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Good day, bad day: May 8, 2012
Nevada gives Google's self-driving car the green light, while a Michigan university accidentally expels all its students — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
Google's self-driving car is "designed to avoid distracted driving," says Nevada's DMV director. "When you're on the [Las Vegas] Strip and there's a huge truck with a three scantily clad women on the side, the car only sees a box."
Google's self-driving car is "designed to avoid distracted driving," says Nevada's DMV director. "When you're on the [Las Vegas] Strip and there's a huge truck with a three scantily clad women on the side, the car only sees a box."
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OOD DAY FOR:

Robot chauffeurs
Nevada becomes the first state to license Google's self-driving car for testing on public streets. [Death & Taxes

Thin Mint devotees
The Girl Scouts partner with Nestlé to create Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars, which will hit shelves this June in Thin Mint, Caramel & Coconut, and Peanut Butter Creme varieties. [TIME]

Derring-do
A New Jersey roofer leaps into a vat of acid to save his co-worker, who fell nearly 40 feet through a collapsed roof into the dangerous liquid. [Gothamist]

BAD DAY FOR:

Swing state greasy spoons
A group of DC doctors pushes the White House to ban staged photo-ops that depict the president or the first family eating unhealthy foods such as burgers or hot dogs. [Newser]

Social media squeamishness
A Houston hospital plans to live tweet a brain operation and post the photos on Pinterest. [CNN]

Hastily hitting send
Eastern Michigan University accidentally fails its entire student body when it sends every student an academic expulsion letter intended for only a few. [The Stir]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: May 7, 2012 

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