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City council members in R.I. town survive recall meant as revenge for gun control effort

On Saturday, the first anniversary of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, residents in the small Rhode Island town of Exeter defeated an attempt by gun-rights advocates to recall four Town Council members who had voted to restrict concealed weapons permits. For years, the state’s attorney general office processed these…

Texas politician’s homophobic remarks caught on tape: ‘It’s just disgusting to even think about’

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro (D) quickly criticized one of his city council members on Friday after homophobic remarks by her came to light. Council member Elisa Chan’s statements finding homosexuality “disgusting,” Castro told KENS-TV, were “hurtful and misinformed and they don’t reflect the views of the overwhelming majority of…