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“She wanted me to do well in school," Ginsburg said decades after her mother's battle with cervical cancer. "So I would sit in her bedroom and do my homework, concentrating on that work.”
  • Sep 21, 2020
"The demand for justice runs through the entirety of Jewish history," said Ginsburg, who died Friday as Jews around the world began celebrating Rosh Hashanah.
  • Sep 19, 2020
At her Senate confirmation hearing in 1993, Ginsburg told the Judiciary Committee that "in my lifetime, I expect to see three, four, perhaps evenmore women on the High Court Bench, women not shaped from the same mold, but of different complexions."
  • Sep 18, 2020
The president declared Wednesday that Caesar Rodney, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, should be honored in the National Garden of American Heroes — a move less about Rodney and more about Joe Biden.
  • Sep 17, 2020
Maceo Snipes was shot on his front porch in Georgia, a new documentary on voter suppression remembers. His murder helped fuel the civil rights movement and a young Martin Luther King Jr.'s passion for racial justice.
  • Sep 13, 2020
The House Speaker is not the first politician whose hair, and the styling of it, landed him or her in hot water. From Lincoln to Clinton to Trump, hair has been a thing.
  • Sep 3, 2020
Historians say a report by a D.C. commission to "remove, relocate or contextualize" the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial isn't cause for alarm.
  • Sep 2, 2020
Historians have unearthed new evidence that, because of a strange loophole in New Jersey's state constitution, more than 100 women voted before 1807. But that power didn't last.
  • Aug 4, 2020
Before his death Friday, Rep, John Lewis was the last living speaker at the march where Martin Luther King Jr, delivered his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ address
  • Jul 18, 2020
Queen Elizabeth II reminded her subjects that millions of British parents and children were separated during World War II, as they are now during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Apr 6, 2020