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Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

What’s good for the heart? Marriage, researchers say. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart […]

03/28/2014

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A glance at the ‘new rich,’ a rising US group

A look at America’s “new rich,” a rising demographic group, according to survey data provided to The Associated Press: —The group is made up largely of older professionals, working married couples and more educated singles, […]

12/09/2013

New Jersey says one judge can’t force gay marriage recognition

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A single judge should not be able to force New Jersey to recognize gay marriage, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said in a court filing Friday. The argument is included in a […]

10/11/2013

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Infertility down slightly among married US women

ATLANTA (AP) — American couples are not as infertile as it might seem. Despite a boom in the use of fertility treatments, a new government study shows the percentage of married couples having trouble conceiving […]

08/14/2013

First gay divorce finalized in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s first recognized same-sex divorce is final. Supporters of Colorado’s new civil unions law say the court ruling sets a precedent for gay couples married in other states who want to legally […]

07/30/2013

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Halle Berry ties knot at French chateau

PARIS (AP) — Halle Berry married her fiancé, French actor Olivier Martinez, in a weekend ceremony in a village church where princes are buried in France’s Burgundy region. The owner of the Chateau de Vallery, […]

07/14/2013

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Opponents want Calif. court to stop gay weddings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opponents of same-sex marriage on Friday demanded that the California Supreme Court immediately halt same-sex marriages recently resumed in the nation’s largest state after a 9-year legal battle. ProtectMarriage, the group […]

07/12/2013

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How to make your marriage last longer than the wedding

It’s the time of year when many people are planning their weddings. Marriage coach Jerome Vincent Carter discusses some of the secrets to a long and happy marriage in this interview with Maggie and Michael:

07/10/2013

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Gay rights supporters erupt in cheers over ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage partners the same federal benefits […]

06/26/2013

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Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of American women are now the sole or primary breadwinners in their families, a sign of the rising influence of working mothers, a new study finds. Mothers now keep […]

05/28/2013

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RI on way to be 10th state to allow gay marriage

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island senators put the state on the path Wednesday to becoming the 10th state to allow same-sex couples to marry. The gay marriage legislation easily passed the Rhode Island House in January, and the Senate vote was seen as the true test.

04/24/2013

Many young women live with men first, marry later

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly half of young women say the first time they lived with a guy, they weren’t married. That’s the finding of a government survey released Thursday.

04/03/2013

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