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article imageTopFinds: Turkey embroiled in heavy protests, Sony's PS4 revealed

By David Silverberg     Jun 15, 2013 in Internet
Protesters clamor to a central square in Turkey and clash with police. At E3, Sony unveiled details about its upcoming PlayStation 4. Why high-fructose corn syrup is as addictive as cocaine. 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, quirky odd stories, breaking health 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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Top Digital Journal Reports

Cicadas arrive in Northern Virginia, but where are they hiding? (Includes first-hand account) by Leigh Goessl
Last month several media reports noted the Brood II cicada population is expected to explode along the U.S. East Coast. While some areas saw cicadas aplenty, other areas which anticipated a large showing have seen few.
Erdogan begins crackdowns against Turkish protesters (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Lonna Lisa Williams
In a pre-dawn raid, police drove protesters out of Taksim square in Istanbul as Prime Minister Erdogan rallies his supporters, arrests lawyers, and issues threats.
A protestor facing tear gas in Istanbul
A protestor facing tear gas in Istanbul
Flickr user Eser Karadağ
Photo Essay: Ottawa celebrates Philippine Independence Day (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Derik Paatan
Ottawa - The Ottawa-Filipino community Philippine enthusiasts come together to celebrate the 2013 Philippine Independence Day.
An audience with Johnny Rotten in Zagreb, Croatia: A Man Reborn (Includes first-hand account) by Paul Bradbury
Once the scourge of the establishment, John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, is back on tour, full of passion, humour and a surprising lack of bitterness.
Photo Essay: Mythical Athens in Spring (Includes first-hand account) by Kyle Smith
Amid the media bombardment broadcasting images of anarchy, destruction and tear-gas, Athens is actually a city of beauty, magic and inspiration.

Top Images

An amphitheater just below the Acropolis. Extraordinary engineering ingenuities such as this theater...
An amphitheater just below the Acropolis. Extraordinary engineering ingenuities such as this theater, would have housed the great poets like Homer, and speakers like Pericles.
The late R.C. Camphausen  near his old Crete home
The late R.C. Camphausen, near his old Crete home
Via Christina Camphausen
NOTE: This is the late R.C. Camphausen, a well-loved Digital Journalist who passed away in May. Read his obituary to learn more about a journalist who left us too soon.
An artists rendering of a Panda and compass looking down the mountain from the Pagoda
An artists rendering of a Panda and compass looking down the mountain from the Pagoda
The horses stop in front of the Art Gallery of NSW in the ‘stand-off’.
The horses stop in front of the Art Gallery of NSW in the ‘stand-off’.

In the Media

Video of half-naked pole-dancing female Israeli soldiers emerges by JohnThomas Didymus
A video showing half-naked female Israeli soldiers "pole-dancing" with a rifle has emerged online a few days after military authorities reportedly took disciplinary action against female recruits who posted half-naked photos of themselves online.
'Eyeball licking,' latest Japanese trend, is causing pinkeye by JohnThomas Didymus
Teachers at Japanese middle schools who noticed more of their students showing up at school wearing eye patches assumed it was the latest fashion craze until a post to a website by a teacher revealed it was caused by a new trend, "eyeball licking."
Pamela Wallin  former TV host and Canadian senator
Pamela Wallin, former TV host and Canadian senator
Canadian Senator Wallin may pay back $20,000 in expense claims by Marcus Hondro
It's being reported by CTV that their former employee, Senator Pamela Wallin, may have to pay the Canadian taxpayer back another $20,000. In ongoing investigations of her expense claims yet another impropriety looks to have been uncovered.
Video: Steampunk horror game 'The Order — 1886' E3 2013 trailer by Can Tran
An announcement trailer for "The Order: 1886," a steampunk horror game, was unveiled at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
Gay people, religion offenders are criminals now in Russia by Eko Armunanto
Russia passed a bill providing jail terms and fines for anyone convicted of insulting religious feelings, and another bill forbidding homosexuality. Signed by President Putin, the bill says gay rights activists and religion insulters are criminals.
Private Investigator: 'I listened to Marilyn Monroe die' by Eric Morales
Notes from the files of legendary private investigator Fred Otash's files show he apparently heard Marilyn Monroe die during a violent fight with Robert Kennedy.
Health Canada: Growing medical marijuana at home soon illegal by Marcus Hondro
Canadian Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said on Monday that as of April 1, 2014, growing medical marijuana at home will be illegal. Further, Health Canada is getting out of the medical marijuana business and will approve licensed providers.
The Sony PlayStation 4
The Sony PlayStation 4
Everything you need to know about the PS4 by Michael Thomas
Sony dealt a strong blow to Microsoft yesterday as it revealed more information about the PlayStation 4, its new gaming system that will be available sometime this holiday season.
Adam Kokesh arrested ... again by Alex Allen
The arrests continue to pile up on activist Adam Kokesh as he has been arrested yet again at another "smoke down prohibition" event in D.C.
Canadian sex workers rally in support of legalized prostitution by Arthur Weinreb
The rallies were held in several Canadian cities just days before the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments concerning the constitutionality of the country's prostitution laws.
In protest, male train drivers in Sweden don skirts to work by Yukio Strachan
After a management ban on wearing shorts in the summer, a group of male train drivers for a commuter rail line in Stockholm, Sweden took a different route: wearing skirts.
Study: High-fructose corn syrup is as addictive as cocaine by JohnThomas Didymus
A new study has shown that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can cause behavioral reactions in rats similar to those produced by addictive drugs such as cocaine.
Edmonton MP found not guilty of failing to provide breath sample by Arthur Weinreb
Edmonton East MP Peter Goldring will rejoin the Conservative caucus after a judge found him not guilty of failing to provide a breath sample after being stopped in December, 2011.
Op-Ed: Reasons why Manny Pacquiao is still fighting by Leo Reyes
A veteran boxing coach and trainer is wondering why eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is still fighting despite his unmatched accomplishments in the sport.

Power Users

  1. Can Tran
  2. Marcus Hondro
  3. Kay Mathews
  4. JohnThomas Didymus
  5. Tim Sandle
  6. Kyle Smith
  7. Anne Sewell
  8. Leigh Goessl
  9. Ken Hanly
  10. Alexander Baron
  11. Ashley Woods
  12. Markos Papadatos
  13. Brett Wilkins
  14. Eko Armunanto
  15. Eric Morales
  16. Layne Weiss
  17. Kyle Ashmead
  18. Michael Krebs
  19. Yukio Strachan
  20. Arthur Weinreb
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