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With legendary Olympic athlete and reality TV star Bruce Jenner now publicly opening up about transitioning to live as a woman, the awareness of transgender people may be reaching a crucial public threshold. But even still, the wider public has very little comprehension of the concept itself. In Transgender Complete: A Virtual Handbook, author Joanne Borden explores this topic from multiple angles — ranging from the lived experiences of herself and others to the scientific research on the biological underpinnings — in order to help create better public understanding.

You can purchase the book here.

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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