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Central American migrants on the move into the United States. Photo: Ulises Ruiz/AFP via Getty Images

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 Thursday to uphold a federal judge's ruling that blocked the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who illegally cross the border between Mexico and the United States, the Washington Post reports. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who just had surgery removing malignant cancerous growths from her lung, voted from her hospital bed, per NBC News.

The big picture: The rule was initially blocked by U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar, who ruled that President Trump "may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden." Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh voted in favor of allowing the Trump administration's new asylum rules to go into effect, making chief Justice John Roberts the deciding vote against the ban.

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Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

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Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.

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The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran’s military nuclear program, is a new height in the maximum pressure campaign led by the Trump administration and the Netanyahu government against Iran.

Why it matters: It exceeds the capture of the Iranian nuclear archives by the Mossad, and the sabotage in the advanced centrifuge facility in Natanz.