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People place flowers outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, D.C, on September 19, 2020. Ginsburg died September 18, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court, setting off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images) News
'We Can, and Must, Fight': Death of RBG Sparks Senate Showdown and Calls for Supreme Court Reform
"The fate of our rights, our freedoms, our healthcare, our bodies, our lives, and our country depend on what happens over the coming months."
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on Sept. 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images) Views
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A 'Precise Female'
This slow talker, ruthless editor, and die-hard romantic wanted to make sure that every woman could find her best place.
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Incarcerated firefighters arrive at the scene of the Water fire, a new start about 20 miles from the Apple fire in Whitewater, California, on August 2, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) Views
How Formerly Incarcerated Firefighters Are Getting the Jobs and Pay They Deserve
In California's most catastrophic wildfire season yet, an organization is challenging the state to hire firefighters who were previously incarcerated to help meet public safety needs.
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For RBG: Today We Grieve, Tomorrow We Fight
In a year that just takes and takes, the sudden death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - " the most important feminist lawyer in the history of the American Republic - has broken many, at least for now. And that was before the vile Mitch McConnell besmirched the void she left behind by vowing, within...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion during the Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 31, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) News
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'Advocate for Equality and Reason,' Dead at 87
On her deathbed, she told her granddaughter: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
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The man who identified himself as James Fortune, photographed on a fishing boat off Cape Hatteras. He asked to accompany an employee of a nonpartisan voter education organization on the day-long trip, claiming he was an experienced fisherman. It turns out Fortune appears not to be who he claims to be. (Photo courtesy of the employee) News
Right-Wing Operatives Accused of Trying to Entrap Progressive Pro-Democracy Groups in North Carolina to Undermine Their Election Work
"Common Cause may be the target, but the attack is on our democracy and on the right of every eligible voter to have a say in the future for our families, communities, and country."
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People stand in line, spaced six apart due to Covid-19, in order to vote early at the Fairfax Government Center on September 18, 2020 in Fairfax, Virginia. Voters waited up to four hours to early vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) News
As Early Voting Begins in Key States, Advocates Emphasize 'Election Day' Not Just in November This Year—It's Now!
Given the pandemic, said one organizer, "we are really stressing that folks should try to vote as early as possible, whether they do that by mail or in person."
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'Unprecedented Abuse of Emergency Powers': Free Speech Advocates Denounce Trump Effort to Ban TikTok, WeChat Apps
The move, says one advocate, is "shortsighted, ridiculous, and likely unconstitutional."
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A still image from a video of a gender-reveal explosion in Arizona that caused more than $8 million in damages in 2017. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service) Views
Let ‘Gender Reveal’ Parties Burn
Even their creator says enough is enough. Let children discover themselves on their own terms.
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Millions of households throughout the U.S. are vulnerable to utility shutoffs next month as state moratoriums expire. (Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
'National Human Disaster' Looms as Utility Shutoff Moratoriums Come to an End Across US
Millions of Americans "shouldn't have to forgo more meals just to keep the lights on so their children can attend remote classes."
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