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    Sense prevailed when raising age of consent to marry in NY

    (AP) Roughly 3,800 children were married in New York state between 2000 and 2010.
    That's 3,800 children too many.
    According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office, research shows young women who marry before 19 are 50 percent more likely than their unmarried peers to drop out of high school, and four times less likely to graduate from college.

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