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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has been diagnosed with "dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." She's seen here in 2012. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen to an extended version of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's interview with NPR's Nina Totenberg

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Rev. Brad Wells, left, Rev. Patrick Mahoney and Paula Oas, kneel in prayer in front of the Supreme Court in December as justices hear arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, accompanied by her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, speaks during a news conference in Manchester, N.H., in July. They were there to encourage state political leaders to have courage in the fight to expand background checks on gun purchases. Mary Schwalm/AP hide caption

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