LaToya Cantrell takes oath as first female mayor of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell took the oath of office Monday as New Orleans’ new mayor, the first woman to hold the job in the city’s 300-year history.

Cantrell leaves behind a City Council post she won in 2012. Before that, she was a neighborhood activist in the city’s Broadmoor area, which was among those hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She was elected in November.

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