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Another million adults ‘have stepped off the path to the middle class’

A sharp decline in the number of Americans going to college - down nearly a million since the start of the pandemic and by nearly 3 million over the last decade - could alter American society for the worse, even as economic rivals such as China vastly increase university enrollment.... Read more»

Supreme Court sends second divorce settlement case back to Arizona

he U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Arizona Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling in a divorce settlement between a retired member of the military and his ex-wife, the second time in a week it has done so.... Read more»

Supreme Court to hear dispute on pension payments in Arizona divorce

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Monday whether an Arizona veteran who gave up some of his pension in order to get disability payments has to reimburse the ex-wife who was supposed to get half his military pension as part of their divorce settlement.... Read more»

Comic:

Cruise control: Moving on

If you've stood in a supermarket checkout line recently, you'll have read the news: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce.... Read more»

Census: More American dads going it alone

The U.S. Census Bureau said there were about 1.7 million single fathers in the United States in 2011, defined as households maintained by dads who are divorced, separated, widowed or were never married.... Read more»

Census

Az marriage and divorce rates higher than national average

In its first look at marriage using detailed demographic data, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that Arizonans are slightly more likely to be recently married than the national average. They also are significantly more likely to have just gotten a divorce.... Read more»

Divorce via text message becomes popular in Tajikistan

A growing number of Muslim men in Tajikistan are using a simple, three-worded text message to divorce their wives, the Associated Press reports. Decades of shared families, responsibilities and commitments can be ended with a message reciting the words, "Talaq talaq talaq."... Read more»

Saints & sinners: Newt Gingrich's balancing act

Newt Gingrich is straddling a fine line: Even as he courts evangelicals wary of his two divorces, a Gingrich political committee has taken millions from a casino titan whose industry is often anathema to the Christian right.... Read more»

Military

Getting dumped on deployment

"Joe D. is the man who steals your wife or girlfriend when you're deployed. For a lot of the younger soldiers on their first tour, Joe D. is like Santa Claus. They refuse to believe he exists. They think he's just a myth. But after one or two deployments, everyone believes."... Read more»