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article imageTopFinds: Obama protecting GMO companies, Timberlake on top

By David Silverberg     Mar 30, 2013 in Internet
Inside the Monsanto Protection Act, built to protect companies working on genetically modified food. Justin Timberlake's new album reaches No. 1 in the UK and beyond. How a dog saved a girl's life. 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 space news, important digital media events, the latest environment 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: Digital Media Summit engages over engagement (Includes first-hand account) by Sarah Gopaul
Digital Media Summit is Canada’s social media and interactive marketing conference held annually in conjunction with Canadian Music Week.
D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 kicks off, few blooms so far (Includes first-hand account) by Leigh Goessl
The blossoms have yet to open, but the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. has begun. The popular springtime event began on March 20 and will run through April 14.
Dam Guardian campaign underway at Bonneville Dam (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
For the second year in a row, Dam Guardians with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have descended on Bonneville Dam to document what they believe is a grave injustice for California sea lions.
Review: 'Resident Evil 6' for the PC is failure with a new coat of paint (Includes first-hand account) by Stan Rezaee
2012 was not a good year for the "Resident Evil"-series, so it comes as a big surprise when Capcom decided to port "Resident Evil 6" to the PC in hopes of a different result.
Depression tale 'Mad Ship' looks great, but lacks coherent tone (Includes review) by Jeff Cottrill
If you took 'The Grapes of Wrath' and turned it into a dark tragedy about sexual blackmail, then added a long coda about raving insanity, you'd get something like 'Mad Ship'. It's a strange film, although one with gorgeous visual images to spare.

Top Images

Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue  Playa Ancha neighbourhood  Valparaíso  Chile.
Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue, Playa Ancha neighbourhood, Valparaíso, Chile.
Aeropoli Greece  birthplace of Greek war of Independence March 17  1821
Aeropoli Greece, birthplace of Greek war of Independence March 17, 1821
Caricature at Vada art exhibition.
Caricature at Vada art exhibition.

In the Media

Video shows cyclist punched, Vancouver cop under investigation by Arthur Weinreb
A video appears to show Andi Shae Akhavan being punched in the face by one of two plainclothes police officers while his hands were behind his back and he was in the process of being handcuffed.
Obama signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' for benefit of GMO industry by Brett Wilkins
Hidden inside a short-term congressional resolution that averts a government shutdown is an alarming rider that protects genetically modified seeds from lawsuits in the event of potential health risks.
Chihuahua defends B.C. girl being attacked by pit bull by Arthur Weinreb
The four-year-old small dog managed to lure the pit bull away from the eight-year-old girl after the pit bull attacked her and dug its teeth into her face.
NHS pays for breast implants, while kid with cancer goes without by Owen Weldon
An aspiring model was able to get a state funded breast job because she was emotionally distressed, while the NHS (National Health Service) refused to fund treatment for a child with cancer.
Kansas GOP to legalize quarantine of HIV patients by Owen Weldon
The Kansas legislature is about to give the state the power to quarantine people with HIV and AIDS. It is expected that the legislation will become law within the next few weeks.
Asteroid deflection mission AIDA set for impact in 2022 by JohnThomas Didymus
European and US scientists involved in the Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission say they are making progress with a planned mission to learn how to deflect asteroids threatening Earth by crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid in 2022.
Dog walks 10 miles in winter to reunite with his mate at shelter by Leigh Goessl
In an act of true devotion, one recently adopted dog left his new home and walked 10 miles to reunite back at the shelter with his favorite female canine.
Toronto: Ryerson U's president condemns student 'slush crawl' by Arthur Weinreb
Sheldon Levy, the president of the Toronto university, will meet with engineering students to discuss a "hazing" ritual that occurred last week and that he found "shocking."
Tunisian Amina, 19, in psych ward for posting topless Femen pics by JohnThomas Didymus
According to the Femen leader in Paris Inna Shevchenko, the family of the Tunisian woman Amina, 19, delivered her to a psychiatric hospital after she posted topless photos of herself to the Femen Web page she created for the group in Tunisia.
Justin Timberlake live at Madison Square Garden from the  Future/Love Show Live  disc
Justin Timberlake live at Madison Square Garden from the 'Future/Love Show Live' disc
Justin Timberlake charts at No.1 on UK album chart by Tim Sandle
Justin Timberlake, with his latest offering the 20/20 Experience, has knocked David Bowie off the number 1 spot on the U.K. album charts.
Pointless Doctor Who launch, new minisode airs by Mathew Wace Peck
Exactly one week before the start of the new series of Doctor Who, fans will be treated to a Pointless warm-up routine as a number of its stars gather to share their knowledge of arcane facts.
Op-Ed: Man shoots horse then posts video on Internet (Graphic Video) by Elizabeth Batt
In a sickening message to animal activists, Tim Sappington, a man looking to buy horses for a proposed horseslaughter plant in New Mexico, shoots a horse at point blank range on video, and then posts it on the Internet.
Was Marquez bluffing to secure biggest career payday vs Pacquiao? by Leo Reyes
Juan Manuel Marquez is bluffing when he said that he is no longer interested to face long-time foe Manny Pacquiao for a fifth time following his stunning knockout win over the Filipino boxing star last year
Video/Photos: Creepy sheepshead fish have human-like teeth by JohnThomas Didymus
The photos show the human-like dentition of a sheepshead fish. If you think this fish is weird then wait until you learn about some of its even weirder relatives of the Sparidae family.
Sheepshead fish (Archosargus probatocephalus)
Sheepshead fish (Archosargus probatocephalus)
VA Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)

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Embedding videos from The Guardian and the Daily Mail by Anne Sewell
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