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article imageTopFinds: Trump's visit to Toronto, Discovery shuttle's last trip

By David Silverberg     Apr 20, 2012 in Internet
The Donald comes to Toronto to cut the ribbon of his new tower downtown. The Discovery shuttle returns to its final resting place. Who made a real-life Star Trek Tricorder? 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 news from Canada and also kept us updated on Titanic updates, subway heroes, NHL playoffs news 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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GOP news
Space Shuttle Discovery news
Mel Gibson news

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Photo essay: Wine, olives and art at Mornington Peninsula (Includes first-person account) by Val Williamson
I left England's winter to journey to Australia's much milder autumn and sampled not only culinary fruits of the region but cultural ones too.
Space Shuttle Discovery surprises region with multiple fly-overs (Includes first-hand account) by Leigh Goessl
Space Shuttle Discovery arrived this morning to a safe landing at Dulles International Airport. All morning spectators in the Washington D.C. area were awaiting Discovery's arrival from Florida.
Singer Fonzi Thornton talks about Luther Vandross's 'Hidden Gems' (Includes interview) by Mindy Peterman
Fonzi Thornton pays tribute to his late friend and collaborator, Luther Vandross, by helping choose some special tracks for the Hidden Gems album.
A bad time to be a pirate (Includes first-hand account) by Christopher Szabo
Things are going to get very rough for Somali pirates in the near future, if resolutions made during the third Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Cape Town, South Africa, are translated into action.
Donald Trump, officials cut the ribbon at Trump Tower in Toronto (Includes first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
Donald Trump, real estate mogul and multi-billionaire businessman, and his three children visited Toronto Monday where they cut the ribbon of The Trump International Hotel and Tower, which has been open since Jan. 31.

Top Images

A mother at the funeral rite with her child
A mother at the funeral rite with her child
The Princess Royal  Anne  greeting by one of the Anglican clergymen.
The Princess Royal, Anne, greeting by one of the Anglican clergymen.
Marlies winger Jerry D Amigo finishes his hard drive to the net and puts the puck past Americans goa...
Marlies winger Jerry D'Amigo finishes his hard drive to the net and puts the puck past Americans goalie David Leggio on the game winning goal. Defenceman Mark Fraser who started the play and made the perfect pass was knocked down in the process
John Lucero
Sculptures in several types of medium are arranged in the spaces in and around the piazza and the re...
Sculptures in several types of medium are arranged in the spaces in and around the piazza and the restaurant.
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Inside Casa Batlló
Inside Casa Batlló
Eagle Sanctuary in Benalmadena Costa
Eagle Sanctuary in Benalmadena Costa
Hvar s chefs prepared the lunch in front of the guests
Hvar's chefs prepared the lunch in front of the guests
The Tuk Tuk alongside the river Mayenne in Mayenne France with the Chateau de Mayenne in the backgro...
The Tuk Tuk alongside the river Mayenne in Mayenne France with the Chateau de Mayenne in the background.

In the Media

P.E.I. set to introduce 14% HST Apr 2013 in next budget by Andrew Moran
At the same time British Columbia abolishes the Harmonized Sales Tax, the Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island will introduce the 14 percent HST on Apr. 1, 2013, which many businesses are pushing for.
Vancouver Canucks, L.A. Kings start time for Sunday up in air by Marcus Hondro
The Vancouver Canucks have a big hill to climb and will continue their journey Sunday in Vancouver in game 5 of their first round series with the L.A. Kings. As of the afternoon of Thurs., April 19, however, game time had not been announced.
Study: Whooping cough outbreak linked to vaccinated children by Elliott Freeman
San Rafael - An investigation by California doctors has revealed that the state's latest outbreak of whooping cough centered around children who had already received the whooping cough vaccine, Reuters reports.
Photos released of US soldiers posing with Afghan body parts by Anne Sewell
A U.S. soldier has released photos of soldiers posing with Afghan body parts. He released them to the Los Angeles Times to draw attention to the breakdown in leadership and discipline in the U.S. Army.
New photo from Titanic debris field: 'These are human remains' by Marcus Hondro
On April 15 the world marked the 100 year anniversary to the day of the RMS Titanic hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sinking, taking 1,517 lives with her. This week, as part of commemorating the tragedy, a compelling new photo was released.
Ron Paul: 'My ultimate goal remains to repeal the 16th Amendment' by Andrew Moran
From Jan. 1 to Apr. 17, millions of Americans work just to pay their local, state and federal taxes. Texas Congressman Ron Paul stated on Tax Freedom Day that his goal is to repeal the 16th Amendment and end the "tyranny" of the IRS.
Ron Paul speaking to supporters at a townhall at the University of New Hampshire in Durham  New Hamp...
Ron Paul speaking to supporters at a townhall at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire.
Gage Skidmore
Toronto Constable stabbed in the neck by KJ Mullins
A Toronto Police was stabbed in the neck after a routine traffic stop late Sunday. The incident took place near Bathurst Street and Wilson Avenue.
Could the GOP be the Anti-War Party in 2012? by Victoria N. Alexander
The Ron Paul campaign reports that they captured a number of delegates in Minnesota and Colorado yesterday and will probably secure Santorum's delegates. "We are in the process of taking over the GOP," says Doug Wead, a Paul campaign advisor.
Video: Meet Ksenia, the world's cutest cat from Russia by JohnThomas Didymus
The video shows Ksenia, an adorable Scottish Fold cat from Russia. Thousands of viewers on YouTube agree she is the world's cutest cat.
Op-Ed: A real Star Trek Tricorder — Working and creating a new world by Paul Wallis
Star Trek fans will be familiar with the do-anything portable sensor array called the tricorder. This is the instrument that’s used to analyze materials, find life forms and other rather useful things. It’s also becoming a reality.
Video: YouTube subway hero, Snackman, becomes hit with NY ladies by JohnThomas Didymus
New York city now has a real life Avenger superhero in Charles Sonder, 24, alias Snackman. Sonder, a Brooklyn architect, became famous after a video showing his calm movie-style intervention in a brawl between a man and woman was posted to YouTube.
American Idol singer Jessica Sanchez voted off, saved by judges by Leo Reyes
Jessica Sanchez, a 16-year-old contestant in the current season of popular "American Idol" singing talent search TV show, was voted off by viewers Wednesday but she managed to survive when all three judges saved her from being eliminated.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Via Facebook livestream
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supports CISPA? (updated with video) by Anne Sewell
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is currently being discussed in Congress and it seems that Mark Zuckerberg is in support of the Act.
Video: LAPD officers shoot and kill teen in car chase live on TV by JohnThomas Didymus
A police chase of a teenage motorist who refused to stop for driving recklessly ended fatally. After a dramatic high-speed chase shown live on TV Wednesday night, officers killed 19-year-old Abdul Arian with 90 rounds on a San Fernando Valley freeway.

Top Blogs

Updates continued: 'Back soon' (to reporting daily on DJ) has lapsed to 'later'...but by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins
My freelancing gigs near Madison and Milwaukee pay enough to cover all my essential needs and many of my extra "wants"...
Flank Steak Pinwheels! by Raquel Teixeira
Sounds like a ride at an amusement park doesn't it? But no my friends. It's our friend flank steak rolled around some...
Saw my first Google Street View car today... by Leigh Goessl
As much as I've read about them, I'd never seen one up close, but today I was surprised to see a Google Street View car...

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