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President Obama speaks in the White House briefing room on Thursday following the Supreme Court decision on immigration.

After Supreme Court Defeat, Obama Says Immigration Question Now Up To Voters

Reacting to a deadlocked Supreme Court, President Obama said the ball is now in the court of the American voters when it comes to immigration.

Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, arrives at the courthouse in Baltimore ahead of Thursday's verdict.

Officer Who Drove Van In Freddie Gray Case Found Not Guilty Of Murder

A Baltimore court has acquitted Officer Caesar Goodson of second-degree murder and all other charges in a case related to the death of Freddie Gray.

Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died from a spinal cord injury sustained while in police custody last year.

Goodson drove the van that transported Gray after his arrest. Gray apparently sustained the fatal injury during that van ride, during which he was handcuffed, shackled and not wearing a seat belt. The incident sparked protests and riots in Baltimore and raised questions about police negligence.

With High Court Evenly Split, Obama's Immigration Actions Remain On Hold

The Supreme Court deadlocked when it considered whether President Obama had the authority to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

The 4-4 tie — announced in a single sentence by the court — deals a major blow to the president and leaves in place a lower court ruling that put his plan on hold.

Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, prepares to land in Seville, Spain, on Thursday.

'Beautiful Flight' Across The Atlantic Is Major Milestone For Solar Plane

After 71 hours and 8 minutes of flight time crossing the Atlantic, Solar Impulse 2 has touched down in Seville, Spain. It's a major step toward the team's goal of circumnavigating the globe using only the sun's power.

The end of this leg means they've now completed 90 percent of that journey.

As The Two-Way has reported, the single-seater plane took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport early Monday with pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls.

Abigail Fisher, who challenged the use of race in college admissions, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court on Dec. 9, 2015. The Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas' affirmative action program in a 4-3 decision.

Supreme Court Upholds University Of Texas' Affirmative Action Program

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the University of Texas' affirmative action program.

"The race-conscious admissions program in use at the time of petitioner's application is lawful under the Equal Protection Clause," the court held.

People arrive to cast their votes Thursday at Hove Museum and Art gallery in Hove, which is near Brighton in southern England. Millions of voters are having their say in a bitterly fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the United Kingdom's EU membership.

It's Decision Time In The U.K.: Voters To Settle 'Brexit' Question

Should they stay or should they go?

Today the United Kingdom votes on the so-called Brexit, or the possibility of leaving the European Union.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET) and will close at 10 p.m. (5 p.m. ET). British citizens, including some who live abroad, are eligible to vote, as well as citizens of Ireland and Commonwealth countries who live in the U.K. or Gibraltar.

The votes (marked by an X on a paper ballot) are counted by hand, and official results likely won't be known until Friday morning.

Watching For Clues

Wukan villagers, shown protesting in December 2011, chased Communist Party officials out of their hamlet and elected a new leader. Now they're protesting again.

A Rebellious Chinese Village Challenges The Authorities — Again

Five years ago, the residents of a southern Chinese village drew the world's attention when they chased Communist Party officials out of their hamlet and elected a new leader.

Now, the land disputes that spurred them to action remain unresolved, and the residents of Wukan village are rising up in protest once again after their elected leader was detained on corruption charges Saturday.

The Text4Baby app sends free, periodic text messages in Spanish or English to pregnant women and new moms about prenatal care, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, developmental milestones and immunizations.

The Challenge Of Taking Health Apps Beyond The Well-Heeled

When you hear the phrase "digital health," you might think about a Fitbit, the healthy eating app on your smartphone, or maybe a new way to email the doctor.

But Fitbits aren't particularly useful if you're homeless, and the nutrition app won't mean much to someone who struggles to pay for groceries. Same for emailing your doctor if you don't have a doctor or reliable Internet access.

Gregory "Buster" Coleman in his cap and gown. Each graduate of the Kennedy School of Government carried an inflatable globe.

'Buster' Goes To Harvard: A Proud Day For Liberia's Top Cop

Gregory "Buster" Coleman is a cop who's been through a lot.

He was the Liberian National Police Commissioner during the Ebola outbreak.

He and his men would wear protective equipment when they were out on patrol during the epidemic. But the garb is "not made for policing," says the robust 36-year-old. "If we had to make a difficult arrest the suit could tear." He paused. "Every night I would have to strip outside my house, be sprayed down with chlorine then shower before I could even greet my children."

That was a bit unnerving.

So was going to Harvard.

Charles Bolden, staff assistant of Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., holds a poster with pictures of gun violence victims from Chicago as he walks toward the House Chamber on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Not 'Taking No For An Answer': House Democrats Continue Gun Control Sit-In

Democrats in the House of Representatives continued their sit-in overnight and into Thursday morning, calling for votes on gun control before any other business. Despite the protest, the GOP passed a Zika funding bill in the middle of the night and then adjourned for the July Fourth recess.

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