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article imageTopFinds: World pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, Amazon's drones

By David Silverberg     Dec 7, 2013 in Internet
The world mourns the death of South African hero Nelson Mandela. Amazon attracts media attentions for its "drone" announcement. What's at the heart of America's Walmart protests? 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 breaking news out of South Africa, large-scale protests, quirky viral videos 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.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

Nelson Mandela news
Paul Walker news
Libya news

Top Digital Journal Reports

Bill in House would legalize marijuana at federal level (Includes interview) by Justin King
House Resolution 499, currently buried in committee, would put an end to the federal prohibition of marijuana. The bill was introduced by Representative Jared Polis of Colorado.
Review: Judi Dench amazes as 'Philomena' in new film by Stephen Frears (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Academy award-winning actress Judi Dench gives a spell-binding performance as Philomena Lee in the new film, "Philomena," which came out on November 27 in the United States.
Review: Ellie Goulding stuns on 'Burn' single and its music video (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
Pop songstress Ellie Goulding's latest radio single "Burn" moves up to No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, for the week ending December 7, 2013.
Inside the Black Friday protests at Wal-Mart (Includes interview) by Justin King
This year’s Black Friday was a resounding success financially, but protests raged across the nation. Activate CT organized one such protest in Connecticut. Two of the organizers discuss the protest in detail with Digital Journal.
A protester outside Walmart
A protester outside Walmart
Shannon Watson
Alternative media criticizes people for mourning Paul Walker (Includes interview) by Alex Allen
Following the sudden and tragic death of actor Paul Walker, the alternative media has been ablaze with comments about celebrity obsessed culture and the lack of coverage of other important events in the mainstream news.

Top Images

York  North Yorkshire  United Kingdom
York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
A beautiful rectangular formal fountain is located not far from the entrance in the  Isidora Goyenec...
A beautiful rectangular formal fountain is located not far from the entrance in the "Isidora Goyenechea Botanical Garden"
pollution in Shanghai
pollution in Shanghai
Christmas trees and flower baskets in Edmonton s McCauley neighbourhood.
Christmas trees and flower baskets in Edmonton's McCauley neighbourhood.

In the Media

Op-Ed: RIP Nelson Mandela — UK PM David Cameron hypocrisy by Eileen Kersey
The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma announced Thursday the death of the country's former leader Nelson Mandela. UK PM David Cameron has joined other leaders paying tribute to Madiba but in death should there be hypocrisy?
GOP challenger adds Rob Ford to U.S. election attack ad by Andrew Moran
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has made his debut in American politics.
Op-Ed: Amazon distracts from working conditions with 'drone' talk by Robert Weller
Is it a bird, a plane or an Amazon drone delivering a package faster than a speeding pizza? Will this be safe for those on the ground?
A Spanish wine tops this year’s 100 most popular wines list by W. Mark Dendy
Today, the nation's #1 online wine retailer,, announced its top 100 list for 2013. The compilation of the top 100 wines is based entirely on consumer purchasing.
Lady Gaga to begin worldwide 'ARTPOP Tour' next May by W. Mark Dendy
Lady Gaga is one of the top global touring acts of our time. Her first three tours sold nearly 4 million tickets.
Now the pop star is going on the road again – this time, to promote her new album the ARTPOP Ball.
Tippy, the squirrel who constantly topples over, goes nuts by Elizabeth Batt
It took five days for video of Tippy the squirrel to reach viral status, but after more than 156,000 hits, the little black rodent who cannot seem to keep his feet, is stealing hearts and gathering concern.
Video: 'Batman — Arkham Origins' Initiation DLC trailer by Can Tran
"Initiation," the newest DLC for "Batman: Arkham Origins" is now available, offering a prequel to the game. A trailer has been made available for viewing.
Cow's milk extract kills cancerous cells by Tim Sandle
A peptide fragment derived from cow's milk has exhibited potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures. The research was undertaken at the University of Taiwan.
Review: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart take on NSA spying by Ken Hanly
Whatever faults the US government may have one of them is not suppressing their comedians. In Egypt and many other countries neither of the appended videos would probably reach the airwaves or if they did, Colbert and Stewart would probably be in Jail.
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart at their Washington rallies
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart at their Washington rallies
Talk Radio News
Op-Ed: Sochi to display captured orcas during Winter Olympic Games by Elizabeth Batt
As the Russian city of Sochi gears up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, two killer whales recently captured from the wild in the Russian Far East will debut in Sochi for the Olympic Games along with a dolphin torchbearer.
Ripper Street’s unlikely tribute to Doctor Who by Mathew Wace Peck
An unlikely tribute to the long-running sci-fi drama “Doctor Who” has emerged in “Ripper Street”, the BBC’s Victorian-era detective series.
Australian artist introduces us to 'vaginal knitting' by Owen Weldon
Casey Jenkins, an Australian artist, will be spending a few weeks knitting with wool placed inside her vagina. She even uses the material when it is soaked with her menstrual blood.
Skeleton of baby dinosaur found in Alberta, 70 million years old by Marcus Hondro
An intact and wonderfully preserved baby dinosaur skeleton was unearthed in Dinosaur Provincial Park in southeastern Alberta in 2010. The find is only now being announced but the skeleton is already part of the University of Alberta's collection.
NBA Trade Rumors: Jimmer Fredette to Toronto Raptors? by Larry Seely
Toronto is 6-11 to start this NBA season, but just one game out in the race for the final spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs race. This team is expected to make some changes before the trade deadline, so will Jimmer Fredette join the squad soon?
Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette
Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette
With permission by Reuters/Jennifer Stewart

Power Users

  1. W. Mark Dendy
  2. Tim Sandle
  3. Igor I. Solar
  4. Owen Weldon
  5. Justin King
  6. Brett Wilkins
  7. Lonna Lisa Williams
  8. Anne Sewell
  9. Paula Kirman
  10. Alexander Baron
  11. Eileen Kersey
  12. Layne Weiss
  13. Ken Hanly
  14. Karen Graham
  15. Markos Papadatos
  16. Larry Clifton
  17. Mathew Wace Peck
  18. Paul Wallis
  19. Marcus Hondro
  20. Dawn Denmar
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