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Barack Obama Reveals Which NBA Team He'd Want To Play For

Barack Obama, the basketball-loving former president, said this week he’d play for the San Antonio Spurs if he were an All-Star free agent in the NBA. The declaration prompted a funny response on Wednesday from Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich. At an MIT Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, Obama said that as a player he … Sports

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When Doctors Ignore Evidence, Pain Patients Suffer

When we seek out medical treatment, we expect that what the doctor recommends will be based on evidence and that what is done for us will not make us worse (iatrogenic consequences.) Treatments like blood letting and drilling holes in the skull are no longer performed. When it comes to treating chronic pain, however, doctors no longer use proper evidence… ...

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Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Are Coming, Trump Says

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has declared his intention to impose sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum, with potentially wide-ranging implications for the global economy, the international trading system and cross-border commerce. After a suspense-filled few weeks the president released some details about his plans Thursday: a 25 per cent tariff on steel, and a 10 per … HuffPost ...

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Montrealers Are Super Annoyed By U.S. Warship’s Weird Humming Noise

MONTREAL — The Port of Montreal is trying to deal with noise complaints from local condo dwellers frustrated with the hum of generators powering a U.S. warship unexpectedly stuck here since December because of ice. Some of those living near where the USS Little Rock is docked say they are having a hard time with the constant noise. <!– TAG ...

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Jaspal Atwal Affair: Liberals Thwart Tory Bid To Call National Security Adviser Before Committee

OTTAWA — Liberal MPs on the House of Commons national security committee have thwarted a Conservative bid to summon the government’s national security adviser over the Jaspal Atwal affair. Tory MPs on the committee wanted Daniel Jean to appear before the committee to explain a media briefing last week that suggested factions in the Indian government had tried to sabotage ...

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Russian Nuclear Weapons That Can't Be Intercepted Announced By Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW — Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that can’t be intercepted, President Vladimir Putin declared Thursday, claiming a technological breakthrough that could dramatically increase Russia’s military capability, boost the Kremlin’s global position and also raise Western concerns about a potential renewed arms race in the 21st century. Speaking in a state-of-the-nation speech, Putin said the ...

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Silent Confessions Of A Single Mom Of 2 Sons With Autism

These are the tough, but real, conversations behind the brave face of parenting teens with special needs: Caregiving. Baby-sitting. Parenting. I’ve been thinking a lot about what words can best describe my role when it comes to my twins. What do you call this stage? My boys are now 15, and because of the challenges they face associated with having ...

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Black History Shouldn't Be Confined To 1 Month A Year

February just ended, which means for some I am out of time to weigh in on issues that affect black people. It is a known fact that beyond the 28 or 29 day stretch, the significance of black history is analogous to a barely visible flicker in the dark of night. It is rarely the topic of any on-going conversations, ...

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What Canadians Actually Want From A Job Offer (Other Than Pay, Of Course)

Despite a weak month in January, Canada’s job market is booming these days. The jobless rate is near a four-decade low at 5.9 per cent and the country has created a stunning 289,000 jobs over the past year, an increase of 1.6 per cent, well above population growth. Avalee Prehogan says she has rarely seen such a tight job market ...

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