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  1. Toronto Mayor Seeks Help as New Tape and Video Emerge

    Rob Ford has decided to “take a break” from his re-election campaign — though he’s staying on the ballot — to seek help for substance abuse after the Toronto Sun reportedly obtained an audio tape of him swearing in a local bar. On the tape, he allegedly makes lewd comments about a female rival and complains about having to keep the gay rainbow flag hoisted at City Hall. A new video also reportedly emerged showing him smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. “I have a problem with alcohol,” Ford said, announcing his leave of absence.

    Sources: BBCToronto SunGlobe and MailUSA Today

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