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article imageTopFinds: Oprah's frustrating week, 'ginger pride' for redheads

By David Silverberg     Aug 17, 2013 in Internet
A rally for redheaded Scots took over Edinburgh recently. Why is Oprah Winfrey having a bad week in Switzerland? Two Marineland vistors vow to never return to the sea park after seeing injured animals. 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 compelling world news, intriguing interviews, must-read tech updates 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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Op-Ed: An informal education — The good old lemonade stand (Includes interview and first-hand account) by W. Mark Dendy
Forget about formal education for a minute – standardized testing, homework, rigorous class schedules, textbooks and the like.
Marineland loses two customers over treatment of animals (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
Following a six-hour trip from Ottawa to Marineland in Niagara Falls, two park visitors have vowed never to return. After witnessing a bleeding seal and a walrus being kicked, both described their visit as "horrendous."
Photo Essay: On the streets of San Francisco Chinatown (Includes interview) by Joseph Boltrukiewicz
First Chinese people arrived and settled in San Francisco in the middle of 19th century. On the area of 24 street blocks, around Stockton Street and Grant Avenue, they made it the most spectacular place of Chinese character in the entire North America.
Street buskers in Chinatown  San Francisco  CA.
Street buskers in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.
Elio Motors aiming for 2014 release of $6,800 car (Includes interview) by Maggie Heyn Richardson
A car that costs about $6,800 and is reported to attain more than 80 miles per gallon could be on the market next year, says Elio Motors founder Paul Elio.
Interview with Hayley Williams from Paramore: 'Self-titled Tour' (Includes interview) by Markos Papadatos
On August 7, I had the pleasure to interview Hayley Williams, the lead songstress from the acclaimed rock band Paramore. In addition to Hayley, the group is made up of bassist Jeremy Davis and Taylor York on lead guitar.

Top Images

International Fair in Fuengirola  Spain: Egyptians in the street parade.
International Fair in Fuengirola, Spain: Egyptians in the street parade.
Sunset at the Altiplanic lagoons Miscanti and Miñiques. Snow  not common during the winter months  ...
Sunset at the Altiplanic lagoons Miscanti and Miñiques. Snow, not common during the winter months in the high mountains at this latitude, covers the ground in the proximity of the lagoons.
Heading to pasture at sunrise.
Heading to pasture at sunrise.

In the Media

Egypt imposes national emergency after bloodbath in Cairo by W. Mark Dendy
After a heavy-handed operation against pro-Morsi supporters that killed hundreds of people, Egypt has declared a month-long state of emergency, according to reports.
Indian Navy submarine explodes in flames killing 18 officers by Abdul Kuddus
In a tragic military disaster, an Indian submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, sank with 18 sailors at a naval dockyard in Mumbai early Wednesday after a huge explosion swallowed it up in flames.
Spoons in underwear helping to stop forced marriages in Britain by Brett Wilkins
One British charity has found an ingenious method of helping airport security staff save potential victims of forced marriage.
Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie to align with Nexus 5 launch this fall? by Milton Este
The much anticipated Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie may be arriving soon and possibly at the same time as the revealing of the Google Nexus 5 smartphone.
Swiss clerk tells Oprah Winfrey she can't afford $35,000 handbag by Brett Wilkins
The wealthiest woman in entertainment was told while visiting a chic Zurich boutique that she couldn't see a $35,000 handbag because it was "too expensive" for her.
Oprah 'sorry' over media storm; stands by racism claim over purse by Yukio Strachan
Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she's "sorry" a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism at a luxury store in Switzerland when an clerk refused to show her a handbag, saying it was "too expensive."
Study pins weight gain to drinking, ignores many other factors by W. Mark Dendy
A recent study published in the May issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that men that drink a moderate amount of alcohol tend to consume more than 400 extra calories on the days they drink.
Documents reveal date of Tilikum's capture by Elizabeth Batt
Tilikum, SeaWorld's prime bull orca was captured off the coast of Iceland in November 1983. Now newly released documents finally pin down Tilikum's capture date and his exact location at the time of capture.
Adam Lambert cast in 'Glee' and to perform with Queen in fall by Markos Papadatos
American Idol season 8 runner-up winner Adam Lambert’s fall season is going to be a quite busy one. It was announced on July 10 that Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Adam Lambert has joined the cast of “Glee” for its fifth season.
Adam Lambert being interviewed before the 2009 American Music Awards
Adam Lambert being interviewed before the 2009 American Music Awards
YouTube screenshot/AwardsShowNetwork
'Ginger Pride' rally in Edinburgh, Scotland made people see red by Anne Sewell
As part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a parade was organized by Canadian comedian Shawn Hitchins to demonstrate against "gingerism," or prejudice against people with red hair.
Power robs the brain of empathy by Kathleen Blanchard
Researchers have some new insights into how power diminishes a person's capacity for empathy. According to scientists, a sense of power shuts down a part of the brain that helps us connect with others.
An unfitting and unromantic end to the ‘Love Boat’ by W. Mark Dendy
The “Love Boat,” aka the MS Pacific, has made its last voyage. The final destination was neither Venice nor Mykonos, and it did not sail to a romantic port in the French Polynesian Islands.
Op-Ed: Sen. Mike Duffy — Confess so we can stop spending taxpayer money! by Marcus Hondro
The embattled, and let's say it right off the top, dishonest Canadian Senator Mike Duffy is making things more difficult with regard his false residency and travel claims. He's also making things more expensive for the Canadian taxpayer.

Power Users

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  4. Leigh Goessl
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  6. Tim Sandle
  7. Layne Weiss
  8. Alexander Baron
  9. Ken Hanly
  10. Kyle Ashmead
  11. Kay Mathews
  12. Marcus Hondro
  13. Eduardo Arrufat
  14. Larry Seely
  15. Joseph Boltrukiewicz
  16. Amanda Byas
  17. Yukio Strachan
  18. Kirstin Stokes Smith
  19. Can Tran
  20. Elizabeth Parker
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