The federal government reversed course on a policy that would have meant international students could not stay in the U.S. unless they were taking at least some in-person classes, the Texas Tribune reports:


"On Tuesday, the Trump administration walked back recent guidance that would have deported international college and university students if they were enrolled exclusively in online classes this fall. The repeal follows outspoken criticism from universities, legal experts and higher education advocates, who deemed the rules unfairly punitive for foreign students."

Several universities filed a lawsuit over the policy.

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In a new real estate report looking at the most and least expensive cities to buy a house, Austin crumbled, falling near the bottom of the list and below every other Texas city mentioned.

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With Thanksgiving a few days away, finding the perfect wine to serve during dinner can be time consuming for anyone. Whether you are looking for a full-bodied red to serve during your dinner, or a rich white wine to pair with appetizers and desserts, Texas wines have so much to offer.

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Local immigration advocates expect that, very soon after President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20, he will begin overturning federal policies implemented during the Trump administration. And then they expect demand for immigrant legal services in Austin to jump.

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Local health officials repeated their request that Austinites not gather this Thanksgiving and recommended that Travis County schools return to virtual learning in the week after the holiday in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell reportedly violated his own stay-at-home order by attending a family birthday party in the spring.

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Dropbox CEO Drew Houston speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 on September 5, 2018 in San Francisco.

The CEO of Dropbox, one of the most popular cloud storage services, is planning a move to Austin.

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When local officials recommended businesses limit their capacity beyond state requirements due to the current surge in COVID cases, restaurateur Eric Silverstein was discouraged.

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