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Poll: Weddings cost cash but most say they’re fun

Poll: Weddings cost cash but most say they’re fun

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Social media is creeping into U.S. weddings, but Americans don’t necessarily see that as a good thing. That’s according to a new Associated Press-WE tv poll that found 57 percent of them see social media as having increased the stress involved in planning a wedding. More than a fifth of people have attended a wedding with its own hashtag, and more than a quarter have been invited to one at least once with an online invitation. The survey found 77 percent say Americans spend too much money on weddings. Still, Americans are more likely to associate weddings with fun than stress. And despite the bad rap that bridesmaids’ dresses sometimes get, Americans are far more likely to say they’re generally stylish than ugly, 61 percent to 8 percent.
Turns Out That UN Vote Against The US On Jerusalem Cost Nations Nothing

Turns Out That UN Vote Against The US On Jerusalem Cost Nations Nothing

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UN Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AFP / Getty Images Donald Trump swore in December to withhold “billions” of dollars of US aid from countries that supported a United Nations resolution condemning the administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.“Let them vote against us,” he said. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”On Monday the Trump administration made public its proposed 2019 budget, and here's the news: not a single country lost funding on the basis of voting against the US at the UN.In fact, the budget specifically carves out money for many of the countries that voted against the US in the UN General Assembly, such as Zimbabwe, Somalia and Nigeria.“I...