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Recent Department of Homeland Security records show that 433,556 foreign graduates were approved for temporary jobs in their academic field in the U.S. after finishing school in 2017, per The Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: More students from outside the U.S. are choosing to stay in the country for jobs as software engineers and other highly-skilled roles that Americans aren't studying for, under the federal work-authorization program, per the data.

Between the lines: Universities and companies will likely be affected by this year’s drop in the foreign-student enrollment U.S. colleges and universities have been experiencing, the report says.

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Hunter Biden saga dominates online debate

Data: NewsWhip; Table: Axios Visuals

The mainstream media turned away. But online, President Trump's charges about Hunter Biden were by far the dominant storyline about the final presidential debate, according to exclusive NewsWhip data provided to Axios.

  • Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden's son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony Bobulinski — garnered more than twice as much online activity (likes, comments, shares) as the runner-up.
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America's poor health is jeopardizing its future

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

From high levels of obesity and opioid addiction to inequities in access to care, America's pre-existing conditions make the country an easy target for COVID-19, as well as future pandemics that could cripple the United States for decades to come.

Why it matters: One of the best ways the country could prepare for future threats — and boost its economy — is to improve Americans' overall health.

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Fauci says if people won't wear masks, maybe it should be mandated

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if "people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it."

Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.

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