Foreign Enrollment at US Grad Schools Picks Up

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_91f88f22ae.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- They're coming to America -- to go to graduate school, that is. A new report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reports that graduate school applications from outside the U.S. were up seven percent in 2013, compared to just two-percent growth from the year before. The top seven countries of origin for international grad students are Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan, making up 86 percent of all foreign enrollment.

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Car Plows into Florida Church, Leaving 21 Hurt

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_3e7f556efd.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Twenty-one people were injured Sunday night by a car that plowed into their church during Easter services in Fort Myers, Fla. While no fatalities were reported, some of the church-goers were severely injured. Eighteen people were reportedly brought to Lee County hospitals for treatment. According to witnesses, an Easter concert was about to start when the car drove through the front of Second Haitian Baptist Church.

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Boston Expands Security Efforts for Monday's Marathon

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_ff1ad87c28.jpgAndrew Burton/Getty Images (BOSTON) -- Police are ramping up security for Monday's Boston Marathon in the wake of last year's bombings. Four-thousand police officers and 500 undercover plain-clothes detectives will be staged from the start line to the finish line. Kurt Schwartz, Massachusetts' Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, said every section of the 26.2 mile race will be watched by cameras, which will be monitored in an underground, high-tech command center.

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Snowmobilers Escape Uninjured After Moose Encounter in Maine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_d61894ac97.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (JACKSON, Maine) -- A run-in with an angry moose ended without injury for a pair of New Hampshire snowmobilers, but they say that the incident has changed how they think about wildlife. Janis and Bob Powell saw the moose while snowmobiling outside Jackson, Maine, on Friday. They followed it on a trail for a few minutes, but it then came to halt.

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Twelve-Year-Old Dies on Boy Scout Camping Trip in Washington State

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_7a3f76d14d.jpgEducation Images/UIG via Getty Images (SHELTON, Wash.) -- A 12-year-old boy was killed by a rolling log while camping with his Boy Scout troop in Washington State Saturday. The troop had been hiking in the Olympic National Forest, a remote area about 40 miles north of Shelton, Washington. According to Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Nole, the boys were trying to roll a large log into a lake when the victim's jacket got stuck to the trunk. The log rolled over the boy, causing him to suffer a deadly head injury.

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