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Elite credit card made of titanium helped stop hit man’s bullet in Calgary tycoon’s shooting

Team Leader 19/10/2017

When Calgary tycoon Riaz Mamdani was shot inside a black Rolls-Royce outside his mansion in one of Calgary’s most expensive neighbourhoods in December, he survived when a bullet apparently aimed at his heart struck his American Express “black card” — an elite credit card made of titanium — nestled in the pocket of his suit vest. The heavy-gauge windshield of his Rolls-Royce Ghost seems also to have interfered with bullets aimed for his head that… Elite credit card made of titanium helped stop hit man’s bullet in Calgary tycoon’s shooting

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Chris Selley: Sign a Toronto neighbourhood over to Google. Maybe our politicians will learn something

Team Leader 18/10/2017

If you’ve followed Toronto politics for any length of time, if you’ve sat through the interminable, often farcical city council meetings, then you know the cynicism it can produce. You know in particular that hard data supporting or not supporting any given decision is lucky to get a look-in, never mind carry the day. And if you were in that sort of mood, Tuesday’s press conference at Corus Quay might have sent your eyes to… Chris Selley: Sign a Toronto neighbourhood over to Google. Maybe our politicians will learn something

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How prepared is Canada for a nuclear attack? ‘We get on our knees and pray’

Team Leader 12/10/2017

It’s a topic that’s been given little thought since the Cold War ended more than 25 years ago. But last month, a dozen Members of Parliament gathered in Ottawa to discuss a newly pressing question: How prepared is Canada for nuclear war? Of primary concern is the escalating tension between North Korea and the United States. In an interview with The New York Times published Sunday, Republican Senator Bob Corker said he fears Trump is… How prepared is Canada for a nuclear attack? ‘We get on our knees and pray’

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Trump belittles Republican senator, who returns a salvo of his own

Team Leader 09/10/2017

Jonathan Martin and Mark Landler WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Donald Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.” In an extraordinary rebuke of a president of his own party, Corker said he was alarmed about a president who… Trump belittles Republican senator, who returns a salvo of his own

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Vegas gunman targeted second music festival and had made plans to survive, sheriff says

Team Leader 05/10/2017

By Ken Ritter, Michael Balsamo And Sadie Gurman LAS VEGAS — Those seeking to know the motive of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock have had little more to chase than hints and shadows. Paddock led such a low-key, private life that no one seemed to know him well, and those who did had no sense he was capable of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Where other mass killers have left behind a… Vegas gunman targeted second music festival and had made plans to survive, sheriff says

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Who is Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock?

Team Leader 04/10/2017

Marilou Danley, the longtime girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman, returned to the United States Tuesday night and was met at the Los Angeles airport by FBI agents, according to the Associated Press. Authorities are hoping she can shed light on what drove Stephen Paddock to open fire from his casino hotel room Sunday night. He killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 on the Las Vegas Strip before killing himself. Danley… Who is Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock?

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The good son: The straitlaced brother was the one gunned down ‘Godfather-style’ in Toronto

Team Leader 03/10/2017

Simon Giannini was known as the good son; lots of people said it, even Simon’s brother, Francois. After the Giannini family moved from Lebanon and became Canadians, Simon blossomed into a successful Toronto real estate broker while Francois, known as Frank, moved to Bangkok and allegedly embedded himself in shady circles. The polarity in lifestyles of the two brothers — just a year apart in age — is now part of a police probe, after… The good son: The straitlaced brother was the one gunned down ‘Godfather-style’ in Toronto

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