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article imageTopFinds: Toronto Mayor's drug drama, protesters attack Monsanto

By David Silverberg     May 25, 2013 in Internet
Rumours swirl around a video allegedly showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. Tornados ravage Oklahoma neighbourhood. Why Saturday is a massive day of protest against Monsanto. 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 crime news, critical health updates, the latest world 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.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

Toronto news
Syria news
NHL news

Top Digital Journal Reports

Clever Indiegogo campaign hopes to buy Rob Ford's drug tape (Includes interview) by Jeff Campagna
These days, $100,000 can buy someone a lot of things. Thanks to a cheeky new Indiegogo campaign, mayoral incrimination is now one of them.
Review: Season Three of 'Hawaii Five-0' ends with another cliffhanger (Includes first-hand account) by Stan Rezaee
The third season of 'Hawaii Five-0' comes to an end with another cliff hanger that expects viewers to come back for the next season.
Disco:  Are you a pretty bird or a baby bird?
Disco: "Are you a pretty bird or a baby bird?"
Image courtesy of Judy Bolton
Disco the parakeet talks his way onto the Today Show (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
It's been almost a year since we first encountered Disco, the amazing budgie with an astounding repertoire. And what a year it has been for the fine-feathered talker. Last week, Disco and his human friends landed on NBC's Today Show.
Research: Coffee fights breast cancer, improves tamoxifen effect (Includes interview) by E. Hector Corsi
New research shows that moderate to high coffee consumption can prevent some types of breast cancer and improve response to tamoxifen.
Review: ‘The Cleveland Captives — What Really Happened?’ (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Alexander Baron
A decade ago, a young woman and two girls disappeared from the streets of Cleveland. To the astonishment of the entire world, they were all three found alive, if not well, earlier this month.

Top Images

Photo-coverage from mesh13  Canada s premier digital conference
Photo-coverage from mesh13, Canada's premier digital conference
It s time to get ready for Scotiabank s Caribbean Festive 2013
It's time to get ready for Scotiabank's Caribbean Festive 2013
The Reading Fightin Phils are the AA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.  A night at the ballpar...
The Reading Fightin Phils are the AA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. A night at the ballpark is more than just baseball, it is a family event. There are all kinds of food to eat, games for kids to play, live ostriches, and of course there's a baseball game thrown in for good measure

In the Media

Soldier at West Point charged with filming women cadets in shower by Arthur Weinreb
In the latest sex scandal to hit the U.S. military, a sergeant has been charged with surreptitiously filming female cadets while they were showering.
Police: Purse of woman who died in Toronto subway station stolen by Arthur Weinreb
After a woman committed suicide by jumping in front of a subway train, another woman is alleged to have stolen her purse, leaving police unable to identify the deceased jumper.
Graphic video: Soldier hacked to death in London terror attack by JohnThomas Didymus
Police reportedly shot two men after they hacked a soldier to death with a machete in a suspected terror attack that happened in John Wilson Street, Woolwich, south-east London, close to a military barrack.
Female RCMP officer sues for millions, alleges abuse, cruelty by Marcus Hondro
Another female RCMP officer has filed a lawsuit against the force alleging abuse. The officer, Staff Sgt. Caroline O'Farrell, 52, filed the claim this week in Ontario Superior Court. The abuse, she alleges, took place in the 80s.
18-year-old lesbian charged for having sex with 14-year-old girl by Marcus Hondro
The parents of an 18-year-old Florida woman, a high-school senior, who had sex with a 14-year-old girl say the charges brought against their daughter are about her sexual orientation, not age differences. They seek to have them dropped.
Video: Elderly lady reunited with her dog after Oklahoma tornado by Anne Sewell
Among so much devastation from the horrendous mile-wide tornado that has ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, there is, at least, some good news as an elderly lady and her dog have survived the storm. Updated.
Video: Vandana Shiva and the March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013 by Anne Sewell
On May 25, 2013, there will be a worldwide March against Monsanto, protesting the giant pesticide company's attempts to take over the world's food supply. Vandana Shiva speaks about the movement against Monsanto and why it is necessary.
Op-Ed: Senator Mike Duffy scandal is fruit from poisoned political tree by Marcus Hondro
With Nigel Wright, the now-former chief of staff for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, resigning Sunday, the ongoing Mike Duffy false residency claims scandal seems to have made the big time. The do-do has hit the fan and we can expect more of it.
Kokesh Circello  and Murillo address press
Kokesh,Circello, and Murillo address press
Stephen Dohnberg
Adam Kokesh arrested in Philly by Alex Allen
Adam Kokesh, the veteran who has been planning an armed march on Washington, D.C. has been arrested for another act of civil disobedience.
Op-Ed: Why Adam Kokesh's arrest is a big deal by Alex Allen
People are arrested every day in America, often on false charges. So what makes Adam Kokesh's recent arrest at the fifth Smoke Down Prohibition event such a big deal?
Man cuts off his penis during argument with girlfriend by Katerina Nikolas
Ouch! A drunk man went to extraordinary painful lengths to end an argument with his girlfriend by cutting off his penis and testicles with a pair of scissors, and flushing them down the toilet.
Fury over Marine holding umbrella over President Obama by JohnThomas Didymus
Outrage is being expressed over President Obama ordering a US Marine to hold an umbrella over his head while it rained during a joint press conference with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.

Top Blogs

In Memory of R.C. Camphausen by Joyce Singha
This was certainly not why I Joined Digital Journal, to be writing a piece in memory for Rufus, a veteran here at DJ....
Some writers need to develop thicker skins by Sherene Chen-See
I wrote a blog about this a few days ago, left it up for a few minutes and then took it down because I lost my nerve....
How to delete a file in Windows by Tim Sandle
If you've ever been unable to delete a file in Windows, and can't figure out what program's using it, then a program...

Power Users

  1. JohnThomas Didymus
  2. Marcus Hondro
  3. Can Tran
  4. Igor I. Solar
  5. R. C. Camphausen
  6. Anne Sewell
  7. Katerina Nikolas
  8. Tim Sandle
  9. Owen Weldon
  10. Brett Wilkins
  11. Ken Hanly
  12. Alexander Baron
  13. Leigh Goessl
  14. Karl Gotthardt
  15. Elizabeth Batt
  16. Arthur Weinreb
  17. Paul Wallis
  18. Sami Zaatari
  19. Lesley Lanir
  20. Michael Krebs
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