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The indictment of former CIA agent Jeffrey Sterling says he gave secrets to a reporter after becoming angry about the agency's unwillingness to send him on undercover assignments abroad.
The logo appears on the lobby floor of the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Va. The case arises as the Obama administration continues to struggle to counteract the seeming unending disclosure of classified and embarrassing US documents through the WikiLeaks website. Bill Norton the bathing beach policeman measuring distance between knee and bathing suit on women in Washington, D.C. In this file photo from an unknown source, women crowd the counters of one of the first Sears retail stores in 1925. People line up who have been arrested in the federal drive against radicals as they arrive at Ellis Island, in New York City, on April 7, 1920.
Marcus Garvey is shown in a military uniform as the 'Provisional President of Africa' during a parade on the opening day of the annual Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World at Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York, August 1922.
Crowds panic in the Wall Street district of Manhattan due to the heavy trading on the stock market in New York on Oct. In Monday's presidential debate, President Obama accused Mitt Romney of wanting to take America back to the economic policies that preceded the Great Depression. Former gang member Alfred Medina Jr., who served 17 years for drug-related crimes, lives at a residence for ex-prisoners run by the Amity Foundation in Los Angeles. Roman Catholic Sisters Mary Sean Hodges (r.) and Teresa Groth run the only program in California that offers housing and jobs to prisoners with life sentences who have been released on parole. Former inmate Jason Corralez stands in a upholstering shop in Los Angeles, where he has been working after getting out of prison. Jason Corralez, sews some of the fabric that he will use to reupholster a couch at the Star Services shop in Los Angeles.
We jail people when we have despaired of any other way of dealing with their abhorrent behavior. Lady Diana Spencer, engaged at the time to Prince Charles, is hounded by the media at her flat in Coleherne Court in 1980. Diana, Princess of Wales and her companion Dodi Fayed walk on a pontoon in the French Riviera resort of St.
Pictured is the wrecked car in which Diana, Princess of Wales, died in Paris, after a car crash that also killed her companion Dodi Fayed and chauffeur Henri Paul on Aug.
Prince William walks with his head bowed behind the coffin of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, draped in the Royal Standard, en route to London's Westminster Abbey for her funeral ceremony on Sept.
A man kneels to take a closer look at floral tributes to the late Princess Diana outside London's Buckingham Palace on Sept. Queen Elizabeth pays tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in a live television broadcast on Sept. Former bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones leaves the High Court in London in 2008 after giving evidence at the inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.
The European activist whose case against Facebook led to a transatlantic rift over privacy regulations is forming a new data protection watchdog.
Sanitation is poor to nonexistent in many of the towns along the Kidron Valley, such as Ubiedyeh (above). Sulieman Abdallah Al-Assa, mayor of Ubiedyeh (l.), says he spends 80 percent of his time on the issue of wastewater.
A grass-roots coalition of Israeli and Palestinian engineers, architects, environmental activists, and community organizers have developed a master plan for rehabilitating the Kidron Valley.
Sewage from Bethlehem and Beit Sahour cascades into the Kidron just upstream from Ubiedyeh. Sewage from the Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas runs together under the US-built highway in Ubiedyeh, standing in stark contrast with the modern solar lighting. Avner Goren (c.) explains to diplomats and other visitors how a school in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher is educating children about the topography of the Kidron basin. One-third of Jerusalem's sewage runs untreated into the West Bank, ruining the historic Kidron Valley.
When 1 in 3 residents of Jerusalem flush their toilets, the sewage flows untreated through the ancient Kidron Valley and cascades down once pristine canyon waterfalls to the Dead Sea, a popular bathing spot. Serve up this cheesy rich soup that has authentic Mexican flavors for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
A base of coarsely pureed scallions and potatoes adds a rustic note to this hearty country dish with a French accent. Plan ahead for Cinco de Mayo or simply get ready for a delicious and easy Taco Tuesday with these mouthwatering steak tacos.
Giant Panda Aibang interacts with her newborn cub at a Giant Panda breeding center in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, Friday. Even if you don't adhere to a gluten-free or paleo diet, these moist, delicious muffins show off the versatility of using coconut in baked goods.
Chicken, lentils, and things you probably already have on hand, can turn into a quick, hearty, healthy soup. Steamed mussels in a fragrant lemongrass broth comes together quickly and is an easily adaptable recipe. Rhubarb season is back, bringing with it the opportunity to make this hard-to-mess-up pie, the perfect antidote to life's overwhelming moments. Both spicy and sweet, this chicken pasta dish comes together so quickly you won't need to wait long for dinner. Two recipes create a satisfying vegetarian dinner for National Grilled Cheese Day: Quickly sauteed apple slices and arugula liven up a classic grilled cheese sandwich, and cumin and fresh cilantro do the same for lentil soup. Ginger, garlic, and cilantro team up with a number of spices in this simple, fragrant chicken curry.
