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The late Justice Ginsburg will lie in repose for two days. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at 87, will lie in repose on Wednesday and Thursday outside the Supreme Court for Americans to pay their respects.

What's happening: The eight justices and former Justice Anthony Kennedy wore masks to attend a private ceremony. Some of Ginsburg's former clerks were pallbearers and carried her casket to the court's Great Hall.

  • During the brief ceremony, Chief Justice John Roberts said Ginsburg's life was "one of the many versions of the American dream" and said her many writings and dissents will "steer the court for decades," CBS News reports.
  • "She will live on in what she did to improve the law and the lives of all of us, and yet still Ruth is gone and we grieve," Roberts said.
Law clerks and other people gather as the flag-draped casket of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at the Supreme Court. Photo: Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
Former President Jimmy Carter (center). Photo: Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool/Getty Images
Crowds gather outside the Supreme Court. Photo: Alex Brandon/Pool/Getty Images

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The Texas House voted 84-59 late Monday to approve new congressional district maps that reduce the number of districts with Black and Hispanic majorities, per the Texas Tribune.

Why it matters: The legislation comes after recent census figures found Texas' growing diverse population doesn't bode well for Republicans, who then worked to protect incumbents with the redrawn maps.

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Why it matters: Pyongyang's latest in a series of recent missile launches happened hours after U.S. officials emphasized their commitment to restart negotiations on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, which have stalled since talks broke down during the Trump administration, AP notes.