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article imageTopFinds: A win for gay marriage, what's digital dementia?

By David Silverberg     Jun 29, 2013 in Internet
The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, validating same-sex marriage for certain states. A new Leonard Cohen biography is released. How does smartphone culture give rise to "digital dementia?" 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 overseas news, interesting tech news, Q&A interviews with star musicians 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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Parents allege systemic abuse at Ontario school (Includes interview) by Farid Abdulhamid
With Somali-Canadian parents mobilizing against what they state is systemic racism, discrimination and mistreatment of their children in Toronto’s public school system, similar complaints have now surfaced in the York Region District School Board.
Leonard Cohen biography offers art and heart (Includes interview) by Cate Kustanczy
Music journalist Sylvie Simmons interviewed a wide range of people to complete her exhaustive biography on Canadian music icon Leonard Cohen. It was a project done, as she says, with "diligence and heart."
Sylvie Simmons interviewed a range of people for her biography of Leonard Cohen  including the man h...
Sylvie Simmons interviewed a range of people for her biography of Leonard Cohen, including the man himself.
Sylvie Simmons
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne opens Ontario Square (Includes first-hand account) by KJ Mullins
Ontario Square was unveiled Sunday at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre with special guests Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Tourism Michael Chan.
NIH to retire most of its research chimps (Includes interview) by Tim Sandle
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a heavily anticipated decision to retire nearly 90 percent of its chimpanzees.
Interview with Grammy winner Rick Springfield (Includes interview) by Markos Papadatos
On June 19, rock music sensation Rick Springfield chatted via telephone with Digital Journal about his forthcoming New York concert at The Paramount, as well as his new documentary and upcoming novel.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida.
A Greek fisherman checking his nets. After a successful morning fishing  Dmitri looks forward to ano...
A Greek fisherman checking his nets. After a successful morning fishing, Dmitri looks forward to another beautiful day in paradise.
The second torii gate is bright orange-red and leads to the main entrance into the Fushimi Inari Tai...
The second torii gate is bright orange-red and leads to the main entrance into the Fushimi Inari Taisha complex.
Vasan Buiki  head of Malgaon village council in central India s Chhattisgarh state finds it difficul...
Vasan Buiki, head of Malgaon village council in central India's Chhattisgarh state finds it difficult to find time for her work as she is busy taking care of the family-owned grocery store in her village.
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Owner Randy Richards crosses the suspended planks, one of the many in-course challenges at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park

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Kahr Arms relocating due to gun control by Alex Allen
The gun manufacturing company Kahr Arms has announced that it will be relocating from its home state of New York due to the rising gun control in the state.
Vancouver road rage as two drivers duke it out on Main Street by Marcus Hondro
Two drivers in Vancouver, Canada, got into a scrap after a younger driver drove erratically and then got out of his car and attacked an older driver. A man filmed it and the video has gotten reaction, including from the young driver starring in it.
Japan relaxes visa requirements for ASEAN countries by Leo Reyes
Japan has lifted visa requirements for some ASEAN countries with full visa exemption for Malaysia and Thailand while the Philippines and Vietnam will be issued a multiple entry visa with a three-year validity period.
Op-Ed: Gay marriage, traditional marriage and the Bible by Paul Bright
Gay marriage is legal now that the Defense of Marriage Act has been ruled unconstitutional. How should Christians view this?
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini scheduled for release this weekend by Milton Este
If the five-inch Samsung Galaxy S4 seems to be a bit overkill for your purposes, the good news is you do not have to wait much longer. Samsung has revealed the release date for the 'Mini' series for the S4 arriving this weekend.
Video: Airbus A330 jet engine explodes just prior to take off by Anne Sewell
Passengers on this Airbus A330 heading for the Dominican Republic were rather lucky that the engine exploded prior to takeoff at Manchester Airport in the UK.
New device detects disease from just one blood drop by Tim Sandle
A prototype device is being developed that will enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.
B.C. Ferries strands woman who was 10 cents short of a ticket by Marcus Hondro
A mom is angry at B.C. Ferries for stranding her daughter overnight in Nanaimo because the 20-year-old woman was 10 cents short on her ferry fare. The ferry corporation is standing by their teller, claiming that they have to "draw the line somewhere."
South Korean doctors warn smartphones cause 'digital dementia' by JohnThomas Didymus
South Korean doctors have found that increasing use of smartphones among young Koreans has led to a surge in incidence of "digital dementia" characterized by deterioration of cognitive abilities and symptoms found in people who have suffered head injury.
Julian Assange: The real traitor is US President Barack Obama by Eko Armunanto
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange was on Twitter Saturday urging the world to support Edward Snowden who admitted leaking top-secret details about US surveillance programs. He said a brave country should step forward and offer Snowden asylum.
New type of killer whale discovered by Tim Sandle
Scientists have categorized a new type of killer whale, seen in the wild for the first time. A clue about the mammal was traced back to a skeleton found in 1955.
Op-Ed: Orca bloodlines show rampant inbreeding in captive orcas by Elizabeth Batt
After Loro Parque in Spain, announced the death of a 10-month old SeaWorld-owned orca named Vicky, questions were raised over SeaWorld's breeding program.
Watch out for 2013 'super' supermoon on Sunday, June 23 by JohnThomas Didymus
Sunday's perigee full moon will be the closest and largest "supermoon" of the year 2013—a "super" supermoon. The best time to observe it is at moonset or at moonrise when it is near the horizon; and don't worry, it won't make you mad.
Op-Ed: Biggest career purse awaits Marquez in 5th fight with Pacquiao by Leo Reyes
After knocking out Manny Pacquiao in their fourth encounter last year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Juan Manuel Marquez said he is finished with the eight-division world champion.

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