Split U.S. Supreme Court blocks Obama immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Barack Obama a harsh defeat by blocking his plan to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation in a split 4-4 ruling he called frustrating to those aiming to fix America’s broken immigration system.

EPA says filtered Flint, Michigan drinking water safe to drink

DETROIT (Reuters) – Federal officials said on Thursday it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Michigan, where a public health crisis erupted after residents were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead.

U.S. Supreme Court upholds race-based college admissions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the consideration of race in college admissions, rejecting a white woman’s challenge to a University of Texas program designed to boost the enrollment of minority students.