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Flags outside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg. Photo: Alexei Vitvitsky/TASS via Getty Images

The European Parliament voted on Thursday 318-278 against the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which would have held digital services liable for any copyright infringement by user-uploaded content and may have required them to pay a fee to publishers to link to others' content or display excerpts.

Why it matters: Critics of the proposal say that it would stifle the open internet as we know it and would be much too burdensome — especially for small websites. But stay tuned: The parliament will review an updated version of the proposal in September.

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Tim Scott hopes to reintroduce version of GOP police reform bill

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told reporters Wednesday he plans to reintroduce his police reform bill or a similar proposal in the coming weeks and that he has discussed a potential compromise with Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

Why it matters: Eyes have again turned to Washington to take steps to address police reform in the wake of Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict Tuesday, after efforts stalled in Congress last year.

Biden announces small business tax credits for vaccine PTO

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President Biden on Wednesday called on all employers to provide workers paid time off to get vaccinated or recover from COVID side effects, and said he'll include a paid tax credit for small businesses that do so.

Why it matters: The Biden administration sees workplaces as highly influential in making shots more convenient for working adults who are in high-risk industries.

White House unveils plans for high-profile climate summit

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Biden administration offered new details this morning about the big, virtual climate summit Thursday and Friday and signaled they expect new emissions reduction and climate finance commitments from multiple countries.

Driving the news: The administration said 40 heads of state would attend, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.

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