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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) A police chief says he's received no new leads in the search for a 12-year-old Roanoke County girl believed to be with her slain mother's live-in boyfriend. The Roanoke County Police told CBS's "The Early Show" today that police didn't receive information overnight that would be helpful in locating Brittany Mae Smith.

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) A former Staunton River High School football coach has pleaded guilty to having sex with two underage girls. Thirty-seven-year-old Rick Witt faces up to a year in jail on each of 10 misdemeanor counts when he's sentenced March 1.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia State Crime Commission is set to vote on a number of legislative proposals regarding police issues, protective orders and synthetic marijuana. The commission will vote today on whether to recommend the proposals to the General Assembly, which convenes in January.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) A foundation that develops affordable housing complexes is dedicating a new project for senior citizens in Charleston. Officials gather today to dedicate the Humanity Foundation's Seven Farms Village, a 42-unit affordable community on Daniel Island.

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From 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Heroine Returns

The late Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.
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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
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Hogan's Promise To Cut Maryland Taxes Curbed By Lawmakers

In his campaign last year, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pledged to cut taxes in the state, but so far only two minor measures have made it out of committee.

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With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

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