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article imageTopFinds: The world celebrates Christmas, Pacquiao's future

Families across the world ring in Christmas with decorations and festive meals. A newspaper publishes names and addresses of local gun owners. Who will boxing star Manny Pacquiao fight next? 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 video games news, political features, local community profiles 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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‘Les Misérables’ is first-rate but a little too intimate by Sarah Gopaul
‘Les Misérables’ is an epic musical adapted for the big screen with a stellar cast portraying the wretched characters as they try to survive during the years leading up to and during the French Revolution.
Theater named after Golden Gate Bridge closes after 70 years (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Jonathan Farrell
Another neighborhood theater closes in San Francisco and observers note that it is not just a transition of technology but perhaps the end of an era.
Review: Murder in Emmerdale village, for the Nth time! (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Alexander Baron
How many murders can there be in a village that consists of a public house, a shop, a church, and a cow or two? That will probably depend how much the locals love their cows, including those that walk on two legs and frequently lie on their backs.
Photo Essay: Aysén — Unspoiled beauty of the Chilean Patagonia (Includes first-hand account) by Igor I. Solar
Patagonia, a land located at the southernmost point of South America, near the end of the map, is a remote territory of great diversity of landscapes: mountains, rivers, lakes, islands and fiords, which still remains semi-virgin.
The great lake has many islands contrasting with the beautiful turquoise-blue waters.
The great lake has many islands contrasting with the beautiful turquoise-blue waters.
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Could change in U.S. economic philosophy solve financial crises? (Includes interview) by Leigh Goessl
Many people are apprehensive of the direction in which the economy is going, and as these concerns over dire financial situations emerge across the world, people are actively searching for information.

