As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. There was a lot going on this week, from the death of Libya's Gaddafi
to a senior marathon runner
bound to inspire newbie pavement-pounders.
We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on DigitalJournal.com, under the category bar. They are changing constantly to reflect what people are reading on the site.
Hot topics on Digital Journal
• Occupy Toronto
Top Digital Journal Reports100-year-old man finishes Toronto waterfront marathon (Includes first-hand account)
by Alexandra Christopoulos
A 100-year-old man who completed the Toronto waterfront marathon may have made world history as the oldest marathoner. Fauja Singh crossed the finish line after 5:30 p.m., after running for eight hours on Sunday's race.
DailyFeats gives you rewards for your positive steps (Includes interview)
by KJ Mullins
Do you get a pat on the back for doing the dishes or taking your vitamins? If you're a member of DailyFeats you would and get points for the every day things that you do.
Photo Essay: Occupy Wall Street Los Angeles (Includes interview and first-hand account)
by Kelly Bowlin
These photos show various aspects of the Occupy Wall Street Los Angeles protest on October 15, 2011. A massive march took place that began in the old financial district at Pershing Square to city hall.
Occupy Toronto: Thousands protest, march against banking system (Includes interview and first-hand account)
by Andrew Moran
Thousands of protesters gathered at Toronto's Financial District as part of the Occupy the World movement. Occupy Toronto activists criticized the nation's banking system, governmental leaders and its economic structure.
BVCare on a Mission to Reconcile Divided Factions (Includes interview and first-hand account)
by Farid Omar
In charting a new era for their beleaguered homeland, young Somali-Canadians are embarking on an innovative nation-building process aimed at reconciling factions divided by the 20 year destructive civil war.
In the MediaNew video claims to show Gaddafi's corpse, joyous rebel fighters
by David Silverberg
The latest video reportedly shows the body of the killed Libyan leader surrounded by rebel forces. One scene also shows a bullet hole or wound in Gaddafi's lifeless head. [Warning: Graphic images/video may be disturbing to some viewers]
Las Vegas man needs $1 million for op to remove 100 pound scrotum
by Katerina Nikolas
Wesley Warren Jr, 47, from Las Vegas, suffered a testicle trauma that left him with a scrotum weighing 100 pounds. In a desperate bid to raise the $1 million necessary for an operation to remove it, Warren has gone public on his embarrassing plight.
Howard Stern dissects Occupy Wall Street crowd
by Michael Krebs
Comedic radio talk show host Howard Stern featured excerpts on Monday from interviews with select Occupy Wall Street protesters, highlighting the movement's lack of focus.
Inventor of C programming language dies at age 70
by Abigail Prendergast
Dennis Ritchie, the inventor of the popular "C" programming language and major player in the creation of the UNIX operating system passed away yesterday. He was 70 and highly regarded by IT professionals as a tech trailblazer and visionary.
Op-Ed: From an outsider's point of view — What's with Ron Paul?
by John Louie S. Ramos
Whenever I Google (or Google search, whichever is politically correct) the term "what's with Ron Paul?" the first item that pops out on my old CRT monitor is a blog written by Pathufind Media founder Billy Hallowell.
Thousands of patients of Ottawa clinic at risk of HIV, Hepatitis
by Arthur Weinreb
Ottawa Public Health is attempting to track down 6,800 people who may have been exposed to viruses at an unnamed Ottawa clinic.
IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has died from injuries
by Forstine Carter
Dan Wheldon of St. Petersburg lost his life after sustaining serious injuries in a crash during Sunday's Las Vegas Indy 300.
Perfume sold to fund cancer research may actually cause cancer
by Kevin Fitzgerald
In a very ironic twist of events, a recent discovery has been made that "Promise Me," a perfume sold by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help raise funds for breast cancer research, may in fact contain ingredients that cause cancer.
Video: Bear cub wanders into Alaska grocery store produce aisle
by Kim I. Hartman
Shoppers in a grocery store in Alaska were in for a shock when a young black bear cub walked through the automatic doors into the store, then climbed onto the produce display looking for a way to escape the excitement.
'Family Feud' question on swallowing yields discomfort for host
by Michael Krebs
'Family Feud' host Steve Harvey was drawn into an uncomfortable moment for a family television program after a seemingly innocuous question turned strikingly sexual.
Actor Shia LaBeouf attacked in Vancouver bar after filming
by Nicole Byerly
First recognized as the star of Holes and Disney's Even Stevens, the adorable child star turned bad guy had another brush with danger and the law.
Pending anti-piracy bill would send Justin Bieber to jail
by Forstine Carter
An anti-piracy bill pending in the Senate could send pop star Justin Bieber to prison for up to five years for posting videos of himself singing famous pop songs.
Op-Ed: Full Tilt Poker RIP?
by Alexander Baron
The sad saga of Full Tilt Poker drags on and on; although there is still a glimmer of hope for its resurrection, most realists accept that it is in effect dead and buried.
Top BlogsPerks of being a journalist
by Andrew Moran
Although the pay is very low for most journalists - very low - there are some perks to the job. Since working at...
Yes, it's a cat video.
by Raquel Teixeira
Yes, it's another cat video, but I can't help myself. They are so funny. Now, my cat is always quite intrigued when...
I Read the News Today, Oh Boy
by C.S. McClellan
There are days when it's very hard to find anything to be cheerful about...
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