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'Balloon boy,' interracial marriage flap bump Obama's New Orleans visit from national news

Times-Picayune: Hopes that President Barack Obama's visit to New Orleans on Thursday would refocus national attention on the region's recovery ended up being deflated by an unlikely series of events.
The story of a 6-year-old Colorado boy who was not, as had been feared, floating away in a runaway helium balloon ended up shooting to the top of the news heap.
Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, R-New Orleans, was booked to be on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" on Thursday night to talk about Obama's visit, but the segment was bumped.
The justice of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple then began to spread, knocking out news of the president's survey of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

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