America’s longest-married couple to celebrate 81st anniversary

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John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann’s father’s plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.

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Love among the ruins: Sandy decimates community, but wedding goes on

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The wedding had been two years in the making: The church was booked, the custom fuchsia and blue Converse sneakers for the bridesmaids were ordered, and the firehouse was secured as a staging ground for the groomsmen.

But then Superstorm Sandy struck, flooding the firehouse, forcing the church to turn into a command center, and scattering the guests and the newlyweds-to-be, as well as the custom Converse, less than a month before the big day: Friday, Nov. 23.

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Marriage proposal carved in rock at historic quarantine site

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Archaeologists are known for discovering tombs, pyramids, paintings and gold treasures, but now two researchers report the discovery of something rather different, and newer — a marriage proposal, carved in stone.

Wheeled wedding unites couple with cerebral palsy

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The bride wore white and used a wheelchair; the groom looked handsome as he steered a Segway in his tuxedo.

Over the weekend, Melissa Crisp and Owen Cooper had a wedding on wheels.

Their wedding invitations asked guests to join them as they “roll into marriage.” “We had a roll theme going on,” Cooper told “That was Melissa’s wording.”

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Frogs receive traditional Hindu wedding ceremony

The wedding of two frogs, arranged by farmers seeking rainfall, is performed in Nagpur on June 29, in order to please the Rain Gods and in the hope that their region would soon receive monsoon showers. People blew trumpets and sang songs, as the priest solemnized the marriage with the usual Hindu marriage rituals to the chanting of Hindu hymns and by putting streaks of vermilion on the female frog’s head. 

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Conservatives target Republicans who back gay marriage: ‘You could lose your career’

One year after New York lawmakers voted to make same-sex marriage legal in the state, opponents of gay marriage are pledging to unseat the Republicans whose support was key to the law’s passage, saying they want to send a message to other legislators that there are “consequences” to their votes.

The National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage, says it is funneling $2 million into the state to oust three state senators who voted to support the legislation. All three, Sens. Roy McDonald, Stephen Saland and Mark Grisanti, are facing primary challenges. A fourth GOP senator, Jim Alesi, already has said he won’t seek a ninth term due to local opposition over his pro-gay marriage stance.

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Olympic torchbearer stops mid-relay, proposes

The Olympic flame sparked a romantic moment Monday when torchbearer David State stopped midway through his relay to propose to his girlfriend, eliciting rounds of cheers from the surrounding crowd. 

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