May 15, 2006

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NATIONAL

'We were abandoned'

An elite unit of snipers went from standouts to outcasts—victims, many say, of a witch hunt driven by jealousy and fear
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WORLD

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT CHERIE

With all of the U.K. howling, 'Go, Tony, go!' why is he staying on? Look to Cherie, the oddest political spouse in British history.
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7 DAYS THE WEEK OF 5/1

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that social hosts cannot be held liable for intoxicated guests who get into a driving accident and kill or injure someone on their way home. “Short of active implication in the creation or enhancement of the risk,” wrote ChiefJustice Beverley McLachlin, “a host is entitled to respect the autonomy of a guest.”
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MAIL BAG

I could hardly believe my eyes! Twenty pages on the private medical care industry that is challenging the very foundations of this country’s most cherished and hard-earned social program, medicare (“Complete user’s guide to private medical care in Canada,” May l).
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INTERVIEW

What are the essential things that people should know about Maurizio Bevilacqua? A: I came to Canada at age 10. Eighteen years later I was sitting in the House of Commons, a tribute not necessarily to my abilities but, I think, the openness of the country.
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THE BACK PAGES

Ground control to Major Tom

He’s the biggest movie star on the planet. With a new movie, a new baby, an adoring young fiancée, and hordes of adoring fans, he also acts like the happiest man on the planet. There’s just one catch: he doesn’t seem to be of this planet. Jetting around the globe to promote Mission: Impossible III, Cruise has been doing everything in his power to reassure us that he’s as normal as a superstar can be—getting mobbed, signing autographs, grinning his face off and raving about the joy of changing diapers.
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HEALTH

A NEW WAR OVER RITALIN

Scientology gets involved in a school board battle
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HISTORY

BRAZIL’S SCHINDLER

A wartime ambassador to France rescued hundreds from the Nazis
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NATIONAL

LAGGING BEHIND

Canada needs to be more competitive, but what strategy will the Tories pick?
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EDUCATION

Hijacking the truth on 9/11

Once found only on fringe websites and in Arab marketplaces, conspiracy theories about that day are popping up among serious academics
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