Surprising number of women care for ailing ex-husbands

Aging and disease do not only strike married people. Divorced people are just as likely to come down with serious illnesses or experience chronic health problems associated with aging. The only difference is that there is nobody around to help care for a sick person after a divorce. Or is there? According to an article by United Press International, a study from the University of Missouri found many women caring for their ex-husbands during a serious illness or toward the end of the ex-husbands' lives. The study suggested that such an arrangement is actually more common than many would believe, and many of the women involved enjoyed the experience. However, others did not. The two researchers behind the study conducted a series of phone interviews with women who said they…
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Pair of bills would prevent use of Sharia law in Missouri courts

Two bills introduced in the Missouri State Assembly are meant to deal with what their sponsors perceive to be the threat of Islamic-based law becoming cited in state courts, including in family law cases. Critics of the bills say they are addressing a problem that does not exist and may be bigoted against Muslims. The bills are sponsored by Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, and Rep. Don Wells, R-Cabool. Rep. Wells' bill would create a constitutional amendment prohibiting judges from using "the legal precepts of other nations or cultures," specifically mentioning Sharia law as something to be banned. His bill has 106 co-sponsors in the House, 66 percent of membership. Rep. Wells said that Internet research conducted by himself and an aide convinced him that Sharia is "very oppressive for ladies,"…
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Children Removed from Charlie Sheen’s Home

Charlie Sheen may be impressed with himself, but a judge recently deciding on a restraining order against him was not. Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller was successful in getting the temporary restraining order against Sheen, which resulted in the couple's two young sons being removed from Sheen's home. Sheen told reporters last night that he did not know where the two boys, who are twins, had been taken. The boys are almost two years old. Under a divorce settlement made public last month, Mueller will have primary physical¬†custody¬†of the boys. In the sunshine state, a Florida violation of protection order would be put out in this instance.    
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