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Here are the top ten articles for the Current Events Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Whale meat becomes lunch and pet food in Japan
Despite worldwide ban on whaling, Japan has a glut of whale meat on the market
2. Teenage Girl Dies From Hockey Puck Blow
This article is about 14-year-old Brittanie Cecil who died from being hit by a flying hockey puck at an NHL game last Saturday.
3. Maine Man Investigated Over Facebook Post
A man in Maine got a visit from the Secret Service after making racist and violent comments toward President Obama on Facebook.
4. Student Wins Facebook Suit Against School District
A Minnesota teen won a settlement against her school after administrators forced her to hand over her Facebook and email passwords without notifying her parents.
5. Banks Sue Target Over Data Breach
Several banks have filed suit over the massive data breach that hit Target late last year, accusing the retailer of ignoring warnings and doing nothing to protect customer data.
6. History of Flu Epidemics
Over the decades, the flu has become easier and easier to deal with. In the past, the flu has claimed millions of lives due to poor sanitary conditions and medical resources.
7. FDA Debating New Food Nutrition Symbols
The FDA is meeting to consider whether new symbols on food packages will help shoppers make smarter choices.
8. Foreign Adoptions
There are many reasons Americans pursue foreign adoptions. If the Congress ratifies The Hague Convention, then adoptions from countries not complying with the terms of the convention would be banned and Americans may find foreign adoptions no longer easier and cheaper than domestic adoptions.
9. Idi Amin Dictator Dies
Idi Amin, the famous dictator who ran Uganda for 8 years, has died in a hospital in Saudi Arabia. He was around 80 years old.
10. Hostage Rescue Attempts Fail in Mali
While enjoying a leisurely dinner at Le Toulousain, a restaurant well-known for its French cuisine, these two, as yet unnamed, French nationals were kidnapped by masked gunmen. What were the motivations behind this kidnapping?
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