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article imageTopFinds: Bad weather threatens Tampa's RNC, shooting shocks NYC

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By David Silverberg     Aug 24, 2012 in Internet
A hurricane may interrupt Tampa Bay's upcoming Republican National Convention. A disgruntled worker kills his target in New York City. A rally in Toronto pits Jews against Muslims. These are the top stories on Digital Journal.
As we do every week, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists reported on horrific crime news in the U.S., intriguing environment stories, the latest on new documentaries 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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Al-Quds Day Toronto rally leads to clashes between Muslims, Jews (Includes first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
It was a day of religious tension at the annual Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto in front of the Ontario Legislature. One side called for the end of "Israeli apartheid" in Palestine, while the other supported Israel and Jews belonging in Jerusalem.
A supporter of Israel speaking (right) with one of two Orthodox Jews at the al-Quds Day rally at Que...
A supporter of Israel speaking (right) with one of two Orthodox Jews at the al-Quds Day rally at Queen`s Park in Toronto.
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Shouka's move to SeaWorld San Diego, bittersweet for activist (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
Under the cover of darkness and without any fanfare, Six Flags in Vallejo, Calif. shipped their orca Shouka, to SeaWorld San Diego. With a heavy heart and mixed emotions, one activist watched the orca she has long campaigned for, being driven away.
Shocking display demonstrates runners' nasty side (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Bart B. Van Bockstaele
Last Saturday, A Midsummer Night's Run was held in Toronto. It passed through Tommy Thompson Park, a unique urban wilderness and nature sanctuary. Runners provided a sad and shameful display of disrespect for the beautiful surroundings.
Toronto body parts case likely to be from same victim (Includes interview) by KJ Mullins
Body parts found in opposite sides of Toronto are thought to be from the same person police say. Both Peel Regional and Toronto Police are working on the case with remains found in Mississauga and Scarborough.
World's first Chinese sports documentary series born (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Phoenix Lee
Carrying the Olympic Golden Glory with 38 gold medals, China, the Olympic superpower, is going for another gold on the sporting field — the world's first ever English-language Chinese sports documentary series.

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Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
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A view of Chicago s Air and Water Show 2012
A view of Chicago's Air and Water Show 2012
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Mary and Stratton Leopold cut the birthday cake.  Leopold s Ice Cream.  Savannah  GA  August 18  201...
Mary and Stratton Leopold cut the birthday cake. Leopold's Ice Cream. Savannah, GA August 18, 2012
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Still pictures taken Thursday  Aug. 16  at the support rally for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in...
Still pictures taken Thursday, Aug. 16, at the support rally for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in front of the Ecuadorian embassy in central London.
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Julian  Assange reads a statement to media and his supporters on Sunday afternoon at the balcony of ...
Julian Assange reads a statement to media and his supporters on Sunday afternoon at the balcony of Ecuador's embassy.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the second-floor balcony of Ecuador s Embassy in centra...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the second-floor balcony of Ecuador's Embassy in central London on Sunday afternoon. The embassy was heavily guarded by a big contingent of London police. Assange's supporters gathered on the sidewalk across the embassy.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the second-floor balcony of Ecuador s Embassy in centra...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the second-floor balcony of Ecuador's Embassy in central London on Sunday afternoon. The embassy was heavily guarded by a big contingent of London police. Assange's supporters gathered on the sidewalk across the embassy.
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View of the main house and its reflection from the back yard. This body of water was where fish  cau...
View of the main house and its reflection from the back yard. This body of water was where fish, caught in nearby streams, were placed until it was time to prepare them for meals.
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Participants at the end.
Participants at the end.
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A participant in the world’s longest catwalk.
A participant in the world’s longest catwalk.
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In the Media

