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article imageTopFinds: Inside the Ukraine crisis, Pussy Riot's arrest in Sochi

By David Silverberg     Feb 22, 2014 in Internet
Read about how the Ukraine crisis is affecting the presidency. Learn how Pussy Riot members faced another arrest in Russia. Another SeaWorld-owned orca killed a trainer. 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 world news, the latest sports updates, features on animal-rights stories and much more.
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Interview with Jean Shepard: The Matriarch of Country Music (Includes finterview) by Markos Papadatos
Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry star Jean Shepard took some time from her schedule to reflect on her country career and she chatted about her forthcoming book.
Geotagged locations of street art available through website (Includes first-hand account) by Justin King
The website employs geotagging, which uses the metadata of images to provide the latitude and longitude of the street art. Users can navigate city streets in a kind of street art scavenger hunt, discovering public art that might be otherwise overlooked.
Review: The Sacramento Ballet rocks the house 'Wild Sweet Love' (Includes first-hand account) by W. Mark Dendy
The Sacramento Ballet brought the audience of the Community Center to its feet on opening night of its Valentine's weekend program with a flawless performance of Trey McIntyre's “Wild Sweet Love.”
The Sacramento Ballet performed  Wild Sweet Love  for this Valentine s weekend.
The Sacramento Ballet performed "Wild Sweet Love" for this Valentine's weekend.
Russell Baze continues to amaze horse racing fans (Includes first-hand account) by W. Mark Dendy
Russell Baze, North America's all time winningest jockey, won his first race at the age of 16 at Yakima race track in Walla Walla, Washington not far from his birthplace, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Incident report into park trainer's death raises concerns (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
Two months prior to the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, another SeaWorld-owned orca killed trainer Alexis Martinez. The official incident report filed after the accident, revealed several concerns.

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Austria s Matt clears a gate during the first run of the men s alpine skiing slalom event at the 201...
Austria's Matt clears a gate during the first run of the men's alpine skiing slalom event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
RUBEN SPRICH, Reuters
Ewen Fernandez of France leads his team in the final to decide 7th and 8th place in the men s speed ...
Ewen Fernandez of France leads his team in the final to decide 7th and 8th place in the men's speed skating team pursuit race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
ISSEI KATO, Reuters
Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (left) and Maria Alyokhina (centre) wear masks as they spe...
Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (left) and Maria Alyokhina (centre) wear masks as they speak to journalists in Adler, near Sochi, on February 18, 2014
Andrej Isakovic, AFP
Worker clears the snow from the Olympic rings before the start of the men s biathlon 15km mass start...
Worker clears the snow from the Olympic rings before the start of the men's biathlon 15km mass start event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor
STEFAN WERMUTH, Reuters
Canada s Poulin bites her gold medal after her team defeated Team USA in overtime in the women s ice...
Canada's Poulin bites her gold medal after her team defeated Team USA in overtime in the women's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
� Gary Hershorn / Reuters, Reuters
Anti-government protesters react after the vote of the Ukrainian Parliament as they rally outside th...
Anti-government protesters react after the vote of the Ukrainian Parliament as they rally outside the parliament building in Kiev on February 22, 2014
Bulent Kilic, AFP
An anti-government demonstrator wears a gas mask behind a barricade near Kiev's Independence Sq...
An anti-government demonstrator wears a gas mask behind a barricade near Kiev's Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014
Sandro Maddalena, AFP
Anti-government protesters walk on a puddle of blood left by a wounded demonstrator during clashes w...
Anti-government protesters walk on a puddle of blood left by a wounded demonstrator during clashes with the police in the center of Kiev on February 20, 2014
Sergei Supinsky, AFP
A wounded anti-government protester rests on the ground during clashes with riot police in central K...
A wounded anti-government protester rests on the ground during clashes with riot police in central Kiev on February 20, 2014
Sergei Supinsky, AFP
A protestor sits on a statue while others stand on a barricade during clashes with police in Kiev on...
A protestor sits on a statue while others stand on a barricade during clashes with police in Kiev on February 20, 2014
Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP
Anti-government protesters take cover as they are under fire reportedly of police sniper during clas...
Anti-government protesters take cover as they are under fire reportedly of police sniper during clashes police in the center of Kiev on February 20, 2014
Sergei Supinsky, AFP
Ukrainian demonstrators carry a wounded protester during clashes with riot police near Independence ...
Ukrainian demonstrators carry a wounded protester during clashes with riot police near Independence square in Kiev, on February 20, 2014
Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP
Anti-government protesters carry a wounded man during clashes with Ukrainian riot police in Kiev  on...
Anti-government protesters carry a wounded man during clashes with Ukrainian riot police in Kiev, on February 18, 2014
Yury Kirnichny, AFP
Ukrainian protesters wounded during clashes with riot police in Kiev  on February 18  2014
Ukrainian protesters wounded during clashes with riot police in Kiev, on February 18, 2014
Oleksandr Ratushniak, AFP
Anti-government protestors take part in a protest rally in front of the prosecutor general building ...
Anti-government protestors take part in a protest rally in front of the prosecutor general building in Kiev, on February 14, 2014
Yury Kirnichny, AFP
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukrain...
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich in the village Novi Petrivtsi outside Kiev February 22, 2014
© Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukrain...
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich in the village Novi Petrivtsi outside Kiev February 22, 2014
© Reuters / Konstantin Chernichkin
Paula Deen receiving a cup of Leopold s Ice Cream from grandson  Jack  as they leave Savannah Book F...
Paula Deen receiving a cup of Leopold's Ice Cream from grandson, Jack, as they leave Savannah Book Festival. Savannah, Ga. 2/15/14
Every step and angle of the Temple of Kukulkan has scientific or spiritual meaning.
Every step and angle of the Temple of Kukulkan has scientific or spiritual meaning.
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In the Media

