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article imageTopFinds: Tightrope-walking over Niagara Falls, stem cell update

By David Silverberg     Jun 15, 2012 in Internet
Nik Wallenda will tightrope-walk over the Falls Friday night. Researchers say they can grow bones from stem cells. What are 'pink collar' jobs and why are some men clamoring towards them? These are the top stories from across the world.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists reported on bizarre crime stories, interesting UFO news, updates on community sports games and much more.
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Dutch film company making time-lapse movie of Costa Concordia (Includes interview) by Marcus Hondro
A Dutch movie company has begun filming the events taking place at the site of the sunken Italian liner, the Costa Concordia. The goal is to produce a time-lapse movie of the refloating and towing-away of the ill-fated cruise ship.
Dressed in his tux  Ed Asner walks to the premiere of  Experts Speak Out .
Dressed in his tux, Ed Asner walks to the premiere of "Experts Speak Out".
Frances Battaglia
Renowned actor Ed Asner speaks out at premiere of new 9/11 movie (Includes first-hand account) by Elliott Freeman
Veteran actor Ed Asner has walked the red carpet at the premieres of countless Hollywood films, but this time he took the podium to support the producers of a controversial new documentary that challenges the official 9/11 story.
Golden Dawn support increases after live TV assault (Includes interview) by Katerina Nikolas
The televised assault by Greece's Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris on a female Communist MP made international news. Whilst Golden Dawn initially cringed, thinking it would decimate support, their popularity has instead surged.
Santiago-Chile in CNN International’s list of most-loved cities (Includes first-hand account) by Igor I. Solar
Travel website CNNGo named Santiago de Chile among the top ten most captivating cities in the world; the South American capital ranks third, after Tokyo and Shanghai.
Israeli company generates bones using fat tissue stem cells (Includes interview) by Lesley Lanir
Surgeons and physicians have had their dreams answered. Soon, it will be possible to repair, graft and even grow bones ready to order, thanks to pioneering Israeli stem cell technology.

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Dancers from the Scottish Dancing Association of Australia Highland Dance Troupe at the premiere of ...
Dancers from the Scottish Dancing Association of Australia Highland Dance Troupe at the premiere of Disney Pixar's Brave. (
Statue to the aboriginal peoples in Santiago s main Square (Plaza de Armas).
Statue to the aboriginal peoples in Santiago's main Square (Plaza de Armas).
Bustling River Street.  Savannah  GA  June 2012
Bustling River Street. Savannah, GA June 2012
Street artist having a nap at Rua dos Tabajaras  Fortaleza  Ceará  Brazil.
Street artist having a nap at Rua dos Tabajaras, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
Lighthouse Point Surfing Museum
Lighthouse Point Surfing Museum
Bustling River Street.  Savannah  GA  June 2012
Bustling River Street. Savannah, GA June 2012
The Paris-London neighborhood occupies about four city blocks just south of “La Alameda”  the ma...
The Paris-London neighborhood occupies about four city blocks just south of “La Alameda”, the main thoroughfare of Santiago de Chile.
The crowd reacts to the street preachers.
The crowd reacts to the street preachers.
Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty s Diamond Jubilee
Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee

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White teenager returns African-American scholarship by JohnThomas Didymus
There was laughter during the awards night at the Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California last month when a white student, Jeffrey Warren, 17, was called up on stage and handed an African-American scholarship.
More men take to 'pink collar' jobs by Sharon Davis
As women strive for equality in the workplace, an interesting new trend has emerged with more men taking on jobs in fields traditionally dominated by women, such as nursing.
Texas father kills man who allegedly sexually molested daughter by JohnThomas Didymus
Sheriff's deputies in Texas say they will not file charges against a father who beat another man to death after he allegedly caught the man sexually abusing his 4-year-old daughter. The father repeatedly punched the alleged molester and killed him.
Two Missouri women busted for baring breasts on golf course by Arthur Weinreb
The women, who appeared to be playing around and might have been playing a round, were arrested at an Alton, Illinois golf course by sheriff's deputies responding to a complaint.
Op-Ed: Lennox to die as N. Ireland court rules against dog by Elizabeth Batt
In a shocking decision by senior judges in Northern Ireland, Lennox, a Labrador/American Bulldog, has been ordered destroyed. The ruling upholds the decision of two lower courts, to euthanize a dog that has committed no harm.
UFC President Dana White comments on meeting with Brock Lesnar by Chris Humphrey
Following UFC 146 last month, the rumors of a potential return to the world of MMA for Brock Lesnar were kicked into high gear after a meeting between the UFC president, Dana White, and the former Heavyweight Champion.
Ontario couple face charges after dog dies in hot car by Arthur Weinreb
It is estimated the Labrador Retriever was in the car parked in a suburban Toronto mall for at least two hours in the middle of a hot day.
King of High Wire, Nik Wallenda, set to walk over Niagara Falls by Marcus Hondro
It most certainly is not for the faint of heart, and we're talking about merely watching high-wire act, Nik Wallenda. His next stunt, coming Friday, June 15, will be the toughest to watch yet, which means his life will be in greater danger than ever.
Dawn Loggins  18  who used to be homeless but now attends Harvard
Dawn Loggins, 18, who used to be homeless but now attends Harvard
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North Carolina teen goes from homelessness to Harvard by Arthur Weinreb
She grew up moving from place to place with no electricity or running water. Then her parents abandoned her. She survived by working as a custodian at her school, got good grades, and will begin Harvard next fall.
California stepfather caught on video beating young boy with belt by Arthur Weinreb
The child's crime —he dropped the ball while he and his stepfather were playing catch in their backyard. The alleged assault was captured on video by a next door neighbour.
Alleged shoplifter found with mobile meth lab in Walmart store by Leigh Goessl
This past week a Walmart store outside St. Louis, Mo. was evacuated after police found a mobile meth lab in a woman's purse. Police had stopped the woman as a suspect in a shoplifting incident.
Video: Swirling lights missile or UFO over Israel/Lebanon border by Anne Sewell
Weird spiraling lights were seen over Middle Eastern countries last night. People panicked and called the police, saying they had seen a UFO.
AHL: Fluke goal in Toronto Marlies loss, a mistake by referees by Daniel Boyington
The AHL issued a statement today admitting the fluke goal in Toronto Marlies loss to Norfolk Admirals was a 'mistake' but nothing can be done now. Norfolk won the game 1-0 in the first over-time, leading the series 3-0.
Jessica Sanchez' popularity soars with singing of National Anthem by Leo Reyes
"American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez is getting more popular as promoters of the nation's biggest sports events have engaged the 16-year-old singing sensation to sing the National Anthem in their opening ceremonies.

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