When it comes to job losses, the economy's slide has been twice as painful for singles as it has for married adults.
Without mid-term congressional races or a presidential election, the 2009 special election season has been dominated by a few key local races, which have attracted national headlines nonetheless.
By PBS NewsHour
The New Hampshire Senate voted Thursday to authorize civil unions for gay couples, paving the way for the state to join nearly a dozen others in offering domestic partnerships or other legal protections to couples of the same sex.
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