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article imageTopFinds: Palin's Wikipedia fiasco, Rihanna's provocative video

By David Silverberg     Jun 10, 2011 in Internet
Sarah Palin supporters take to Wikipedia to rewrite history. Rihanna's new video sparks controversy for its murderous subject matter. A Digital Journalist's poignant photos of the Joplin tornado aftermath. These are the top stories from around the world.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. Our Digital Journalists reported on Sarah Palin's run-in with Wikipedia, BET 's decision to continue airing Rihanna's risque video, memorable photographs of the devastation post-tornado in Joplin, Missouri, and many other stories.

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Libya news
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We are continuing with our crowdsourcing 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 some great suggestions, and below are some memorable posts by our contributors:
More dancing at Jefferson Memorial in defiance of ruling (Includes interview) by Graeme McNaughton
With an investigation into the actions of Park Police last weekend, some are getting their dancing shoes ready for another demonstration at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial this weekend.
Palin supporters attempting to rewrite history on Wikipedia by Graeme McNaughton
While former governor Sarah Palin claims she wasn't wrong in her story on Paul Revere, some of her supporters have taken to Wikipedia to make it true.
Images of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo. two weeks after the tragedy (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Kay Mathews
Words cannot fully describe the damage that the EF-5 tornado inflicted on Joplin, but pictures of the destruction better convey the wreckage and why Joplin continues to need help.
Entrance to Academy Sports+Outdoors.  Joplin  Mo.  June 5  2011
Entrance to Academy Sports+Outdoors. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
Photo of the day (Day #5, 6/9/2011) by Matt Harding
I walked outside this morning at around 8:30 and took these photos...
Toronto's beautiful thunderstorm by Andrew Moran
I just love when it rains outside...
Gina Sicilia and her band.
Gina Sicilia and her band.

Top Digital Journal Reports

Vermont legalizes medical marijuana dispensaries (Includes interview) by Kim I. Hartman
Vermont Governor Pete Shumlin has signed a bill into law that will authorize four medical marijuana dispensaries to operate licensed businesses in the state to dispense marijuana and marijuana-related supplies to registered medical marijuana patients.
Ontario midwives rally province for pay equity (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Brian Bradley
Over 600 people rallied Queen’s Park Wednesday demanding pay equity for Ontario midwives after over a decade of underpaid work in the province.
Brazilian sci-fi show 3% makes waves online (Includes interview) by Alexa Tomaszewski
Brazilian pilot 3% promises to bring sci-fi to the small screen. The creative team takes a do-it-yourself approach incorporating social media in hopes of picking up funding for the premiere season.
Superstar Saado Ali Warsame Receives Gold Record Award (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Farid Abdulhamid
In a historic event held in Toronto on June 4th, diehard fans of international superstar, Saado Ali Warsame, thronged the upscale Taj Banquet Centre to see their iconic national hero perform and receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Top Images

1929 Essex
1929 Essex
Walmart parking lot.  Joplin  Mo.  June 5  2011
Walmart parking lot. Joplin, Mo. June 5, 2011
Nora Elmonoufy  a long time friend from college and artist Christina Vartanian pose for a moment in ...
Nora Elmonoufy, a long time friend from college and artist Christina Vartanian pose for a moment in front of Vartanian's abstracts. Elmonoufy said that she could verify that Vartanian had no formal art school training. Both majored in science while at University of Texas.

In the Media

Op-Ed: Casey Anthony - stranger than fiction and infinitely more ugly by Alexander Baron
A report on the trial of Casey Anthony for the murder of her daughter Caylee, contrasting this stranger than fiction case with a fictional mercy killing from a British TV series.
RISUG reversible male contraceptive almost ready for U.S. tests by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins
The gel injection called Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance, invented more than 30 years ago in India and still under clinical trial there, is now clearing regulatory hurdles ahead of planned testing in the United States later this year.
Tsunami of solar flares heading to Earth, may disrupt satellites by Andrew Moran
A "dramatic" solar flare has erupted from the sun, which has created spectacular images captured by NASA's observatories. Scientists believe it won't have a significant impact on Earth, but some communications satellites could be disrupted.
Coronal Mass Ejection as viewed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 7  2011.
Coronal Mass Ejection as viewed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 7, 2011.
Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema kicks out female texter by Lynn Herrmann
Those longing for a quiet theater where a movie is enjoyed without obnoxious cell phone distractions can find such an experience at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, but leave it to a texter for setting the record straight, in a “magnited” manner.
Tip from psychic of mass grave likely false by Al Boe
A tipster alerted local authorities in Liberty County, Texas today to a home they say housed dozens of dead bodies. The tip apparently came from a psychic. Officials are now saying that no bodies were found at the residence.
Are you ready for World IPv6 Day? by KJ Mullins
Much like a telephone number our IP addresses identify us on the Internet. At this time IP addresses are classified as IPv4 but as web users have increased those numbers are running out. On Monday Rogers in Canada is taking part in World IPv6 Day.
Nintendo Wii U and its touchscreen controller by Holly Goodwin
Nintendo's next game system, dubbed Wii U, has been confirmed for having touchscreens built into its controllers. Also, Wii U will sport high-def video.
Seeing red brings quicker, stronger reaction by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins
Scientists measured stronger, faster reactions in test subjects seeing red, who could not feel the slight differences. But getting a crimson completive edge might be more tricky, for the sight of red also could heighten fright, the researchers cautioned.
Op-Ed: 'Tutu's 'God is not a Christian' is as Christian as it gets! by Kelly Bowlin
Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu's recent new book shows why this man is a religious giant in the world today. "God is Not A Christian" is a Christian message to behold.
BET continues to air violent Rihanna video, 'Man Down' by Melissa Hayes
Despite growing pressure from protest groups, Black Entertainment Television (BET) has chosen to keep a highly controversial Rihanna video in rotation. The artist claims the video's aim is to empower women.
Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt has set many world records, but seems to want to win more, and he will try to do this by possibly participating in the long jump event.
Eckhard Pecher
Op-Ed: Usain Bolt says he's good enough to play for Manchester United by Christopher Bates
In a recent interview with BBC Sport, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has made clear his intentions once he retires from athletics.
Op-Ed: NHL: Winnipeg will make for interesting on-ice story by Dustin Pollack
Well the dust has finally settled on the speculation of Winnipeg returning to the NHL and while relocating a team from the U.S to a small Canadian market may not have been Gary Bettman's first choice, it seemed to be his only one.
Manny Pacquiao Gets $65 M Offer to Face Saul Alvarez in Mexico by Leo Reyes
Boxing promoter Bob Arum said over the weekend that unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. has refused an offer from a Singapore group to face Manny Pacquiao for $65 million. He also said that "$65 million obviously is a sum that Manny Pacquiao would accept."

Top Blogs

Cat for sale by Cynthia Trowbridge
Cat Sale A famous art collector is walking through the city when he notices a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer...
Something I wrote after watching Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love by Renee Wilson
I believe that none of us are the same. We are created differently...
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