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article imageTopFinds: Obama's Benghazi emails, Tesla's big win

By David Silverberg     May 18, 2013 in Internet
The White House released 100 pages of emails related to the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. Consumer Reports rates the Tesla Model S as its favourite car. A man begged for his life as deputies beat him to death. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
As we do every week, we've collected the top news stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists reported on important political news, celebrity interviews, 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

A conversation with Linden Ashby, Teen Wolf's Sheriff Stilinski (Includes interview) by Mindy Peterman
You may know Linden Ashby for his roles as Johnny Cage in the Mortal Kombat film and Sheriff Stilinksi in MTV's hit show Teen Wolf. What you may not know is that the actor is also an avid sportsman, and will go wherever he must to catch a wave.
Spain's 15m Indignados mark second anniversary — 'Sí, se puede' (Includes first-hand account) by Anne Sewell
May 12 saw the Spanish "Indignados" take to the streets "en masse" to mark the second anniversary of the 15m movement, which was born on May 15, 2011. The new theme of the protest is "From indignation to rebellion."
Brolly Umbrella — Now you can text and email in the rain (Includes interview) by Lesley Lanir
A unique umbrella, Brolly, has been developed with a special grip that allows for texting and emailing in the wind and rain and gives added comfort for those suffering from arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. You can now multi-task in the rain.
Brolly - allows multi-tasking in the rain
Brolly - allows multi-tasking in the rain
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John Krasinski poignantly closes the door to 'The Office' (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Earl Dittman
After nine seasons on the hit sitcom, Krasinski admits he is filled with mixed emotions about leaving the series that turned him into a household name. The funny and gracious actor talks about the end of the iconic comedy series.
Muslims demand Ayasofya open as a mosque (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Lonna Lisa Williams
Ayasofya in Istanbul, one of the oldest Christian cathedrals in the world, was converted into a mosque and then a museum. Milllions of tourists visit it each year, and now Islamists want to open it as a mosque.

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Setenil de las Bodegas in Cadiz province  Spain
Setenil de las Bodegas in Cadiz province, Spain
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La Candelaria  Bogotá  Colombia. View from the hill towards the lower section of La Candelaria.
La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia. View from the hill towards the lower section of La Candelaria.
Some of the city s canals have been set aside for so-called house-boats where people live throughout...
Some of the city's canals have been set aside for so-called house-boats where people live throughout the year.
An owl at the Rutland Falconry Centre
An owl at the Rutland Falconry Centre
One Million Bones Toronto will take place June 8-9
One Million Bones Toronto will take place June 8-9

In the Media

The White House releases 100 pages of Benghazi emails by JohnThomas Didymus
The White House on Wednesday released 100 pages of emails related to the development of talking points used by the UN ambassador Susan Rice about the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. The White House said the emails show there was no cover-up.
Relativity loophole makes Star Trek Enterprise warp possible by JohnThomas Didymus
Physicists say there is a loophole in Einstein's general theory of relativity that could allow a space ship to travel faster-than-light, fulfilling the USS Enterprise fantasy of a warp drive with which Captain Kirk takes the Enterprise to "Warp II."
Man says he found secret Coca-Cola recipe, puts on eBay for $15m by JohnThomas Didymus
A Georgia man, Cliff Kluge, who buys and sells antiques believes he may have stumbled on what is probably the most sought-after commercial recipe in the world, the secret formula to Coca-Cola, and he is trying to sell it on eBay for $15 million.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sings 'Space Oddity' in space by Marcus Hondro
After 5 months commanding the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has proven three things: 1) he's a good scientist and spaceman; 2) he's got character and 3) he's also a pretty darn good singer and musician.
Gang-rape victim jailed for illicit sex in Dubai speaks of ordeal by Katerina Nikolas
In 2008 a young Australian woman was drugged and gang-raped by three co-workers whilst working in a luxury Dubai hotel. Upon reporting the rape she was imprisoned for engaging in illicit sex.
Tesla Model S the best car ever tested: Consumer Reports by Yukio Strachan
Influential nonprofit Consumer Reports magazine on Thursday said the Tesla Model S electric sedan has earned the highest rating score in Consumer Reports recent history.
Tesla Motors all-electric Model S sedan
Tesla Motors all-electric Model S sedan
Twitter
RCMP probe senators Duffy, Brazeau, Harb for false housing claims by Marcus Hondro
In what is an ongoing saga of payments illegally taken by 3 members of Canada's senate, the RCMP have stepped in and criminal charges now seem possible. The senators being probed are Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Mac Harb.
Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight shuns mom and family by JohnThomas Didymus
Cleveland kidnap victim Michele Knight, 32, has reportedly shunned her family for failing to search for her while she was missing. She was kidnapped in 2002 at the age of 20 and held captive for 11 years.
Jay Leno 'Tonight Show' gas station prank goes viral by JohnThomas Didymus
A couple, Will and Monifa Sims, appeared on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" after a stunning karaoke performance at a gas station which went viral. The couple were caught up in a "Tonight Show" camera prank at the station.
Man begged for his life as Kern Co. deputies beat him to death by Brett Wilkins
A California man begged for his life as a pack of Kern County sheriff's deputies beat him to death before seizing the cell phones of witnesses who recorded the incident on video.
Iran claims to have built a new weaponised drone by Sami Zaatari
According to Iran's defence minister, the country has built a new drone capable of evading radars, as well being able to fire onto targets.
Photos: Braxton Bielski, 18, bags biggest Alligator ever in Texas by JohnThomas Didymus
An 18-year-old high school senior, Braxton Bielski, recently caught the biggest ever certified alligator in the state of Texas. The Texas teen caught the alligator during his first public alligator hunt with his dad, Troy, a Houston police officer.
Biggest alligator ever in Texas
Biggest alligator ever in Texas
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Top Blogs

True Lies News - A tool for Digital Journalists gathering news and/or background by R. C. Camphausen
What started as an aid meant for myself only has now grown in a manner that makes me think it will be of help to the DJ...
‘Ode to tango’ — Tango dancing through the streets of Dijon by Igor I. Solar
Most people think tango dancing is fun and risk-free. This video shows that it depends on the setting and the attention...
New book release- Dear Buckley – Australia in the early 21st century by Paul Wallis
My new book Dear Buckley took me four attempts to write. It's the only book I've ever really dreaded writing. It...

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