Garam masala spices and a creamy coconut milk tomato sauce transform roasted veggies into this tasty one-dish meal.
Fifty years after King's March on Washington, young civil rights activists push dreams of their own. Despite her 19 years at the factory, her pink slip included no severance or accrued vacation pay. The Cuban government paid for Ana Rafaela Diaz Gomez’s sex change, yet challenges still remain for same-sex couples on the island. A federal judge on Thursday ordered California’s corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex change surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. The ruling marks just the second time nationwide that a judge has issued an injunction directing a state prison system to provide the surgery, said Ilona Turner, legal director at the Transgender Law Center in Oakland, which helped represent Norsworthy.
The previous order in a Massachusetts case was overturned last year and is being appealed to the U.S.
Norsworthy, who was convicted of murder, has lived as a woman since the 1990s and has what Tigar termed severe gender dysphoria — a condition that occurs when people’s gender at birth is contrary to the way they identify themselves.


California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials said they are considering whether to appeal the ruling. Not much has changed in either my thinking or legal precedent since my August 2013 posting on “Chelsea Manning and the Law.”  In Manning’s case, the US taxpayer is paying for hormone treatment. A few years ago, government lawyers invoked the state secrets privilege to urge immediate dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Sterling against the CIA. Sears once was the store of choice for most Americans, famed for its 'Big Book Catalogue' and being the nation's biggest department store operator.
Deportation hearings were held on the island to determine whether they were to stay in the United States. Garvey helped spark movements from African nationalist independence to American civil rights to self-sufficiency in black commerce. Albert Einstein writes out an equation for the density of the Milky Way on the blackboard at the Carnegie Institute, Mt. They have also initiated many small projects, such as this bridge, so that families harvesting the nearby olive trees wouldn't have to walk through the river of sewage. Abu Sarhan, the city engineer in Ubiedyeh, estimates that in the dry summer months a quarter of residents get their drinking water from rudimentary reservoirs such as this one.
A bowl of hot and sour soup with crunchy asparagus and carrots will feel wonderful after a brisk walk. But there he was in juvenile detention – in solitary confinement because he'd been fighting – with little to do.
Each time the plant changed hands, she wondered if her job in the print shop would be safe. There she was, a 51-year-old grandmother in eastern Iowa with no college degree at the trough of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. District Court Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled that denying sex reassignment surgery to 51-year-old Michelle-Lael Norsworthy violates her constitutional rights. Sexual reassignment surgery is much more drastic a measure than hormone therapy and much more expensive. First, given that this is a state action, how do we assess the moral tradeoffs in authorizing the surgery? Then-CIA Director George Tenent argued that the litigation would inevitably lead to disclosure of highly sensitive government information.Sterling, who is black, said he was denied certain undercover assignments at the agency because, officials allegedly told him, he was “too big and black” to function effectively as a covert intelligence officer overseas.
Pauline Starke will introduce it to the movie public at large when in the role of a chorus girl in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 'A Little bit of Broadway,' she performs it on the screen. Reportedly moved by the outpouring of grief and admiration for her former daughter-in-law, the Queen described Princess Diana as an exceptional and gifted human being and said no one who knew the princess would ever forget her.
Rees-Jones, the sole survivor of the car crash, said Dodi Fayed had insisted on the ill-fated decoy plan to dodge waiting paparazzi. Gender dysphoria is a serious medical condition and, as a general rule, prisoners are entitled to proper medical care.
Second, presuming that this surgery is the ethical course of treatment, should the public pay for it?Answering the first question is well outside my expertise and comfort zone. A federal judge granted the government’s request and immediately dismissed Sterling’s civil rights case under the state secrets doctrine. Finally, she drops to the floor and squeezes beside friends Giovanni Rocco and Issis Alvarez, making sure to keep her toes behind the yellow tape that zigzags across the forest green carpet. Under normal circumstances, I’m reasonably comfortable in allowing the conflicted individual to make decisions with mental health professionals. The Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed.“We recognize that our decision places … a burden on Sterling that he alone must bear,” the Fourth Circuit said in an August 2005 decision. Einstein, who radically changed mankind's vision of the universe, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. The Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health have been evolving for decades and strike me as rigorous. It's only afterward, as uber-entrepreneur Steve Jobs once suggested, that you can look back and see how every step and stubbed toe made sense.But from the turmoil come stories, sometimes dramatic narratives, of people who chuck the safety of a paycheck, either by necessity or choice, to craft a new life story worth telling.
