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TODAY's Takeaway: Rob Ford is 'not perfect,' sisters 'twin-heal' to beat cancer

Nov. 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM ET

Rob Ford admits he's "not perfect," Jackie Kennedy's pink suit is remembered, twin sisters are cancer-free and Macy's Thanksgiving floats are revealed.
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Rob Ford admits he's "not perfect," Jackie Kennedy's pink suit is remembered, twin sisters are cancer-free and Macy's Thanksgiving floats are revealed.

1. Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted flaws in an interview with Matt Lauer, but blasted his critics and insisted he's fit to serve the city.

“We've all made mistakes,” Ford said. “I’m not perfect. Maybe you are, maybe other people are, [but] I've made mistakes. I admitted to my mistakes.”

Video: Hours after being stripped of most of his powers in a raucous city council meeting, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Councilman Doug Ford sit down with TODAY’s Matt Lauer to discuss the scandal-scarred’s lawmaker’s run of bad behavior.

2. For the first time in nearly 50 years, Mary Ann Moorman, the woman who took the famous “grassy knoll” JFK assassination photo, reflected publicly on the traumatic moment.

“I heard Jackie yell, ‘My God, he’s been shot,’” she told Matt.

Video: For the first time in nearly 50 years, Mary Ann Moorman, the photographer of the “grassy knoll” photo that was taken at the time of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination speaks out about the traumatic moment.

3. Jackie Kennedy's signature pink suit became a symbol of mourning after her husband’s death. TODAY took a look a back at the outfit, tainted by tragedy, and where it is today.

Video: NBC’S Andrea Mitchell looks at the history of the iconic suit worn by Jackie Kennedy before and shortly after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy.

4. Identical twin sisters Kristen Maurer and Kelly McCarthy battled breast cancer together, and have now been declared cancer-free. They say their recovery is based on a process they named themselves: “twin-healing.”

Video: Identical twin sisters Kristen Maurer and Kelly McCarthy have been declared cancer-free after both being diagnosed with breast cancer. The sisters say that their recovery was based on a process they named themselves: “twin-healing.”

5. Are you excited that Thanksgiving is just a week away? After you see the new Macy’s parade floats, you will be!

Video: Vice President of the Macy’s parade studio John Piper enthusiastically previews the floats in this year’s Macy’s Day Parade.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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