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Good day, bad day: May 15, 2012
Jay-Z backs gay marriage, while an alleged teen robber gets caught after leaving his homework at the scene — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Rap star Jay-Z says he supports gay marriage because discriminating against gay people is "no different than discriminating against blacks."
Rap star Jay-Z says he supports gay marriage because discriminating against gay people is "no different than discriminating against blacks."
AP Photo/Matt Rourke

GOOD DAY FOR:

One-upping the French
In South Korea, 4,000 children build the tallest Lego tower on Earth. At a height of 31.9 meters, the toy structure bests the previous record of 31.6 meters, held by France. [Tecca]

Evolving with Obama
Producer-rapper extraordinaire Jay-Z comes out in favor of gay marriage. [The Frisky]

Keeping cool under fire
A Swiss research institute designs a bullet-proof vest equipped with air conditioning. [Geekosystem]

BAD DAY FOR: 

Wiping down the crime scene
A Utah teenager is caught allegedly robbing a house after he leaves behind a backpack containing a USB drive full of his homework. [Newser

Taking a page from the Don Draper playbook
A longtime security supervisor at Newark International Airport is arrested for allegedly stealing the identity of a dead man. [Gothamist]

Double-checking the address
A Mississippi woman spends thousands buying and sprucing up a foreclosed home, only to find out that she actually bought the smaller, more damaged home next door. [Consumerist]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: May 14, 2012 

 

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