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New Orleans elects first white mayor in 32 years

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans has elected its first white mayor in 32 years, ushering in hopes of a new era in a city still trying to rebuild five years after Hurricane Katrina. Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu was elected Saturday to replace outgoing Mayor Ray Nagin, an African-American who led…

Moscow mayor calls gay pride march ‘Satanic’

The mayor of Moscow, known for his overtly homophobic statements, said Monday that he would never allow a gay pride parade in the city, calling it “Satanic” and saying marchers should be punished. “A gay parade… cannot be called anything but a Satanic act,” Yury Luzhkov told an education conference,…

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