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Ruth Bader Ginsburg pens heartwarming letters to young girl who dressed like her for ‘superhero day’

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When Krista Wujek Threefoot’s daughter Michele was faced with the task of dressing up as her favorite superhero for school last month, she decided to honor the celebrated subject of the book she’d “been reading the heck out of” who “fights prejudice and injustice”: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Threefoot shared a picture of her daughter donning Ginsburg’s signature spectacles and clutching the illustrated book “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark,” captioning the picture with “It’s superhero day at school.”

“Girls who read really are dangerous, to unfairness and outmoded inequalities,” Threefoot added.

In an edit to the picture, Threefoot shared that the picture of Michele “made it to RBG,” adding the Supreme Court Justice’s assistant emailed her to ask for their address.

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In a follow-up post, Threefoot shared her handwritten note from Notorious RBG:

“Dear Michelle,

You look just like me!
May you continue to thrive on reading an learning.
Every good wish,

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg”

And another, typed on Supreme Court letterhead:

“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading held me make my dreams come true.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg”

Read Ginsburg’s letters below, via Facebook:


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Here’s how Trump hopes to recreate his 2016 presidential win — and how Democrats can send him packing

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Writing for CNN on Saturday, election forecaster Harry Enten explained how President Donald Trump's recent, racist behavior lies in his desire to recreate the same electoral conditions that gave him a victory in 2016 in the presidential election next year.

"The Trump strategy is pretty simple: 1. Drive up the unfavorable ratings of his Democratic rival as he did in 2016 in order to compensate for his own low ratings. 2. Bank on an electoral college/popular vote split as he did in 2016. 3. Use a campaign of racial resentment to drive up turnout even more among groups favorable toward the President," wrote Enten. As he noted, Democrats have excellent odds to flip back Michigan and Pennsylvania, but they will have to work harder to win back any of the other states Trump flipped from the 2012 Obama camp — in particular Wisconsin, which was the closest state after those two.

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American, Italian and Russian blast off for ISS

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US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.

A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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Conservative suggests Trump’s racist rhetoric will incite worse than ‘send her back’ chants: ‘One shudders to wonder’

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In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathleen Parker said the refusal by Republican lawmakers and the evangelical community to condemn Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is paving the way for something far worse than mere "send her back" chants.

Under a headline that bluntly states, "Those who don’t condemn Trump’s racism are complicit in his bigotry," Parker gets right to her opinion of the president, writing, "Going out on a limb here: President Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything."

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