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As we do every week on Friday, we’ve collected the top stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists found important breaking news from the UK and also kept us informed about on NASA news, the GOP presidential race and much more.

We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site.

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Afghanistan news
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Top Digital Journal Reports

Lawsuit filed against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford over code of conduct (Includes first-hand account) by KJ Mullins

Mayor Rob Ford is being accused of violating the code of conduct of Toronto City Council. If a lawsuit that was filed on Friday wins in court, it would mean that Ford is ousted from his current position.

Occupy Bournemouth occupies Poole in quest to meet BU chancellor (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Elaine Findlay

A handful of people calling themselves Occupy Bournemouth have set up camp on Bournemouth University land in Poole, Dorset, UK and vow to remain there until they have been able to speak to the University’s Chancellor, Lord Nicholas Phillips.

Op-Ed: Homeless people recruited to carry wireless WiFi devices (Includes interview) by Daniel Boyington

It has been revealed that homeless people are being recruited as a promotional gimmick to carry WiFi (MiFi) wireless devices, as they wander the streets of big cities.

Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place in Washington DC (Includes first-hand account) by Leigh Goessl

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, on Sun., March 11 Washington celebrated a day of Irish-American heritage, as it customarily does each year the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day.

A parade participant in Washington D.C. s 2012 St. Patrick s Day parade

A parade participant in Washington D.C.’s 2012 St. Patrick’s Day parade

Young Nigerians hustle it out on Kuramo beach (Includes first-hand account) by Samuel Okocha

Kuramo beach, one of the popular hangouts for fun seekers in Nigeria’s commercial capital city, thrive on the entrepreneurial activities of young Nigerians who sell sea fish, wine, sweet, chewing gums and improvised live music in exchange for money.

Top Images

Tracks found by a wolf prowling the back country in Montana

Tracks found by a wolf prowling the back country in Montana

Occupy Bournemouth member Gary Sherborne confirms group will leave BU land when they have been able ...

Occupy Bournemouth member Gary Sherborne confirms group will leave BU land when they have been able to speak to the University’s Chancellor, Lord Phillips.

Scenes of Semana Santa in Fuengirola  Spain

Scenes of Semana Santa in Fuengirola, Spain

Oran-gutan mother and child.

Oran-gutan mother and child.

In the Media

Teenager arrested for comments made on Facebook page by Anne Sewell

A teenager has been arrested for allegedly making comments on Facebook about the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan last week.

Russia plans man on Moon and Mars landing by 2030 by Anne Sewell

Russia’s space agency is planning to send probes to visit Mars, Jupiter and Venus and also to put a man on the Moon, all by 2030.

Woman wins $1 million in lotto, continues to collect food stamps by Leigh Goessl

A woman made international headlines after word got out she continued to collect her monthly food benefit after winning a $1 million lotto jackpot.

Solar prominence mistaken for UFO ship refueling on Sun’s energy by JohnThomas Didymus

Images of the Sun captured on Monday show a dark orb connected to the Sun by a dark filament. The images appear to show the orb detaching from the Sun after a solar eruption and flying out into space. UFO enthusiasts say the orb is a space-ship.

Did Ron Paul or Mitt Romney win the U.S. Virgin Islands caucus? by Andrew Moran

Texas Congressman Ron Paul won the popular vote in the United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, but former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney gained the most delegates. So who won this weekend’s caucus?

Former Governor Mitt Romney

Former Governor Mitt Romney
Gage Skidmore

Time-lapse video shows pregnancy-to-birth in 90 seconds by JohnThomas Didymus

A couple took on a unique and creative project they posted on YouTube. They documented the woman’s pregnancy in a time-lapse series that showed the growth of her belly over the nine-month period of her pregnancy, and finally birth of a baby girl.

Celebrity penguins flying first class delight passengers by JohnThomas Didymus

Passengers on Delta flights from San Antonio to Atlanta and from Atlanta to New York were treated on Wednesday night to the sight of two penguins waddling down the aisle midway through the flights.

American Airlines flight attendant goes berserk by Steffan Ileman

An American Airlines flight attendant terrifies passengers en route from Dallas Ft. Worth to Chicago. Plane returns to the gate and resumes with new crew after she’s taken off the flight by police. Questions raised about mental screening of crews.

Video: NASA scientist debunks Mayan 2012 apocalypse claims by JohnThomas Didymus

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a new video that debunks claims that ancient Mayans predicted the world would end in December 2012.

Woman discovers her husband’s second wife on Facebook by Nicole Byerly

Alan L. O’Neill found out the negative side of Facebook’s “Suggested Friends” feature the hard way when one of his wives’s suggested friends brought her to the Facebook profile of his second wife.

Justin Bieber’s pet ‘Johnson,’ a boa constrictor, given to zoo by Marcus Hondro

When Justin Bieber put his pet snake Johnson up for auction last November, he thought it’d go to an individual. The money was for charity and the winning bidder had to prove that Johnson, a boa constrictor, would be cared for.

‘Big Mike’ Hossack, Doobie Brothers drummer, dead at 65 by Yukio Strachan

Michael Hossack, the gifted drummer of the legendary rock band The Doobie Brothers, died of cancer on Monday at his home surrounded by family in Dubois, Wyoming. He was 65.

Beti B’s name leaked as Aaradhya Bachchan by Katerina Nikolas

The Bollywood buzz is that the name of four-month-old Beti B, baby daughter of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, has finally been revealed. The word in Bollywood is the Bachchan’s have chosen the name of Aaradhya, meaning venerable.

NBA Trade Deadline: Howard stays in Orlando, Lakers grab Sessions by David Silverberg

With the NBA trade deadline now passed, some teams have made important trades or kept quiet: Dwight Howard decided to stay in Orlando for this season, and the L.A. Lakers picked up Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ramon Sessions.

Top Blogs

Eating Berries Benefits the Brain by Tim Sandle

A new scientific paper, published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, suggests that eating blueberries,…

A variety of berries

A variety of berries

Coeur Libre: An art exhibition by Laurel Holloman by Anca Dumitru

Many fans remember her as Randy Dean, the baby butch from The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love…

Alternate Universes, and the Infinitely Impossible… by Tom Head

Quite recently, I have found myself contemplating all the big questions in life… Not just whether I left the gas on,…

Power Users

  1. Anne Sewell
  2. Katerina Nikolas
  3. Leigh Goessl
  4. Andrew Moran
  5. Tim Sandle
  6. Marcus Hondro
  7. Elizabeth Batt
  8. Alexander Baron
  9. Tucker Cummings
  10. Paul Wallis
  11. Darren Brown
  12. KJ Mullins
  13. Joseph Boltrukiewicz
  14. Paul Bradbury
  15. JohnThomas Didymus
  16. Elaine Findlay
  17. Amanda Payne
  18. Jonathan Farrell
  19. Samuel Okocha
  20. Brian LaSorsa
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