunni...



7/24/2017: WORLD: 9 DEAD IN IMMIGRANT-SMUGGLING BID

(image) At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor- trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer heat in San Antonio, Texas. The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig were hospitalized in dire...



7/24/2017: WORLD: MACRON’S POPULARITY PLUMMETS

(image) The popularity of President Emmanuel Macron has slumped by 10 points just two months after the youthful centrist took power — the biggest decline for a new president since 1995 — with voters unhappy about a range of his planned reforms. The 39- year-...



7/24/2017: WORLD: TEEN WHO BECAME ISIL BRIDE COULD BE TRIED IN IRAQ

(image) Linda Wenzel, the 16- year- old ISIL bride captured in Mosul, could face trial in Iraq after it emerged that her native Germany has yet to request her extradition. Wenzel is being held in an Iraqi prison amid unconfirmed claims she had a baby with her...



7/24/2017: WORLD: BEAR CHASES 209 SHEEP OVER CLIFF IN PYRENEES
More than 200 sheep have died after they hurtled over the edge of a cliff in the Pyrenees mountains while being chased by a bear. Their deaths have reignited the bitter debate over the presence of bears in the mountains that straddle the French-...



7/24/2017: WORLD: CAMERAS INSTALLED AT HOLY SITE
JERUSALEM Israel set up new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a Jerusalem holy site as officials consider alternatives to recently installed metal detectors that set off a weekend of violence and prompted the Palestinian president to declare a...



7/24/2017: NEWS: ‘ HUMILITY OF THE DEFEATED’

(image) If all had gone as planned, and most in Washington had expected, Jake Sullivan would be hard at work just steps from the Oval Office. He was the elite of the Washington elite: Rhodes scholar, Yale Law School graduate, clerk to a Supreme Court justice,...



7/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: President can’t deliberately let a law fail

(image) Having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump is now stating openly that his plan is to let Obamacare fail instead. Although the end result may be the same, there’s a vast difference between these two options, constitutionally...



7/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: GOP should focus on tax reform

(image) In some alternate America, some Earth- 2 ( or Earth-27), there is a Republican Party capable of putting together a healthcare bill that isn’t incoherent and unpopular. In some distant, misty Neverland, there is a GOP capable of balancing fiscal...



7/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: The ghost of Mincome

(image) Not many people noticed — perhaps because it appeared in a sociology journal instead of the economics literature — but there has been another fresh scholarly spelunking in the data ruins left behind by Mincome, Manitoba’s ambitious 1970s experiment...



7/24/2017: ISSUES & IDEAS: The wild blue yonder ain’t what it used to be
The aircraft arrayed around the spacious lawn of Maxwell Air Force Base, home of the Air University, mostly represent long- retired types. The largest, however, is a glistening B- 52 bomber, which represents a still- employed component of the Air...



7/24/2017: POST SPORTS: MATTEK-SANDS FACING LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY

(image) Bethanie Mattek- Sands still cannot bring herself to watch video replay of the moment that l ed to the scream heard round the world. In the first game of the third set of her second- round match against Sorana Cirstea at Wimbledon two weeks ago,...



7/24/2017: POST SPORTS: JAY S ACQUIRE ROB REF SNYDER FROM YANKEES FOR PROSPECT

(image) Utility player Rob Refsnyder, pictured, was acquired by the Blue Jays on Sunday in a trade with the Yankees. First baseman Ryan McBroom was sent to New York in return. Designated for assignment on Wednesday, the 26-year-old Refsnyder appeared in 94...



7/24/2017: POST SPORTS: IN THIS CORNER

(image) This is a dream come true for me. Absolutely a dream come true. JORDAN SPIETH ON BRITISH WINNING THE OPEN. SPIETH PLAYED THE FINAL FIVE HOLES 5 IN UNDER AND CLOSED 1- 69 WITH A UNDER FOR THREE- A SHOT VICTORY MATT KUCHAR, OVER GIVING HIM THE THIRD LEG...



7/24/2017: SPORTS: Spieth flirts with collapse before commanding finish

(image) SOUTH PORT, ENGLAND• Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion, just like expected but not like anyone could have imagined. On the verge of another meltdown in a major, so wild off the tee that he played one shot from the driving range at Royal...



7/24/2017: SPORTS: U.S.A. makes a splash at aquatics worlds

(image) BUDAPEST, HUNGARY• Katie Ledecky is off to a golden start at the world aquatics championships. Make it a double. The 20- year- old American star began an audacious week by winning a pair of gold medals Sunday on the opening night of swimming along the...



7/24/2017: SPORTS: KIM BECOMES SECOND TWO-TIME LPGA WINNER THIS YEAR

(image) In- Kyung Kim rallied to win the Marathon Classic on Sunday to become the second two-time winner this season on the LPGA Tour. Two strokes behind 18- year- old Nelly Kim entering the round, Kim birdied six of the first nine holes and finished with an...



7/24/2017: SPORTS: Blue Crabs boss plays hardball

(image) Courtney Knichel stood on the concourse along the third- base line, right behind the season- ticket holders, her favourite place to watch the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. In 10 years working for the team, she has come to love these moments: the scent...



