Flint Official Takes Deal, Pledges to Cooperate in Probe

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A Flint municipal official struck a deal with prosecutors Wednesday, pledging cooperation in exchange for reduced charges as authorities continue investigating lead contamination of the impoverished Michigan city’s drinking water supply

A Ride of Passage: DC Public Schools Teach 2nd Graders to Ride a Bike

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The program will reach 2,000 students just in time for summer.

Illinois Families Sue Over Transgender Access to Locker Room

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Some families have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a suburban Chicago school district from allowing a transgender student to use a girls’ locker room

Oklahoma Medicaid Agency Ending Planned Parenthood Contracts

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The head of the state’s Medicaid agency says Oklahoma is ending its contracts with two Planned Parenthood organizations that provide health services to thousands of mostly low-income women and families

The Latest: Anti-HB 2 Groups: Letter Confirms Need to Repeal

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Gay-rights and civil liberties groups are applauding a Justice Department letter to Gov. Pat McCrory stating that a North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws

Movers Allegedly Rob Family of Their Belongings

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Peter Dazeley/Getty Images(DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga.) — A Georgia familysays that the movers they hired to ship their possessions on Friday disappeared, taking with them nearly everything they own.

“We built a life here, memories. We have items that are irreplaceable on that truck,” the homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV.

Lieutenant Glenn Daniel of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to ABC News that they are investigating the incident as a theft, and said that Atlanta police recovered the U-Haul in a Southwest Atlanta neighborhood a few hours after it was reported missing, only to find a barren truck.

“They showed up and loaded the furnishings onto the truck and told the victims they’d meet them at their new residence,” Daniel told ABC News. “But then they never showed up.”

The victims say that their missing belongings are valued at approximately $75,000. The only items to have been recovered so far are “personal items,” which were found in a box.

“If I don’t get anything back, I want that box, because it has all of our social security, birth certificates in it. It has death records from my mom and son,” the homeowner said. “Of course, I had iPads and phones that were gone, but all the birth certificates, and all the records that I really needed were in that box, including my Bible, thank God.”

The family hired the moving company through Craigslist, according to Daniel. Craigslist did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Scott Michael, president and CEO of the American Moving & Storage Association, told ABC News, “It’s important to not to believe everything you see on the Internet.” He advised that movers do research before hiring a company, “especially since you’re hiring someone to take all your worldly possessions across town or cross country.”

“You should get at least three, free written estimates,” he said. “Avoid any that are too high or too low. Show the movers everything that needs to be moved, from the attic to the basement, and including any sheds, garages and storage areas. Stay away from any companies that require a large deposit or payment up front. Choose a mover with a physical location near you, and consider visiting their facility. Always ask questions if you don’t understand something.”

He added: “A reputable mover will want to make sure you get all the answers you need. Read all documents carefully, make sure you get a copy of everything you sign, and never sign any blank forms. Keep all personal papers, including birth certificates, with you, as well as your phone.”

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Movers Allegedly Rob Family of Their Belongings

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Peter Dazeley/Getty Images(DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga.) — A Georgia familysays that the movers they hired to ship their possessions on Friday disappeared, taking with them nearly everything they own.

“We built a life here, memories. We have items that are irreplaceable on that truck,” the homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV.

Lieutenant Glenn Daniel of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to ABC News that they are investigating the incident as a theft, and said that Atlanta police recovered the U-Haul in a Southwest Atlanta neighborhood a few hours after it was reported missing, only to find a barren truck.

“They showed up and loaded the furnishings onto the truck and told the victims they’d meet them at their new residence,” Daniel told ABC News. “But then they never showed up.”

The victims say that their missing belongings are valued at approximately $75,000. The only items to have been recovered so far are “personal items,” which were found in a box.

“If I don’t get anything back, I want that box, because it has all of our social security, birth certificates in it. It has death records from my mom and son,” the homeowner said. “Of course, I had iPads and phones that were gone, but all the birth certificates, and all the records that I really needed were in that box, including my Bible, thank God.”

The family hired the moving company through Craigslist, according to Daniel. Craigslist did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Scott Michael, president and CEO of the American Moving & Storage Association, told ABC News, “It’s important to not to believe everything you see on the Internet.” He advised that movers do research before hiring a company, “especially since you’re hiring someone to take all your worldly possessions across town or cross country.”

“You should get at least three, free written estimates,” he said. “Avoid any that are too high or too low. Show the movers everything that needs to be moved, from the attic to the basement, and including any sheds, garages and storage areas. Stay away from any companies that require a large deposit or payment up front. Choose a mover with a physical location near you, and consider visiting their facility. Always ask questions if you don’t understand something.”

