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Good day, bad day: April 17, 2012
Tupac's hologram lines up potential tour dates, while Newt Gingrich gets a chilly welcome from a penguin  — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Newt Gingrich loves zoos. Unfortunately, some zoo animals don't seem to feel the same way about him.
Newt Gingrich loves zoos. Unfortunately, some zoo animals don't seem to feel the same way about him.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Working moms
One of Australia's biggest companies doubles new mothers' paychecks for their first six weeks back on the job after giving birth. [Jezebel]

Looking up in the capital
NASA's oldest space shuttle, Discovery, delights Washingtonians by becoming the first of three retired shuttles to be flown to and displayed at the Smithsonian. [New Scientist]

Posthumous career prospects
A rapping hologram of the late Tupac Shakur may join flesh-and-blood rappers Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre on tour. [The Wall Street Journal]

BAD DAY FOR:

Canvassing at the zoo
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is bitten by a small penguin on a visit to the St. Louis Zoo. [Death & Taxes]

Avoiding costly fumbles
The crystal football Alabama won for beating LSU in the BCS championship game shatters after a player's father accidentally knocks it from a display case. [Opposing Views]

Collegiality at 30 Rock
NBC execs anonymously bash high-profile hire Chelsea Clinton, and say she can't succeed until she opens up on camera about Monica Lewinsky. [BuzzFeed

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

 

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