May 24, 2004

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Special Report

THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST

Poverty, terrorism, disease. Urgent problems abound. But these 25 university stars are on the case.
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Society

THE DAWN OF A NEW OLD AGE

Mandatory retirement at 65 is a concept that itself could soon be retired,
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Drugs

A PRESCRIPT ION FOR RUIN

Illicit trade in the painkiller OxyContin is bringing crime, addiction and death—to the Atlantic provinces, writes CHARLIE GILLIS
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Middle East

BEYOND THE FENCE

Among Palestinians in Jenin, ALEXANDRE TRUDEAU finds despair, defiance and a society in disarray
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Cover

LETTERS F ROM HELL

‘The torture usually begins at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 a.m.’ ADNAN R. KHAN runts how he secretly corresponded with an inmate of Abu Ghraib prison.
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Politics

WORK IN P ROGRESS

Stephen Harper is changing his image. But he’s also set himself another taskoverhauling the entire right side of the political spectrum, says JOHN GEDDES.
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The Arctic

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

The Inuit communities of the Western Arctic live in isolation few in the south can imagine. So how do you even start to solve the problems, asks PAUL WELLS.
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THE MAIL

It’s quite frightening to see what’s happening in our urban real estate market (“What bubble?” Cover, May 10). The upward spiral, of course, cannot continue forever. For the average Canadian, the prices seem unreasonable and out of reach now.
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Trends

ROMANCING THE GAME

The World Series of Poker brings out the glitz and the cash. But it’s the local games that bring out the thrill.
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Business

ALL PUMPED UP OVER GAS

It’ll take more than a buck-a-litre summer to get Canadians out of their SUVs
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