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Ruth Bader Ginsburg saw Kate McKinnon portray her on 'SNL.' Here's what she thought.

The Supreme Court justice was asked about it at Sundance Film Festival.

She's delighted fans weekly on "Saturday Night Live" for nearly six years and stole the show as Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in 2016's "Ghostbusters" reboot — clearly, actress and comedian Kate McKinnon has mastered the art of impersonation.

I mean, which other "SNL" star could flawlessly pull off Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, and Jeff Sessions?

*crickets*

Exactly!




And one of McKinnon's especially hilarious portrayals is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

[rebelmouse-image 19475006 dam="1" original_size="480x260" caption="GIFs via "Saturday Night Live."" expand=1]GIFs via "Saturday Night Live."

McKinnon's Ginsburg is spry, unfiltered, and bursting with memorable one-liners.  

The character even generated a perfectly out there term for the 84-year-old's fiery takedowns: "Gins-burns."

It's a term the real "Notorious RBG" has come to love.

Sitting down with NPR's Nina Totenberg on January 21 at the Sundance Film Festival, Ginsburg finally answered the years-old 'SNL' question.

"So, what did you think of your portrayal on 'Saturday Night Live'?" Totenberg asked.

"I liked the actress that portrayed me," a smiling Ginsburg answered. "And I would like to say 'Gins-burn' sometimes to my colleagues." The crowd erupted with laughs and cheers.

You can watch the full exchange below:

Much to the (likely) consternation of President Trump — who once said Ginsburg's mind is "shot" and called on her to resign — it sounds like we'll be hearing many more 'Gins-burns' in the months and years ahead.

The Supreme Court justice — one of only four women in U.S. history to hold the title — just hired a slate of law clerks through 2020, dimming hopes from conservatives that she'd be retiring prior to the next presidential election. Ginsburg previously said she'll remain on the court as long as her health allows.

If her rigorous workout routine is any indication, that will be a while!

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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RumorGuard by The News Literacy Project.

The 2016 election was a watershed moment when misinformation online became a serious problem and had enormous consequences. Even though social media sites have tried to slow the spread of misleading information, it doesn’t show any signs of letting up.

A NewsGuard report from 2020 found that engagement with unreliable sites between 2019 and 2020 doubled over that time period. But we don’t need studies to show that misinformation is a huge problem. The fact that COVID-19 misinformation was such a hindrance to stopping the virus and one-third of American voters believe that the 2020 election was stolen is proof enough.

What’s worse is that according to Pew Research, only 26% of American adults are able to distinguish between fact and opinion.

To help teach Americans how to discern real news from fake news, The News Literacy Project has created a new website called RumorGuard that debunks questionable news stories and teaches people how to become more news literate.

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A mom describes her tween son's brain. It's a must-read for all parents.

"Sometimes I just feel really angry and I don’t know why."

This story originally appeared on 1.05.19


It started with a simple, sincere question from a mother of an 11-year-old boy.

An anonymous mother posted a question to Quora, a website where people can ask questions and other people can answer them. This mother wrote:

How do I tell my wonderful 11 year old son, (in a way that won't tear him down), that the way he has started talking to me (disrespectfully) makes me not want to be around him (I've already told him the bad attitude is unacceptable)?

It's a familiar scenario for those of us who have raised kids into the teen years. Our sweet, snuggly little kids turn into moody middle schoolers seemingly overnight, and sometimes we're left reeling trying to figure out how to handle their sensitive-yet-insensitive selves.


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