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Child brides are often associated with developing countries, but thousands of cases actually occur in the United States. A few states are pushing for laws to ban underage marriage. Eastnine Inc./ZZVE Illustrations/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Decides If You're Too Young To Marry?

Underage marriages mostly occur outside of the United States, but in the past decade, thousands of cases have been recorded in the country. A few states are taking action to ban these marriages.

A view of Gaza City's Shujaya neighborhood shows this rebuilt home surrounded by others that were destroyed in 2014 and have not yet been reconstructed. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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In Gaza, A Few New, Shiny Homes Rise Amid The Rubble

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Greg Louganis in an inward dive pike on the front of the Wheaties box. The "legends" series boxes will be on shelves starting in May. Courtesy Of General Mills hide caption

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Better Late Than Never: Olympic Champion Greg Louganis Gets His Wheaties Box

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Oil rigs extract petroleum in Culver City, Calif., on May 16, 2008. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Before Hollywood, The Oil Industry Made LA

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The women of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped launch the first American satellites, lunar missions and planetary explorations. Those "human computers," as they were called, are seen here in 1953. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Meet The 'Rocket Girls,' The Women Who Charted The Course To Space

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Child brides are often associated with developing countries, but thousands of cases actually occur in the United States. A few states are pushing for laws to ban underage marriage. Eastnine Inc./ZZVE Illustrations/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Decides If You're Too Young To Marry?

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