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Matthew Fisher: Tiny Transnistria could hold best clue to Putin's expansionist vision

TIRASPOL, Moldova — From the Baltic to the Black Sea, Russian President Vladimir Putin has shaken Europe’s confidence with an escalating carousel of feints and bullying tactics that has involved probing the often wobbly resolve of NATO countries with massive land exercises and hundred of flybys by Russian fighter jets and nuclear-capable bombers. 2,021 more words

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Tampa Bay Lightning have youth on their side, for years to come

NEW YORK — Forget their speed. Disregard their skill.

As the Tampa Bay Lightning headed into Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, the thing that impressed Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland the most was the roster’s youth. 692 more words

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Stephen Maher: Voters likely haven't seen the last of Peter MacKay

On June 2, 1997, Peter MacKay first won his northern Nova Scotia seat as a Progressive Conservative, riding a wave of Atlantic anger over Jean Chrétien’s Employment Insurance cuts. 637 more words

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Transportation | Train light!

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I Am Big Bird review: No strings attached

There are little gems in this meandering documentary — not the least of which is Big Bird singing at Jim Henson’s funeral — but it has some serious problems identifying which of the stories that make up Caroll Spinney’s life are actually the interesting ones: it’s a full catalogue, with random bits of trivia given as much space as discussions of working behind the scenes at Sesame Street. 130 more words

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Sport | skateboarding

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Scandal rocking FIFA should not be allowed to overshadow Canada's Women's World Cup

In 2004, when FIFA was considering bids to host the 2010 World Cup, FIFA executive Jack Warner had lined up a US$1 million payment to vote for Morocco. 910 more words

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