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Posted: July 1, 2014 at 4:02 a.m.

• Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto acknowledged a drug problem for the first time and vowed in an emotional statement at City Hall that his commitment to "living clean is now unwavering" as he returned to work after a two-month stay in rehab.

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From left, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones of the comedy group Monty Python pose for photographers during a photo call in London Monday, June 30, 2014, to promote their reunion for a series of concerts. The group had its first big success with the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV show, which ran from 1969 until 1974, winning fans around the world with its bizarre sketches. (Photo by John Phillips Invision/AP Images)

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