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Casey Anthony Trial Prompts 'Caylee's Law' Bill In Virginia

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As of last week, Virginia had 383 open cases of missing children. While the State Police do maintain the Missing Child Clearinghouse, Virginia does not require police notification when a child disappears.

State Senator Edd Houck (D) has said he will introduce a bill in the General Assembly's 2012 session that requiring such notification. The bill would make it a felony to not alert authorities of a child's disappearance within 24 hours. Some other states with similar laws have stipulated 12 hours.

Crime Commission member and State Senator Janet Howell says age could be a factor.

"It does seem to me that the urgency is greater with a younger child than an older child," says Howell.

The panel will make a recommendation by December.

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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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