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- Controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is taking a personal leave from his duties (after revealing plans to get treatment for alcoholism). But city councilors are saying that's not enough, Rob.
- In pop culture news, the cause of death for Peaches Geldof, the British socialite and daughter of Live Aid founder Bob Geldof, has been released, weeks after her April 7 death. Heroin is believed to have played a role.
- Two inmates have been killed and other injured in a gas explosion in a Florida jail.
- May the force be with you. When the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise is released (that would be Star Wars: Episode VII), some familiar faces will be back.
- A Texas vet is accused of keeping a sick dog alive for the purposes of harvesting its blood. The dog’s owners thought it had been euthanized.