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Good day, bad day: January 9, 2012
The Grand Canyon is declared safe from uranium miners, but the London Olympics site falls prey to a fake bomb — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
The London Olympics security team may still have some work to do after U.K. police proved how relatively easy it is to smuggle a (fake) bomb into Olympic Park.
The London Olympics security team may still have some work to do after U.K. police proved how relatively easy it is to smuggle a (fake) bomb into Olympic Park.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Iconic landscapes
Despite opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration announced a 20-year ban on uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. The ban will protect one million acres of land. [Guardian]

One-stop shopping
Walgreens is opening a flagship store in Chicago that will offer more than your average pharmacy. The store will feature a sushi bar, a smoothie bar, artisanal cheeses, a selection of over 700 fine wines, and a posh beauty department with "specially trained beauty advisers." [Chicago Tribune]

Explaining yourself
After much speculation, the world finally has an explanation for why Beyonce and Jay-Z named their newborn baby "Blue Ivy Carter." [Newser]

BAD DAY FOR:

Future generations
New analysis projects that today's newborns will have to pay $81,000 for a bachelor's degree from an "average-priced" four-year public university (or $232,000 at an average-priced private university). That's an increase of 167 percent compared to today's costs. [The Daily]

Security threats
With the London Olympics just 200 days away, U.K. police managed to smuggle a fake bomb past security and into Olympic Park. The security systems for this summer's games are estimated to have cost $1.6 billion. [TIME]

Keeping your promises
So much for new beginnings. Today is the day when, statistically, most people will give up their New Year's resolutions, and it's only been nine days. [Daily Mail]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: January 6, 2012

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