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Posted: August 12, 2014 at 3:42 a.m.

• Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor who spent two months in rehab for drugs and alcohol, said he didn't consult with police before going public with an emailed bomb threat that said City Hall will be blown up if he does not resign in 24 hours.

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FILE - This July 26, 2014 file photo shows director George Miller speaking at the Warner Bros. Pictures panel for "Mad Max: Fury Road" on Day 3 of Comic-Con International in San Diego. The film releases in the U.S. on May 15, 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

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Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones holds a press conference Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, to release more information about the recent bank robbery and police shooting that ended with the death of two suspects and the hostage Misty Holt-Singh in Stockton, Calif. Police say the hostage who died during a bank robbery and chase in Northern California was killed by police, not the suspects. Jones said that the results of a preliminary ballistics report show that Stockton police fired the bullet or bullets that killed 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh. (AP Photo/The Record, Craig Sanders)

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