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article imageTopFinds: Trying to resurface Costa Concordia, Muamba's collapse

By David Silverberg     Mar 23, 2012 in Internet
A Dutch salvage company wants to "refloat" the partially sunken Costa Concordia. A video captures TSA agents thoroughly inspecting a boy in a wheelchair. Bolton's Muamba suddenly collapses mid-game. These are the top stories on
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists found important breaking news from the UK and also kept us informed about on sports news from across the world, protests in Canada and much more.
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.

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A journey inside 'Lost Girl' with Anna Silk (Includes interview) by Anca Dumitru
Actress Anna Silk talks at length her leading role as the heroic and sexy Succubus Bo, in the Canadian supernatural hit drama 'Lost Girl', before starting to shoot Season 3 of the show, hinting gently into the remainder of Season 2, the finale and more.
Blagojevich shines light on how incarceration affects children (Includes interview) by Yukio Strachan
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's final public speech Wednesday, before reporting to prison, brought much needed attention to a very important topic: how a parent's incarceration affects children left behind.
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Photo by taekwonweirdo
Review: British rock legends UFO still not resting on their laurels (Includes first-hand account) by Kev Hedges
UK legendary rockers UFO, performed in the university town of Cambridge on Thursday, beginning a 16-date tour of the UK. The concert produced the obvious mix of experience, raw talent and hard rock charisma one expects from such a long-established act.
On Strike: Toronto libraries shut down, large rally at city hall (Includes first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
Following the failed marathon negotiations over the weekend, 2,300 library workers are now off the job and will head to the picket lines. Hundreds rallied Monday at city hall and others demonstrated at the Toronto Reference Library.
Dogs fill the rings for spring show in Nova Scotia (Includes first-hand account) by Lynn Curwin
Both conformation and obedience dogs got together for the Cobequid Dog Club's spring show in Nova Scotia during the weekend.

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A Syrian protester shouting Farsi slogans during a National Day of Action demonstration outside of T...
A Syrian protester shouting Farsi slogans during a National Day of Action demonstration outside of Toronto's Old City Hall.
Ch Hilltop s Zoom Zoom  a Brussels Griffon  looks rather bored with the show experience.
Ch Hilltop's Zoom Zoom, a Brussels Griffon, looks rather bored with the show experience.
Many library and union members walking the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall.
Many library and union members walking the picket line outside of Toronto City Hall.
St. Patrick s Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
Blue heron  single hunter by the pond in Colony Farm  Port Coquitlam  BC.
Blue heron, single hunter by the pond in Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC.

In the Media

Video: TSA search wheelchair-bound 3-year-old for explosives by JohnThomas Didymus
A wheelchair-bound three-year-old in a cast travelling with his family to Disney World in Orlando, Florida got the scare of his life when he was subjected to a thorough invasive pat-down by TSA agents at the O'Hare Airport in Chicago.
President Obama Issues Executive Order NDRP by Joseph Corica
An official White House press release announced the latest Presidential Executive Order, but some of the details are generating controversy.
Dutch salvage company says it can refloat sunken Costa Concordia by Marcus Hondro
The Dutch maritime company that is removing the oil from the sunken Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, says it can refloat the huge ship and has put in a bid to do so. But the operation cannot be done cheaply.
Is the NDAA illegal? by Victoria N. Alexander
A group called has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to block the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which, they claim, gives the president power to arrest and indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without evidence.
US government approves Monsanto seed experiment across America by Anne Sewell
For the first time, the U.S. government has signed off on a large-scale experiment with genetically modified crops from Monsanto engineered corn seed.
'Kony 2012' filmmaker detained for public masturbation by Anne Sewell
The filmmaker behind the viral video "Kony 2012" has been allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and was arrested on Thursday morning by San Diego Police.
Video of man flying like a bird raises online controversy by JohnThomas Didymus
A video showing Dutch engineer Jarno Smeets taking off the ground on kite-like wings and flying through the air has drawn attention online. Smeets claims he is the first man to fly like a bird, without a jet engine or rotor.
Op-Ed: Brian Burke has failed, Toronto Maple Leafs need new GM by Marcus Hondro
There's no business like the business of sport to get people talking and there is forever fodder for it all in Toronto hockey circles. Soon the Maple Leafs of 2011-12 will officially bow out of the playoffs and their next season will unofficially begin.
BBC unveils Jenna-Louise Coleman as new Doctor Who companion by Mathew Wace Peck
Jenna-Louise Coleman has been announced as the new assistant to Matt Smith’s Doctor in the BBC’s flagship science-fiction drama series.
Large number of Facebook friends linked to narcissism by JohnThomas Didymus
According to a new study by researchers at Western Illinois University (WIU), the pattern of your Facebook activity may reveal "socially disruptive" narcissist tendencies.
Florida law firm fires 14 employees for wearing orange by Arthur Weinreb
While the former employees say they wore orange on paydays so they would stand out as a group when they went out after work, management viewed their attire as a protest against the firm and fired them.
Fabrice Muamba
Fabrice Muamba
Video: Footballer Fabrice Muamba collapses on pitch mid-game by Amanda Payne
Football fans and fellow players were left shocked and horrified as Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba suddenly collapsed to the ground during an FA Quarter Finals match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
9-year-old Massachusetts boy gets called for jury duty by Leigh Goessl
One potential juror recently called for jury duty asked for an exemption. He managed to duck out of his civil duty with little argument from the jury commission.
His excuse? The boy from Yarmouth, Mass. is only 9-years-old.
Racist anti-Obama sticker 'Don't Re-Nig in 2012' goes viral by JohnThomas Didymus
A photograph showing a bumper sticker featuring a racist political slogan playing on the word "renege" ("re-Nig") has gone viral on Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere after it was posted on Facebook on Thursday.

Top Blogs

Why are the 'Free Hugs' people so aggressive? by Andrew Moran
I don't like to be touched by strangers. I also respect people's wishes when they don't want me or others to do a...
St. Patrick's Day parade in Vancouver by Joseph Boltrukiewicz
I went to see the St. Patrick's Day parade in Vancouver yesterday. Took a bunch of not bad shots but out of total...
Dawkins' selfish genes, altruistic behavior and kin selection strategy by JohnThomas Didymus
In this essay, I shall try to establish precise criteria for accurately describing gene "behaviour" in the context of...

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