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A gypsy woman requests help to sell her vegetables when her streetside marketplace was closed
A gypsy woman requests help to sell her vegetables when her streetside marketplace was closed
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Row of gingerbread houses set up at the Mount Vernon Estate s Education Center.
Row of gingerbread houses set up at the Mount Vernon Estate's Education Center.
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Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
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Road 75 runs from Haifa to Nazareth and cuts through the beautiful Jezreel valley.
Road 75 runs from Haifa to Nazareth and cuts through the beautiful Jezreel valley.
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Foti Fireworks Pyro Crew workers prepare the fireworks for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations ...
Foti Fireworks Pyro Crew workers prepare the fireworks for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, by attaching the fuses, etc.
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Pitt Street Mall in Sydney outside Myer department store during the Boxing Day Sales.
Pitt Street Mall in Sydney outside Myer department store during the Boxing Day Sales.
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A tropical tree
A tropical tree
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Stanley Park mermaid on the background of lights reflections in Burrard Inlet  Vancouver  BC  Canada...
Stanley Park mermaid on the background of lights reflections in Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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Governor-General Quentin Bryce speaks with Bindhu Jexin (right) and Jexin Thomas (far right) with th...
Governor-General Quentin Bryce speaks with Bindhu Jexin (right) and Jexin Thomas (far right) with their son Tom Jexin on a visit to Ronald McDonald House Charity in Randwick, in the grounds of Sydney Children’s Hospital.
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Downtown Vancouver lights as viewed from Stanley Park  Vancouver  Canada.
Downtown Vancouver lights as viewed from Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada.
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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Sunlight shines through the misty forest of Kar Tepe mountain
Sunlight shines through the misty forest of Kar Tepe mountain
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Alanya Castle above the Mediterranean Sea
Alanya Castle above the Mediterranean Sea
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A live soldier stands inside his glass post
A live soldier stands inside his glass post
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Butterflies move too quickly for photography  but a caterpillar is always a good subject for a close...
Butterflies move too quickly for photography, but a caterpillar is always a good subject for a close-up.
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Glass blowers demonstrate their craft
Glass blowers demonstrate their craft
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Crowd in a party mood at the tarred section of the bar beach in Lagos
Crowd in a party mood at the tarred section of the bar beach in Lagos
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Today  Gandhi would be considered a terrorist - seen in Malaga.
Today, Gandhi would be considered a terrorist - seen in Malaga.
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Huge flags and Atatürk banners adorned apartment buildings in the Lara section of Antalya
Huge flags and Atatürk banners adorned apartment buildings in the Lara section of Antalya
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 Then was the fear a little quieted/That in my heart s lake had endured throughout/The night  which ...
"Then was the fear a little quieted/That in my heart's lake had endured throughout/The night, which I had passed so piteously." (Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Canto I, Divine Comedy)
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Inside the Marble Cathedral  one of the three marble caves in Lake General Carrera  Aysen  Chile.
Inside the Marble Cathedral, one of the three marble caves in Lake General Carrera, Aysen, Chile.
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The aftermath – discarded cardboard seats.
The aftermath – discarded cardboard seats.
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Iowa Supreme Court: Bosses may fire 'irresistible' employees by Brett Wilkins
The Iowa Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that employers may fire workers who they deem to be "irresistibly attractive."
Op-Ed: Samantha Barks is heavenly as Éponine in Les Misérables by Sherene Chen-See
Les Misérables is a triumph on the big screen, with stellar performances by Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, and many others. But the one who took my breath away was relative unknown Samantha Barks, who played the lovely Éponine.
Sasha and Malia Obama attend school with 11 armed guards by JohnThomas Didymus
Critics of Obama and liberal politicians who oppose the proposal for armed guards in schools after the Sandy Hook shootings are pointing out that Sidwell Friends, a private school that Sasha and Maila Obama attend, has 11 armed security officers.
President Barack Obama with family
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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Green Room of the White House
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Is 'One Pound Fish' the next 'Gangnam Style?' by Brett Wilkins
A song-and-dance YouTube video starring a Pakistani fishmonger has been viewed nearly 8 million times, raising speculation that the tune could be the next massive global viral video hit.
Video: 'Phantasy Star Online 2' Playstation Vita opening by Can Tran
Sega has released two new videos for the Playstation Vita (PSV) port of its MMORPG title called "Phantasy Star Online 2" with one of them being an opening sequence video.
Rapper Capital Steez of Pro-Era dies, Joey Bad A$$ reacts by Layne Weiss
Capital Steez, a member of Brooklyn rap collective, Pro-Era, has died. Steez, real name Jamal Dewar, reportedly died in the early hours of Christmas Eve. He was 19.
NY newspaper publishes names and addresses of local gun owners by JohnThomas Didymus
An upstate New York paper, the Journal News (Lohud.com), owned by Gannet, published an interactive map listing the names and addresses of every Licensed Pistol Permit holder in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties.
Psychiatrists: Psych Meds 'Cause' Violence, Lanza Record Awaited by Ralph Lopez
Psychiatrists have come forward to assert that certain psychiatric medications, such as those known as SSRIs, are almost certainly the chemical cause of a large number of instances of random violence and suicide in which SSRIs have been present.
Women's groups criticize Toronto hospital's Gangnam Style video by Sherene Chen-See
This hilarious parody was made by Toronto medical residents studying obstetrics and gynecology at Sunnybrook Hospital's maternity ward. Unfortunately, one women's group took offense and it was removed from the official hospital site.
Volcano red alert issued on Chile-Argentina border (video) by Anne Sewell
Chilean authorities have issued a top level "red" alert as the Copahue volcano began spewing ash, bringing fears of an imminent eruption.
Piers Morgan
Pete Riches
Piers Morgan
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US pro gun advocates want CNN host Piers Morgan deported by Leo Reyes
US pro gun rights advocates are asking the White House to deport former British editor and current CNN talk show host Piers Morgan for his anti-gun advocacy in the wake of the horrifying massacre at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut last Dec.14
Newtown shooter's brother reportedly said: 'I am a victim' by Yukio Strachan
Ryan Lanza, the older brother of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, who was initially misidentified as the shooter, has broken his silence saying he too is a "victim," as he has lost both his mother and a brother that he loved.
Op-Ed: Who will Manny Pacquiao face in September? by Leo Reyes
Despite his stunning loss to long-time foe Juan Manuel Marquez last December 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is set to start training camp as early as June or July next year for a comeback fight in September.
Video: 'Final Fantasy IV' iOS trailer by Can Tran
A trailer for the iOS port of Square Enix's "Final Fantasy IV" has been made available for viewing. Currently, the game is available for purchase and download.

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