Thursday, April 26, 2018
News Roundup

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.

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Donít call it a comeback: Jonny Venters return to majors with Rays much more than that

Donít call it a comeback: Jonny Venters return to majors with Rays much more than that

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Lightning to face Bruins in East semifinals

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High school scoreboard for April 25

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Bucs draft scenarios: Would this guy be their lucky pick at No. 7?

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Softball: Boca Ciega edges Tarpon Springs for 6A-9 title

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DUNEDIN — It's hard to believe that we'll see a more emotional, more exciting game than this one throughout the rest of the postseason.Top seed Tarpon Springs and No. 2 Boca Ciega were fearless with the Class 6A-9 title on the line Wednesd...
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Rays Journal: A win over ex-mate Cobb, and in a record way

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VA nominee considers withdrawing as new allegations emerge of drinking, wrecking government vehicle

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WASHINGTON ó White House physician Ronny Jackson has grown frustrated with the nomination process to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs and has told colleagues he may remove his name from consideration, two White House officials with knowledge o...
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A religious group has settled in a big pink house in Clearwater. Neighbors arenít happy.

A religious group has settled in a big pink house in Clearwater. Neighbors arenít happy.

CLEARWATER ó The first thing John Trevena noticed about his new neighbors was the color of their house: Pepto-Bismol pink.It didnít worry Trevena, a criminal defense lawyer who moved into the three-bedroom rental home next door in 2015."I knew it was...
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Pasco corporal who took down student on video now cleared (w/video)

Pasco corporal who took down student on video now cleared (w/video)

LAND OíLAKES ó Kayla PeŮa filled up her water bottle then returned to her lunch table at Sunlake High School when she heard a commotion in the cafeteria on Tuesday afternoon.A female student was riled up, walking back and forth, PeŮa said, screaming ...
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