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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during the Cinema Cafe. Photo: Robin Marchant / Getty Images)

At the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg got big applause during a conversation with NPR's Nina Totenberg, at the premiere of a documentary, "RBG," from CNN Films and Storyville Films:

  • Totenberg asked: "You've hired a full complement of clerks through the 2020 term. How's your health?" Ginsberg, 84, joked that an "excuse" for staying is that the Smithsonian American Art Museum will need her loaned Josef Albers back: "'I just say: As long as I can do the job full steam, I will be here!"
  • Ginsburg said she first met Totenberg when she was a Rutgers law professor and the reporter phoned for an explanation of how the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause applies to women. That was 1971, two decades before Ginsburg joined the Court. They've been close ever since.
  • The justice said she loves Kate McKinnon's "SNL" of impression of her. The real RBG gave the audience a "Geeens-burg!"
  • The 97-minute film will be broadcast on CNN at an undetermined date.

Go deeper ... YouTube of conversation between Justice Ginsburg and Nina Totenberg.

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Oklahoma sues Biden administration over Pentagon vaccine mandate

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin testifies before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Getty Images

The state of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Thursday in an attempt to block the enforcement of its vaccine mandate for federal employees.

Why it matters: The move comes one day after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin denied Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's (R) request to exempt the state's National Guard from the mandate.

Congress passes stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Senate voted 69-28 to pass legislation Thursday night to fund the government until February 18.

Why it matters: The move staves off a government shutdown but lawmakers still have a busy month ahead: Congress needs to work out a deal to raise the debt ceiling in a few weeks and Democrats are trying to pass their behemoth social spending bill.

DiDi to delist from NYSE under Chinese govt pressure

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Chinese ride-hail giant DiDi said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange, following a Chinese government crackdown on foreign listings.

Why it matters: This reflects how geopolitical tensions are bleeding into the capital markets.