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article imageTopFinds: World's poorest president, aspartame makes you fat

By David Silverberg     Nov 23, 2012 in Internet
Learn more about Uruguay's Jose Mujica,the president who lives a frugal life. A study reveals aspartame causes more weight gain than sugar. A video catches Hillary Clinton sleeping during an Obama speech. 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 most impacting world news, incredible photos, Hollywood interviews 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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Gaza news
Black Friday news
Mitt Romney news

Top Digital Journal Reports

Robert Pattinson bids farewell to Twilight with 'Breaking Dawn 2' (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Earl Dittman
The cultural icon chats about finishing up the mega-successful "Twilight" film series with the release of "The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn - Part 2." The British actor also recounts his final day as Edward & reminisces about his character and costars.
Robert Pattinson as Edward and Kristen Steward as Bella in   The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part...
Robert Pattinson as Edward and Kristen Steward as Bella in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2."
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Ante Gotovina Receives a Hero's Welcome in Zagreb (Includes interview and first-hand account) by John J. Goddard
The main square of the Croatian capital erupted in joyous celebration of acquitted national heroes' return home. Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač greeted thousands early Friday evening.
Review: 'Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane' (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Alexander Baron
The Rolling Stones have been around, incredibly, for half a century. This two and a half hour documentary looks back on their extraordinary careers.
Rock superstar Pete Townshend  centre  of The Who arrives for a live interview and book signing at a...
Rock superstar Pete Townshend, centre, of The Who arrives for a live interview and book signing at an Indigo bookstore in Toronto.
Pete Townshend charms fans at Toronto's Indigo bookstore (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Jeff Cottrill
“Toronto's been a fantastically important city for me in my life,” rock legend Pete Townshend told a crowd of dozens of fans earlier tonight at the Indigo bookstore at Bay and Bloor. “For the Who, it's always been an incredibly important venue.”
Honourable Farah Maalim Speaks at Historic Toronto Event (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Farid Omar
Hundreds of Kenyan-Canadians in Toronto thronged the Holiday Inn Hotel located at 970 Dixon Road on Saturday, November 3, 2012, to hear Honourable Farah Maalim, the renowned Deputy Speaker of the national assembly speak on latest developments in Kenya.
Toronto's Waterfront revitalization moves forward (Includes interview and first-hand account) by KJ Mullins
Ground was officially broken Friday at noon on Queens Quay Boulevard for one of the Toronto's biggest revitalization projects along the waterfront.

Top Images

Unidentified plant with yellow flowers and Lotus aquatic plant with large floating dish-shaped leave...
Unidentified plant with yellow flowers and Lotus aquatic plant with large floating dish-shaped leaves (in the background). Hokkaido University Botanical Garden.
Cat s-tail Orchid (Aerides lawrenceae) is endemic to the Philippines. These orchids are highly prize...
Cat's-tail Orchid (Aerides lawrenceae) is endemic to the Philippines. These orchids are highly prized in horticulture for their showy, intensely fragrant, and colorful flowers. Hokkaido University Botanical Garden
108th annual Santa Claus Parade comes to Toronto with floats  clowns  spectacles  cheers and laughte...
108th annual Santa Claus Parade comes to Toronto with floats, clowns, spectacles, cheers and laughter.
Seven killed  30 injured in Nairobi blast
Seven killed, 30 injured in Nairobi blast
Glebe Street Fair 2012 - yellow bearded dragon and stimson python
Glebe Street Fair 2012 - yellow bearded dragon and stimson python

