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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

Steve Hicks, a University of Texas System regent who has been a vocal opponent of regents who have criticized the system’s flagship campus in Austin, was reappointed to the board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday. 

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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American Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner arrives at D/FW

American is preparing the plane to begin service sometime in the second quarter.

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Fort Worth face transplant, two others thriving 2 years after operations


LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — New research on face transplants may help guide future operations for accident victims needing this kind of drastic surgery.

Medical imaging on the nation's first full face transplant patient and two others shows that new blood vessel networks have formed joining their transplants with existing facial tissue.

That's according to doctors who presented their data at a medical meeting Wednesday in Chicago.

Dallas Wiens of Fort Worth, Texas, was the first U.S. man to get a full face transplant. He's a remarkable example of that success.

The same thing typically happens with other transplants and it helps ensure their success. But doctors from Brigham and Women's Hospital say this is the first time it has been shown with full face transplants.

 

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