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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - With time running out on the legislative session, The Missouri Bar and state lawmakers are acknowledging that an overhaul of the state's criminal laws won't cross the finish line.

But that group pledged on Wednesday to push for the criminal code revision next year when lawmakers have more time.

The measure is the product of a Missouri Bar committee charged with updating the criminal code for the first time since 1979. It would create new classes of felonies and misdemeanors and give judges more flexibility in sentencing.

Democratic Sen. Jolie Justus, of Kansas City, is one of the overhaul's sponsors. She says time ran out to pass the 1,000-page bill this year.

Missouri lawmakers end their annual session at 6 p.m. Friday.

 
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Friday, 01 March 2013 10:14

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NEW YORK (AP) - Oak Brook-based McDonald's is tweaking its menu again. It's getting rid of its Chicken Selects and Fruit & Walnut Salad and may drop Angus burgers. McDonald's plans to step up the number of limited-time offers in the year ahead. Most recently, the chain introduced its "Fish McBites."
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