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15 Oct
Thirteen couples competed in the North American Wife Carrying Championship on Sunday in Newry, Maine, in which husbands run a 278-yard (254 meters) obstacle-filled course carrying their wives, in hopes of winning the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. The winning couple, Jerome and Olivia Roehm, took home the prize for the third consecutive time. "This year it was a really tough. We went up, I think, higher than we've done in the past, so running up that hill was tough," said Jerome. In addition to the beer and cash, the two were entered into the world championship held in Finland next summer.  
2 Jun
China will allow couples to have three children after a census showed its population is rapidly ageing, further unwinding four decades of strict family planning controls in the world's most populous nation.
16 May
Well over 100 Catholic priests in Germany have offered blessings to same sex couples this week. It's a sensation, and a natural decision for many, though it goes against the Vatican and the German Church's rules.
30 May 2019
Want to keep love alive for years and years? Try these 6 tips. 1. Share a bank account to take away some of the financial burdens and show your commitment. 2. Traveling together will help you build a stronger bond and create memories. 3. Holding hands is a solid expression of intimacy and pair-bonding. 4. Going on dates with each other may sound obvious, but it'll help keep the spark going. 5. Listen earnestly to your partner to maximize empathy and understanding. 6. Communication is the key to any successful long-term relationship.

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