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article imageTopFinds: Japan's nuclear crisis, shopping carts' dirty secret

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By David Silverberg     Mar 18, 2011 in Internet
As Japan recovers from last week's disaster, nuclear dangers threaten the island nation. High level of e. coli found on shopping carts. Which hip-hop legend died this week? These are the top stories on DigitalJournal.com.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. We also included hot content as suggested by our community.
How these stories and images are selected: We keep track of the what readers like and what articles, images and blogs people are reading and looking at most.
We are continuing with our new idea: an opportunity for our community members to suggest content that stood out. In a blog post, we asked people to suggest noteworthy articles, images and blogs. We received many great suggestions, and below are some memorable posts by our contributors:
Articles
How I survived the Japanese earthquake (Includes first-hand account) by Mark Weitzman
An hour before the 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, I was at home, in my Tokyo apartment, on the second floor of a five-floor ferro-concrete apartment built in the late 1980s and which met all the quake construction codes at the time.
Japanese dog who refused to leave injured friend caught on video by Lynn Curwin
A shivering but loyal dog was captured on video as it remained by the side of an injured canine, amid the destruction left by the tsunami in Japan.
A dog remains at the side of an injured canine in Japan.
A dog remains at the side of an injured canine in Japan.
YouTube screen capture
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Treasure of music collectibles to be found in SF's Castro District by Jonathan Farrell
Cabaret fans and nostalgia enthusiasts, take note: when looking for old recordings and rare one-of-a-kind finds look to All Music Services, the little treasure trove nestled in San Francisco's Castro District.
Blogs
I support the Canadian health care system by Ken Wightman
I'm dying, but let's be honest, so are you. The difference is that I keep trying to die sooner than later. If my body...
LSD, the psychiatrist's rant, and the song by Michael Cosgrove (Ed note: Read the comments to learn about other Digital Journalists' view on the drug)
I was around 17 the first time I took LSD...
Images
Walking deck towards La Garganta del Diablo on the Brazilian side  Foz do Iguaçu  Brazil.
Walking deck towards La Garganta del Diablo on the Brazilian side, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
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Chilean Horse at the stable. Puro Caballo  Lagunillas.
Chilean Horse at the stable. Puro Caballo, Lagunillas.
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Charities prepare to help Japan's earthquake victims (Includes interview) by KJ Mullins
As Japan begins the long struggle from under the rubble of the 8.9 magnitude quake that struck near Tokyo, charities around the world prepare to help those needing emergency shelter and supplies.
Study: E.coli contamination found on half of shopping carts (Includes interview) by Vincent Sobotka
On your next trip to the grocery store, be aware, much more than groceries may be riding in your shopping cart. More bacteria exists in these carts than in public bathrooms or on a city bus, and children may be the most at risk.

Top Images

Empty grocery store shelves in Tokyo four days after a devastating earthquake struck Japan
Empty grocery store shelves in Tokyo four days after a devastating earthquake struck Japan
Mike Morpeth
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Classic hill country landscapes fill the daily rides of Hell Week.  Above  Enchanted Rock State Natu...
Classic hill country landscapes fill the daily rides of Hell Week. Above, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is the region’s signature landmark.
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In the Media

Reports: Japan’s radiation problem appears out of control by Lynn Herrmann
Latest reports from Japan reveal a country drowning in sorrow from last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, and it will now have to give undivided attention to a disaster of surging radiation levels at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility.
Bodies washing up on Japanese shores as death figures rise by Michael Krebs
As the Japanese government issued tepid reports on radiation exposure and overall death figures from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, a tide of bodies on Japanese shores underscored concerns of higher casualties.
A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of...
A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of their home.
Matthew M. Bradley / U.S. Navy
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Rolling Blackouts Begin Monday in Tokyo by Mark Weitzman
Rolling blackouts in the Kanto Plain, including Tokyo, will begin Monday. The schedule will be announced tonight. Two reactors in Fukushima were also damaged.
Pokemon creator caught in Twitter death hoax by David James Young
In the wake of Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster, there have been many reports of major casualties, injury and death. However, it has also seen a wave of misinformation come through the blogosphere - particularly on Twitter.
Teenager leaps off Golden Gate Bridge for a dare and survives by Kev Hedges
A teenager on a school trip has survived a 220ft jump from the Golden Gate Bridge into the icy, choppy waters of San Francisco Bay and survived with just a broken tail bone and a punctured lung.
Golden Gate Bridge on San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate Bridge on San Francisco Bay
Tewy
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Justin Bieber's new hairstyle causes headache for waxworks by Andrew John
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber's new hairstyle caused a headache for artists at the world-renowned Madame Tussauds waxworks in London, it's been revealed.
Hip-hop musician Nate Dogg dies at 41 by Lynn Curwin
American hip-hop musician Nate Dogg died on Tuesday, at the age of 41, due to complications from strokes he suffered in 2007 and 2008.
Op-Ed: Floyd Mayweather Jr ‘shoulder roll’ defense best of decade by William Charles Baker
Floyd Mayweather Jr should be considered the best defensive fighter of the decade based on how he comes out unscathed after a fight. One of the basics of his greatness is his use of the shoulder roll, otherwise known as the Philly shell defense.

Top Blogs

Why are we still debating legalizing cannabis? by Leonard Krivitsky
Sometimes when I think about these issues, I am sincerely wondering as to why we are still discussing marijuana legalization...
Cannabis Sativa
Cannabis Sativa
Wiki Commons
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A bitter/sweet vacation at Pensacola Beach by Cynthia Trowbridge
My husband and I left for Pensacola Beach Florida on March 1...
Abso-bloody-lutely fantastic- Tom Dempsey, God's personal photographer by Paul Wallis
OK, DJ, don't say I don't do you any favors. Mr. Dempsey seems to be on a mission to prove that photography is a true...
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