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Breaking: Joe Jackson dies at 89

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Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the beloved father of the Jackson family legacy, died at age 89 from cancer on Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital, according to CNN.

Earlier last week, Jermaine Jackson told Daily Mail his father was in critical condition.

“He’s very, very frail, he doesn’t have long. The family needs to be by his bedside – that’s our only intention in his final days.” Jermaine also claimed his father didn’t have long to live.

Joe had reportedly been ill over the past few years. The-father-of-eleven worked overtime to keep the press and even family out of the loop, but it was hard ignored his fragile appearance. He allegedly concealed his medical records from his children and grandchildren to keep them from worrying.

Joe was said to have suffered from diabetes a was in the beginning stages of dementia.

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High school graduate visits deported father at border in cap and gown

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One of the most exciting times in a teenager’s life is finishing high school, and, for a parent, being able to witness their child accomplish a milestone is significantly gratifying. Sadly, not every student has the luxury of having their loved one be present for their ceremony.

Leslie Silva represents the unfortunate ones who didn’t have the opportunity to smile for her mom or dad as she earned her diploma. The El Paso resident proudly crossed the stage and later crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in her cap and gown to share her achievement with her father, Mario Silva.

Mario lives in Juárez. In 2007, he was deported to Mexico from El Paso by authorities for not having documentation, the El Paso Times reports. Mario has been deported a total of three times.

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The 2018 graduate’s father never had the pleasure of getting to see any of his daughters graduate high school, she mentioned in her tweets.

“He was so happy. He started crying, and I’ve never seen him cry. “He felt really honored and he thought it was really nice of me to go see him before my graduation ceremony,” she also revealed to the outlet.

Since taking to social media to share her groundbreaking story, Leslie has garnered almost 4 million views. Leslie also received thousands of tweets from those have experienced identical situations of family separation.

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Breaking News: Three Houston Sports Legends to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

June 4 marks a significant day in the world of sports.

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June 4 marks a significant day in the world of sports.

Three Houston, sports pioneers will be honored with custom rings and plaques by the Houston Sports Hall of Fame.

This year’s inductees include: former Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell, former Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan and former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon.

The ceremony will commence at 3 p.m./c at the Green Street Promenade in downtown Houston.

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