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7-year-old gives gift of life to teen brother battling leukemia

Preston and Cameron Pipkins (Rachael Pipkins) DALLAS - Brothers Preston and Cameron Pipkins have been inseparable from the start. It’s no surprise that when Preston needed Cameron the most, the 7-year-old was "grateful" to give the ultimate gift.Their mother Rachael Pipkins said it all started in September 2022, when Preston, 13, wasn’t feeling well.

It would be another two or three weeks before the family realized "something was really wrong," she told FOX TV Stations.Preston was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on September 27. Without a bone marrow transplant, doctors said he wouldn’t survive.

After more than three months in the hospital, there were no viable matches on the national registry —  Preston’s only match was his little brother.READ MORE: 'Get certified': Stranger saves 10-day-old baby with CPR at restaurantAnd so began their journey to transplant surgeries at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Fittingly, the extraordinary act of love happened on Feb.

14, Valentine’s Day and National Donor Day.Preston and Cameron Pipkins (Rachael Pipkins) Preston will be in the hospital for six to eight weeks after the transplant surgery, followed by close observation for up to a year and regular check-ups for the rest of his life. His parents are hopeful the transplant will cure Preston’s cancer."He has endured many obstacles and overcome them all with a level of maturity unheard of for a new teen and heart of gold," Rachael said.

