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Ruth Bader Ginsburg in state at US Capitol

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman in history to lie in state in the US Capitol when her casket is placed in National Statuary Hall today, according to congressional historians.

The historic event, which was announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this week, will feature a formal ceremony for invited guests only because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lying in state is a tribute reserved for the most distinguished government officials and military officers, while lying in honor is a distinction given to private citizens.

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