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Toronto councillor Adam Vaughan emerging as a star candidate in Liberal byelection

National Post  With Toronto city councillor Adam Vaughan emerging as a star candidate for the Liberal party in an upcoming byelection, the local riding association is stressing that the high-profile announcement was not yet a "coronation" for Mr.

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'8THEIST' License Plate: Nonbeliever Shannon Morgan Sues N.J.

International Business Times  A New Jersey atheist is suing the Garden State over its refusal to grant her an “8THEIST” vanity license plate, contending the state is violating her First Amendment rights in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

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Removing psychiatric patients' cigarettes deepens their trauma: DiManno

Toronto Star  First they said no smoking — and that was the law of the land. Then they said tobacco products could not be kept in one’s room or on one’s person — and that was the law of CAMH, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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I Drank 3 Liters Of Water Per Day — Here's What Happened

Medical Daily  Everyone knows that drinking water (and a substantial amount) is important for a healthy lifestyle. Water lubricates your joints, it protects your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, and it helps to regulate your body temperature.

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Express Scripts Awarded 7-Year TRICARE Pharmacy Program Contract

PR Newswire  ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Defense today awarded Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) administration of the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, Fourth Generation (TPharm4) contract serving approximately 10 million beneficiaries.

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The end of hockey in Canada: How concussions, cost and climate could doom our national obsession

National Post | Sports  One week after the Super Bowl went to air in February 2012, a game for which NBC had reportedly charged an average of US$3.5-million for each 30-second block of advertising space, two economics professors published a road map to what seemed like an impossible destination: The implosion of football within a generation.

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Strangers Raise Thousands for Man Who Wrongly Spent 25 Years in Prison

Newsweek  Jonathan Fleming, the recently exonerated Brooklyn man who spent 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, emerged last week free but jobless, broke and without any experience in the 21st century workforce.

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Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With Censorship

ProPublica  Starting yesterday, investors can purchase shares of Weibo, sometimes called “China’s Twitter,” on NASDAQ. The company’s regulatory filing with the SEC reveals details not previously known about Weibo’s censorship apparatus, which we wrote about last year.

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The Opposite of Loneliness, by Marina Keegan: Review

National Post | Arts  The Opposite of Loneliness By Marina Keegan Scribner 208 pp; $27 Five days after she graduated from Yale, on a Saturday afternoon in May, 22-year-old Marina Keegan was killed in a car accident. Keegan's boyfriend was driving her to her father's birthday dinner when the car hit the guardrail and rolled twice.

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Australian banks pay more to shareholders than Canadian counterparts, Moody's says

Financial Post  Over the past two decades, Canadian banks have spent tens of billions of dollars on foreign acquisitions. The buying spree is a wager that they can replicate abroad the remarkable success they have enjoyed back home.

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Illinois Dems plan to offer $100 million in taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

Investor's Business Daily  First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama's retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere.

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How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts

GlobalPost  BANGKOK — The Irish and Russians have long suffered under the stereotype that their men drink excessively. And they do. Health experts insist men should enjoy no more than two drinks per day. The average male Irish drinker has four.

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Harry Reid blasts Bundy ranch supporters as 'domestic terrorists'

The Washington Times  Senate President Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy "domestic terrorists" Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation. "Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not.

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Editorial: Weekend offering Boomsday, UT game, good for Knoxville

Knoxville News Sentinel  Those looking for a fumble on the recent exchange between Boomsday and the 2014 University of Tennessee football schedule will be searching in vain. This is a win-win for all sides. The university announced earlier this month that the Vols' home opener against Utah State has been moved from Saturday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Aug. 31.

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Sharks hold off Kings in Game 1

San Jose Mercury News  SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Sharks scored only 10 goals a year ago in their seven-game series with the Los Angeles Kings. They got half that number in two periods Thursday night, then held on for a 6-3 victory over the Kings that saw them chase heralded netminder Jonathan Quick after 40 minutes.

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Wild blows late lead, falls to Avalanche in Game 1

Star Tribune  DENVER — It was a tale of three games for the Wild. In the first 20 minutes Thursday night, the Colorado Avalanche delivered blow after blow as the fast, aggressive team tried to set a physical tone by going after the Wild's more diminutive players.

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Jeff Seidel: Jimmy Howard and Red Wings get chance to be postseason spoilers

Detroit Free Press  Jimmy Howard sat at his locker, talking about the Boston Bruins, a big, powerhouse team the Red Wings beat three times during the regular season. "Those wins mean nothing right now," Howard said. "It's going to be a totally different beast when we walk in there."

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Blackhawks fall to Blues in triple overtime

Chicago Tribune  St. Louis Blues players acknowledge the fans after their three-overtime 4-3 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Scottrade Center in St.

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Steen's goal in third overtime lifts Blues to victory

St. Louis Post-Dispatch  The St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen (20) scores the game-winning goal against Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford in the third overtime period during Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Scottrade Center in St.

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Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith reportedly will take Tulsa job

The Kansas City Star  COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith's tenure with the Tigers has been a roller coaster, and the ride is expected to end Friday when he is announced as the new coach at Tulsa, according to multiple reports.

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