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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, made history on Friday as the first woman and the first Jewish American to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who presided over Ginsburg’s confirmation hearings as a senator in 1993, was among those at the Capitol for Friday’s ceremony. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi welcomed invited guests, and Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt honoured the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a speech, calling her “our prophet, our north star, our strength.” The personal trainer for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg surprised the guests when he did push-ups in front of her casket as a tribute. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #RBGGlobal News YouTube Channel
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