Indeed, some argue that it places too onerous a burden on those seeking reassignment surgery.But, surely, a convicted murderer who presents with gender dysphoria has more complicated mental health issues? It was his job to recruit and run Farsi-speaking agents.The indictment says Sterling was bitter about the CIA’s treatment of him and the agency’s refusal to settle his discrimination case.
Aside from whatever wiring issues made them commit the violent act to begin with, the additional stresses of prison life make it much more challenging to untangle the gender issues.
In retaliation, Sterling allegedly disclosed information and documents about his former secret work to a newspaper reporter. And that’s especially true in a case, like this one, where the individual is imprisoned with others of their apparent sex while presenting as someone of the opposite sex. The reporter was James Risen of The New York Times, according to an Associated Press report.The indictment alleges that from 2003 to 2005 Sterling provided information for a possible newspaper article.
Again, it’s just beyond my present knowledge levels to untangle.Presuming, however, that we’ve successfully navigated those complexities and become comfortable with the decision that, yes, gender reassignment surgery is in the best interests of the patient, is it reasonable that the taxpayers of California should pay for it?
Although the article was not written, some of the information allegedly provided by Sterling was published in a 2006 book written by the journalist.Officials said the FBI began an investigation of possible leaks by Sterling, and that Sterling became aware of the investigation as early as 2003. Instead of the blank cell wall in front of him, he imagined he was reading to a huge audience. It was the first of many dreams that would take him from troubled 16-year-old, petty thief, and gang member to a new place in life. Given that prisoners are wards of the state, they’re generally entitled to essential medical care free of charge.Yet sexual reassignment surgery may be different. It’s quite expensive – $100,000 actually strikes me as an absurdly low estimate, given how much almost any surgical treatment requiring hospitalization costs – and generally considered elective surgery in the United States. The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Virginia on Dec.
It was unsealed on Thursday.“Our national security requires that sensitive information be protected,” said US Attorney Neil MacBride in a statement.
So, Tigar has basically ruled that convicted murderers have more rights than honorably discharged veterans.I haven’t the foggiest idea how this case will fare on appeal, presuming California petitions. But, as weird as it seems now, it likely won’t be long before this treatment becomes “routine” and the very question being addressed here will seem silly. Medicare began covering the treatment last year and there’s growing momentum to include coverage in insurance plans. When he rose late in the morning and ambled down to his house, he found it under nine feet of water.The destruction would be bad enough for anyone, but for Fellows it was particularly devastating. An acclaimed graphic artist – someone who had spent years creating illustrations for major publications like Harper's, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic – he saw an entire life's work destroyed by the silt and surly water.
This included 40 years of memorable art and a career portfolio of imagery that chronicled his life along the way, some 2,000 paintings and 70 elegant sketchbooks in all.For some time he'd wanted – even prayed for – time to step back after more than a decade of high income and success as an illustrator. He knew that he ought to be a better, more attentive father to his preteen daughter, Daisy.


But to end like this, with floodwaters destroying all the illustrations he'd need to build a portfolio and get new jobs?"It's a strange feeling when you wade into the aftermath of something like that and you find visual remnants of things you recognize, but they are squishy and amorphous and when you try to touch them, hold them, they fall apart," he recalls.
Instead of selling works for thousands of dollars that would be seen by millions of magazine readers, he painted canvases and offered them for a few hundred dollars apiece.
Instead of crafting art in a personal studio, he set up an easel along highways and farm fields. People would stop to see what he was doing."Ten years ago, I didn't have a story, or at least a story that I thought might be interesting or worthwhile telling," he says. His career as a painter has begun to take off – the reinvention he had dreamed about.He says he sees his work as a painter helping people open their eyes to the beauty in front of them. And he has begun to appreciate his Scandinavian ancestors, who gave up everything to move to Minnesota and start a new life and who found a way to find happiness "without having to inundate themselves with stuff."Not long ago, Fellows and Daisy were strolling along the waterfront in Iowa City where the flood had hit, and they came upon a fortune teller offering to answer three questions for $40. You have to be able to hope for good things to happen, even if they never do."* * *It should come as no surprise that many people who reinvent their career make less money after the transition, especially if they've gone through a bout of unemployment during a downturn. For example, fewer than half of those who lost a job during the Great Recession were employed as of 2010, according to a recent study by Princeton University economist Henry Farber. Before being put in a juvenile detention facility or joining a gang, he was living in a shed behind his sister's house. He had left home because his father, a former corporate vice president who Blair says became a drug addict, had accused him (erroneously) of stealing his gun collection and had threatened him. She got a tiny house in a gang-ridden neighborhood, which drew Blair into a life of shoplifting and fighting. But it also led to his mother finding a job, working her way up from deli clerk to department manager, and dating a customer who turned out to be a successful real estate entrepreneur.