He added: “A reputable mover will want to make sure you get all the answers you need. Read all documents carefully, make sure you get a copy of everything you sign, and never sign any blank forms. Keep all personal papers, including birth certificates, with you, as well as your phone.”

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Affidavit Reveals Details of Navajo Girl’s Kidnapping Death

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Details of the final moments of the life of an 11-year-old Navajo girl emerged through court documents as the suspect, Tom Begaye, a 27-year-old Navajo man from a neighboring community, appeared before a federal magistrate on murder and kidnapping charges

Planned Parenthood Sues Kansas for Ending Medicaid Funds

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Two Planned Parenthood affiliates have filed a federal lawsuit over Kansas’ decision to cut off Medicaid reimbursements to the abortion provider

Judge Upholds $23 Million Award for Unarmed Man Deputy Shot

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A federal judge has upheld a $23 million jury verdict awarded to a black man who was unarmed when he was shot and left paralyzed by a Florida sheriff’s deputy

Movers Allegedly Rob Family of Their Belongings

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A family says that the movers they hired to ship their possessions disappeared.

DC Bus Hijacker Allegedly Smoked PCP Before Incident

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A man charged with murder after allegedly hijacking a bus and then striking and killing a pedestrian had allegedly smoked synthetic marijuana and PCP before the incident

Takata Airbag Recall More Than Doubles in Size

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The airbags are prone to rupture, spewing metal shrapnel into the cab.

Takata Airbag Recall More Than Doubles in Size

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The airbags are prone to rupture, spewing metal shrapnel into the cab.

Cost Estimate of Los Angeles-Area Gas Leak Hits $665 Million

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An energy company says expected costs from a massive gas leak near Los Angeles have ballooned to $665 million

Jury Deciding Fate of Cleveland Man Accused of Killing 3

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A jury Cleveland is now deciding the fate of a man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags

Michigan’s Snyder Under Siege Over Racial Impact of Strategy

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder promised to use his business background to fix Michigan’s sagging economy and debt-wracked cities

Prosecutors Charge Man in Wisconsin Interstate Shooting

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Wisconsin prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old man accused of killing an Illinois woman in a random drive-by shooting along an interstate

Report: Children Worked at a Few RJR Contract Tobacco Farms

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A report about the practices of farmers who sell tobacco to R.J. Reynolds shows that a few growers had children under the age of 13 working in their fields

Suit: Louisiana Voter Registration Law Is Discriminatory

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A federal lawsuit claims a Louisiana law discriminates against foreign-born, naturalized U.S. citizens by arbitrarily subjecting them to “heightened” voter registration requirements that don’t apply to native-born citizens

Possibly Flawed Welds Cited in Pennsylvania Pipeline Blast

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Investigators say they’ve found evidence of corrosion on a welded joint of a natural gas pipeline that exploded in Pennsylvania last week, damaging homes and burning a resident

Alabama City’s Leaders Vote to Recall Bathroom Ordinance

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The leaders of an east Alabama city have voted to recall a bathroom ordinance that LGBT advocates have criticized as discriminatory toward transgender people

Man Bitten by Pet King Cobra Fighting for Life

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A North Carolina man is now fighting for his life after recently being bit by a king cobra snake he apparently kept as a pet, according to officials.

Lawsuit Targets St. Louis-Area School Desegregation Plan

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A mother from suburban St. Louis alleges in a lawsuit that her 9-year-old son can’t transfer to a city charter school because he is black

Man Denies Role in 1991 Slaying of 5-Year-Old New Jersey Boy

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A man who has been mentioned as an alternate suspect at a woman’s New Jersey trial over the killing of her 5-year-old son has denied any role in the boy’s 1991 death

Chimp Victim’s Body Rejecting Face Transplant

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She underwent a face transplant five years ago.

US Government: North Carolina LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights

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The U.S. Justice Department says a North Carolina law that limits protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws

Trans Woman Records Stranger’s Tirade Before Alleged Attack on Subway

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Pearl Love, a transgender woman living in New York City, said she is hoping to “raise awareness about the daily violence trans people face” through sharing the video.

Massachusetts Paid $687,000 to Dead Pensioners

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The Massachusetts retirement board has paid out more than $687,000 to deceased pensioners

The Latest: Suspect in Killing Called Religiously Active

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A woman who knew an 11-year-old Navajo girl and the man accused of kidnapping and killing the child says the suspect was active in cultural and religious life on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation