A quick way to get a pulse on what's happening in the world is to visit Google's Trends page at http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends Updated regularly, it lists the top trending search topics that are appearing in the Google search engine.
Clicking a link reveals additional news stories and blog posts for that search term.
Want to know what's going on? Let Professor Google tell you. He knows.
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