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Brian and Kendra Cosom want to make their marriage last.
July 18, 2010 Statistically speaking, Kendra and Brian Cosom were unlikely candidates for marriage. The 2000 census reports nearly double the number of unmarried African-Americans as compared to whites. Marriage rates are even lower in low-income, black neighborhoods like theirs. Married a year, the couple is learning that staying together takes much more than love.
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Rochelle and Varnesh Sritharan at their wedding. They were married in a traditional Sri Lankan ceremony in the Twin Cities.
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July 10, 2010 Interracial marriages are still relatively rare in the U.S., but the number is growing. In Cleveland, one couple cherishes their differences while leaving the double takes to others.
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Zimmerman and Garland on their wedding day in September 2009.
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July 4, 2010 Federal data from 2007 say 40 percent of births in America are to unwed mothers, a trend experts say is especially common in middle-class America. In one St. Louis community, the notion of getting married and having children — in that order — seems quaint.
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