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article imageTopFinds: Obama's fiscal cliff crisis, New York Post's front page

By David Silverberg     Dec 7, 2012 in Internet
President Obama clashes with GOP faithful over handling the looming fiscal cliff. A newspaper publishes a controversial front-page photo of a man about to die. A girl is attacked by a dolphin at SeaWorld. 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 important political, fascinating science updates, odd stories 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

Review: 'War on Britain's Roads' (Includes first-hand account) by Steve Hayes
The BBC documentary "War on Britain's Roads" is a serious contender for the most sensational and irresponsible piece of journalism of the year. The programme makers appear to have never heard of such quaint notions as balance and objectivity.
Video: Education-versus-school video goes viral (Includes interview) by Erica Lenti
What is the value of institutionalized education?
That’s the question British rapper-poet Suli Amoako (known as Suli Breaks) poses in his video “Why I Hate School But Love Education,” the latest of spoken word videos to go viral this year.
Op-Ed: San Francisco Mayor evicts Recycling center from Golden Gate Park (Includes interview) by Jonathan Farrell
An eviction notice was issued to the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center on Nov. 29 by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, demanding that the long-standing recycling facility vacate the premises at 780 Frederick Street in less than seven days.
Peter Buck shredding it live
Peter Buck shredding it live
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5 Questions with Peter Buck from R.E.M. (Includes interview) by Richard Mccallum
The R.E.M. co-founder composer and guitarist takes a few moments to answer five questions where he turns us onto the future of the Todos Santos Music Festival, some news on The Minus Five and hot new tracks from The Tame Impalas.
Photo essay: 42nd annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend (Includes first-hand account) by Leigh Goessl
Every year The Campagna Center hosts its Scottish Christmas Walk in Alexandria, Va. Now in its 42nd year, the popular annual event took place on Sat., Dec. 1 and drew a large crowd.

Top Images

Christmas lights illuminate a home in Hermitage Tennessee
Christmas lights illuminate a home in Hermitage Tennessee
Pelicans flying just above the ocean  and dinner.  Tybee Island  Ga.
Pelicans flying just above the ocean, and dinner. Tybee Island, Ga.
View of Villarrica Volcano and Villarrica Lake from the shoreside promenade of Villarrica city.
View of Villarrica Volcano and Villarrica Lake from the shoreside promenade of Villarrica city.
A Dora the Explorer doll morbidly hangs from  a basketball hoop in Brush Park
A Dora the Explorer doll morbidly hangs from a basketball hoop in Brush Park
Gordon Lightfoot performance at benefit for Renascent Foundation
Gordon Lightfoot performance at benefit for Renascent Foundation
December bloom
December bloom
Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the Hudson  River.
Lower Manhattan skyline seen from the Hudson River.
Sunset with Tybee Island Lighthouse in foreground.  Tybee Island  Ga.
Sunset with Tybee Island Lighthouse in foreground. Tybee Island, Ga.
Downtown Detroit s skyline as seen from Hart Plaza
Downtown Detroit's skyline as seen from Hart Plaza
A homeless man sits on a bus bench and watches people as they pass by.
A homeless man sits on a bus bench and watches people as they pass by.
He pauses to make sure the soup is safely held in the bolus.
He pauses to make sure the soup is safely held in the bolus.
Morning frost observed this past week in Northern Virginia
Morning frost observed this past week in Northern Virginia
View of the Rock of Gibraltar from La Línea de la Concepción.
View of the Rock of Gibraltar from La Línea de la Concepción.
Aerial view of Gibraltar
Aerial view of Gibraltar
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Odori Park - The fishermen – Sculpture by Itsusaku Tabata (1969).
Odori Park - The fishermen – Sculpture by Itsusaku Tabata (1969).
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Many different varieties of dogs were well represented in the parade. Here are a few all dressed up ...
Many different varieties of dogs were well represented in the parade. Here are a few all dressed up and ready to go.
The pipe organ at Schermerhorn Symphony Center
The pipe organ at Schermerhorn Symphony Center
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In the Media

