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Chelsea Clinton resigns NBC reporting job

Chelsea Clinton resigns NBC post

Chelsea Clinton is out as a special correspondent for NBC News. The expectant mother, who began her journalism career with the network in November 2011, announced the news in a Facebook post Friday. "To continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child, I have decided to leave my position as a NBC special correspondent," Clinton wrote. When she joined the network, executives there said she was brought on to help air "good news" stories as part of NBC's "Making a Difference" segments.

Seoul sends lots of students to U.S.

Seoul is sending more students to U.S. universities than any other foreign city, followed by Beijing and Shanghai, according to an analysis of federal data. From 2008 to 2012, the South Korean capital sent 56,503 students to the United States through F-1 visas. Beijing sent 49,946 and Shanghai 29,145, reflecting the demand in China for U.S. degrees. Those findings are from a Brookings Institution report released Friday that analyzed data on F-1 visas obtained through a public records request. In all, the number of foreign students on F-1 visas exploded from 110,000 in 2001 to 524,000 in 2012.

Officer who killed elk gets probation

A former police officer in Boulder, Colo., who was convicted of killing a treasured bull elk in an upscale neighborhood was sentenced Friday to four years of probation. Sam Carter, 37, was on duty when he killed the elk known as "Big Boy" on New Year's Day 2013 while it grazed under a crabapple tree. He claimed the elk had been injured and needed to be put down. Carter, who faced up to six years in prison, was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service, serve on a work crew for 30 days and pay $10,200 in fines, the Daily Camera reported.

By the Numbers

51M The population of Myanmar, according to the country's first census in three decades. The total is far less than the previously estimated 60 million, state-run TV said.

Times wires

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