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Gabby Petito's family announces new bill to help find missing persons: 'A huge step forward'

Gabby Petito's family on Friday praised a new, bipartisan Senate bill to help find missing persons as a "huge step forward."The new bill introduced Thursday by Democratic Connecticut senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Republican senators John Cornyn of Texas, John Hooven of North Dakota and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, aims to streamline the national process for reporting missing persons."We said as parents we are going to help make changes. Here is a huge step forward," Petito's father, Joseph Petito, said in a tweet Friday.The legislation offers funding to the National Missing Persons and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) for a missing persons/unidentified database that the public can access and contribute to; connects NamUs with the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to improve missing persons databases; requires law enforcement to report missing persons to NamUs; establishes incentives to help states report missing persons; and requires the Justice Department to issue best-practice guidelines regarding the handling of missing persons cases.FILE - A sign honors the death of Gabby Petito on Sept.

24, 2021, in Blue Point, New York. JUSTICE FOR GABBY PETITO'S FAMILY REMAINS ELUSIVE ONE YEAR AFTER THE MURDER OF ‘AMERICA’S DAUGHTER'"Nobody should ever have to wonder about the fate of their missing child or loved one, but tragically, this is a reality for far too many," Cornyn said in a statement.

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The top-selling Valentine’s Day candy by state revealed
Los Angeles - From a traditional box of chocolates to the resurgence of conversation hearts, has compiled data to determine this year’s most popular Valentine’s Day candy by state — and some of the results are cloyingly surprising.The national candy company used sales data from its online bulk candy stores and industry partners to determine the outcome.Cue the results (and we won’t sugar-coat it).Valentine’s Day candy is a personal choice, but there are two types of candy that seemed to shine in 2022: conversation hearts and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates.This year, said conversation hearts have claimed the top spot as Valentine's Day's top-selling candy.Percentage of total Valentine's Day candy sales (Credit: However, the candy retailer also broke down the state-by-state data, which showed slightly different results. Yes, 12 states favored conversation hearts this year (Alaska, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Hawaii, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin).However, a whopping 16 states, along with Washington, D.C., still preferred a heart-shaped box of chocolates (Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington and Washington D.C.).In addition, M&M’s continue to gain traction.