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Rob Ford: Mayor Releases Audio Statement from Hospital After Cancer Diagnosis

FILE - This July 15, 2014 file photo shows Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto on July 15, 2014.  Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid for mayor, Friday, Sept. 12, 2104,  as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen and his brother has registered to run his in place.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)
FILE - This July 15, 2014 file photo shows Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto on July 15, 2014. Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid for mayor, Friday, Sept. 12, 2104, as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen and his brother has registered to run his in place. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

TORONTO (AP) — A rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has released an audio statement just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy. In the statement, Ford urged people Thursday to support...




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