In the Media

Uruguay: Meet Jose Mujica, 'world's poorest president' by JohnThomas Didymus
While leaders of other poor countries live in mansions and MPs take up residence in plush hotel suites, Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay, lives on an old farmhouse, having shunned the luxury of the presidential palace in the capital city of Montevideo.
Cristiano Ronaldo donates Golden Boot in aid of Gaza Children by Anne Sewell
Real Madrid's soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo has donated the Golden Boot he won in 2011, worth $1.5 million, in aid of the children of Gaza.
Mars Curiosity Rover: NASA hints at historic discovery by Robert Myles
NASA talked tantalisingly about a discovery made by its Mars Curiosity Rover this week that could "get in the history books" but finding out what exactly that discovery may be will have to wait a few weeks until NASA has checked results.
Watch Hillary Clinton fall asleep during Obama speech in Myanmar by JohnThomas Didymus
Footage showing the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, dozing in the middle of President Obama's speech in Myanmar Monday, and actually falling asleep briefly, has emerged online.
Romney looking disheveled
Romney looking disheveled
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Disheveled Mitt Romney spotted pumping gas at Calif. station by JohnThomas Didymus
A photo, trending on Reddit, shows former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, pumping gas at a station in La Jolla Calif., looking disheveled and very much unlike the well-groomed multimillionaire politician we knew during the campaign trail.
50 Cent Debuts as Promoter in undercard of Pacquiao vs. Marquez by Leo Reyes
Popular rapper 50 Cent is officially staging his first promotional venture under his newly-licensed SMS Promotions in collaboration with Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions.
Video: 'The Walking Dead Videogame - Episode 5' launch trailer by Can Tran
The trailer for episode 5 of "The Walking Dead" video game series, called "No Time Left," is available for online viewing.
Video: PSY performs 'Gangnam Style' with MC Hammer at the AMA by Can Tran
At the American Music Awards, South Korean rapper PSY performed "Gangnam Style" with a special guest: MC Hammer. The performance was a mix of Gangnam Style and MC Hammer's "Too Legit."
Study: Aspartame, saccharin cause greater weight gain than sugar by E. Hector Corsi
A new study shows that saccharin and aspartame cause a greater weight gain than sugar, even with the same intake of calories.
Israel interior minister vows to send Gaza back to Middle Ages by Brett Wilkins
Israel's interior minister has publicly vowed to "send Gaza back to the Middle Ages" as the aerial and naval bombardment of the besieged enclave, as well as the Palestinian rocket barrage against Israel, continued into Sunday.
Man in British Columbia Amber Alert arrested in Montana by Arthur Weinreb
Robert Barnett, who allegedly kidnapped his son in Fernie, B.C. on Thursday, was arrested in Whitefish, Montana the next day. His three-year-old son Alvin has been returned to his family in British Columbia.
Incredible photo of lightning striking Air New Zealand jet by Greta McClain
A passenger waiting to board her plane at the Brisbane International Airport had good timing, managing to take a photograph of her plane at the exact moment a lightning bolt struck the jet.
Lightning strikes a plane at Brisbane International Airport
Lightning strikes a plane at Brisbane International Airport
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Republican plot to impeach Obama over Benghazi attack thickens by JohnThomas Didymus
Reports allege a move for impeachment of Obama based on claims that he lied about the Benghazi attack and tried to cover up the truth that it was a terrorist attack. It is also alleged that he blackmailed Petraeus to co-operate in the cover-up.
Bob Dylan mumbles songs, tour may be hitting rock'n'roll bottom by Marcus Hondro
So how is 71-year-old music icon Bob Dylan on stage these days? Still playing on 'Like a Rolling Stone'? Still 'Mr. Tambourine Man', a 'Jokerman' whose songs are a lyrical 'Hurricane' and who continues 'Blowin' in the Wind'?

Top Blogs

RebelMouse better than Pinterest? by AR Vasquez
To be honest with you, I never caught on to Pinterest. Having so many social media accounts to maintain...
Why journalism needs Twitter...and Twitter needs journalism by David Silverberg
PBS recently posted this informative video on social media's impact on journalism. Media luminaries such as Jeff Jarvis...
The world never ceases to amaze - Twinkies by Anne Sewell
Humans never cease to amaze. While most of the world is protesting over the attacks in Gaza, other countries are...

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