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2-year-old rushed to hospital after denied kidney transplant due to father’s probation

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Two-year-old A.J. Burgess was rushed to the hospital over the weekend for treatment of an infection.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, A.J. has a peritonitis (abdominal) infection.

“He has been fighting for his life since the day he came into this world,” his mother said of her son, who was born without both of his kidneys.

A.J.’s story went viral when it was discovered that the boy’s father is a 100 percent perfect match to donate his kidney. Everything was set to have the surgery, but his father, Anthony Dickerson, was taken into custody on a parole violation. Atlanta’s Emory Health Center’s language changed once it was found the boy’s father violated his probation and was back in custody.

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According to a letter Emory Hospital sent to the family, receiving his father’s kidney depends on whether Dickerson can prove he has complied with his parole officer for three months. In the meantime, A.J. continues to fight for his life.

“Guidelines for organ transplantation are designed to maximize the chance of success for organ recipients and minimize risk for living donors,” Janet Christenbury, an Emory spokeswoman, said. “Because of privacy regulations and respect for patient confidentiality, we cannot share specific information about our patients.”

An official donation page has been sent up on behalf of the family to help with the ongoing costs.

“The family is asking for people of all faith traditions to be in prayer today for Baby AJ,” said the family’s attorney, Mawuli Davis. “His spirit is strong but his body is weakening.”

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika troll Donald Trump with brutal fact-check of his jealous attacks on Obama

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski busted President Donald Trump's latest jealous attacks on his predecessor.

President Barack Obama noted the 11th anniversary Monday of the Recovery Act he signed, which set the stage for more than a decade of economic growth from depths of the worst recession in decades, and Trump lashed out hours later by calling those readily observable claims a "con job."

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Buttigieg says Trump can ‘do chores’ if he’s unwilling to leave White House

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joked on Monday about what he would do if President Donald Trump is unwilling to leave the White House after a 2020 loss.

During a campaign event in Reno, a voter worried that Trump might call his loss a hoax if the election is close.

"I mean, if he won't leave, I guess if he's willing to do chores, we can work something out," the candidate said to laughter and cheers.

Buttigieg argued that the best way to prevent Trump from "cheating" is to win by a significant margin.

"At the end of the day, there's only one president," he explained. "This is one of the reason we not just eke out a win, not just club everybody over the head and hope that we get to 51% and our Twitter followers outnumber your Twitter followers and we somehow piece together a squeaker."

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C-SPAN caller scorched by Muslim comedian for ignoring Jesus after she rants ‘gays are abomination to God’

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Comedian Dean Obeidallah, who is Muslim, told a C-SPAN caller that Republicans are not following the teachings of Jesus Christ even though they may oppose abortion and other policies advocated by evangelicals.

"I am independent," Pam, who called from Arkansas, told Obeidallah. "I vote according to my conscience of who would Jesus vote for if he were here on Earth. And he would not vote a group of people who believe in murdering children in the womb, on gays, which is an abomination to God, on false gods from other countries."

Obeidallah, who hosts a SiruisXM radio program, replied with a lesson on the Christian savior.

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