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article imageTopFinds: Inside the Taiji dolphin massacre, mini Ice Age coming?

By David Silverberg     Jan 25, 2014 in Internet
What you need to know about the recent dolphin killings in Taiji, Japan. Is a mini Ice Age on the way? Cadbury wants to block Nestlé from trademarking the shape of KitKat bars. Learn more in 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 heart-breaking animal-rights news, the latest crime updates, big-buzz boxing features, arts news 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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Personal info of cops in Kelly Thomas case released by Anonymous (Includes first-hand account) by Justin King
The hacktivist group Anonymous targeted the law enforcement officers who were acquitted of charges stemming from the Kelly Thomas killing.
Review: 'Menopause the Musical' plays through hot flashes to a full house (Includes first-hand account) by W. Mark Dendy
If you have not seen “Menopause the Musical” you better grab your tickets in a HOT FLASH or you will be left wondering about a lot of things.
Hiking California's Palomarin Trail (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Brett Wilkins
California is currently experiencing one of the driest, warmest winters in memory. While that's bad news for the state's depleted water supply, it's terrific news for those who enjoy the great outdoors in the great golden West.
Stunning ocean views abound along the Palomarin Trail.
Stunning ocean views abound along the Palomarin Trail.
Review: Archer — 'Archer Vice: A Kiss Before Dying' (season 5, episode 2) (Includes first-hand account) by Michael Thomas
At the end of season premiere "White Elephant," Sterling, with a smile on his face, calls the former ISIS agents' upcoming adventures in drug-selling 'Archer Vice.' It's clear that that will be happening and in full throttle.
Ukraine poised for revolution (Includes interview) by Justin King
Ukraine’s violent clashes over the last two days have some believing the end of President Viktor Yanukovych’s government is near. The violence comes after months of tension following Yanukovych’s decision to bring closer ties with Russia.

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Kings from Tremont Temple Pre-School Learning Center at MLK Parade in Savannah  GA.  1/20/14
Kings from Tremont Temple Pre-School Learning Center at MLK Parade in Savannah, GA. 1/20/14
Bio-Bío River. Near the mouth of the river flowing into the Pacific Ocean.
Bio-Bío River. Near the mouth of the river flowing into the Pacific Ocean.
St. Louis Billikens came from behind and beat the Duquesne Dukes 76-72 at the AJ Palumbo Center in P...
St. Louis Billikens came from behind and beat the Duquesne Dukes 76-72 at the AJ Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh
Memorial vigil for Kyle Young.
Memorial vigil for Kyle Young.
Memorial vigil for Kyle Young.
Memorial vigil for Kyle Young.
Several charming bed and breakfast establishments  such as the Chateau Tivoli on Steiner Street  dot...
Several charming bed and breakfast establishments, such as the Chateau Tivoli on Steiner Street, dot the neighborhood.
A woman kneels in front of riot police in Kiev on January 24  2014
A woman kneels in front of riot police in Kiev on January 24, 2014
Sergei Supinsky
Getting back up from the beach is no easy task.
Getting back up from the beach is no easy task.
Sun  surf  sand and shadows paint a brilliant scene where Alamere Falls drains into the Pacific.
Sun, surf, sand and shadows paint a brilliant scene where Alamere Falls drains into the Pacific.
Neil Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician
Neil Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician
Andy Roo
Police detain a gay rights activist during a protest against Russian laws banning the promotion or d...
Police detain a gay rights activist during a protest against Russian laws banning the promotion or display of homosexuality in front of minors outside the HQ of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee in Moscow
Alexander Nemenov
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks after his swearing in ceremony inside of the Patriots Thea...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks after his swearing in ceremony inside of the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey January 21, 2014
Lucas Jackson
A scene from the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of  Così fan tutte   2014.
A scene from the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of "Così fan tutte", 2014.
Michael Cooper
File photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman
File photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman
Brian Snyder
Pop singer Justin Bieber appears via video conference in his first court appearance since being arre...
Pop singer Justin Bieber appears via video conference in his first court appearance since being arrested early morning in Miami, Florida January 23, 2014
Walter Michot / Reuters
A Ukrainian demonstrator prepares to throw a stone towards riot police in Kiev on January 23  2014
A Ukrainian demonstrator prepares to throw a stone towards riot police in Kiev on January 23, 2014
Vasily Maximov / AFP

In the Media

'Pot-bellied' pig could take on a whole new meaning by W. Mark Dendy
We have all seen pictures of them — pot-bellied pigs — the little short-legged porcine that supposedly make a good pet.
Those grunting little creatures are not raised for food, but their cousins that are, may soon be "pot-head" pigs flying high.
Ric O'Barry: Taiji dolphin drive hunts are not a tradition by Elizabeth Batt
Ric O'Barry, star of The Cove movie, is refuting the Japanese Government's allegations that dolphin drive hunts are a part of Japanese tradition.
Op-Ed: New ‘mini Ice Age’ on the way as sun goes to sleep? by Paul Wallis
Science fiction hasn’t got around to this one yet. Astronomers are described as “baffled” by the sun’s sudden reduction in output. One prediction even suggests that the Thames might freeze over.
Ottawa priest pleads guilty to stealing $130,000 from church by Arthur Weinreb
The popular priest with a gambling problem pleaded guilty to theft and fraud charges, admitting to stealing $130,000 from Ottawa's Blessed Sacrament Church.
Japanese groups pressure WAZA to act against dolphin drives by Elizabeth Batt
Three Japanese conservation groups are placing pressure on the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to take action and ask the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA), to comply with the WAZA Code of Ethics.
Op-Ed: 3-fight series possible for Floyd, Pacman starting next September by Leo Reyes
A three-fight series may begin in September next year between WBO International Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten champion and pound for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Review: 'Irreparable Harm' is an engaging legal thriller by W. Mark Dendy
In the world of big corporate law firms, pedigree as well as the law school that conferred your degree can mean everything.
Nestle, Cadbury at war over Kit-Kat shape by Michael Thomas
In the latest chapter of an ongoing war between two chocolate makers, Cadbury is attempting to block Nestlé from trademarking the shape of KitKat bars.
Nestle KitKat chocolate
Nestle KitKat chocolate
Nestle
2014 NBA Mock Draft: Updated projections for round one by Larry Seely
With the start of March Madness getting closer, NBA teams are beginning to take a closer look a the talent available for the 2014 Draft, and with so many talented youngsters available this year, teams will have a shot at improving quickly.
NBA Trade Rumors: Eric Gordon to Chicago Bulls? Noah on the move? by Larry Seely
Despite another season-ending injury to Derrick Rose and the recent trade of Luol Deng, the Chicago Bulls are just a couple games out of hosting an NBA Playoff game at seasons end and that recent success has led to more trade rumors.
MLB Trade Rumors: David Price to LA Dodgers? by Larry Seely
The ownership change for the LA Dodgers has had a terrific effect for the fans, team, and baseball. This club is now in the market for any top player in the league and a viable candidate to win a World Series title every season.
Op-Ed: Boxing fans await Mayweather's response to Pacquiao's challenge by Leo Reyes
Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. may have switched his vocal chords to a silent mode after hearing news about Manny Pacquiao's fight challenge without preconditions and with all the proceeds going to charity.

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