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article imageTopFinds: Sandy ravages U.S. east coast, Taiji's dolphin crisis

By David Silverberg     Nov 2, 2012 in Internet
Hurricane Sandy devastates several U.S. states, plunging millions into darkness. Why is Canada battling marriage fraud? The latest on the Taiji, Japan dolphin killings, as publicized by the film The Cove. 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 the latest animal rights news, intriguing science updates, important environment news and much more.
We also highlight some of the 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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Op-Ed: Orca specialist reveals devastating report ahead of court case (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
On November 1 the battle for Morgan the orca will continue in an Amsterdam courtroom. Campaigning for Morgan's release is orca specialist Dr. Ingrid Visser. Visser has just released a damning report on what Morgan has endured while in captivity.
East Coast readies itself for 'historical' Sandy (Includes interview) by Greta McClain
As Hurricane Sandy continues to churn closer towards the United States, authorities along the east coast are issuing evacuation orders and residents are bracing themselves for the "megastorm" some forecasters are already calling "historical".
Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in New Jersey
Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in New Jersey
Master Sgt. Mark Olsen / Us Air Force
Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in New Jersey
Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in New Jersey
Master Sgt. Mark Olsen / Us Air Force
Sydney Zombie Walk raises money for Brain Foundation Australia (Includes first-hand account) by Richard Milnes
On Saturday 27 October 2012 a surreal spectacle took place as hundreds of zombies walked through the centre of Sydney, Australia.
Photo story: Living dirty in India (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Varun B. Krishnan
The manholes in Jothiammal Nagar, Chennai, overflow and fill the streets with sewage. Garbage dumped by the residents is not cleared by the civic body. The area lacks even basic hygiene. Is this the way to live?
New Beatles bio offers a graphic look at the Fab Four (Includes interview) by Cate Kustanczy
A new, comic-book style book offers a new, creative take on the history of The Beatles. Combining history with comics, creator Herve Bourhis has fashioned a fascinatingly visual take on the story of the Fab Four.

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Halloween decorations in Tennessee
Halloween decorations in Tennessee
A group of students peacefully celebrate with flags in Turkey
A group of students peacefully celebrate with flags in Turkey
Australian Prime Minister  Julia Gillard.
Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.
In the slums of Chennai  India
In the slums of Chennai, India
Vignesh Radhakrishnan

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Huge oil tanker explosion in Saudi Arabia leaves at least 26 dead by Anne Sewell
At least 26 people are dead and around 135 more were injured when an oil tanker exploded east of the capital Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Updated.
Aerial footage captures Sandy's devastation of New Jersey by Greta McClain
Overhead footage of Hurricane Sandy's utter destruction of the New Jersey town of Seaside Heights was captured on video by a New Jersey National Guard Black Hawk crew.
Hurricane Sandy's Caribbean trip — devastation in Haiti and Cuba by Anne Sewell
As the world concentrates on the latest devastation in the US, Sandy has already done some serious damage to other countries, including Haiti and Cuba. Sandy took the lives of 54 people in Haiti and 11 in Cuba.
Hurricane Sandy: Watch NYC transformer explosion light up the sky by JohnThomas Didymus
Video shows what appears to be a transformer exploding at the Con Ed power plant in Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Monday night.
'Hellish swath' of homes engulfed in fire in Queens New York by Greta McClain
Authorities are reporting that approximately 50 homes have been destroyed due to fire in a flooded neighborhood in Queens, New York.
Google's 'crisis map' merges Hurricane Sandy info into one place by David Silverberg
Google is once again being proactive when a natural disaster strikes: Its crisis map is pooling Hurricane Sandy data to inform visitors about the hurricane's path, emergency shelters and crowdsourced YouTube videos.
Gary Johnson - Libertarian Party
Gary Johnson - Libertarian Party
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Op-Ed: Three ways Libertarians control the 2012 and future elections by Emma Burge
With only eight days until it comes time to vote in the 2012 presidential election, America’s eyes are focused on Romney and Obama’s final days on the campaign trail.
Activists scramble to save over 100 pilot whales in Taiji by Elizabeth Batt
According to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), between 100-120 pilot whales were driven into Taiji Cove, Japan yesterday, and held overnight. Dolphin advocates are attempting to secure their release ahead of a mass slaughter expected later today.
Op-Ed: Apple Losing Market Share With iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Launch by James He
Despite the tension and amazement generated during the latest two Apple launches, consumers are quick to realize and lose interest in what Apple has to offer.
7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits BC Coast — Tsunami Warnings Issued by C. Schroeder
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) Region of British Columbia, Canada October 27, 2012. The coordinates given by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center gave the location as 52.9 NORTH 131.9 WEST, at a depth of 10 km.
Canada introduces tough measures to combat marriage fraud by Arthur Weinreb
In an attempt to crack down on fraudulent marriages, the new regulations introduce the concept of conditional residency to some spouses and partners sponsored to come to Canada.
Video: Millions watched as Jimmy Savile groped girl on live TV by JohnThomas Didymus
An old video showing Jimmy Savile literally mauling a young girl on live TV while millions watched in their homes has surfaced. The Top of the Pops video was shot on November 25, 1976 in the BBC's West London TV Center.
Size Does Matter in Sexual Selection by Tim Sandle
It is an age old debate: does size matter in sexual selection? There is no new light shed in relation to the human male. However, there has been some interesting new research been published about beetles.
Op-Ed: After Marquez, who will Manny Pacquiao fight next? by Leo Reyes
Who will Manny Pacquiao fight next after winning (or losing) against Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8?

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Photo of the week (Week #2) by Matt Harding
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