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Gerson Quinteron of Washington yells during a demonstration on immigration at the Supreme Court on Thursday. A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. The justices' one-sentence opinion effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama's presidency. (Associated Press)

Supreme Court deadlocks, dooming Obama deportation amnesty

- The Washington Times

President Obama lost his bid to kick-start his deportation amnesty Thursday after the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4, keeping in place a lower court’s injunction, nixing the policy for the rest of Mr. Obama’s tenure and igniting political and legal debates that will carry on well beyond.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during their meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Thursday. (Associated Press)

Shunned by West, Putin seeks friend, financier on China visit

The Kremlin’s much-vaunted “pivot to China” takes another big step forward Saturday when Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Beijing on a state visit that Moscow hopes will strengthen relations between the countries and provide a boost to Russia’s tanking economy.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The bad moon rising over Hillary

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton won’t be able to say she didn’t see the bad moon rising. Donald Trump gave her a blistering introduction this week to Presidential Politics 102, which differs in a remarkable way from Politics 101, which she encountered in her first attempt in 2008 and before that as the managing partner in Bubba’s two campaigns.

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Rio de Janierio Olympic officials are pressing on with preps for the Summer Games, saying that the Southern Hemisphere's winter months will allow time for instituting measures to head off Zika virus concerns. (Associated Press)

Rio Olympics officials forge ahead as Zika fears hang over games

- The Washington Times

Olympic officials are forging ahead with the Summer Games in the country where the ominous Zika outbreak began, betting the Brazilian winter and months of prep work will triumph over disease-carrying insects and critics who say the event could scatter the virus across the globe.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tacked left on the economy on Wednesday, slamming Wall Street and touting debt-free college. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton stays on the attack, as Donald Trump jets to Scotland

- The Washington Times

As Donald Trump prepares to leave U.S. shores to spend a few days with his Scottish golf properties, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday ripped the Republican billionaire and warned his policies would tank the economy — a line of attack political analysts say could gain new traction over the next few days while she has the American stage to herself.