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Wednesday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.

A big victory for those in favor of gay marriages. President Barack Obama has become the first president to endorse same sex marriage. For months the president had refused to take a clear stand on the issue. But today's announcement marks an unequivocal support for gay marriage. We'll look at what impact this might have on his re-election chances.

And good news for thousands of rural post offices that could've been on the chopping block. It seems the U.S. Postal Service has come up with a plan that will keep them open, but with fewer hours.

And we'll go to Iowa High School where a mentoring program is helping make the transition to high school a little smoother. And the mentors, themselves, are students! 

A cold front moved through this morning and that kept the rain away from Southwest Louisiana today. Tonight will be slightly cooler thanks to drier air; lows will drop into the upper 50's north of I-10 to low and mid 60's along and south of I-10. Thanks to that dry air rain will not be a problem on Thursday; and the afternoon should be okay with less humidity.

Coming up tonight on 7 News at Six Sports, a new song has been written to demonstrate the frustration "Who Dat Nation" has with the Saints inability to sign star quarterback Drew Brees. We'll also take a look at a pair of LSU alums who have signed NFL contracts. Plus, it's Wednesday, time for another edition of the "Seven Sportsperson of the Week".

Join us today at 7 News Live at Five and 7 News at Six.

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