The number of new international students enrolling in U.S. colleges and universities dropped 6.3 percent for undergrads.
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Donald Trump's restrictionist immigration policies are making U.S. universities less exceptional.
bit.ly/2GCjQxP

Listen to @MattWelch interview @RandPaul on Afghanistan, @dandrezner on WWIII, and @bendreyfuss, @NomikiKonst & @ForecasterEnten on Joe Biden
reason.com/2019/04/24/matt-wel

When a policy is framed as the individual having no choice, policy oversight of that activity becomes more publicly acceptable.
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California's rent control advocates are back with another ballot initiative that would pave the way for price regulation of rental housing across the state.
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Trump's weaselly ways prolonged the Russia investigation and lent credence to the suspicion that he had something to hide.
reason.com/2019/04/24/trump-is

After a 2018 defeat, California's rent control advocates are back with another statewide ballot initiative.
bit.ly/2PqQpSn

Warren's loan forgiveness plan is a massive giveaway to relatively well-off people.
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Psst…do you want to know the 26 words that, in the opinion of today's guest on the Reason Podcast, "created the internet?"
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Scaring off newcomers is a recipe for decline, not greatness.
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The office of the president will survive Trump's tenure and will remain as potent as ever.
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A California bill proposes to ban hotels from providing small shampoo and conditioner bottles in an effort to reduce plastic waste.
reason.com/2019/04/23/californ

If Congress does not change federal gun laws, Democratic presidential contender Kamala Harris promises, she will do it by executive fiat.
reason.com/2019/04/23/if-congr

The New York Times built a functioning private facial recognition system using off-the-shelf technology. Should you be worried?
reason.com/2019/04/23/the-new-

A judge this morning temporarily sealed video footage from the Florida massage parlor where Robert Kraft was arrested, against the wishes of major media companies
reason.com/2019/04/23/nabbing-

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