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article imageTopFinds: Kerry to be U.S. Secretary of State, Newtown memorials

By David Silverberg     Dec 21, 2012 in Internet
President Obama names John Kerry as the next U.S. Secretary of State. Scientists develop a 'biological pacemaker.' People around the world mourn the deaths of the Newtown shooting citims. 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 Newtown massacre, new movie buzz, updates on food 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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Catch a sneak peek of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' in IMAX 3D (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Earl Dittman
'Star Trek' fans can now see the first 9 minutes of the hotly-anticipated, shrouded-in-secrecy sequel to the first film of the rebooted 'Star Trek' film franchise exclusively on 288 IMAX 3D screens throughout North America.
Photo Essay: Les Misérables celebrities in Sydney for premiere (Includes first-hand account) by Richard Milnes
A media photo call was held this morning with director Tom Hooper, actor Hugh Jackman and producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh at Hickson Road Reserve, The Rocks, with the Sydney Opera House as a backdrop.
Tom Hooper (L)  Hugh Jackman (C) and Sir Cameron Mackintosh (R) pictured in  
Sydney in front of the...
Tom Hooper (L), Hugh Jackman (C) and Sir Cameron Mackintosh (R) pictured in Sydney in front of the Sydney Opera House on the final stop of their Les Misérables international promotional tour ahead of the film’s Australian Premiere.
San Francisco City Attorney dismantles Nudist's legal challenge (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Jonathan Farrell
City Attorney Dennis Herrera sought to dismiss the law suit filed by nudist advocates last month in an effort to uphold longstanding laws prohibiting public nudity. On Dec. 13, Herrera and his staff filed a motion in U.S. District Court to dismantle
Digital Art — Amazingly talented digital artist Adrian McGarry (Includes interview) by Lesley Lanir
Do you understand and recognise digital art? After seeing an amazing piece of digital art on Facebook, I contacted the artist, British digital artist and photographer Adrian McGarry, to find out more about his life, work, talents, and pieces of artwork.
ETFO teachers hold Super Tuesday one-day strikes against Bill 115 (Includes first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
Close to half of Ontario's teachers walked off the job on Tuesday over a contentious battle with Queen’s Park regarding Bill 115. The protests and rallies left hundreds of thousands of elementary and junior high school students out of the classroom.

Top Images

The Southern Octagonal Hall was built in 813. The present structure is a reconstruction dating from ...
The Southern Octagonal Hall was built in 813. The present structure is a reconstruction dating from 1789. It is considered one of the most beautiful octagonal temples of Japan.
Elementary Teachers  Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is ...
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is called "Super Tuesday." It also included a protest in front of Kathleen Wynne's constituency office in Leaside.
A giant screen is set up at Martin Place  Sydney  as part of a Target 100  
event aimed at deliverin...
A giant screen is set up at Martin Place, Sydney, as part of a Target 100 event aimed at delivering sustainable cattle and sheep farming by 2020.
Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola  Spain - Rambo enjoying attention from little Maya.
Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - Rambo enjoying attention from little Maya.
Performing reels and jigs the young dancers controlled the whole stage.
Performing reels and jigs the young dancers controlled the whole stage.
Little girl not happy to see Santa
Little girl not happy to see Santa
The work of Paco Aguilar
The work of Paco Aguilar
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae).  Tybee Island  GA
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae). Tybee Island, GA

In the Media

Sandy Hook labeled in Batman film, conspiracies light up Internet by Andrew Moran
Since last week's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the conspiracies have already lit up. The latest one theorizes that the filmmakers behind "The Dark Knight Rises" foresaw the shooting, which is referenced in one scene.
President Obama gets emotional in speech on Newtown tragedy by Greta McClain
A very somber and visibly emotional President Barack Obama addressed the American public about the horrendous murder of at least 27 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT this morning.
President Obama gives an emotional speech to those attending an Interfaith Vigil in Newtown CT
President Obama gives an emotional speech to those attending an Interfaith Vigil in Newtown CT
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Former Marine, parent, stands guard outside elementary school by Greta McClain
A former Marine and parent is standing guard outside a Nashville, Tennessee elementary school after his daughter told him she was scared to return to school after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Spider builds decoy spiders to confuse predators by Angela Harris
A spider from the genus Cyclosa that crafts elaborate decoys to confuse predators was recently discovered in the Peruvian rainforest.
'Stand The Wall' operation shields Sandy Hook funerals from WBO by Greta McClain
Two days after Anonymous revealed Westboro Baptist Church's (WBO) plan to protest the funerals of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims, members of the law enforcement and firefighting community decided to step in.
HIV drug may be effective against MRSA by Tim Sandle
Researchers have found that a current HIV drug called maraviroc could be a potential therapy for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogen linked to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations each year as well as being a common hospital ‘superbug’.
'Martial law' policing plan announced in Arkansas town by Brett Wilkins
A plan by the mayor and police chief of a crime-ridden Arkansas city to deploy heavily-armed and armored police units that will conduct spot interrogations and ID checks is being compared to martial law and a suspension of constitutional rights.
Adam Lanza's mother was a 'survivalist' who stockpiled food, guns by JohnThomas Didymus
Questions asked about the source of the weapons and ammunition Adam Lanza used in his killing spree has led to the revelation that his mother, Nancy Lanza, was a survivalist who stockpiled food, water, guns and ammunition in fear of "global collapse."
Japan vs U.S. — Can stricter gun laws reduce shooting deaths? by Nancy Houser
Intense debates in the United States revolve around how strict firearm regulations should be. Currently, the U.S. leads the world on gun violence, yet support for tougher gun laws is like a yo-yo - unlike Japan and their strict gun laws.
Burger chain advertises food served with edible wrappers by Leigh Goessl
A Brazilian-based fast-food chain has come up with a way to serve its burgers with an edible wrapper. The company just recently launched a major ad campaign on this unique way of serving.
Canada's First Nations rally shut down shopping malls by Greta McClain
Thousands of First Nations protesters descended on Canada's Saskatoon mall, Parliament Hill and other locations around Canada as part of "Idle no More" protests on Thursday.
Idle no More protesters in Saskatoon Midtown Mall
Idle no More protesters in Saskatoon Midtown Mall
Idle no More/Facebook
'Habitable' planet discovered circling Tau Ceti star by Owen Weldon
Scientists have discovered a new 'habitable' world. Scientists say that the world is just one of five thought to be circling a star that is located 12 light years away.
Scientists develop a biological pacemaker by Tim Sandle
A team of American scientists have found a way of creating biological pacemakers using ordinary heart cells. This means that an alternative to the electrically powered pacemaker could be produced.
Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao could get more endorsements despite stunning loss by Leo Reyes
Despite Manny Pacquiao's stunning loss to boxing rival Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night in Las Vegas, more commercial and institutional endorsements could be coming his way between now and July when he starts training for a possible September fight.

Top Blogs

Until now: Revisiting the 18th century mariners to discover the most journeyed by Robert G Cope
Most Australians would probably acknowledge James Cook as the greatest mariner in the 18th century, its brightest star....
How to choose a good profile photo for Digital Journal? by Angela Harris
I am having trouble choosing a photo for my Digital Journal profile. What would you say makes a winning profile...
Why has the 'Mainstream Media' Changed the School Shooting Story? by John Bravo
As social media has opined on the political aspect of the horrific school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, namely...

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