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By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times

The pilot of a military plane that crashed in a mountainous region of northern Nevada was killed in the mishap, the Navy said Sunday.

The plane, an F/A-18C Hornet on loan from the Marine Corps to the Navy for “Top Gun” pilot training, crashed Saturday afternoon east of the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nevada. The plane was a total loss, the Navy said.

Rescue teams from the Navy and the Lander County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office took hours to reach the site in a remote, rugged area Saturday. An overnight snowstorm hindered search efforts.

The plane was a training flight from the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at the Fallon base. The pilot’s name will not be released until family members are notified, the Navy said.

AFP Photo/Tauseef Mustafa

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."