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Toronto residents and their Baltimore cousins are fighting heat. (Ours is worse, but they have less cooling infrastructure to fight it.) A cartoonist/runner, meanwhile, is fighting what he calls "The Blerch." And Tour de France riders are fighting for the next stage in their saga. Welcome to your online trends report for Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

|| TRENDING ONLINE ||

Talia Castellano
Where: Google search
Why: Talia Joy Castellano, a bubbly cancer patient who became an honorary CoverGirl with the help of Ellen DeGeneres, has died. She was 13.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/la-et-mg-talia-castellano-dead-dies-ellen-degeneres-20130716,0,5205563.story

Johnny Manziel
Where: Twitter
Why: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning came to Johnny Manziel's defense on Monday, a day after the highly scrutinized Texas A&M QB went home early from the Manning Passing Academy for missing and showing up late for assignments as a counselor.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2013/07/15/peyton-manning-defends-johnny-manziel-for-missing-manning-camp/2518867/

Tour de France
Where: Twitter
Why: Portugal's Rui Costa won the stage, while Chris Froome survived a late Contador-induced wobble on the final descent to remain in yellow.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jul/16/tour-de-france-stage-16-live

The Blerch
Where: Digg
Why: The Blerch represents all forms of gluttony, apathy and indiference that plague a runner's life.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running

All Star Game
Where: Google search
Why: In the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 84th All-Star Game — which the American League won, 3-0, to secure home-field advantage in the World Series for the first time in four years — Orioles center fielder Adam Jones led off with a double against Philadelphia's Cliff Lee.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-orioles-all-star-game-20130716,0,2582438.story#ixzz2ZJDj8PNP

Toronto
Where: Twitter
Why: Officials are advising anyone in need of relief to visit the city’s cooling centres, and to check on elderly friends, family and neighbours.
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/15/toronto-will-be-a-hot-soupy-mess-as-city-bakes-under-heat-alert-humidex-of-40/

Behati Prinsloo
Where: Google search
Why: When you're a rock star and a Victoria's Secret Angel who formerly dated, what's the best way to announce you've gotten back together?
http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/07/adam-levine-is-engaged-to-victorias-secret-model-behati-prinsloo.html#ixzz2ZJDtNiQg

Rape
Where: Reddit
Why: A Norwegian woman has been sentenced to imprisonment for one year and four months in Dubai after she reported a rape.
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=no&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vg.no%2Fnyheter%2Futenriks%2Fartikkel.php%3Fartid%3D10105411

Amber Alert
Where: Google search
Why: Police in New York have activated an Amber Alert in the search for a 7-month-old boy who was abducted in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon. Police said the infant, Mario Danner, was taken by Marina Lopez, his non-custodial mother.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/hc-new-york-amber-alert-0718-20130717,0,7950341.story

Bernanke
Where: Twitter
Why: Employing his clearest language yet, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that reductions of the central bank's $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program are "by no means on a preset course" and that the Fed could leave the program intact—or even increase purchases—if warranted by a worsening jobs market, inflation that refuses to move back toward the Fed's 2% goal, or too-tight financial conditions.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323309404578611480809686850.html

|| RISING LOCAL SEARCHES ON GOOGLE SEARCHES* ||

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