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TSA tests facial recognition technology at US airports to boost security - - Usa - city Las Vegas - Washington - city Washington, area District Of Columbia - area District Of Columbia - county Miami - city Atlanta - city Boston - state Mississippi - city Detroit - city Salt Lake City - city San Jose - county Dallas - city Baltimore - Denver - city Jackson, state Mississippi - Los Angeles, county Miami
TSA tests facial recognition technology at US airports to boost security
FILE - A Credential Authentication Technology (CAT-2) identity verification machine is demonstrated to a member of the media at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, Mar BALTIMORE - A passenger walks up to an airport security checkpoint, slips an ID card into a slot and looks into a camera atop a small screen. The screen flashes "Photo Complete" and the person walks through — all without having to hand over their identification to the TSA officer sitting behind the screen.It's all part of a pilot project by the Transportation Security Administration to assess the use of facial recognition technology at a number of airports across the country."What we are trying to do with this is aid the officers to actually determine that you are who you say who you are," said Jason Lim, identity management capabilities manager, during a demonstration of the technology to reporters at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.RELATED: Lyft rolls out feature to make airport pickups fasterThe effort comes at a time when the use of various forms of technology to enhance security and streamline procedures is only increasing.
Kim Mulkey - Jill Biden - LSU women’s basketball team confirms White House visit despite invite controversy - - Usa - state Texas - state Iowa - county Dallas
LSU women’s basketball team confirms White House visit despite invite controversy
Flau'jae Johnson #4 of the LSU Lady Tigers reacts while holding the championship trophy after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 102-85 during the 2023 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament championship game at American Airlines Center on April 02, 2023 in Dal The LSU women’s basketball team has accepted an invitation to visit the White House this month to celebrate its winning the national championship over Iowa – following the controversy of first lady Jill Biden suggesting that both teams should be extended an invite.The university issued a press release Monday in which it confirmed plans to visit the White House on May 26."The 2023 National Championship LSU’s Women’s Basketball team has accepted an invitation to celebrate its historic season at the White House," the release reads.LSU'S ANGEL REESE TO BE IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION"The Tigers, who defeated Iowa on April 3 to earn the University’s first ever basketball national championship, will visit the nation’s capital on Friday, May 26."Head coach Kim Mulkey of the LSU Lady Tigers cuts down the net against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the 2023 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament National Championship at American Airlines Center on April 2, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ben Solomon/NCA Confirmation of the Tigers visit followed LSU star forward Angel Reese’s frustrations over Biden’s suggestion that the Hawkeyes also be invited."I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do," Biden said at the time.
Michael Irvin drops $100M lawsuit against Marriott, hotel employee - - Usa - state Arizona - state Texas - county Dallas - county Sherman
Michael Irvin drops $100M lawsuit against Marriott, hotel employee
SHERMAN, Texas - Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin has dropped his $100 million dollar defamation lawsuit against Marriott and a hotel employee.Irvin's attorney Levi McCathern filed a notice of dismissal in US District Court on Monday, court records show.It is not clear if dropping the lawsuit means both sides have reached a settlement.Irvin filed the lawsuit last month after a Phoenix hotel employee reported misconduct against him, which later led to him be taken off NFL Network coverage leading up to the Super Bowl. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Michael Irvin pulled from Super Bowl coverage after woman’s complaintIn a news conference last Wednesday the ex-Cowboy passionately defended himself, denying any wrongdoing and comparing the accusations to a modern lynching.In a court filing Friday, Marriott said Irvin made unwelcome sexual advances toward a female employee.The documents say on Feb. 5 at the Renaissance Phoenix Hotel, Irvin "appeared to be visibly intoxicated," and in conversation with the female staffer, asked a lewd question about intercourse with a Black man.Marriott went to say another employee walked over to Irvin after the victim walked away, and that "After Irvin finished leering at the Victim and turned back to Employee 1, he said aloud ‘she bad,’ ‘she bad…’" followed by a sexual remark.He then "slapped himself in the face three times, saying ‘keep it together Mike.’"Irvin’s attorney, Levi McCathern, said Friday that the allegations were "hogwash" and not supported by witnesses.Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin claims he did nothing wrong as he faces accusations of misconduct by an Arizona hotel employee from an incident during Super Bowl week.
Ranil Wickremesinghe - Temple Trees - Madduma Bandara - Jana Balawegaya - Sagara Kariyawasam - SLPP, SJB & Nidahas Janatha Sabhawa to moot budget proposals - - Sri Lanka - county Dallas
SLPP, SJB & Nidahas Janatha Sabhawa to moot budget proposals
COLOMBO (News 1st) – A special meeting of the ruling party is scheduled to be held on Monday (14) in connection with the upcoming appropriation bill.The meeting, which is scheduled to be held at 05:00 PM at the Temple Trees, will be presided over by the President and the Prime Minister.The General Secretary of the SLPP, Attorney-at-law Sagara Kariyawasam said that the ruling party MPs will be specially briefed about the upcoming budget proposals.Officials of the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank as well as several economic experts are also scheduled to be involved.Kariyawasam also said that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will extend its full support to President Ranil Wickremesinghe's decision to restore the country's economy.However, Karivayasam stated that his party will take a decision on extending support for this year's budget after further consideration of the budget proposals presented tomorrow.Meanwhile, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya says that it has called a meeting of its parliamentary group on Monday (14) afternoon to discuss the budget proposals.Its General Secretary, MP Ranjith Madduma  Bandara said that the meeting will be held at the Parliament Complex under the Chairmanship of the Opposition Leader.Moreover, MP Dallas Alahapperuma stated that a meeting of the reformist group of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna representing the Nidahas Janatha Sabhawa will be held at 5:00 PM on Monday (14) to discuss the budget proposals.
