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What if taxes made divorce more painful?

There’s a plausible argument that making divorce more expensive also could make it more rare.
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After Islamic State collapse, Syrian government faces US-backed Kurds

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US, Afghans hope new Black Hawk squadron will help turn tide against insurgents

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Philippines says government militia killed Italian priest

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I wish I had the courage to ask my dad about his service in Vietnam

Dad volunteered for Vietnam, but he has never once volunteered to talk about it.
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