American Geophysical Union: Update on Mars Curiosity’s analyses by Robert Myles
The science community has been abuzz with rumours recently that Mars Curiosity rover had found something big on Mars but in a briefing at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, NASA scientists played down the hype.
GOP and Democrats continue playing chicken in fiscal cliff battle by Can Tran
As the Democrats and Republicans continue their "chicken" match on the fiscal cliff, more people are coming out and giving their two cents on it. One analyst says that Congress should go off the fiscal cliff.
Couple bitten in dolphin swim program said it was like 'Jaws' by Elizabeth Batt
A Swedish couple honeymooning in Cancun, Mexico, were left terrified after being attacked by a dolphin during a swim-with-the-dolphins session held at a marine park.
New York Post's 'Doomed' headline, photo have many outraged by Greta McClain
The New York Post is coming under heavy fire for it's decision to print the photo of a man clinging to the side of subway tracks just seconds before an oncoming train hit him.
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Video: Ki Suk Han was pushed to his death in NY subway by JohnThomas Didymus
A subway passenger was crushed to death after he was pushed onto the tracks by a panhandler believed to be mentally deranged. The victim, Ki Suk Han, 58, struggled to escape just before he was crushed to death by a train pulling into Times Square.
Workers 'accidentally' demolish French château by Robert Myles
It was destined to become a country pile of Russian owner Dmitry Stroskin but instead it became a pile of rubble. A picturesque French château near Bordeaux was accidentally razed to the ground after a contractor misunderstood the owner’s message.
Op-Ed: Donald Trump describes dolphin attack on girl as 'very beautiful' by Elizabeth Batt
Eight-year-old Jillian Thomas was feeding a dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando when it partially launched out of the water and grabbed the girl's hand. During his Monday morning call-in to Fox & Friends, Donald Trump described the dolphin's attack as 'amazing'.
DNA double helix photographed for the first time by JohnThomas Didymus
It may come as a surprise to the layman that after having built a massive sci-tech industry around our knowledge of the DNA, the molecular stuff of life, biochemists would, in 2012, be saying they have just photographed the molecule for the first time.
Video: Singing flash mob surprises mall Christmas shoppers by Greta McClain
Earlier this week, a video of a singing flash mob began making the rounds on Facebook, already receiving more than 16,000 "likes" and nearly eighty-one thousand shares.
Op-Ed: Dolphin bites 8-year-old girl at SeaWorld Orlando by Elizabeth Batt
Eight-year-old Jillian Thomas was feeding a dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando when it partially launched out of the water and grabbed the girl's hand. The attack captured on video, highlights the lack of regulation governing cetacean-human interaction.
Canada neuroscientist develops a working, virtual Spaun brain by Nancy Houser
Neuroscientist, Chris Eliasmith, feels there will soon be an explosion in artificial intelligence and "human-like" machines. As part of this future venture, he and his scientific team have built "the world's largest simulation of a functioning brain."
Cinematic-MRI captures twins 'fighting' in womb, live birth by JohnThomas Didymus
A fascinating video shows a pair of twins "fighting" inside the womb before they were born. The remarkable footage, captured by the Imperial College London's fetal care center, is the raw unprocessed movie image taken by the cinematic-MRI machine.
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
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IRS seizes LiLo's bank accounts by Richard Mccallum
The IRS has seized Lindsay Lohan's bank accounts to retrieve over $200,000 which is owed to them from the star's earnings from the Lifetime network's megaflop Liz And Dick
Doctor Who: BBC confirms commission of 50th anniversary special by Mathew Wace Peck
Danny Cohen, the controller of BBC One, has commissioned a 50th anniversary special from the producers of Doctor Who, the British public broadcaster has confirmed.

Top Blogs

Desperate Times, Hopeful Thoughts by Greer Nicholson
My friend - I will simply call her "L" - has a great big heart...
Statistics Canada finally says something that pleases Conservatives by André R. Gignac
Criminals have been busy and more violent in 2010-2011, according to reports in the media...
New paper by Tim Sandle by Tim Sandle
Tim Sandle has a paper published in the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, titled 'Application of...

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