The entrepreneur's business and lifestyle began to show Blair that there were other, legitimate ways to get ahead.
Eventually, the man would become his stepfather."Having a mentor is unequivocally the one thing that all the successful people I know have in common," Blair says.
With a lot of hustle and by absorbing all he could by reading computer science books, he became supervisor, manager, then vice president, earning $100,000 a year.
His career seemed set, except that Blair had bigger dreams.Careers have a way of taking unexpected turns. When the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracked baby boomers born from 1957 through 1964, it found that they had changed jobs 10 times by the age of 44.
The Great Recession seems to have scooped up a greater-than-normal share of careers and twisted their courses even more. In a survey last year by CareerBuilder, a job-listing firm, of 809 US workers who had been laid off and found new employment, more than half said their new jobs were in entirely different fields. The most successful career transitioners are those who build on what came before and end up with a custom-blended career."* * *After majoring in finance at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Brad Berkowitz spent 22 years as an analyst on Wall Street. But the constant stress, and eventually the lagging markets and slumping economy, became overwhelming.
So when he was laid off by a hedge fund at the end of 2007, the inveterate football fan decided to leave Wall Street permanently and pursue something he had dreamed about for years – becoming a sports agent.He took the exam required to represent National Football League players.
His tongue-in-cheek book, "The 21st Century Guide to Bachelorhood," is now being made into a screenplay. He has co-written a science-fiction thriller that's also being converted into a screenplay, and he is trying to get a nonfiction manuscript – about a former boxing champion who's now homeless – made into a documentary. All the while, he's been serving as co-president for two website businesses developed by his father-in-law.Last April, Mr. Berkowitz got his breakthrough as a sports agent: representing a onetime star college football player who is likely to play offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Soul in the Arena Football League. This fall, he signed four more clients, and he also landed a coveted role as an independent contractor representing football players for Agency Athlete, a New York marketing company."I wish I had done this at age 22," he says. Being professionally involved with football "makes me much happier now."Many people do abandon their cubicles because they want to, not because they are being forced to do something else. The BLS reports that, in normal economic times, the annual "quit" rate among American workers – those who voluntarily leave their jobs – runs at about 25 percent.
Many people, apparently, don't like their jobs, or at least seem comfortable enough now to consider making a switch.* * *Rich Anderson was ready to do something else. He much preferred to paint, draw, and sculpt rather than help oversee the manufacture of a pump used on power steering assemblies.Still, he labored on for 14 years. When Ford's fortunes began to wane in the mid-2000s, the company offered buyout packages two separate times. But someone put him in touch with a local school district, and two days later, he was teaching art to preschoolers and kindergartners."I didn't know that kindergarten teaching was for me," he says.
But "it gives me a sense of purpose."At his old job, Anderson worked long hours and got what he called great money. Now, he works fewer hours and earns considerably less, but he lives a better, fuller life, he says. Belzer, the Iowa grandmother, was laid off by Whirlpool just before Thanksgiving, she didn't have a college degree. She sought help at Kirkwood Community College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she took aptitude tests that steered her to a program to become a medical assistant. But if she is like low-income Americans who have gone through training, she could come out ahead. A 2008 study of the Workforce Investment Act, a federal job-training program, found that workers who received training eventually averaged more than $400 more in pay per quarter than those who didn't develop new skills. Walker relies on a tried-and-true personality test to figure out strategic directions for his clients. We played tenants and landlords," he quips to an audience at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
There's something unsettling about seeing a horse on a cellphone."After 20 minutes of banter, he turns over the stage to two more comics, who were also booked and marketed by Mr. Since Eli hasn't become the next Jay Leno yet, he has found it easier to sell a full show of comics rather than just himself.His business venture is what reinvention experts would instantly recognize as a melding of passionate interest with previously learned skill. Until 2009, Eli was Shaun Eli Breidbart, Wall Street banker.Although he began faxing jokes to "The Tonight Show" on a freelance basis some 20 years ago, what really sparked his transition to comedy was a friend who persuaded him to try stand-up.
Since then, he's averaged about three major shows a month – usually in the New York City area. Blair, the gang member-turned-high-tech executive, had worked his way up to where he was making more than $100,000 a year. As he prepared to speak, that memory of reading the Bible to an imaginary audience in juvenile detention came back with full force.



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