Hurricane Isaac may hit Tampa Bay Republican National Convention by Melissa Horrocks
Hurricane Isaac, a tropical storm, is due to hit southeast of Puerto Rico and Florida next week. If it does hit Tampa Bay, then the effects could be devastating.
8 wounded, 2 dead in shooting outside Empire State Building by Larry Clifton
At least nine people were shot by a suspect who was later killed by police, CNN writes, in front of the Empire State Building in New York Friday. The shooter, killed by police, is being described as a disgruntled man who wanted to shoot a co-worker.
World's oldest cannabis found in China by Dierdra Baptiste
In what would be Cheech & Chong's greatest fantasy, the world’s oldest stash of nearly 2lbs of cannabis was found in a tomb in China. 2,700-year-old pot that is.
Naked photos of partying Prince Harry surface online by Darren Weir
It seems what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas, at least for royalty. Photos of a bare-assed Prince Harry are making the rounds online after a weekend party included a game of strip billiards.
A person smoking a cigarette
A person smoking a cigarette
Roman Pavlyuk
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Tobacco on pace to kill 1 billion people this century by Sean O'Huallachain
The results of the largest ever tobacco study are in and it reveals worrying trends in many developing countries. Amid allegations that tobacco companies are targetting the least fortunate in society, tobacco is now on pace to kill 1 billion people.
Slaughterhouse shut down after video shows cows being tortured by Leigh Goessl
A California-based slaughterhouse has been temporarily shut down after a video surfaced of its cows being treated inhumanely. The video was captured by animal rights group, Compassion Over Killing.
Florida swingers' orgy goes horribly wrong by Brett Wilkins
A Florida swingers' orgy went horribly wrong when a jealous couple lost their cool during the carnal proceedings and proceeded to assault each other.
TrapWire: Anonymous gives handy tips on how to avoid surveillance by Anne Sewell
Now that WikiLeaks has brought TrapWire to the attention of the world, people are concerned about surveillance and being tracked wherever they go. Here are some solutions. Maybe.
Rebecca Carey
Rebecca Carey
Carey family/handout
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Rebecca Carey, animal rescuer, killed by dog she cared for by JohnThomas Didymus
Police say that Georgia college student, Rebecca Carey, 23, who was involved in animal rescue activity for nearly a decade, was attacked and killed by a dog under her care over the weekend.
Paleontologists: Triceratops dinosaur skeleton a major discovery by Marcus Hondro
The finding of a nearly complete skeleton of a triceratops dinosaur near Drumheller, Alberta in Canada is a major discovery, say scientists from a paleontology museum. A few bones were first seen by an alert former museum employee on a hill near a road.
Op-Ed: 'Asian-looking' woman's image removed from Canadian $100 bill by Sherene Chen-See
In Canada recently, there was so much disenchantment with a proposed $100 bill containing a drawing of an 'Asian-looking' woman that her image was removed. In other news, the Bank of Canada now refers to Caucasians as a 'neutral ethnicity.'
Op-Ed: Who's to blame for deplorable conditions at Marineland? by Darren Weir
When the Toronto Star published results of an investigation into Marineland this week, people responded with shock and disgust, but how did conditions become so bad? Blame should be laid with those charged with ensuring the animals are protected.
Op-Ed: Loro Parque in Tenerife welcomes second baby orca rejected by mom by Elizabeth Batt
Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain, has announced a new addition to its marine mammal park, a new female baby orca born on August 3. Unfortunately, Kohana, the calf's mother, has rejected her new calf, just as she did her first calf, Adan.
Op-Ed: Zoe Alexander X Factor star set up for failure by Melissa Horrocks
Zoe Alexander, a Pink impersonator decided to sing Pink's song because the producer's of The X Factor told her too. Yet when judges rejected her she stormed off the stage, throwing the microphone to the floor.

Top Blogs

First time eating a pig straight off the fire by David Silverberg
Depending on where you stand on the carnivore ladder, the image accompanying this blog either entices you or disgusts...
How do we write Apple terminology? by Andrew Moran
Whenever I write a report regarding Apple or some latest technology bit, I usually get confused as to how to write some...
UK invests in $12.5-million Stem-Cell Institute by Tim Sandle
The UK is to invest £8 million ($12.5 million) in a new center that will be dedicated to stem-cell biology and...

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