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Good day, bad day: March 19, 2012
Pigeons are gently coaxed off subway tracks, while a handicapped toddler gets subjected to a TSA pat-down — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
New York pigeons won't be flying in the face of subway danger, thanks to a device that coaxes them off the tracks with recorded bird calls.
New York pigeons won't be flying in the face of subway danger, thanks to a device that coaxes them off the tracks with recorded bird calls.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Urban coexistence
The MTA, New York City's subway authority, begins using recorded bird calls to lure pigeons off subway tracks. [The New York Times]

Waiting in line
Some doctors are compensating patients who endure long waits with cash or gifts. [The Daily]

Exercising your fandom
New York Sports Club offers a free "Train Like a Tribute" class, with exercises inspired by the action in The Hunger Games. [New York Daily News]

BAD DAY FOR:

Friendly skies

Video surfaces of a three-year-old boy in a wheelchair being subjected to an invasive TSA pat-down on his way to Disney World. [BuzzFeed]

First impressions
Promotional photos for Starbucks' new juice bars show a chalkboard on which the word "vegetables" is prominently misspelled. [Huffington Post]

Stoners
Researchers are developing a saliva test that will detect recent marijuana use in the hopes of creating a "marijuana breathalyzer." [Death & Taxes]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: March 16, 2012

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