Actor Malcolm Tierney has died by Tim Sandle
Respected actor Malcolm Tierney, who played roles in Braveheart and Lovejoy, has died at the age of 75. Tierney was associated with a number of stage and screen roles.
Pussy Riot post new anti-Putin Olympics video from Sochi by AFP
Russian punk group Pussy Riot on Thursday posted a new video filmed in the centre of Olympics host Sochi, savaging President Vladimir Putin over the hosting of the Winter Games and the rights climate in Russia.
Ukrainian President agrees to hold a presidential election by Ken Hanly
Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich appears to have lost control of the government and the presidential offices have been vacated. A number of security bodies and police have pledged not to enter conflict with the people.
Giza pyramid vandalized to prove extraterrestrials built them by Karen Graham
Conspiracy theories abound in our world, including one that suggests the pyramids of Giza was actually built by ancient astronauts, extraterrestrials who came to earth thousands of years ago.
Arkansas girl, 15, pulls prank, shot to death by homeowner by Arthur Weinreb
A group of Little Rock teenagers decided to play a prank at the home of a friend who played a prank on them. According to police, the friend's father came out of the house and fired several shots at the car they were in, killing one of the teens.
NHL Trade Rumors: Shea Weber to Philadelphia Flyers? by Larry Seely
With the Winter Olympics coming to a close, hockey fans will turn their attention back to the NHL, but despite the short layoff, the upcoming trade deadline should make things interesting as play gets set to resume.
Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao won't fire adviser Michael Koncz by Leo Reyes
Manny Pacquiao must be under tremendous pressure at this time from Filipino boxing promoters and managers for not heeding their call to censure his Canadian adviser Michael Koncz over certain issues concerning the plight of aspiring Filipino boxers.
Russia bans lace panties by Justin King
A regulation that was placed on the books in 2012 will be enforced this summer. The rule effectively banning lace panties will pertain to Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. All three nations belong to the same Customs Union.
NBA Trade Rumors: Kyle Lowry to Chicago Bulls? by Larry Seely
There's been a bit of role reversal in the Eastern Conference with Toronto looking to host a first round NBA Playoff series and Chicago struggling, but the two teams could become trade partners before the trade deadline if the latest rumours come true.
Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) prepares to drive the ball in the second quarter of a gam...
Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) prepares to drive the ball in the second quarter of a game against the Denver Nuggets
With permission by Reuters / Mark Konezny-USA Today
American and European weather alters because of 'new jet stream' by Kev Hedges
New research by scientists in Chicago has determined that the bitterly cold and snowy weather in the US and Canada, and the intense storms and rain across the UK and Western Europe, is being driven by a meandering jet stream, that may be here for good.
2014 NBA Mock Draft: Pre-trade deadline projections for each team by Larry Seely
Several NBA teams are looking to make some major roster changes before the upcoming NBA trade deadline, especially those looking to add some young talent from a deep class of college basketball prospects.
NBA Rumors: Thaddeus Young to Houston Rockets? by Larry Seely
With just a few days until the NBA trade deadline hits, several rumors have hit social media this week and the latest has the Houston Rockets getting some help for their back court.
Op-Ed: What Freddie Roach thinks of Manny Pacquiao's killer instinct by Leo Reyes
Five-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach thinks eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has what it takes to knockout Timothy Bradley when they face each other in the ring on April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Jack Hanna raises $100K to save 2nd Danish giraffe by Martin Laine
The uproar over the killing last week of a healthy giraffe at a Copenhagen Zoo hasn’t stopped a second Danish zoo from planning to do the same to one of their giraffes. This time famous zookeeper Jack Hanna is raising money to bring it to an Ohio zoo.
This handout photo released on February 11  2014 shows a veterinarian making an autopsy on the giraf...
This handout photo released on February 11, 2014 shows a veterinarian making an autopsy on the giraffe Marius on February 9 at a zoo in Copenhagen
Kasper Palsnov, Scanpix/AFP/File

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