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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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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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President Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in July. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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TikTok Ban Averted: Trump Gives Oracle-Walmart Deal His 'Blessing'

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Military police hold a line near the White House on June 1 as demonstrators gather to protest police brutality in Washington, D.C. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins' 2018 vote in favor of President Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has been a notable issue for Maine voters. Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Sunday about the Supreme Court following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about the future of the Supreme Court at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Sunday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Niticia Mpanga, a registered respiratory therapist, checks on an ICU patient at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas. The mortality rates from COVID-19 in ICUs have been decreasing worldwide, doctors say, at least partly because of recent advances in treatment. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Advances In ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19

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The flag flies at half-staff Saturday at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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President Trump holds a Constitution Day proclamation after speaking Thursday during the White House Conference on American History at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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If elected, Democratic nominee Joe Biden would become only the second Catholic president in American history. Here he prays at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis., on Sept. 3. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Joe Biden's Faith Shapes His Politics

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President Trump reacts to the news of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday on the tarmac of Bemidji Regional Airport in Minnesota. Brendan Smialowski /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Renee-Lauren Ellis, a Washington, D.C.-area attorney, says, "It's dire that something as fundamental as what I do with my body is up for debate still, in 2020." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Ginsburg's Death A 'Pivot Point' For Abortion Rights, Advocates Say

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Tom Holland plays Arvin, a young man who refuses to let evil go unpunished in The Devil All the Time. Glen Wilson/Netflix hide caption

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Everyone's A Sinner In 'The Devil All The Time'

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