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article imageTopFinds: Black Friday descends on U.S., why doctors fist-bump

By David Silverberg     Nov 30, 2013 in Internet
How did American shoppers deal with Black Friday madness? Find out why some doctors are bumping fists instead of shaking hands. The double suicide of an elderly French couple has provoked emotional debate across the world. 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 compelling science news, powerful animal-rights reports, 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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Top Digital Journal Reports

600 cats rescued from being skinned in Shanghai (Includes first-hand account) by Valerie Benguiat
Around 600 cats were rescued from Putuo district in Shanghai, when a man was caught transporting them in small crates to sell them for their fur and meat.
Review: Country star Sammy Kershaw releases 'Big Hits Volume One' CD (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Country music star Sammy Kershaw released his "Big Hits Volume One" album via Big Hits Records. He served as producer of the project.
Country singer Sammy Kershaw
Country singer Sammy Kershaw
Sammy Kershaw
Op-Ed: Selecting the perfect celebratory beverage (Includes first-hand account) by W. Mark Dendy
If you are planning for the New Year and other holiday season parties, you do not have to import your Champagne from France.
Review: Danielle Bradbery mesmerizes on debut country album (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Country singer and season 4 winner of "The Voice" Danielle Bradbery released her eponymous debut studio album on November 25.
Lota Coal Mine — Life and death under the sea (Includes first-hand account) by Igor I. Solar
Relics of the coal-mining era have become a work alternative for Lota former coal miners. A journey mixing pride, nostalgia, and social criticism takes visitors through tunnels hundreds of meters below the sea, showing the hard life of coal miners.

Top Images

Former coal miner Sergio Constanzo  now a tour guide  explains the history and operation of the mine...
Former coal miner Sergio Constanzo, now a tour guide, explains the history and operation of the mine. The miners had canaries in small cages to detect the presence of dangerous gases in the tunnels.
Anonymous supporters
Anonymous supporters
A classic series Cyberman looks meanacing at the Doctor Who 50th Celebration
A classic series Cyberman looks meanacing at the Doctor Who 50th Celebration
The Watts Towers from a distance
The Watts Towers from a distance
Mark and Jackie Barden  parents of Jack Barden 6  a victim of the December 14  2012 shooting at Sand...
Mark and Jackie Barden, parents of Jack Barden 6, a victim of the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, leave the stage following the launch of The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit created in response to the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
With permission by Reuters / Michelle McLoughlin
People walk past a Louis Vuitton pavilion which is in the shape of a giant suitcase  as the St. Basi...
People walk past a Louis Vuitton pavilion which is in the shape of a giant suitcase, as the St. Basil's Cathedral (L) and the Spasskaya Tower are seen in the background, in central Moscow
With permission by Reuters / Tatyana Makeyeva
U.S. President Barack Obama shops with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehous...
U.S. President Barack Obama shops with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Washington, November 30, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Mary F. Calvert

In the Media

Man stabbed in fight over a Walmart parking space by Natty Walker
This year's "Brown Thursday" and "Black Friday" events have been riddled with chaos and violent altercations. One example is a fight over a parking space in Virginia that ended in a man being stabbed.
Mutated gene possible cause for excessive drinking by Annapoorna Prabhu
Alcoholism has been deemed to be cause of 1 in 25 deaths worldwide. A study conducted by UK scientists say that a gene mutation could be linked to excessive drinking.
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44 best Black Friday deals you can get without leaving the house by Angela Atkinson
For some, Black Friday just hasn’t been worth braving the angry crowds to save a few bucks in the past few years. But online retailers open the sales up for even the most crowd-phobic among us. Get your coupon codes, right here.
Ylvis feature at finale of 'Dancing with the Stars' (video) by Anne Sewell
Just in case you forgot who Ylvis are, here's a reminder, as the two Norwegian brothers appear in a special feature on "Dancing with the Stars" on US TV where they sang "What does the fox say" to tumultuous applause.
A new healthy trend: Doctors fist bumping patients and colleagues by W. Mark Dendy
It has long been held that handshaking is a vector for the transfer of disease-causing bacteria from one individual to the next. But an on-the-rise greeting trend could be a step in the right direction for reducing the spread of disease.
Prostitute posts pictures wearing UPS shirt after sex with driver by Eric Morales
One UPS driver in Oklahoma City is wishing his company didn't have GPS tracking after a prostitute posts pictures of their sexual encounter on the Internet, wearing his uniform
Twerking to classical music? by W. Mark Dendy
It's not likely that you will see this act at the Metropolitan Opera House or the Kennedy Center, but the Video Music Awards would not be off limits for Chicago's burlesque queen, Maureen L'Amour's, “Butthoven” performance.
Suicide notes left by a French couple, 86, slam 'cruel' law by Eileen Kersey
The double suicide of an elderly couple in France has provoked emotion and debate in the country as details of their plight hits the headlines.
Man faces felony charge because he had hidden compartment in car by Owen Weldon
A man in Northeast Ohio was arrested last Tuesday after police discovered a hidden compartment, which was emptied, and now he faces a felony charge.
'Family Guy' takes bold step, kills off character [spoiler] by Alex Allen
Family Guy, one of FOX’s most popular Sunday night cartoons, has taken a bold step and killed off veteran character Brian Griffin.
Screenshot from the Windows 7-Family Guy ad
Screenshot from the Windows 7-Family Guy ad
Screenshot from YouTube video
US House passes bill charging $5,000 to file complaint against drilling by Justin King
House Resolution 1965, known as the Federal Land Jobs and Energy Security Act, passed the House on Wednesday. The bill contains a benefits package for oil companies seeking to lease land from the federal government.
Get set for comet Ison, comet of the century by Eileen Kersey
In January Digital Journal reported about comet ISON, discovered by Russian scientists in September 2012 and expected to be visible from Earth in 2013, so much so that it would be visible to the naked eye. That event is rapidly approaching.
A bottle of Mead this holiday season? by W. Mark Dendy
Unless you are into the history of foods and beverages or steeped in European ancestry, chances are, you have probably never heard of Mead.
Op-Ed: Sources hinting new orca calf born at Marineland France is inbred by Elizabeth Batt
Marineland France celebrated the birth of a new orca on Nov. 20, or did they? While a 12-year-old female orca named Wikie definitely delivered a calf, there has been no big announcement of the birth.

Power Users

  1. W. Mark Dendy
  2. Tim Sandle
  3. Anne Sewell
  4. Can Tran
  5. Markos Papadatos
  6. Ken Hanly
  7. Justin King
  8. Alexander Baron
  9. Lesley Lanir
  10. Larry Clifton
  11. Eileen Kersey
  12. Karen Graham
  13. Owen Weldon
  14. Larry Seely
  15. Gene Kosowan
  16. Mathew Wace Peck
  17. Leo Reyes
  18. Layne Weiss
  19. Arthur Weinreb
  20. Igor I. Solar
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