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Anita Hill speaks onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in October 2018 in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Fortune hide caption

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Anita Hill Reflects On Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Gender Equality Legacy

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Over a 50-year friendship, NPR's Nina Totenberg and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg saw each other through illness and loss, with laughter and many family dinners. Rebecca Gibian/AP hide caption

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A 5-Decade-Long Friendship That Began With A Phone Call

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — here in her chambers during a 2019 interview with NPR's Nina Totenberg — died on Friday at the age of 87. Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

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Stanley Crouch, photographed during The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music's Beacon Awards Gala on Feb. 27, 2006 in New York. Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Image hide caption

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English actor Diana Rigg became widely known in the U.S. for her role as Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series The Avengers. She died Thursday in her home in London. Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images hide caption

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In his role as superhero Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman became the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first film headlined by a Black actor. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43

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Donald Trump, then the president-elect, hugs his brother, Robert Trump, after delivering his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, in New York City. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air language commentator Geoff Nunberg became a regular contributor to Fresh Air in 1987. Nicole Katano, 2012 hide caption

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Linguist Geoff Nunberg, Who Explored Our Ever-Changing Language, Dies At 75

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When Redstone was about 30, he went to work for his father who owned a few drive-in theaters in New England. He eventually turned his father's business, National Amusements, into a national theater chain. John Blanding/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Media Titan Sumner Redstone, Who Made Viacom A Global Empire, Dies At 97

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Dr. José Gabriel López-Plascencia spent over 60 years providing health care for low-income families in Phoenix. Courtesy of Valle del Sol Community Health hide caption

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'I Remember Him With That Smile': Beloved Phoenix Doctor Dies Of COVID-19 At 99

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