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LONDON - This city filled with high-flying investment bankers is also known as the divorce capital of the world, thanks to the hefty financial settlements awarded by London courts and their willingness to ignore prenuptial agreements.

OKLAHOMA CITY - Touching on a sensitive issue among conservatives nationwide, the Republican-controlled Oklahoma Legislature is embroiled in a dispute over whether lawmakers should remain focused on the state's budget problems and other fiscal priorities or delve into family issues, especially the state's chronically high divorce rate.

SAN FRANCISCO - Same-sex couples in some parts of the United States have been able to wed for long enough to conclude that expanding gay marriage to other states would not undermine traditional marriages, a University of Massachusetts economist testified during a trial on California's same-sex marriage ban.
AP News in Brief
Democratic senator says health care bill 'on life support' after Obama fails to break logjam WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care appeal failed to break the congressional gridlock Thursday, dimming hopes for millions of uninsured Americans.
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