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Good day, bad day: March 23, 2012
The Hunger Games smashes a record, while Mississippi is branded the worst state for women to live — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
Mississippi has the nation's highest rate of female poverty (22 percent) and the highest percentage of overweight and obese women (68 percent).
Mississippi has the nation's highest rate of female poverty (22 percent) and the highest percentage of overweight and obese women (68 percent).
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OOD DAY FOR

Beating the heat
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this year's unseasonably warm winter doesn't necessarily mean we'll have a scorching summer. [Discovery News]

Libertarian appeal
GOP presidential contender Ron Paul gets a celebrity endorsement from Jonathan Davis, frontman of the '90s metal band Korn. [Death & Taxes]

Katniss and Co.
The Hunger Games grosses $19.7 million from midnight screenings, the highest total ever for a non-sequel. [Entertainment Weekly]

BAD DAY FOR:  

Naming that tune
A Kazakh athlete gets an unwelcome surprise during an awards ceremony, when a mock-anthem from the movie Borat plays in place of the real Kazakh national anthem. [The Daily What]

Southern belles
iVillage names Mississippi the worst state for women to live, based in large part on its high rates of female poverty and obesity. [TIME]

British boozehounds 
Prime Minister David Cameron wants the U.K. to begin charging a minimum price per unit of alcohol — potentially costing heavy drinkers an extra $200 per year. [Newser]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: March 22, 2012

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