‘I am Janet.’ One transgender woman’s journey and her pioneering surgery

On a Tuesday in April 2017, Janet Macbeth composed an all-office email. “My story,” read the subject line in Nishnaabemwin, the Ojibwe language. “Hello everyone,” the email continued in Nishnaabemwin. “My name is Janet.” She switched to English. “I have spent my whole life dealing with the dysphoria associated with not having my true gender…

Taliban shifted Western hostages as prisoner swap postponed: sources

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL (Reuters) – A plan to swap two Western hostages with three Taliban prisoners has been postponed, an Afghan government official told Reuters on Friday, and Taliban sources said the group had moved the Westerners to a “new and safe place”. FILE PHOTO: Anas Haqqani, a senior leader of the Haqqani network, arrested by…

Pelosi says Trump has admitted to bribery as impeachment probe intensifies

WASHINGTON — House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday President Donald Trump already has admitted to bribery in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of a Democratic-led inquiry, accusing him of an impeachable offense under the U.S. Constitution. “The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement…