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article imageTopFinds: Obama and Boehner continue talks, Dr. Who shows found

By David Silverberg     Oct 12, 2013 in Internet
US President Barack Obama and Speaker Boehner still at an impasse over the spending bill and ending the government shutdown. Why humans are responsible for shocking dolphin deaths. Missing episodes of Doctor Who found. 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 updates on political news, important environmental features, protest news from Brussels 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.
This week, we also announced the winners of our global photo essay contest. We received a ton of amazing entries, many of which you can see here.
International Fair in Fuengirola  Spain - adding a flag to the Vietnam exhibit.
International Fair in Fuengirola, Spain - adding a flag to the Vietnam exhibit.
A military veteran remembers.
A military veteran remembers.
Valley of the Moon  a section of the National Reserve  Los Flamencos  at about 2 500 meters above se...
Valley of the Moon, a section of the National Reserve "Los Flamencos" at about 2,500 meters above sea level, is a pre-Andean depression in the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

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Worksheet asks children to remove parts of the Bill of Rights (Includes interview) by Justin King
A student in Bryant School District in Arkansas brought home a worksheet that presented her with a scenario that referred to the Bill of Rights as “outdated” and that as part of a special committee she would need to throw out two of the Amendments.
Op-Ed: Graphic viral images of dying wolves spur debate (Includes interview) by Justin King
Images of dead, dying, and injured wolves circulating on Facebook have caused an outcry of opposition and an increase in the number of those visibly opposing wolf hunting and trapping.
Human activity is linked to mass dolphin deaths (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
It's called morbillivirus, and it's been responsible for hundreds of bottlenose dolphin deaths. Elevated strandings of dolphins have occurred across the Mid-Atlantic region this summer, forcing NOAA to declare an Unusual Mortality Event (UME). But why?
Stranded dolphin in New Jersey.
Stranded dolphin in New Jersey.
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Op-Ed: A wolf hunter's perspective and the solution to the debate (Includes interview) by Justin King
As the controversy surrounding Montana’s wolves continues to rage, Jason Maxwell took the time to answer questions and provide a hunter’s viewpoint on the issue.
Review: 'Venus in Fur' sizzles with humour, tension on the Toronto stage (Includes first-hand account) by Jeff Cottrill
Gender politics are rarely as funny, or as thought-provoking, as they are in “Venus in Fur.” Making its Canadian debut in Toronto, David Ives' Tony-winning one-act play cleverly twists satire and eroticism into an exciting, sexy stage winner.

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Light in trees  late fall.
Light in trees, late fall.
Florida Caverns State Park; Photo Credit: Kelly Jadon  2013
Florida Caverns State Park; Photo Credit: Kelly Jadon, 2013
In the center of the Main Square stands the white marble statue of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (1819-...
In the center of the Main Square stands the white marble statue of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (1819-1874), hero of the "Ten Years War" and first president of the Republic of Cuba.
A rally held in support of embattled Sheriff Nick Finch in Panama City  Florida.
A rally held in support of embattled Sheriff Nick Finch in Panama City, Florida.

In the Media

President Obama rejects Republican compromise by Robert Weller
President Obama has rejected a compromise from Republicans because it does not turn the government's lights back on. Obama spoke after meeting Republicans for 90 minutes.shutdown.
NSFW: Teen Daughter of Czech president spotted at porn orgy by Brett Wilkins
The teen daughter of the Czech Republic's president is denying she attended a porn party after photos and video of her cheering on orgy participants appeared in local media outlets.
Video: Protesting firemen spray cops with foam in Brussels by Anne Sewell
Firemen in Brussels, Belgium were protesting against national budget cuts in the fire department on Monday. They set fires and thoroughly foamed police officers along the way.
Protesting firefighters spray police officers with water and foam in Brussels  Belgium.
Protesting firefighters spray police officers with water and foam in Brussels, Belgium.
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iOS 7 software update addresses lock screen glitch by Jenna Cyprus
After several controversies regarding Apple iPhone's lock screen glitches, the company has released a software update to answer all of the security issues.
The amazing music of 8-year-old Alma Deutscher by W. Mark Dendy
Alma Deutscher is an atypical eight-year-old girl – at least when it comes to music. The youngster who wears braids and skips rope is a composer.
Giant squid washes ashore in Cantabria, Spain (video) by Anne Sewell
Beachgoers got a fright when this monster squid washed on to the beach this week. Measuring 30 feet (with tentacles extended) and weighing 400 pounds, the squid carcass was pretty impressive.
Premature Ejaculation spray comes on market, delays gratification by Marcus Hondro
A new spray billed as a cure for Premature Ejaculation (PE) has hit the market. The spray works to desensitize the penis and allows the user to delay orgasm. It can also be used by those not suffering from PE to prolong their sexual encounters.
Adam Lambert praised by Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen by Markos Papadatos
Grammy-nominated pop singer Adam Lambert performed with the legendary English rock band Queen at this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
Swiss photographer melds science with art by Kathleen Blanchard
Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner is making psychedelic art from science. In his intriguing TED talk this week he describes how he is accomplishing his mission to meld the two and why doing so fascinates him. The results are stunning.
Mark Gatiss, Martin Freeman discuss Sherlock’s fatal fall by Mathew Wace Peck
Sherlock’s co-creator, Mark Gatiss, and one of its stars, Martin Freeman, have dropped some hints on how Sherlock Holmes survived his fatal fall at the end of season 2 of the popular BBC drama series.
Doctor Who missing episodes found, BBC calls press conference by Mathew Wace Peck
Following months of speculation and rumours, claims, denials and counterclaims, “Doctor Who” fans are about to find out whether or not the BBC has recovered a significant number of the show's missing episodes.
Nintendo allows cross-platform multiplayer through other consoles by Elvis De Leon
Nintendo has been actively changing many of their operating policies and techniques over the years. In a surprising move, the company has enabled developers to implement cross-platform multiplayer capabilities across multiple gaming consoles.
Sherlock writer wanted to dump Benedict Cumberbatch by Mathew Wace Peck
One of the writers of the hit BBC drama series, “Sherlock”, has revealed how he pitched to have the show’s star, Benedict Cumberbatch, written out.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
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Video of man kayaking down a drainage ditch surfaces by Owen Weldon
A video of a man kayaking down a drainage ditch and into a body of water has surfaced, and so far has gotten more than half a million views.

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