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Vigils on Highway of Heroes outlive Afghanistan mission

Toronto Star  No one told them to do it. People just started showing up in small groups, some saluting, others draping the Canadian flag over the edge of a bridge. Lining the highway to welcome home fallen soldiers grew organically into a bittersweet tradition in the last decade as more than 150 Canadian casualties were flown home from Afghanistan and driven to their final resting place.

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Cardinals ace Wainwright has surgery to address elbow irritation

St. Louis Post-Dispatch  ST. LOUIS — That irritation that Adam Wainwright had throughout most of the season behind his right elbow and sometimes led him to "manipulate" the back of the joint to feel more comfortable on the mound has been addressed.

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Gov. Walker Based 'Living Wage' Ruling On Restaurant Industry Study

International Business Times  Under pressure to raise the state's minimum wage, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker confidently declared that there was no need. Low-wage workers had filed a complaint charging that the state's minimum wage -- $7.25 -- did not constitute a "living wage" as mandated by state law.

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New Bilingual Ads Feature OB/GYN Warning Of Reduced Health Access If Prop 46 Passes

PR Newswire  SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the No on 46 campaign announced it has launched two new 30-second TV ads in both Spanish and English featuring Sandra Mendez, MD, the Los Angeles-born daughter of Mexican immigrant parents, now a respected obstetrician/gynecologist serving Medi-Cal patients in Sacramento County who once served as the first female Chief of Staff of Methodist Hospital in Sacramento.

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Ebola.com Sold For $200K In Bizarre Acquisition By Marijuana Company [VIDEO]

Medical Daily  Ebola is one of the most hyped up news topics today, as the crisis in West Africa has grown to proportions that exceed any other outbreak of the virus that has occurred in the past. As a result, plenty of frantic Google searches are in order.

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Paul Sullivan: Cubs would be perfect landing spot for Maddon

Chicago Tribune  SAN FRANCISCO — No sooner did Joe Maddon opt out of his contract with the Rays than the guessing game began.. Could Wrigley Field become the next stop for baseball's most respected manager? The Cubs lowered the cone of silence Friday, declining to feed into the frenzy of speculation.

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Michelle Quinn: Criticism of Apple and Facebook's egg freezing benefit is misguided

San Jose Mercury News  The cascade of criticism to the news that Apple and Facebook will pay female employees who want to freeze their eggs strikes me as misdirected. Rather than seeing two enlightened companies offering a valuable perk for female employees, critics warn that the companies are trying to squeeze more work out of women by making it easier for them to put motherhood on ice.

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Tigers' Cabrera has surgery, return to action uncertain

Detroit Free Press  It always was possible that Miguel Cabrera would have surgery on his ankle this offseason. Cabrera had a bone spur in his right ankle, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said a short while ago.

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Is Hulu Silently Advocating for Colorado’s Personhood Amendment?

Newsweek  As Americans gear up to cast their votes in this year’s midterm elections, political ads are saturating their experiences on every media outlet they choose. But not all platforms are giving each side equal airtime.

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Police: 2 dead, 4 wounded in high school shooting north of Seattle

The Seattle Times  SEATTLE — Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement sources. Police said four other people were wounded in the 10:45 a.m. shooting.

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Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 28 security personnel

GlobalPost  Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed at least 28 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year.

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Judge Doesn’t ‘Think’ Police are Abusing Spy Technology, and More in MuckReads

ProPublica  "It's not just bullets you need to watch out for." For the public, gun ranges are the most common way of getting lead poisoning outside of the workplace. And with an estimated 40 million annual recreational shooters and 10,000 gun ranges in America, the risk of contamination, if left unchecked, is high .

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Michael Lista, On Poetry: Don McKay's Angular Unconformity

National Post | Arts  'To write," quipped Don McKay in Birding, or desire, the book that made him famous, requires "an elementary understanding of the place of human psychology / among nature's interlocking food chains." That same nose for sociobiology will come in handy in trying to understand how McKay became, according to the publisher of his Collected Poems and just about everybody else in our food chain, the "pre-eminent Canadian poet."

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The hardest part of being a manager: How to terminate an employee

Financial Post  Telling someone that you are terminating their employment may be the toughest thing you'll ever do as a manager. I know. I've done this six times as a manager and supported many more as an HR advisor.

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The Raptors and Vince Carter: The 2001 playoffs and the rise before the fall

National Post | Sports  Jerome Williams stood up on the bench and watched, with everything beyond his control. Glen Grunwald stood a few feet away from the roster he had assembled, in the tunnel that led to the Toronto Raptors' locker room at the First Union Center in Philadelphia.

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Swiss Supermarket Chain Sells Coffee Creamer with Adolf Hitler Picture, Promptly Pulls Product

Americans Against the Tea Party  These days, there's a lot of things that are like Adolf Hitler. Liberals are like Hitler, the ACA is like Hitler, and Obama is like Hitler. In fact, if you ask the right Republican, your neighbor's cat is probably like Adolf Hitler (it depends: did they vote for that Kenyan Marxist?)

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Republican Congressman Is Unaware There Is No Surgeon General To Address Ebola

Liberaland  One would think Republicans are aware that they blocked President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, due to a backlash from the National Rifle Association. But, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says Ron Klain is "off to a bad start" in his new role as the president's Ebola response coordinator, and that the U.S.

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Ottawa terror attack: Six views on a tragedy

National Post  Todd Korol for NP Christianne Boudreau, mother of Damian Clairmont, a Canadian jihadi killed in Syria. Q: What was going through your mind as the events of yesterday played out on Parliament Hill? A: I wasn't overly shocked.

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President misses Zambia's Golden Jubilee fete

Africa Review  Zambians are celebrating their Golden Jubilee with a call from President Michael Sata to face the "future with heightened energy and enthusiasm for political and economic progress". The message was contained in a statement read on the eve of the celebrations by acting President Edgar Lungu.

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Thursday's NHL Capsules

The Washington Times  BOSTON (AP) - Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

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