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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's on Friday has prompted a look-back on her life and career as engineer of the legal fight for women's rights.

The big picture: Ginsburg's death initiates what's likely to be a tumultuous political fight over her successor, and propels the court vacancy into the forefront of the presidential race.

A look at her life:

In Manhattan, this painting is in a storefront on Broadway. Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters
On Aug. 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the oath from Chief Justice William Rehnquist (right) during an East Room ceremony with President Clinton. Ginsburg's late husband, Martin holds the Bible.
RBG and her husband, John Ginsburg, attend a gala dinner in 2000. Photo: Karin Cooper/Liaison
RBG receives an honorary degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2004. Photo: Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images
RBG in 2013. Photo: Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images
RBG arriving for President Obama's State of the Union in 2015. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
RBG with her fellow Supreme Court judges. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Mourners gather at the Supreme Court on Sept. 18. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

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A Brazilian Senate committee Tuesday voted to approve a report recommending President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with a raft of criminal indictments, including crimes against humanity over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, per AP.

Why it matters: Bolsonaro has become the face of a right-wing approach to the pandemic that includes repudiating vaccines and masks and resisting lockdowns and other mitigation measures. The Senate report holds him personally responsible for half of the country's 600,000 deaths.

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Gordon Ernst (left) former head tennis coach at Georgetown, outside a courthouse in Boston in 2019. Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

A former Georgetown University head tennis coach has pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery charges related to facilitating the admission of prospective applicants.

Why it matters: Gordon Ernst solicited and accepted bribes from William Singer, ringleader of the cheating scheme uncovered by Operation Varsity Blues, and families in exchange for helping prospective applicants get into Georgetown as student athletes, according to the Justice Department.