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article imageTopFinds: Obama's big reelection win, rationing gas in New Jersey

By David Silverberg     Nov 9, 2012 in Internet
President Barack Obama soars to victory over Gov. Mitt Romney. New Jersey and New York urge drivers to ration gas due to Sandy's aftermath. NASA releases a jaw-dropping photo of 10-billion-year-old stars. 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 election night news, fascinating science articles, photo essays 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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Top Digital Journal Reports

N.J. gas rationing in effect, but residents seeing some relief (Includes first-hand account) by Leigh Goessl
In Sandy's aftermath millions of residents in the New York tri-state area remain without power and many people are still coping with gas shortages.
Op-Ed: Altered environmental laws pose risk to Canada, warns Ecojustice (Includes interview) by Grace C. Visconti
As the controversial Canada-China Investment Treaty may become a reality, Ecojustice, one of Canada’s foremost independent non-profit organizations, encourages passionate Canadians to support the environmental integrity of Canada.
Tom Weston-Jones lays down the law on the crime series ‘Copper' (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Earl Dittman
The British-born leading man of the critically-acclaimed Civil War-era police procedural cable series 'Copper' discusses playing his character, Det. Kevin Corcoran, a rugged Irish immigrant cop who seeks justice for the powerless in 1864 New York City.
Nashville, TN voting issues frustrate voters, concern officials (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Greta McClain
Several issues have been reported at voting precincts across the Nashville, TN area, ranging from voting machines not working, a lack of provisional ballots, voters being told to report to incorrect polling locations and voters being marked inactive.
A Nashville  TN voting precinct
A Nashville, TN voting precinct
Hochfest for reptile and amphibian enthusiasts at Toronto Zoo (Includes first-hand experience) by Bart B. Van Bockstaele
Toronto Zoo is the central hub for nature conservancy in Ontario. On Saturday, 3 November, the Zoo invited people who are active in its Turtle Tally and FrogWatch programmes for a day of fellowship and information.

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Voters on Election Day 2012 in NH.
Voters on Election Day 2012 in NH.
Detroit s Fox Theatre
Detroit's Fox Theatre
Athabasca River near Fort McMurray  Alberta.
Athabasca River near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
David Dodge, The Pembina Institute

In the Media

Astronomers find potentially habitable planet HD 40307 g by Leigh Goessl
Scientists have found a new exoplanet that they believe may have the right conditions to support life. The new planet, called HD 40307 g, is part of a six-planet system.
Owners say upside down flag at McDonald's restaurant a mistake by Leigh Goessl
An upside down American flag flying at a McDonald's restaurant the day after the election had generated a lot of attention. The owners of the West Virginia-based establishment say the upside down flag was a mistake.
Video: Brie Lybrand names Dad in 'Message To My Rapist' by JohnThomas Didymus
Subscribers to Brie Lybrand's popular YouTube channel got a big shock when they saw the beauty and shopping guru's latest video, "Message To My Rapist," a graphic video in which she accuses her father of having raped her for nine years.
Obama's photo after winning U.S. election most popular tweet ever by David Silverberg
Late Tuesday night, after winning the 2012 U.S. Election, President Barack Obama shattered the world record for the most popular tweet ever, based on retweets, with a photo of the reelected president hugging his wife Michelle.
2012 U.S. Election results state-by-state, Obama wins [updated] by David Silverberg
Tuesday's U.S. election saw President Barack Obama win reelection in an impressive victory over Mitt Roney, and Digital Journal is providing updated results state-by-state throughout the evening. Find out which states the candidates won.
Video: Is this voting machine in Pennsylvania altering votes? by David Silverberg
One of the most popular videos on the online community reddit Tuesday shows a voting machine in the U.S. apparently malfunctioning. When the voter selects Barack Obama, the machine chooses Romney instead.
Captive-bred grizzly bear mauls man to death in Montana by JohnThomas Didymus
Captive-bred grizzly bears attacked and killed a man Sunday morning, while he cleaned their enclosure at a wildlife casting agency, Animals of Montana, in Bozeman.
NASA releases photo of 10 billion-year-old stars by David Silverberg
Today NASA released a stunning photo of the center of globular cluster NGC 6362, made up of stars 10 billion years old. The photo shows a high concentration of stars with different colors, found 25,000 light-years from Earth.
Photo of globular cluster NGC 6362  showing stars as old as 10 billion years
Photo of globular cluster NGC 6362, showing stars as old as 10 billion years
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NASA releases before and after photos of New Jersey coastline by Greta McClain
The NASA Earth Observatory has released images showing a portion of the New Jersey coastal town of Mantoloking before and after Hurricane Sandy struck the region.
Boy, 3, killed at Pittsburgh Zoo by pack of 11 African wild dogs by JohnThomas Didymus
A three-year-old boy was mauled to death on Sunday morning by a pack of African wild dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium.The ravenous dogs attacked the boy after he fell accidentally into their pen.
Video: 93-year-old bodybuilder is a medical marvel, doctors say by JohnThomas Didymus
A 93-year-old retired dentist, Dr Charles Eugster, recently took part in a bodybuilding contest and he is set to hit the beach with sensational biceps, chest muscles and abs. He did 57 dips, 61 chin-ups, 48 abdominal crunches in 45 seconds.
Chris Rock: Special message to white people
Chris Rock: Special message to white people
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Video: Chris Rock proves Obama is 'white president you can trust' by JohnThomas Didymus
Chris Rock, in a "special message to white people," on Jimmy Kimmel's ABC Show Friday, argued that Obama's tastes and lifestyle match the white side of his heritage more than the black. He therefore recommended Obama as a "white president you can trust."
Bodies found of children denied shelter from Hurricane Sandy by Greta McClain
The bodies of two Staten Island boys, swept away by raging flood waters from Hurricane Sandy after being denied shelter by a homeowner, were recovered on Thursday.
‘Bigot of the Year’ title sparks furious row in Scotland by Andrew John
A furious row involving the Catholic Church, the gay-rights organization Stonewall and the Scottish government has erupted after the leader of Catholics in the country was named Bigot of the Year in an awards ceremony.

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Digital Journal's wall-to-wall coverage of the U.S. Election by David Silverberg
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