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It was announced Friday that B.B. King, the blues guitar legend who inspired generations of young musicians to even try sounding like him, has passed away at age 89.

Click above to watch a special performance by King at the White House in 2012, as he sang one of his signature tunes. Then share this video.

Video via PBS.

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Secretary of State and former CIA chief Mike Pompeo

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Before Mike Pompeo was secretary of state in the Trump Administration, he served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency — a position he held from January 2017 (the month Trump was sworn into office) to April 2018. Journalist Natasha Bertrand looks back on Pompeo's activities as CIA director in an article for Politico, reporting that he "put together an undisclosed board of outside advisers" that "some at the agency viewed as inappropriately weighted toward wealthy individuals and well-connected political figures."

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