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The European Court of Justice's advocate general said Thursday that Google should not be required to remove links under the EU's "right to be forgotten" policy in searches outside of the bloc. A French regulator has been pushing the search giant to remove links to EU citizens in results on its U.S. domain.

Why it matters: The opinion from the court adviser, which is different from an official ruling on the matter, is a boon to Google's effort not to expand one of Europe's most sweeping internet rules to searches in other jurisdictions.

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Chinese students at U.S. colleges face deep uncertainty

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A new visa guideline issued last week would strip international students in the U.S. of their student visa if their college classes are online-only amid the pandemic.

Why it matters: More than 360,000 Chinese students are enrolled at U.S. colleges. Many of them could be forced to return to China if the rule change is implemented.

Pelosi "absolutely" would skip August recess to reach coronavirus stimulus deal

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNN on Tuesday she would "absolutely" be willing to forego the House's August recess to reach a deal for another relief package to help the country battle the health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus.

The big picture: Pelosi indicated the package would earmark money for coronavirus testing and contact tracing, as well as assistance for state and local governments whose budgets are in dire financial straits due to revenue shortfalls caused by the recession.

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The U.K. was the most-prepared country for a pandemic — until it wasn't

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One country was easily the best-prepared in the world to respond quickly to and mitigate the spread of an epidemic, according to the 2019 Global Health Security Index: Great Britain.

Reality check: When the coronavirus struck, the U.K. had arguably one of the least effective responses among rich countries, despite decades of preparation for just such an event. Its death toll ranks behind only the U.S. and Brazil.