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Ginsburg wins $1M award for championing human rights

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg won the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture for her civil rights work.

The Supreme Court associate justice earned a nonprofit of her choosing $1 million.

"By grit and determination, brains, courage, compassion and a fiery commitment to justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg rose from modest beginnings to become one of the most respected, and most beloved, jurists of our time," prize founder Nicolas Berggruen said in a statement.

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