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So you put off renewing your passport because, hey you’ve got five months left before it expires. Not so fast.  According to Consumerist many countries require at least six-months of validity before they’ll let you in – just like the United States.  So “before you fly, make sure to check the country’s passport requirements on the State Department’s travel advisory website. Otherwise, you’ll be lucky to find a 24-hour passport processing center” where you’ll pay through the nose, “or if you’re unlucky… well, you’ll be grounded.”

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Dr. Rachel Levine

Screenshot from the official White House Twitter (@WhiteHouse)

President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender Pennsylvania Health Secretary, to be his assistant secretary of health yesterday, according to several news outlets. If approved Levine will become the first openly transgender person to be confirmed by the Senate.

"A deeply experienced public servant and public health expert, she is poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate," announced a tweet from the official White House Twitter account.


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