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Weekend Newsstand: December 6, 2014

The Raptors commemorated Nelson Mandela last night on the anniversary of the South African anti-apartheid leader's death. That's just a touching thing from a great basketball team. In the news: the Toronto Star has placed politicians in each of the eight political ideologies common in Toronto, a local lawyer walked the border of Toronto, and NOW Magazine won't stop selling sex ads.

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Newsstand: December 3, 2014

One hundred brains are missing from a collection of specimens held by the University of Texas at Austin. There really is a black market for everything, isn’t there? In the news: A whole lot of collisions during yesterday’s evening rush hour, TTC chair Josh Colle gets to work, new councillor Jon Burnside is missing a lot of files, and new provincial securities rules aim to get more women in executive roles.

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Newsstand: December 2, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, Zanta is back. He made an impromptu appearance on Global News last week, crashing a live interview by reporter Mark Carcasole. While his days of shirtless subway push-ups appear to be over, his Santa hat was out in all its glory. In the news: Shaun Chen is the new chair of the TDSB, left-leaning councillors say they have been shut out of Mayor Tory’s executive, and new Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey calls for further investigation into the city.

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Newsstand: December 1, 2014

It may be December, but you wouldn't know it from the weather. If the cold rain we're expecting this week starts to get you down, take a look at what our Prairie companions are dealing with, and rejoice. In the news today: John Tory is the new mayor, software problems result in benefits being overpaid (and the government knew about the problems beforehand), full-day kindergarten gets pushback from teachers, and Andy Byford is going to cut TTC delays in half...within five years.

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Newsstand: November 27, 2014

A new study by a Toronto ad agency finds that Canadians actually enjoy commuting. So when you’re cursing loudly and banging on your steering wheel because the 401 is at a standstill, remember that deep down you’re really having a good time. In the news: a new audit reveals security for the Pan Am Games is behind schedule and over budget, ticks carrying Lyme disease were found in Rouge Valley, and Presto cards are coming to new streetcars this weekend. Finally.

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