Donald Trump - Regional head of Homeland Security shares concerns about fallout from Trump raid, border security - - state Florida - state Ohio - state Texas - Mexico - state Oklahoma - county Dallas - city Cincinnati - county Hayes
Regional head of Homeland Security shares concerns about fallout from Trump raid, border security
DALLAS, Texas - Federal law enforcement officials say there is growing concern that federal agents will be targeted in retaliation for the FBI executing a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's estate in Florida.Lester Hayes Jr., the new special agent in charge of Homeland Security investigations in the North Texas and Oklahoma region, says federal law enforcement is monitoring potential threats online."I've never witnessed this never thought it would manifest itself in this way," said Hayes. The search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate led to armed protests outside the Phoenix FBI office and a shootout in Cincinnati with a man who tried to storm the FBI office.RELATED: Timeline of events leading up to FBI search of Trump's homeRELATED: Ohio FBI shooting: Gunman reportedly threatened agency following raid of Trump's homeHayes has been a member of federal law enforcement for more than 20 years, but only recently came to Dallas.He says he is focused on border security because what comes across Texas-Mexico border often comes through Dallas and on to the rest of the country."Not only drugs, but people," Hayes said. "They are all traveling on the same highway." The Department of Homeland Security is also conducting multiple investigations into catalytic converter thefts across North Texas.A Dallas man confronted a suspect who appeared to be in the middle of stealing a catalytic converter from his van last week.The car parts are then sold overseas for millions of dollars, according to Hayes.Hayes is asking the community to help law enforcement catch criminals."We want to get out in the community.
'Honor Killings' Trial: Sisters feared their dad would kill them days before their murders, prosecutors claim - - county Dallas
'Honor Killings' Trial: Sisters feared their dad would kill them days before their murders, prosecutors claim
DALLAS - Testimony began Tuesday in the capital murder trial of a former fugitive on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.Yaser Said is accused of the murders of his teenage daughters in 2008. He was on the run from then until his ultimate capture in 2020.Said disappeared simultaneously with the girls' murders and eluded police and the FBI for 12 years before he was finally captured.Prosecutors say the evidence shows Said murdered them because, as a Muslim, they brought disgrace on his family because of their western lifestyle that included dating non-Muslim boys.The defense, in opening statements, pointed to police targeting him because he is Muslim in post-9/11 America. Through attorney Brad Lollar, Said on Tuesday entered a plea of not guilty.There were tears from Connie Moggio, the aunt to Amina and Sarah Said, as she was asked to identify an autopsy photo in contrast to pictures in of the girls shortly before they were murdered on January 1, 2008, in the back seat of a taxicab at an Irving hotel.MORE: Opening statements begin Tuesday for father accused of murdering two daughtersSaid is facing capital murder for his daughters’ deaths.In opening statements, the state told jurors Said wanted to control every facet of his family's life."This is a case about a man possessed with possession and control," said Dallas County Prosecutor Lauren Black.
106 million Americans in 24 states at risk as dangerous heat wave expands - - Usa - state Tennessee - state Ohio - state Louisiana - state Mississippi - state Arkansas - city Houston - city Nashville, state Tennessee - county Rock - state Alabama - county Dallas - county Gulf - Houston - county Tuscaloosa - city Little Rock
106 million Americans in 24 states at risk as dangerous heat wave expands
More than 106 million Americans in 24 states are under a heat alert.(FOX Weather) The National Weather Service says heat is expected to persist for the next few days, with well-above-average to record temperatures expected from the central and southern Rockies across the Plains and into the lower and mid-Mississippi, Tennessee and lower Ohio valleys.And as the heat index is expected to easily reach above 100 degrees in many parts of the country, Heat Advisories, Excessive Heat Warnings and Excessive Heat Watches have been posted across most of the eastern Plains states, the lower and mid-Mississippi Valley, the Ohio Valley the lower Tennessee Valley and the central Gulf Coast.The NWS says a strong area of high pressure will begin to build over the Tennessee Valley, which will also allow the heat to begin to build up in the Carolinas.WHAT IS THE 'FEELS LIKE' TEMPERATURE?The forecast high temperatures on Monday, June 13.(FOX Weather) Check out these high temperatures in the South on Monday.It will get into the mid- to upper 90s across the region from Dallas and Houston and along the Gulf Coast into the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys, as well as the Southeast.Nashville, Tennessee, will see a high temperature of about 100 degrees, but it will feel even hotter when you factor in the heat index.It will feel like 110 degrees or higher across the region on Monday.(FOX Weather) Even though the temperatures across the region will be at or near 100 degrees, it will feel even hotter.Dallas and Houston will feel like it's 103 degrees, and Little Rock, Arkansas, and Alexandria, Louisiana, will feel like 105 degrees.Nashville and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will feel like it's about 100 degrees.HOW THE WEATHER YOU'RE ACCUSTOMED TO AFFECTS