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
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In photos: Washington state crews destroy first murder hornets nest in U.S.

Washington State Department of Agriculture workers, illuminated by red lamps, vacuum a nest of Asian giant hornets from a tree in Blaine, Washington, on Saturday. Photo: Elaine Thompson/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Heavily protected crews on Saturday dismantled the first Asian giant hornet nest found in the U.S., the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) confirmed in a statement declaring: "Got 'em."

The big picture: The invasive species commonly referred to as the "murder hornet," typically doesn't harm humans unless provoked, though it has been known to kill people in Japan. The insect poses a major threat to local honeybee populations. But the WSDA said in a statement that the nest removal "appears to have been successful."

Oct 23, 2020 - World

Thousands rally to protest Poland's near-total abortion ban

Protesters shout slogans against police lines around the deputy prime minister's house. Photo: Wojtek Radwanski / Getty Images

Thousands of protesters turned out on Friday in cities across Poland following a Thursday court ruling banning almost all abortions, the BBC reports.

Why it matters: Opinion polls show a "clear majority" against further restricting abortions in the country, per BBC. Poland, a Roman Catholic country, was already said to have one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe.

Pence to continue traveling despite aides testing positive for COVID-19

Marc Short with Pence in March. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.

Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force. Pence and second lady Karen Pence tested negative for the virus on Sunday morning, according to the vice president's office.