7/24/2017: SPORTS: CANADIAN WOMEN REMAIN UNDEFEATED AT U19 WORLD CUP

(image) Hamilton’s Hailey Brown had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Canada past France 5445 on Sunday at the FIBA Under-19 Women’s Basketball World Cup at Udine, Italy. Laeticia Amihere of Mississauga, Ont., added 12 points and 11 rebounds as Canada...



7/24/2017: SPORTS: Rookie Wilder gets chance to show his chops

(image) James Wilder Jr. is used to carrying the ball early and often. He rushed for over 1,000 yards over his three seasons at Florida State and reached that mark in a single high school season as a star in Tampa. He had 110 carries in his sophomore season...



7/24/2017: SPORTS: Jays out of it early in loss
CLEVELAND • Kind of the Blue Jays to provide the cross-border fans to an early travel option on Sunday afternoon. Facing a sweep to end a dismal 10-game road trip, the Jays took the suspense out of it from the outset as starter J.A. Happ allowed three...



7/24/2017: SPORTS: JONES BACKS ELLIOTT AGAIN AS COWBOYS PREP FOR CAMP

(image) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reiterated his belief that star running back Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t guilty of domestic violence in a case the NFL has been investigating for a year. Jones said Sunday that Elliott’s case was “not even an issue over he...



7/24/2017: SPORTS: Lakatos wins 4th gold at world para athletics games
LONDON• Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., brought home his fourth gold medal of the world para athletics championships on Sunday. Lakatos finished the men’s T53 100-metre final in 14.52 seconds, ahead of Britain’s Mickey Bushell ( 14.85) and Thailand’s...



7/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: THE CRITIC LEARNS A LESSON

(image) Among Broadway musicals, The Sound of Music is a rite of passage: call it, potentially, a gateway drug. As a critic, I can question its merits. As a parent, I have accepted its reputation lock, stock and barrel. I didn’t fully realize how much I’d...



7/24/2017: ARTS & LIFE: MINDY KALINGA MOM-TO-BE, BUT WHO’S THE DAD?

(image) Mindy Kaling has a baby on the way, reports E! News, whose source added that the pregnancy is “an unexpected surprise.” Kaling, who created, writes and stars on The Mindy Project, has been pretty candid about her plans for a family in the past. In her...



7/24/2017: OBITUARIES: Philanthropic scientist helped create OxyContin

(image) Dr. Raymond Sackler, a pioneer in psychopharmacology, a medicinal products entrepreneur and a leading philanthropist whose family made a fortune from the opioid painkiller OxyContin, died last Monday in Greenwich, Conn. He was 97. His death was...



7/24/2017: OBITUARIES: ‘Biggest heart and biggest mind’
Lawyer Hersh Wolch is being remembered for his sharp intellect and his tireless advocacy in some of Canada’s most prominent wrongful conviction cases. Wolch, who served as counsel for David Milgaard, Steven Truscott and Kyle Unger, died last Monday at...



7/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Easy money saved an Italian city. What happens when it runs out?

(image) PISTOIA, ITALY • As Europe’s era of easy money slowly draws to a close, the talk in Frankfurt, Germany, and London is of bond yields, exchange rates and core inflation. In this medieval city at the foot of the Apennines, it’s all about trains. A...



7/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Bank of Canada itching for more rate hikes?
OTTAWA• It could be likened to the so-called “seven- year itch.” Many of the world’s central bankers, including in Canada, had been stubbornly tied to low- for-longer interest- rate regimes following the recession in a concerted push to stimulate...



7/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Bitcoin backers hoist beers as civil war ends
TOKYO • Bitcoin backers celebrated as the developer community embraced a new mechanism to improve usage and allow it to scale, boosting confidence in the virtual currency and sending prices back near record highs. The community, which had been split...



7/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN CANADIAN BUSINESS
John, meet Justin: John Horgan is expected to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the first time since he became B.C.’s premier. Horgan and Trudeau don’t see eye- to- eye on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Trudeau endorsed the project, while...



7/24/2017: FINANCIAL POST: Restaurant exodus hits New York’s Union Square

(image) In 1995, restaurateur Jonathan Morr opened a 3,800- square- foot noodle shop called Republic on Union Square West in New York City, paying an annual rent of $220,000. “The rent was relatively inexpensive for what it was,” he said. “But remember, when...



7/24/2017: ENTREPRENEUR: Six steps to simplicity

(image) As you gear up for fall strategy meetings and budget planning, here’s a challenge for you: keep things simple. Complexity leads to confusion, competing priorities and loss of focus. With simplicity, an organization sets just a few key goals and...



7/24/2017: ENTREPRENEUR: Women top league in crowdfunding

(image) When it comes to raising funds from large groups of anonymous donors over the internet, women come out tops. That could be a boon for job creation and economic growth. A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and The Crowdfunding Center shows that...



7/24/2017: ENTREPRENEUR: Is your boss going to become a hologram?
Imagine an office without computer monitors, cubicles or chairs. Everyone wears headsets that project their work in the form of 3D holograms. Meta, an augmented reality startup, is making that reality. Starting a few months ago, the company started...