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article imageTopFinds: The First Lady's fitness push, China's suicidal bears

By David Silverberg     Feb 10, 2012 in Internet
Michelle Obama continues to promote her Let's Move fitness campaign across the U.S. New England fans are arrested after their Super Bowl loss. Why are bears committing suicide in China? These are the top stories on
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists published great stories on politics and science; they were also covering intriguing arts news, and this TopFinds includes fascinating photo essays from some of our most intrepid Digital Journalists.
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, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

Obama news
Greece news
Toronto news

Top Digital Journal Reports

Halifax Metro Transit strike continues, no talks scheduled (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Sara Star
Negotiations between Metro Transit employees and Halifax Regional Municipality are all but frozen on this partly sunny, frigid weekend.
San Francisco realtor likes the idea of Tiny Homes (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Jonathan Farrell
When inner-Sunset District resident John Barry of San Francisco wanted to convert the old shed in his backyard into some living space, he contacted Tumbleweed Tiny Homes Company to draw up the plans.
San Francisco realtor John Barry made a visit to Shafer s home in Sonoma County to view one of the m...
San Francisco realtor John Barry made a visit to Shafer's home in Sonoma County to view one of the many model houses he has built.
President Obama’s grandmother wounded on a Kisumu Highway (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Robin Okuthe
US President Barack Obama’s grandmother sustained injuries from a road accident at a highway in Kisumu, Kenya, during the weekend.
Former Gov. Buddy Roemer: Washington is not broken, it's bought (Includes interview) by Andrew Moran
He hasn't appeared in any presidential debates, you never hear his name in polls and he is rarely mentioned in the media. 2012 Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer is in the race for the White House to change the Washington system.

Top Images

Hikers on snow  Mount Seymour  North Vancouver  Canada.
Hikers on snow, Mount Seymour, North Vancouver, Canada.
Protestors holding pictures of self-immolation deaths.
Protestors holding pictures of self-immolation deaths.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Norm Kelly wave to workers at Scarborough Town Centre.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Norm Kelly wave to workers at Scarborough Town Centre.
Herd of sheep on the Spanish hillside
Herd of sheep on the Spanish hillside

In the Media

Rescued dog bites anchor Kyle Dyer in the face on live TV by JohnThomas Didymus
A veteran TV anchor in Denver, Colorado, Kyle Dyer, was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after Max, an 85-pound Argentine mastiff dog appearing on her show bit into her face as she bent down, apparently, to kiss the dog on the nose during a live segment.
Protests at Liverpool Crown Court against alleged paedophile gang by Richard Milnes
Certain groups, including the English Defence League (EDL) and British National Party (BNP) organised separate protests outside Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 6 February 2012.
Beloved Virginia pastor dies after giving sermon by Yukio Strachan
There were no signs, members of a Virginia Beach church say, that the powerful sermon their pastor had just delivered would be his last.
Rick Santorum  GOP presidential contender.
Rick Santorum, GOP presidential contender.
Republican Colorado, Minnesota Caucus & Missouri Primary Results by Andrew Moran
It has been confirmed that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has completed the trifecta from Tuesday night’s two caucuses and one primary. Although the Republican contests were non-binding, Santorum will hold bragging rights for a while.
Video: Giant whale shark hauled ashore at Karachi's fish harbour by JohnThomas Didymus
A group of fishermen caught a monstrous whale shark in the Arabian Sea. A video clip was posted on YouTube showing the fish, about 40 feet long and six feet wide, being hauled in at the port using cranes in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
'King' Bishop Eddie Long apologizes, denounces crown by Yukio Strachan
One week after being crowned 'king', Bishop Eddie Long gave back his crown. The Georgia mega-church pastor apologized to the Jewish community for taking part in a ceremony in which he was wrapped in a Torah scroll and crowned “king.”
Video: 7-foot-5 basketball player Mamadou Ndiaye dazzles by JohnThomas Didymus
Senegalese high school basketball player, 18-year-old Mamadou Ndaiye, at 7-feet-5 inches is the tallest basketball player in the United States. So thoroughly does he dominate games that it seems unfair to have them compete with him.
Op-Ed: Anonymous FBI hack — Look at the issues nobody's talking about by Paul Wallis
Anonymous is generally reviled for their hacks by the people who should have systems that can’t be hacked. The FBI hack does make a point - These hacks relate to much bigger systemic problems.
14 arrests at UMass-Amherst after Patriots lose to Giants by Arthur Weinreb
Police made 14 arrests after disappointed fans, most of them students, gathered on the campus at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst after the New England Patriots were defeated 21-17 by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.
Watch Michelle Obama beat Jimmy Fallon in fitness challenge by JohnThomas Didymus
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is actively promoting her "Let's Move" pet project that aims to promote physical exercise, healthy eating habits and combat childhood obesity.
Kennedy took my virginity at 19, writes former White House intern by JohnThomas Didymus
Marion "Mimi" Alford, a 69-year-old grandmother, in her new book, tells the story of her 18-month sexual affair (June 1962 to November 1963) with former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, when she was a 19-year-old intern in the White House.
Op-Ed: Bears committing suicide to escape China's bile harvesting farms by Elizabeth Batt
Louis Ng, director of Animal Concerns Research and Education Society in Singapore (ACRES) recently reported that bears kept on bile farms in China and Vietnam are 'committing suicide' in an attempt to escape their miserable existence.
Video of baby playing ping-pong goes viral by Leigh Goessl
A video on YouTube has begun to garner lots of attention. And a cute one it is. The video showcases a baby that plays a pretty good game of ping-pong, complete with a mean swing.
'Cat breading' latest online sensation, gets the Colbert bump by David Silverberg
Bread and cats don't usually go together, but now these two disparate things are joining forces to power the latest online meme: cat owners place their kitty's head through a piece of bread, take a photo and upload them to "cat breading" forums.
An example of a cat breading photo
An example of a cat breading photo

Top Blogs

Jennifer Beals welcomes 'Castle' viewers to the CIA by Anca Dumitru
I have been a long time Jennifer Beals fan...
Official trailer for 'The Amazing Spider-Man' debuts by David Silverberg
Finally, comic book fans can enjoy the latest trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield in the title...
EMD closing in London threatens us all by Ken Wightman
I wrote what I thought was a strong, verbal poke at anyone blaming the union for the closing of the Electro-Motive...

Power Users

  1. Andrew Moran
  2. Leigh Goessl
  3. Alexander Baron
  4. Igor I. Solar
  5. Tim Sandle
  6. Elizabeth Batt
  7. Bill Schmalfeldt
  8. Joseph Boltrukiewicz
  9. Paul Wallis
  10. Anne Sewell
  11. Carolyn E. Price
  12. Tim O'Brien
  13. Sean Fraser
  14. Richard Milnes
  15. Lesley Lanir
  16. KJ Mullins
  17. Amanda Payne
  18. Paul Bradbury
  19. Jonathan Farrell
  20. Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins
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