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article imageTopFinds: Japan going nuclear-free, Miss America controversy

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By David Silverberg     Sep 21, 2013 in Internet
Japan decides to shut down its last nuclear reactor. Why the crowning of the new Miss America caused a strange firestorm of controversy. The latest news from the hacking group Anonymous. 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 covered breaking news from Asia, the latest gaming reports 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

Anonymous launches video ahead of the Million Mask March (Includes interview) by Justin King
The collective behind the global protest that will occur on November 5th in over 150 countries launched a YouTube video today to raise awareness of the march.
Op-Ed: Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis reaches its goal of 1000 faces (Includes interview) by Micki Hogan
A devoted advocate reaches her goal of 1000 faces on her website called Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Each face, including her own, battles the unknown invisible illness. Through advocacy Cookie Hopper brings global attention to the disease.
Review: Country singer Justin Moore is solid on 'Off the Beaten Path' CD (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Country star Justin Moore is expected to release his third studio effort "Off the Beaten Path" tomorrow via his label, The Valory Music Company.
Country singer Justin Moore
Country singer Justin Moore
Photo Courtesy of Kristin Barlowe
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Review: Cody Simpson shines on new music video for 'La Da Dee' (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Pop music sensation Cody Simpson posted the music video for "La Da Dee" on his official You Tube channel on September 12.
Photo Essay: 'Vegetable ivory' carved by ethnic Wounaan of Panama (Includes first-hand account) by Igor I. Solar
Tagua, also known as vegetable ivory, is the seed of a palm that grows in tropical rainforests. The Wounaan indigenous people of the region of Darién, Panama, use these nuts to create beautiful figures of animals of the forest.

Top Images

A street in the Bo-Kaap  Cape Town  South Africa
A street in the Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
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Waterton Lakes National Park is one of Alberta’s treasures. This Park is also protected and visito...
Waterton Lakes National Park is one of Alberta’s treasures. This Park is also protected and visitors from all over the world visit each year to explore some of the spectacular scenery.
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Valley of the Moon is a pre-Andean depression in the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
Valley of the Moon is a pre-Andean depression in the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
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Caleta del Sebo harbour  La Graciosa  Lanzarote.
Caleta del Sebo harbour, La Graciosa, Lanzarote.
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Nigel R-N  a Canadian pharmacist trying on a hat at a street vendor.
Nigel R-N, a Canadian pharmacist trying on a hat at a street vendor.
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Entrance to the Fountain of Youth Spring House at Ponce de Leon s Fountain of Youth Archaeological P...
Entrance to the Fountain of Youth Spring House at Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Saint Augustine, Fla. 9/9/13
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In the Media

FBI calls half of populace with 9/11 doubts potential terrorists by Ralph Lopez
The FBI is instructing local police departments and "communities against terrorism" to consider anyone who harbors "conspiracy theories" about 9/11 to be a potential terrorist, in a circular released to local police departments.
Homeless man turns in $42,000, gets much more back in return by Marcus Hondro
A Boston homeless man found a backpack containing $42,000 and turned it into police this week. Glen James said it was the right thing to do and now that selfless act is paying dividends. Big dividends.
Op-Ed: Is NatGeo sponsoring company that purchases Taiji dolphins? by Elizabeth Batt
A new temporary lease dolphin show run by Ukrainian company NEMO or Nerum LLC, is opening in Qatar. According to the show, National Geographic is sponsoring their endeavors, despite NEMO's import of dolphins captured in the Taiji dolphin drives.
Op-Ed: Mayweather's Olympic boxing style is key to his unbeaten record by Leo Reyes
The reason Floyd Mayweather remains unbeaten after 45 professional fights could be attributed to his Olympic-style of boxing where the main consideration is to win on points.
Bill Gates passes Mexico's Carlos Slim as world's richest man by John Sevigny
For 20 straight years Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been the richest man in America and at moments, the world's wealthiest man. He has now again surpassed telecom billionaire Carlos Slim to become the richest person on the planet.
Op-Ed: Should Raptors look to deal Rudy Gay to Utah Jazz? by Larry Seely
The Toronto Raptors have already made a big trade during the off-season, but new General Manager Masai Ujiri still has lots of work if he wants to make this franchise a winner.
Miss America  Nina Davuluri
Miss America, Nina Davuluri
Zennie Abraham/Flickr Creative Commons
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Fox News host: Miss America doesn't represent American values by Sami Zaatari
Ever since the crowning of Nina Davuluri as Miss America, far right conservatives have reacted with uproar over the decision.
Op-Ed: With handpicked foes, Floyd Mayweather can't claim greatness by Leo Reyes
After trashing Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and his camp will soon start handpicking his next opponent for the third of his six-fight contract with CBS/Showtime.
PlayStation 4 or Xbox One: Catchy decision-inspired rap by Kirstin Stokes Smith
Many gaming enthusiasts are still on the fence about buying next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles. At the beginning of August, JT Machinima recorded and published this YouTube video which takes a playful (and catchy) look at the competition.
Japan prepares to end nuclear power generation by Robert Myles
Japan stands on the threshold of being the first major economy to do without nuclear power. Today, Sunday, sees the start of a process of switching off Japan’s last working nuclear reactor.
Missing: Amelia Earhart’s bones by Roderick Eime
The mysterious disappearance of famous 20th century aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, has taken an intriguing turn. Why are researchers now scouring Fiji for her remains?
Op-Ed: Pamela Wallin keeps lying as she's forced to pay Canadians back by Marcus Hondro
It's painful for Canadians to read the words of Pamela Wallin. Forced by the Senate to pay back money she cheated the taxpayer out of, she protests. She's been wronged, Wallin claims, insisting that is so despite heaps of evidence to the contrary.
Health watchdog charges dementia patient's face bitten by mice by Marcus Hondro
A group in the Canadian province of Alberta is claiming that the wounds on a dementia patient's face at a care home in Lethbridge, Alta. are a result of being bitten by mice. The owners of the St. Therese Villa claim the wounds are from a virus.
Op-Ed: Could Maple Leafs trade Nikolai Kulemin to sign Cody Franson? by Marcus Hondro
If the Toronto Maple Leafs are serious about resigning RFA Cody Franson, they will have to do something to free up cap space. One possibility is trading Nikolai Kulemin, and the way coach Randy Carlyle is talking about Kulemin suggests it's a possibility.

Power Users

  1. Anne Sewell
  2. Tim Sandle
  3. Markos Papadatos
  4. Igor I. Solar
  5. Ken Hanly
  6. Brett Wilkins
  7. Justin King
  8. Can Tran
  9. Layne Weiss
  10. Alexander Baron
  11. Lesley Lanir
  12. Mathew Wace Peck
  13. Larry Seely
  14. Kay Mathews
  15. Elizabeth Batt
  16. Dawn Denmar
  17. Dinh Nguyen
  18. Marcus Hondro
  19. Eileen Kersey
  20. Paul Wallis
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