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Milos Raonic's U.S. Open ends with late-night marathon loss to Kei Nishikori

National Post | Sports  Labour Day Monday wasn't a complete washout for the Canadians at the U.S. Open, but only because Milos Raonic didn't finish his match until Tuesday. How Milos Raonic perfected the booming serve that made him a star The man who helped create one of the hardest tennis serves on the planet says it all begins with the grip.

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Cycle of brutal sexual abuse of 1,400 children by Pakistani gangs in Rotherham strains U.K. race relations

National Post  ROTHERHAM, England – It started on the bumper cars in the children's arcade of the local shopping mall. Lucy was 12, and a group of teenage boys, handsome and flirtatious, treated her and her friends to free rides and ice cream after school.

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Arcade Fire's simulated looseness on Reflektor tour the key to making big seem small

National Post | Arts  This will sound strange: I was borderline dreading Arcade Fire's March show at the Air Canada Centre. Not for the much maligned "costume policy" the band had attached to its Ticketmaster sales pages. Not for the Rolling Stone article that painted Win Butler as the megalomaniac dictator of the band's creative direction.

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Mr. Hyde under the sheets

Philadelphia Daily News  Q: I think the guy I'm seeing has a problem. When we are in bed he's like another person. He gets all sweaty and pulls on my hair — not hard enough to hurt — but enough to yank my head back. And he says things like, "I want you to pee on me."

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Apple Probing iCloud Vulnerabilities Following Celebrity Nude Photo Leak

redOrbit.com  In the wake of the well-publicized publication of nude photographs of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars earlier this week, Apple is reportedly working to correct the iCloud vulnerabilities that allowed hackers to gain access to those images.

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Nader To Dems: Make Minimum Wage Top Issue Or You're 'Doomed'

Liberaland  Ralph Nader believes the only way Democrats can win midterm elections is to make raising the minimum wage a priority. "That's the winning issue. They're doomed in November unless they make the minimum wage - which gets more new workers, low-income workers out to vote - the central issue," Nader, a consumer advocate and former minor-party presidential candidate, said during a Labor Day interview on MSNBC.

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'Miracle' flight survivor says PTSD related to her firing

The Charlotte Observer  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A survivor of the "Miracle on the Hudson" flight has filed suit against Staples, alleging the office-product giant fired her in part for taking extended leave because of PTSD related to the crash.

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Four sales pitches that require sober second thought

Toronto Star  There are few consumer experiences worse in retrospect than when a salesperson persuades you to buy something that you don’t need. This situation usually arises when the seller has more information than the buyer and doesn’t share it.

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Canada's battered jobs data back in the spotlight as August report set for release this week

Financial Post  OTTAWA - It was not a marquee month for our national number cruncher. Canada 'in the sweet spot' as exports, consumer spending boost economy to fastest growth in almost three years The strong second-quarter performance of the Canadian economy provides a welcome reality check after a chilly start to 2014.

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In Atlantic City, Revel's casino stutters to a close

The Philadelphia Inquirer  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In the end, the Revel ball did not roll off the tower into the ocean, and no buyer emerged in the middle of the night to save the day. Instead, Revel merely unraveled through the night to an anticlimactic pre-dawn closing of its moribund casino floor.

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Christie heading to Mexico this week

The Record  In the 1970s, as he was readying a run for the White House, Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter attended trade and commerce meetings in Israel, Iran and Japan. About the same time, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, having lost two bids for a presidential nomination, was traveling to Asia, Iran and England.

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Restaurants of Entertainment District Roll Out Red Carpet For 2014 Festival Street at the Toronto International Film Festival

PR Newswire  TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Restaurants in Toronto's Entertainment District Business Improvement Area (TOED BIA) are rolling out the red carpet for this year's 39 th Annual Toronto International Film Festival.

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Dethroned Beauty Queen Refuses To Return Crown

International Business Times  May Myat Noe, a Burmese beauty queen who was stripped of her title last week, refused on Tuesday to return her bejeweled crown, reportedly worth $100,000, until the pageant organizers apologized for calling her a liar and a thief.

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Russia's Lavrov Urges US to 'Talk Sense' Into Kiev

Newsweek  Russia said on Tuesday that Ukraine's moves to join NATO were aimed at undermining efforts to end the war in the east of the country, and called on Washington to use its influence and "talk sense" into Kiev.

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US Open Glance

The Washington Times  NEW YORK (AP) - A look at Monday's play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships: WEATHER: Mix of sun and clouds, warm and humid. High of 87. ATTENDANCE: Day: 38,129. Night: 24,674. Total: 62,803.

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Republican Congressional Candidate: A Disproportionate Number of Black Men DESERVE to Be in Jail (Screenshots)

Americans Against the Tea Party  As usual, the fine folks at Joe for America have leapt on the opportunity to use the words of a glorified Uncle Ruckus to justify their bigotry. Taking an article from The Blacksphere, a far-right blog that seems to exist solely to make conservatives feel more comfortable with their presuppositions about African-Americans and the basis upon which Joe the Plumber proudly declared that we need a white Republican president.

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US announces crackdown on shady puppy imports

GlobalPost  SEOUL, South Korea — Every year an untold number of dogs, raised in cramped and inhumane commercial breeding grounds known as “puppy mills,” make their way from South Korea and elsewhere into your local kennel for re-sale at premium prices, a GlobalPost investigation revealed in June.

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11 Birth Control Facts That Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO]

Medical Daily  Health experts agree that various forms of birth control including oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and skin patches are the safest and most effective way to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancies.

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