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article imageTopFinds: The 2012 Olympics begin, $79,000 cognac bottle dropped

By David Silverberg     Jul 27, 2012 in Internet
London's turn to show off its city to the world begins as the Olympics take over the UK. The U.S. Army wants your empty oyster shells. A rare bottle of cognac costing $79,000 was accidentally dropped. These are the top stories from across the world.
As we do every week, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists reported on Olympics news in London, the latest on the Aurora shooting suspect, quirky viral videos 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 our news network, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site. We wanted to include this feature to let you know the topics people want to read about on Digital Journal.

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Mitt Romney backpedals on Olympics gaffe in first foreign visit by Marcus Hondro
Looking to make a good first impression on his first foreign visit as a U.S. presidential candidate, Mitt Romney first made questionable remarks about the London Olympics. He made his remarks on an interview for NBC TV after arriving in London.
234 year-old bottle of cognac worth $79,000 - dropped, shatters by Marcus Hondro
This is one to be listed under heartbreaking news - a 234-year-old bottle of cognac, bottled in Paris in 1788 and for two centuries stored in the cellar of La Tour d'Argent restaurant, was dropped and smashed in London.
U.S. Army purchasing $15,000 worth of 4,000 empty oyster shells by Andrew Moran
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